Franklin Graham has urged Christians to pray for the nation’s leaders amid the many challenges they face in leading the nation forward.
Graham took to Facebook to call for prayer in not only an election year, but as the US government now has the added challenge of managing the coronavirus.
While he specifically asked Americans to pray for their leaders, the same prayers are needed for Christians in other countries, as the Bible instructs us to pray for our leaders.
As 1 Timothy 2:1-2 states, “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayer, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence”
For example, we can pray that no legislation would be passed or decisions made that would hinder our ability to have Christian gatherings or would tear down the moral integrity of the country. We can also ask God to protect the safety of our homeland especially for the sake of our families and other loved ones.
We can be sure that God is following along with our prayers as He directs the affairs of the lands in which we live.
Graham’s call for prayer is a call for all nations to rise up and pray that in these dark times, not only would the leaders receive wisdom, but that laws will not be put in place that stop Christians from enjoying the ability to live out their faith freely.