Scripture uses many images drawn from the world at the time of its writing which can sound strange to us, but are really quite beautiful. They can also stir our own prayers to great petitions for ourselves and our families. Psalm 144 is a psalm of praise, thanksgiving to the Lord for His good, and this petition in verse 12. “Let our sons in their youth be as grown-up plants, And our daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace;…” Not something we would usually pray, but think of the strength, beauty, and goodness being asked for for our children, young men being mature, strong, useful, and daughters beautiful, functional and worthy of a kingdom. We would not use these same expressions, but consider what is being asked for, and raise these up as great intercessions to our Lord.