In Psalm 72:6-7 we read a prayer of Solomon in which he asks God to bless the King and to make the King a blessing to others. He prays:
“May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, like showers that water the earth. In his days may the righteous flourish, and abundance of peace till the moon is no more.”
Rain upon mown grass. Isn’t that a lovely picture?
We’ve gotten a lot of rain this year where I live in East Texas, and the lawns around our neighborhood are lush and green as a result. They are flourishing so well, in fact, that they need to be mown every five or six days to keep them in check.
Some summers, we don’t get much rain, water has to be rationed, and the lawns turn a crispy brown. The grass doesn’t grow during times of drought, and it doesn’t need mowing, either. It just withers and dies.
What a blessing and refreshment those summer showers are!
And how appropriate that Solomon would use this analogy.
It reminds me of a hymn we used to sing in church when I was just a young girl:
“Make me a shower of blessing today,
Make me a shower of blessing, I pray,
My life possessing,
My service blessing,
Make me a channel of blessing today.”
That’s a good prayer for any of us to pray. What might you do today that would help those around you flourish like the green grass?
This week’s verse can be found in the fourth set of our Scripture Memory Flashcards:
And for extra practice on Psalm 72:6-7 (and other passages), I’ve made more handwriting printables, as well:
Plus, in case you missed them, here are links to the first three sets of flashcards and practice sheets, too:
- Scripture Memory Cards – Set 1
- Scripture Memory Cards – Set 2
- Scripture Memory Cards – Set 3
- Memory Verse Copywork – Set 1
- Memory Verse Copywork – Set 2
- Memory Verse Copywork – Set 3
And I’ve also uploaded a progress chart to help you keep track of which verses your child has already memorized (some of the verses listed are from sets of flashcards that will be published in the future).
May God honor your efforts to hide His Word in your heart!