Posts Tagged ‘kings’

Save Us From Seeking A King

March 1, 2020

The people wanted a king (1 Samuel 8).

A king to rule over them,

to fight their battles,

to direct them, and so

to salve their conscience.

They rejected God. They ignored God’s warning. They demanded a king.

And the king led them astray.

Lord save us from our love of easy answers.

Save us from our love of battle.

And save us from our desire to anoint a king.

Strengthen us O Lord in the hard work of citizenship.

Help us to trust in you, and guide us in your ways.

Amen.