President Trump has a lot on his mind right now—from turmoil in Syria to mainstream media attacks to scandalous rumors. But evangelist Franklin Graham stood up for Trump on Sunday, saying prayer plays a big role in his life.
“I appreciate that we have a president who understands prayer and solicits prayer,” the son of the late Rev. Billy Graham said during an interview with “Fox & Friends” on Sunday.
“Our country is in trouble,” he continued. “The world is in trouble. The perplexity of the problems the president faces every day — at home and abroad — is just incredible.”
“We should be praying for him. He asks us to pray for our soldiers and for those who are in harm’s way, the Syrian people, that there’d be resolution,” he added. “But at the same time, we pray for the president.”
Graham said, “The Bible tells us to pray for those in authority, not because those that are in authority are perfect people — they’re not. They’re imperfect. And that’s why God wants us to pray, to pray for the president and all those who are in leadership.”
“I just appreciate that we have a man in office that understands the power of prayer and the need for prayer,” he explained. “The fact is, Donald Trump is the president of the United States. If he does well, makes good decisions, it benefits all of us as a nation, regardless of our political background. We need the president to succeed.”
“The president has not been ashamed of the name of Jesus Christ,” Graham added. “He hasn’t been ashamed of his faith. That’s refreshing. He doesn’t mind pastors like myself mentioning the name of Jesus Christ.
“Some people have questioned his faith. I’m not going to question his faith. He says he’s a Christian, so I have to believe him and trust him. But he is a man who does want God’s help. And he wants God’s help not only in the presidency but as he deals with all the world’s problems and the problems here at home,” he continued.
Graham concluded, “I don’t support every decision. I don’t understand some of the things that he’s done. But at the same time, he’s still my president.”
Graham’s words came after Trump made a White House appearance where he asked the nation to pray for the situation in Syria.
“We pray that God will guide the whole region toward a future of dignity and of peace,” Trump said.
Watch the four-minute interview below:
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