Jehovah Hashopet, you are the God our Judge. There is no one like you who is perfectly just, honoring all your covenants. Your consequences are sure and measured for your name’s sake. Lead me in the study of your statutes and precepts through the work of your Holy Spirit. Attune my heart to hear Him. Open my mind to receive His teaching. Activate my thoughts, words and deeds to follow His leading in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Forgive me when I fail you, be glorified in the outcome. Amen.
“Therefore the Lord said to Solomon, ‘Since this has been your practice and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes that I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you and will give it to your servant. Yet for the sake of David your father I will not do it in your days, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son. However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but I will give one tribe to your son, for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem that I have chosen.’” (1 Kings 11: 11-13 ESV)