Franklin Graham, son of the legendary Rev. Billy Graham, called for a “Special Day of Prayer for the President” to be held on Sunday, June 2nd. Graham said that the reasoning for the prayer day was not a political endorsement, but instead an act of biblical obedience.
The Bible says, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior” (1 Timothy 2:1-3).
In a video posted on Sunday morning, Graham shared a bold prayer for President Donald Trump. His prayer focused on God’s wisdom. He also prayed for Trump’s family and our nation as a whole.
"Our Heavenly Father, You tell us in your word, the scripture, the Bible that we're to pray for those in authority. And that's why we're coming to you today," Graham boldly prayed. "We ask for your favor on the President of the United States Donald J. Trump."
"Father, we would ask that you lead and guide the President as he makes decisions that affect not only all Americans but freedom loving people around the world," he added. "Father, we just ask that you give him wisdom. Wisdom from you. Wisdom to deal with the problems we have at the border. Wisdom to deal with the trading issues, trading partners, other nations. Wisdom as he meets with world leaders."
"Father, we would also ask that you protect him from his enemies. Give him health and give him strength," Graham continued. "Today, I pray for the President's family, especially his wife Melania and his son Barron."
"Father, we're all flawed human beings. We're guilty of sin. We've all failed. We thank you that you sent your son Jesus Christ from heaven to this earth to take our sins upon the cross," he stated. "That he died and shed his blood for each and every one of us and that you raised him to life. And Father, we know that you will come into each and every heart who's willing to turn from their sins and put their faith and trust in your son Jesus Christ. So we thank you for that."
"And Father, we pray for our nation. And Father, we ask that you would heal the heart of this country and that people would look to you for guidance and direction each and every day. And Father, we pray this in the name of your son Jesus Christ. May your will be done. Amen," Graham concluded.
Listen to Graham’s full prayer below:
According to CBN News, at least 250 faith leaders signed the initial statement of faith that called for Christians to pray that God would “protect, strengthen, embolden, and direct” President Trump. Members of the American people also agreed to join the leaders in prayer.
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