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Relenting Wrath: The Role of Desperate Prayer in the Mystery of Divine Providence

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David Platt preaches from Exodus 32 on the unchanging perfections, purposes, and promises of God — all of which make up His ever-unfolding plan. From the text, it’s clear what Moses knows and confesses about God affects the way he prayed. Therefore, the doctrine of divine providence is not an excuse for laziness in prayer but rather the primary catalyst for a pursuit of prayer rightly understood. In Platt’s words, God wills to work through willing intercessors, who plead for God’s glory to fill the earth.

David Platt is the president of the International Mission Board (IMB) and Founder of Radical. Prior to the IMB, he served as the senior pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama for eight years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Arts ... Read More »
David Platt is the president of the International Mission Board (IMB) and Founder of Radical. Prior to the IMB, he served as the senior pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama for eight years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (A.B.J.) from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theology (Th.M.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is author of Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream and other books including Counter Culture, Radical Together, and Follow Me. David practices what he preaches through his travel nationally and internationally, teaching from God’s Word in churches, seminaries, the underground church, or even under a shade tree in Africa or Latin America. He married his wife, Heather, in 1999 and they are parents of four children.

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