Focus Scripture: 1 Kings 3:7-13
Imagine that favorite children's fantasy--you have been given three wishes. You can have anything you want. You just have to wish for it. And, in the words of the genie from Aladdin (the movie), "ixnay on the wishing for more wishes." What would you wish for? Wealth? A big house? Health? Beauty? Love? Fame? What if you only have ONE wish?
That was the question for Solomon. God told Solomon, "ask for anything you want.' Solomon asked for wisdom to be a good ruler. Solomon knew the task before him was more than he was ready for. He felt the responsibility of his position and the importance of it. And so he asked that God would give him wisdom so he could be a good ruler.
Because he asked for something that was really to benefit another, God granted his request. Moreover, God was so impressed that Solomon had not selfishly asked for wealth or long-life that God gave him both of those as well.
When we ask God for help, especially help so we can better do what God has called us to do or help others, surely he will honor that request and grant our prayer. So, again, if you had one wish, what would you wish for?