Solomon chooses to ask not for wealth or a long life, but for what he will need to serve in his role as king. God will listen to any prayer - but how much better when our prayer happens to match what we need, and what God most wishes to bless us with?
This Sunday, we will pray for young Diego just beginning his Christian journey through baptism. We will pray for our dear friend Iris, going home this week to China. And we will pray for all the needs of the world and our immediate community, trusting in God to help provide all that we truly need.
We'll share the good news of God's promise in a service of Holy Communion, Rev. Lou Dunkle preaching and Rev. Hans Arnesen presiding.
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
85 Wayne Street (btwn Barrow & Jersey Aves)
Downtown Jersey City
"Solomon, King of Israel," by Bill Osborne, Giclee print by Gustave Dore.