Opening Prayer: Almighty God, may I fall more in love with You as I study Your Word in this time. Amen.
Read: 1 Kings 3:3-14
Reflect: What did the Lord seem to expect Solomon to ask for? Why do you think the Lord was pleased that Solomon asked for discernment rather than those other things? What are you asking the Lord for?
Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself.
Hymn: “O For a Faith That Will Not Shrink”
O for a faith that will not shrink,
Though pressed by every foe,
That will not tremble on the brink
Of any earthly woe!
That will not murmur nor complain
Beneath the chastening rod
But, in the hour of grief or pain,
Will lean upon its God.
A faith that shines more bright and clear
When tempests rage without;
That when in danger knows no fear,
In darkness feels no doubt.
Lord, give us such a faith as this;
And then, whatever may come,
We’ll taste, even here, the hallowed bliss
Of an eternal home.
Closing Prayer: Almighty God, while my time of quiet in your presence is over, let me not leave Your presence. Continue to speak to me as I go through this day, that I may honor you through my day. Amen.