“Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great?" (v10). This was probably the true high point of King Solomon’s life: the moment in which he turned to God in humility. Solomon had inherited a united kingdom from his father and was stepping into leadership over God’s people, and he realized that he needed God’s wisdom and knowledge in order to be a good king.
“Because this was in your heart …” (v11). God is always pleased when we confess our limitations and ask for His help. He is more than ready to give us what we need to fulfill our callings (Eph 2:10).