‘Pray for our leaders’ Franklin Graham urges Christians
By Bridgett Banks
March 10, 2020
Franklin Graham has urged Christians to
pray for the nation’s leaders amid the many challenges they face in leading the
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.