- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 25, 2020

Evangelist Franklin Graham led a prayer march in late September on the National Mall, asking the public to pray for President Trump and the nation. The event drew thousands, and a huge response in social media.

On Sunday, the pastor now has asked Americans to pray for both the “direction of the country” and the outcome of the presidential election, now just over a week away.

“Today, our nation is at a critical juncture. We need to call out to God for his help, his intervention, and his mercy. It is only by his hand that America will survive and be able to thrive again,” Mr. Graham said in his public message.

“We have an election coming up with so much at stake — two vastly different directions for the future of this country. This not only affects us, but our children and our grandchildren,” he said.

“I hope individuals, families, and churches will join me in asking for the Lord’s help and for his will to be done in this critical election. Will you?” Mr. Graham asked.

He also took his message to Twitter, asking his 2.4 million followers to “look through the lens of God’s word when they research and vote.”

Mr. Graham’s request received both support and pushback on social media from those who agreed and disagreed with his request for prayer. His message was circulated throughout local churches and through faith-based news organizations, including CBN, World Catholic News and Decision Magazine.

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