Franklin Graham Launches 50 State Prayer Tour
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2015 Apr 16
Evangelical leader Franklin Graham has announced a 50-state prayer tour that will take place in 2016. The president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse will travel across the country, stopping in each state to hold a prayer rally for the nation’s leaders, Charisma News reports.
Graham announced the event, which he named the Decision America Tour, on Facebook.
He wrote, "America is in trouble. At 62 years of age, I've lived long enough to learn that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans can turn this country around; no political party or politician is the answer. The only hope for this country is Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ."
He continued, “I want to challenge Christians to boldly live out their faith and to pray for our nation and its leaders. I want to encourage Christians to get out and vote, and to cast their ballots for candidates who uphold biblical principles.”
Graham then encouraged Christians to get involved with politics by putting their names on ballots.
"I want to strongly urge Christians to run for public office at every level—local, state and federal,” Graham wrote. “We will not be endorsing any political candidates, but I will be proclaiming the truth of God's gospel in every state. More details will come later. I hope you will start praying with us now."
Publication date: April 16, 2015