Bid Resep

Om te bid is ‘n groot voorreg. Dit is ook ‘n opdrag, iets wat God verwag – en wil hê.

Ek dink Paulus slaan die spyker op die kop in sy brief aan die Fillipense:

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  – Phil 4:6-7

Tim Keller skryf in ‘n stuk, How to Pray Better in Public and in Private, Too, wat hy geleer het uit Thomas Cranmer se Book of Common Prayer. Hy stel voor mens breek ‘n gebed af in vyf stukkies:

1. The address – a name of God
2. The doctrine – a truth about God’s nature that is the basis for the prayer
3. The petition – what is being asked for
4. The aspiration – what good result will come if the request is granted
5. In Jesus’ name – this remembers the mediatorial role of Jesus


Hoe Cranmer dit gebruik, in sy gebed gedurende nagmaal, skep ‘n lekker praktiese kompliment aan die voorstel vir gebed:

1. Almighty God
2. unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid,
3. cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit,
4. that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy name,
5. through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

One Response to Bid Resep

  1. Poen says:

    Great post pel! dankie!

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