6 But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD.

Read 1 Samuel 8:6 Using Other Translations

But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.
But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, "Give us a king to judge us." And Samuel prayed to the LORD.
Samuel was displeased with their request and went to the LORD for guidance.