March 15, Self Prayer

Today’s reading: Psalms 71-75

“Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness. May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice”  - Psalm 72:1-2.

The 150 psalms were written by numerous authors, one of whom was Solomon. In today’s passage, Solomon began his psalm with a prayer, which must have been the theme for his reign, which was getting divine wisdom so he could rule well. Solomon prayed for himself that he would be able to judge the people with righteousness and justice, and God answered his prayer in a big way as reported in 1 Kings: “God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. Solomon’s wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt” (1 Kings 4:29-30). What is your prayer for yourself? Is it working? Are you becoming or receiving that for which you pray? Do you need to pray for yourself more regularly or fervently?