Evangelist Franklin Graham announced a “special day of prayer” to ask God to protect President Donald Trump from his political foes.
“If [Trump] succeeds, we all benefit,” Graham proclaimed in a video posted to social media. “But if his enemies are allowed to destroy him, and pull down the presidency, it will hurt our entire nation.”
The announcement comes as congressional Democrats debate whether to pursue impeachment proceedings against Trump for obstructing justice in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and other matters.
The “Special Day of Prayer for the President” event will take place at participating churches next Sunday.
A statement announcing the event was posted to the website of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, which is led by Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham and also the president of Samaritan’s Purse.
The statement reads:
“We the undersigned are calling for June 2 to be a special Day of Prayer for the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, that God would protect, strengthen, embolden, and direct him.
“We believe our nation is at a crossroads, at a dangerous precipice. The only one who can fix our country’s problems is God Himself, and we pray that God will bless our president and our nation for His glory.”
The statement includes a number of prominent signers, such as former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann; Gary Bauer, president of American Values; David Barton, president of Wallbuilders; Trump spiritual adviser Pastor Paula White-Cain; Kenneth and Gloria Copeland of Kenneth Copeland Ministries; Dr. James and Shirley Dobson of the James Dobson Family Institute; Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University; Pastor Jentezen Franklin, former Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Pastor Robert Jeffress; Southern Evangelical Seminary President Richard Land; Pastor Greg Laurie; author and public speaker Eric Metaxas; Penny Young Nance, president of Concerned Women for America; Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council; Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; and Christian music artist Michael W. Smith.
In a message posted to Facebook, Graham added, “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 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.”
Graham also quoted 1 Timothy 2:2-3.
“The Bible instructs us to pray for those in authority, ‘that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,’” Graham wrote.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Napp Nazworth