1 Samuel 8:4-7. Rejecting the King.
Instead of going to the Lord seeking a solution for their current form of government, they came to the Lord, through the Prophet Samuel, with their own solution—to reject God’s way of government and embrace the world’s so they could be like other nations around them. Lord, we repent for every way we have rejected You from being King over us.
"Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah; and they said to him, “Behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint a king for us to judge us like all the nations.” But the thing was displeasing in the sight of Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” And Samuel prayed to the Lord. The Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them."
1 Samuel 8:4-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)