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Franklin Graham Requests Prayer for His Father

Billy GrahamFranklin Graham, President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has asked friends and supporters of the ministry to pray for his father following a recent stay at a hospital.

A few weeks ago, the elder Graham had another bout with a respiratory infection and was hospitalized briefly before returning home to recuperate. Though the younger Graham said his father’s vitals are good, he also noted that the 95-year-old evangelist “is extremely weak.”

“Our family would appreciate your prayers for him that the Lord would strengthen him,” said Franklin Graham in a statement to the public.

Adding to Graham’s prayer request, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, encouraged the wider Christian community to join in prayer for Dr. Billy Graham, noting the tremendous impact the renowned evangelist has had over the past seven decades.

“Through Dr. Graham, the Lord has touched countless lives and brought hundreds of thousands into a saving relationship with Him. I encourage believers everywhere to lift up this man of God in prayer – that he be strengthened and that his latest endeavors be blessed,” said Dr. Johnson.

According to Franklin Graham, Dr. Graham was so encouraged by the release of his most recent book, The Reason for My Hope – Salvation, that he immediately began work on another book about a subject that he feels that God has laid on his heart.

“Only the Lord knows what is in store as we move forward in service to Him,” he concluded.

To date, Dr. Graham has written 32 books, many of which have become top sellers.

Published: December 19, 2013

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