David Platt Calls for Prayers for Church Leaders as Pastors Are ‘Struggling More Than Ever’ During Coronavirus Plague

David Platt, pastor of McLean Bible Church near Washington, D.C., and founder of Radical, a resource ministry that serves churches, preaches during the second session of the two-day 2019 Pastors’ Conference held June 9-10 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. | Baptist Press/Adam Covington

Megachurch pastor and popular author David Platt will hold a special night of prayer for pastors this week as some church leaders he’s spoken with during the COVID-19 pandemic have told him they are struggling more than ever. 

“Most every pastor I talk to is struggling. Including some who don’t want to go on,” Platt, the lead pastor of McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia, wrote on Twitter last Thursday.

“If you’re a pastor, I want to pray for and encourage you specifically.”

In a short video message included with his tweet, Platt says that pastors are struggling in a variety of ways.

“Some say [they are] struggling more than they’ve ever struggled in life and ministry,” he stressed.

Some of them have even “served for decades,” the Radical author pointed out.


“I’m just burdened to pray for each other as pastors right now. … You are not alone,” Platt, the former head of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board, said.

He urged pastors who are struggling to join him for a time of prayer at 12 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

Platt, the founder of Radical.net, will host what is described as a time of “Encouragement and Prayer for Pastors,” a virtual event that can be accessed through Facebook Live and YouTube.

Platt’s prayer event comes as other Christian leaders have voiced concerns about the status of fellow pastors.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Anugrah Kumar