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

Speakers: David Platt Year: 2014 Session: Main Session

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 serves as pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and chairman of Radical (Inc.), a global missions organization that serves the church for the cause of Christ—to glorify God by making disciples and multiplying churches among all the nations. Resources from David Platt and Radical can be found at Books by David Platt include Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, and Something Needs to Change, as well as the following volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series: Exalting Jesus in Matthew, Exalting Jesus in James, Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, and Exalting Jesus in Galatians. David Platt received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with his wife and four children, he lives in the Washington D.C. metro area.