Franklin Graham, Christian evangelist and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is calling on Christians nationwide to pray for President Trump this Sunday, June 2.
Graham says this calling is not a political endorsement. “It’s just simply praying for the President, said Graham to the Christian Broadcasting Network.
The Bible instructs us to pray for those who are in authority in 1 Timothy 2-2:
"For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty."
Facing criticism that he is weaponizing prayer, Graham responded that “prayer [itself] is a weapon.”
“We can go straight to the throne of grace,” he explained. “God hears prayer and answers prayer.”
Graham said that "no president has been attacked" more than Trump and that "the only hope for him, and this nation is God."
"He's our President and if he succeeds we all benefit but if his enemies are allowed to destroy him and pull down the presidency it will hurt our entire nation," the evangelist said.
"I believe that the Word of God will be lifted up in this nation and that's what we need," he added. "We need the national dialogue to include the word of God."
Two hundred-fifty Christian leaders signed the proclamation asking all Christians to pray on Sunday, June 2 for President Trump.
Read more at Christian Broadcasting Network.