26 – Come and Worship: Understanding Petition and Supplication and Our Need for an Omnipotent God
We wrap up our discussion of the Psalm model with three concepts: Petition, Supplication, and Call to Action.
To petition someone is to see that person as higher, superior to you, who you nonetheless ask for something from. We mention a couple Psalms that relate to this concept.
Supplication is very similar to Petition, but perhaps with a bit more pleading to it. In Psalms where the Psalmist displays supplication, he is typically begging God to do something about a big situation.
For an excellent musical example, see the Cardiphonia album, My Mouth Does Breathe (The Alone Instrument).
Call to Action
We have also updated the Psalm Model on our website to reflect what we’ve talked about.
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