Remember that old hymn "Showers of Blessings" I can still hear the words in my head, "Showers of Blessings we need. Mercy drops round us are falling but for the showers we plead." Yes! Lord bring us the Showers NOW.
Lord, we need your help as a church, as a nation and as a world. We're in trouble down here and we need your Holy Spirit to rain down on us with giant cleansing, reviving MERCY drops. The kind that can soften hardened hearts and heal our land.
I've always heard heavy rains referred to as "Raining Cats and Dogs" and I wondered if there were more idioms that were used to describe a huge down pouring and I found a few I thought I would share.
Let me know if you have heard of any of these sayings:
- raining monkeys
- raining bullfrogs
- raining pitchforks
- toad strangler
- goose drownder
- fish drownder
- gully washer
- palmetto pounder
- Sizzly Sod Soaker (https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/80169/11-imaginative-regional-idioms-describe-heavy-rain)
I love that last one because it is so much fun to say. That is the kind of showers I'm talking about. Not that gentle summer rain that just is enough to mess up your car. No, we need a Sizzly Sod Soaker kind of drenching down here. That's my prayer today.