Franklin Graham calls Christians to ask God to embolden President Trump against foes

Franklin Graham was among the speakers March 2 at the Charlotte funeral of his father, Billy...
Franklin Graham was among the speakers March 2 at the Charlotte funeral of his father, Billy Graham. The younger Graham has just published a new book, "Through My Father's Eyes," which he wrote with Donna Lee Toney. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)
Published: May. 27, 2019 at 11:41 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Mark Price/Charlotte Observer) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said last week that she is praying for President Donald Trump after he walked out of a meeting on infrastructure, and evangelist Franklin Graham is apparently asking Christians across the nation to join her.

However, Graham’s reasoning may not be in line with Pelosi’s.

Graham and 250 other Christian leaders are calling for Sunday, June 2, to be a “Special Day of Prayer for the President” in hopes God will “protect, strengthen, embolden and direct” Trump against his political foes.

That might include Pelosi and many other Democrats who have accused the president of engaging in a “cover up,” reported MSNBC.

“President Trump’s enemies continue to try everything to destroy him, his family, and the presidency,” Graham posted Sunday on Facebook.

“In the history of our country, no president has been attacked as he has. I believe the only hope for him, and this nation, is God. This is a critical time for America. We’re on the edge of a precipice. Time is short. We need to pray for God to intervene. We need to ask God to protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide the President,” said his post.

Among the organizers is Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, and Clarence Henderson, president of the North Carolina-based Frederick Douglass Foundation.

Graham’s post calling for a Special Day of Prayer prompted 113,000 shares and nearly 40,000 comments in the past day, many from people saying they were already praying for the president.

On June 2, organizers of the Day of Prayer ask pastors across the nation to “lead their congregations in praying for the President, that Sunday schools and other groups would join together and pray, and that individuals and families across the country would have a special focus on praying for the President that day.”

Along with 250+ Christian leaders, I am asking followers of Christ across our nation to set aside next Sunday, June 2,...

Posted by Franklin Graham on Sunday, May 26, 2019