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David Platt

Host: Dr. James Dobson

May 03, 2022

1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, "Pray without ceasing." But according to David Platt, our church culture today is known for preaching, writing and passive listening, but not for prayer and fasting. Unless we take action, we are in danger of missing the whole point. On today’s edition of Family Talk, the pastor of McLean Bible Church in Washington D.C. shares the value of our prayers, in an address given at the 2019 National Day of Prayer. He explains how we see various characteristics of God when we fervently pray like Moses did in Exodus 32.

Meet the Guest


David Platt

David Platt serves as lead pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is also the founder and chairman of Radical, a Christian ministry geared toward "equipping the Church to reach the unreached." He previously served as president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. David is a best-selling author of several books, including Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, and Something Needs to Change. He earned a B.A. from the University of Georgia, followed by an MA in divinity and theology, and a Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. David and his wife, Heather, reside in the Washington D.C. metro area with their four children.

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