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.
Most every pastor I talk to is struggling. Including some who don’t want to go on. If you’re a pastor, I want to pray for and encourage you specifically. Join me and other pastors for prayer & encouragement next week, Wednesday September 23rd at 12pm ET… https://t.co/YmiOPCUJFg pic.twitter.com/LpQMQF0srW
— David Platt (@plattdavid) September 17, 2020
“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