In the wake of the storming of the U.S. Capitol building over the lack of action taken against massive election fraud, Rev. Franklin Graham is calling for Christians to come together and pray for Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as their inauguration on Jan. 20 as president and vice president of the United States approaches.
Prayer is the answer …
Acknowledging the cultural and political strife encompassing the nation, the world-renown evangelist – who has been an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump over the past four years – is urging believers to unify in praying for America’s future Democratic leaders.
“The division in our country is as great as any time since the Civil War,” Graham opened his Thursday morning Facebook post. “I am calling on Christians to unite our hearts together in prayer for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and for the leadership in both parties.”
The president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and Samaritan’s Purse admonished Americans to acknowledge that Republicans and Democrats alike share culpability for the chaos experienced over the past year, and he encouraged believers to cease throwing gas on the fire and work toward solutions … rather than fanning the flames of disunity and chaos.
“Pray that everyone will stop the finger-pointing and realize that both parties bear responsibility for the problems we face today,” Graham concluded. “Pray that they will come together and work together for the good of all of the American people.”
The preacher from North Carolina has been a vocal Trump supporter over the past four years, commending him for standing against the Democratic Party’s anti-Christian platform that promotes the LGBTQ agenda, abortion, pro-Palestinian/anti-Israeli policy, open borders, climate change alarmism and the cancel culture movement.
However, in this call for unity that was posted just hours after the U.S. Congress certified Biden as America’s 46 president, Graham urges believers to take to their knees as their first line of attack against the enemy and ungodly leadership.
You nailed it!
Agreeing with the call for prayer, more than 400,000 liked Graham’s message by early Saturday afternoon, which generated more than 140,000 at that time.
According to ChristianHeadlines.com, within one hour of Graham’s post, it drew more than 40,000 comments, including the following one emphasizing that praying for ungodly Democratic leaders does not mean that Christians are supporting their unbiblical policies.
“You are right. I will pray for them, but I'm not quite ready to unite with them,” reads one response to Graham’s post – a comment that drew 10,000 likes. “Aren't we supposed to shun evil? Aren't we supposed to stand against evil? The Evil One is in control. I am to pray for them. I am to love them. But I'm not commanded to unite with them.”
The same mindset was shared in another response to Graham’s call for prayer.
“If I pray for Biden and Harris, it will be so that their eyes will be opened,” another Facebook user commented, which generated hundreds of likes. “They openly condone sin and for that reason, I don't want their ‘leadership.’ God will not be mocked!”
Another comment touched on the unbridled bickering between parties that has taken the spotlight ever since the last election.
“I feel the same – it is appalling how the two political parties have acted during the last four years,” one Facebook user expressed. “It's time for the country and its leaders to grow up and work together for the good of everyone.”
Keeping up the good fight
Even though Graham is calling for an end to the political strife that has plagued our nation for years, he is still actively leading Christians across the nation to make a stand for God and fight the good fight against those who aim to attack the Christian principles and biblical morality upon which this nation was founded.
Most recently, the son of the iconic evangelist Billy Graham challenged the gendered language being promoted across the nation in schools and businesses alike, arguing that such pro-LGBTQ propaganda literally “shakes a fist” at God and His Word.