Rev Franklin Graham motivated all Christians to pray for the president of the United States, Donald J Trump.
On his Facebook account, Rev Graham said, “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.”
“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 National Day of Prayer is held on the first Thursday of May every year, which in 2019 fell on May 2. But last week, Rev. Franklin Graham called for Sunday, June 2, to be a “special Day of Prayer for the President of the United State.”
“We know that God hears and answers prayer. He can soften hearts and change minds. He is all-powerful, and He rules over the affairs of nations. 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’ (1 Timothy 2:2-3).” Rev Graham said,
The president marked the event Sunday with an unannounced appearance at McLean Bible Church in suburban Virginia, where he received the blessings of the minister and congregation.
Trump removed a white “USA” baseball cap, waving to people in the pews as he approached the podium and stood beside Pastor David Platt. News reports said the president’s visit at the church, which lasted just a few minutes, followed a morning at his golf resort.
Once the time of prayer for the president finished, Rev Graham thanked all Christian and people for joining to the day of prayer, saying “Thank you for praying for President Donald J. Trump today”. The Bible says, “The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.” (Psalm 9:9-10)