The evangelical leader Franklin Graham and more than 250 other Christian celebrities ask US Bible believers to pray from President Trump on June 2 in the hope that God will take the side in political battles that have crowned Washington.
Graham wrote on Facebook on Sunday that pastors should lead their congregations in the & # 39; special prayer day & # 39; to ask the almighty to protect, strengthen, encourage and guide the president & # 39 ;.
& # 39; President Trump's enemies continue to try everything to destroy him, his family and the presidency. In the history of our country, no president has been attacked like him. I believe that the only hope for him and this nation is God, & Graham wrote.
"This is a critical time for America. We are on the brink of an abyss. Time is short. We must pray that God intervenes. We must ask God to protect, strengthen, encourage and guide the president," continued he.
& # 39; He is our president & # 39 ;, Graham added in a Twitter video clip, & # 39; and if he succeeds, we will all benefit. But if his enemies are allowed to destroy him and break the presidency, it will harm our entire nation. & # 39;
Evangelist minister Franklin Graham (left) calls on thousands of churches to say special prayers for Donald Trump this Sunday, hoping that God will intervene to save the president from his political enemies
An American Navy seaman handed his Bible to Trump to sign on Tuesday after the president aboard the USS Wasp on JMSDF Yokosuka base in Yokosuka, Japan, was stroked
Graham placed a call to prayer this weekend and asked thousands of congregations to get on their knees for Trump this Sunday
Graham said that & # 39; many thousands of churches & # 39; will participate in the targeted prayer sessions.
The father of the Texas Preacher was the deceased evangelist Billy Graham. He now leads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the charity organization Samaritan & # 39; s Purse.
He is also a reliable Trump booster, along with other co-signers of the call to prayer, who gently supported and chuckled the president when the sometimes presbyterian clumsy & # 39; Two Corinthians & # 39; quoted instead of & # 39; Second Corinthians & # 39 ;.
Franklin Graham belongs to a small group of spiritual advisors who have tried to guide the iconoclastic and often unmanageable Trump
But they have found in him a president who is out to defend religious freedoms, influence millions of evangelicals to vote, and sign bibles along the way.
Graham risks trump cultural pressure from the war pressure with his unapologetic positions against gay rights. He said last week that Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg his gay & # 39; sin & # 39; would convert & # 39; & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Buttigieg is right – God is not a political party, & # 39; he tweets. & # 39; But God has commandments, laws, and standards that He gives us to live. & # 39;
& # 39; As a Christian, I believe the Bible, & # 39; he added, & that defines homosexuality as sin, something to repent about, not something to show off, to be praised or politicized. & # 39;
& # 39; The Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman – not two men, not two women & he said.
Graham is the son of the late evangelical Christian preacher Billy Graham (pictured in 2005)
Franklin Graham threatens to become a cultural lightning rod that could fry Trump: he tweeted last week that & (39) Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman – not two men, not two women & # 39;
The Trump-backing Graham sparred with Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who would be the first openly gay American president if he was elected
Graham has become a controversial figure both within and outside of Christian cultural circles because of his support for President Trump.
When asked about allegations that Trump had an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels and then paid her silent money to stay silent about it, he said last year: “President Trump, I don't think he admitted an affair with this one. to have a person. And so this is just a news story and I don't even know if it's right. & # 39;
At the time, Graham told NBC News: & # 39; We certainly don't hold him as the predecessor of this nation and he doesn't. & # 39;
Other Christian leaders who join Graham in his call to prayer include former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, preacher Kenneth Copeland, Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, civil rights activist Alveda King, president of the Family Research Council Tony Perkins, coalition leader of faith and freedom Ralph Reed, Christian record artist Michael W. Smith and preacher Paula White-Cain.
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