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David Platt’s T4G Message: The Role of Desperate Prayer in the Mystery of Divine Providence

The following are my notes of David Platt’s message at T4G 2014.

I feel so inadequate to preach a message on the wrath of God. I want to pray, but I have this sin sick desire to impress you all when I pray. I also know that many of us within seconds of praying we let our minds wonder. Do we realize that we are talking with God when pray and who he is?

“Prayer is a huge hole in the canvas of the reformed resurgence.” (John Piper)

We have seen a renewed interest in theology, ecclesiology, and missiology. All of these things are growing, but something is missing. It is prayer.

Back when they would gather for the Westminster assembly they would spend an hour praying and an hour preaching. Two hours preaching and two hours of praying. Yet we spend hours preaching in our church, but just a few minutes praying.

We are known for preaching and teaching, but not our praying and our fasting. Every movement of God has been marked by passionate panting before God. The missions movements, the puritans movements, and every revival of the church has been marked by prayer. Yet our movement of growing theology, ecclesiology, and missiology without prayer. Continue reading

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