“Our nation is in trouble,” Franklin Graham has told Americans.
“We need God’s help.”
And he says this new movement is what’s needed to change the country!
Graham has repeatedly spoken out for Christ over the last several years, advocating for repentance and holiness in America and around the world.
He’s faced opposition and persecution for his efforts, but remains committed to spreading the Gospel and bringing America back to God.
In the midst of the many trials and tribulations of 2020, Graham is now calling on all Christians in the country to march and pray for God’s mercy.
“America is in trouble,” Graham said. “It’s in distress but we do have hope and that hope is in Almighty God.”
“We need to pray now more than we’ve ever done in our life.”
“Our communities are hurting, our people are divided and there’s fear and uncertainty all around us. Let’s join together and do the most important thing and that is to pray.”
Graham is right—prayer is our most effective weapon against the division and discouragement that the last several months have brought.
The evangelist has designated September 26, 2020 as a day of communal prayer for America and is calling on all of us to join him.
“I’m announcing that on Sept. 26, I’m going to be in our nation’s capital to pray and I hope thousands of families, pastors, and churches will join me!” Graham wrote in a recent Twitter post.
“Make plans now to come for #PrayerMarch2020.”
Graham’s plans for a peaceful prayer march comes on the heels of weeks of violent riots. These riots have involved Bible burning and vandalism of churches across the country.
“We’re going to pray for this nation, pray for its leaders and we’re going to pray that God will intervene and save this nation,” Graham said.
“Our only hope for this country is God and we’re going to do this in Jesus’ name.”
Graham plans to lead the march in Washington, D.C., from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. EST on September 26. The march will begin at the Lincoln Memorial and conclude at the Capitol Building.
The response to Graham’s announcement has been overwhelmingly positive, with pastors and faith leaders from around the country taking him up on the offer of communal prayer.
“I just spoke with Franklin and assured him I will be there,” wrote Jack Graham, the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.
“I want to invite every pastor and church in the [Southern Baptist Convention] and all others who can join us…can you imagine thousands of believers praying together for our broken nation?”
“Let’s do it!”
Ronnie Floyd, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, wrote in his own resounding agreement.
“Very needed in our nation. We need to appeal to God alone in prayer. Thank you [Franklin Graham] for leading…and making more people aware of this initiative.”
Other pastors have taken inspiration from Graham and decided to lead their own prayer meetings in this time of upheaval.
One pastor, Jentezen Franklin, admitted that he felt convicted to fast and pray for God’s work throughout the month of August.
“I’ve had God deal with me and say call the Church, the body of Christ globally and at our church to a 21 day fast.”
“I believe the Lord spoke to me and said to make the month of August a season of…crying out and praying and fasting and turning back to God like never before.”
“We’re going to pray and fast and I believe in August we’re going to see the back of this evil, killing disease destroyed and we can see recovery, we can see a divine reversal and a turnaround in our nation and in our world like never before,” Franklin concluded.
It’s so important to remember the healing power of prayer in times like these!
Although some factions have raised objections to a march at this time, Graham and his team asserted, “This is a dedicated prayer walk. Not a protest. Not a political rally.”
Let’s pray for the success and witness of this prayer walk! And let’s also set aside time to pray for our nation and our world on September 26, whether we’re in Washington, D.C., or our own homes.