1 Samuel 8
One of the ways that the Lord demonstrates His love for us is giving us what we ask for in prayer. Another way that He demonstrates His love is by not giving us what we ask for, because He knows that we ask for things that are not good for us. At this point in the book of 1 Samuel, Israel asks for a king who will fight for them, a king like all the nations, ignoring the way that Yahweh has been fighting for them, and ignoring the good shepherd that Samuel has been. God is going to give obstinate Israel what they ask for, but this is going to come as more of a judgment than a blessing, and Samuel details all the ways a king like the nations would take advantage of them and abuse his power. God relents and gives them what they ask for, even though they are asking in ignorance.