Another Graham, Another Prayer Rally

Anne Graham Lotz is not the only Billy Graham offspring planning a prayer rally, her brother Franklin is planning 50 of them, one in each state, during election season next year. Because the hundreds of other prayer rallies over the last few years have been so effective.

God has blessed our country more than any nation on earth. But it seems today as though we are completely adrift—politically, morally, and spiritually. I have heard from people all over America who agree, and many of them say, “I wish there was something we could do.” Well, there is.

In 2016, I plan to hold prayer rallies in all 50 states. I believe God has called us to this. We’re naming it the Decision America Tour. I want to challenge Christians across our land to boldly live out their faith and to pray fervently and faithfully for our nation and all its leaders. I want to encourage Christians to get out and vote in the coming election year. We will not be endorsing any political candidates, but I will urge people to vote for those on the ballot who uphold biblical principles, and I will be sharing the life-changing truth of God’s Gospel in every state.

Can you imagine what a difference it could make if in the next election Christians went to the polls in unprecedented numbers? And if Christians ran for every elected office available at all levels—local, state, and national? School board members, city council members, judges, mayors—all of these are such critical positions. Just think of what would happen if the school board in your own community was made up of Christians. I’ll bet things would begin to change for the better in those schools.

Jesus said we are to be the salt and the light in this world. Salt preserves and can bring healing. We are to speak the truth of God’s Word to a society that is racing in the opposite direction, in moral decline, at warp speed. Jesus said that as lights, we are to shine brightly—up on a lampstand so everyone can see and not hidden under a basket.

Jesus instructs us, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16, NKJV).

And yet he ignores Jesus’ command in the very next chapter of Matthew, which specifically tells them not to pray in public:

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

So they go for the vague command to “let your light shine,” which could be interpreted several different ways, but ignore the explicit command not to pray in public but only in secret. How convenient. But however it’s done, I’m sure their prayers will change something this time, unlike all the other times they’ve called for prayer rallies.

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  • colnago80

    Shorter Franklin Graham: Let’s make the USA resemble Iran.

  • NYC atheist

    Yeah, and imagine if we actually had a Christian president! Or 44 of them in a row!

  • Mr Ed

    Translation: There is going to be a lot of money spent on the election and I want my share.

  • John Pieret

    This is so important that every Christian should take election day off, close their windows and blinds, turn off their TVs, radios, cell phones and other ungodly devices, and pray all day, from 6:00 am straight through 9:00 pm at night, never leaving their houses. I guarantee if they do this, the nation will be much better off!

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    That is not enough prayer rallies. No where near. With new rise in the “nones”, they will need at least a kilograham of rallies!

  • hunter

    ” Just think of what would happen if the school board in your own community was made up of Christians.”

    We’ve seen what happens — the school boards spend a lot of money on lawsuits when they violate the Establishment clause.

  • Synfandel

    “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?”

    – Matthew 5:13

    Jesus never explained exactly how sodium chloride manages to lose its saltiness. Must be some sort of trans-substantiation.

  • http://www.durrantpublishing.co.uk Paul Durrant

    I assume the result of 50 prayer rallies with be 50 lots of rally entrance fees for the organiser…

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    It’s about time. Christians have stayed silent for too long! Next, they should get in to politics! Imagine what they could do there: effectively ban abortion, bring Creationism back to the classroom, protect Traditional Marriage, poor-bait, slut-shame, ignore Climate Change, loosen gun control, as well as gut regulation and cut taxes for the Job Creators and Other Corporate Citizens…

  • snoeman

    Can you imagine what a difference it could make if in the next election Christians went to the polls in unprecedented numbers? And if Christians ran for every elected office available at all levels—local, state, and national?

    I’m trying to figure out what she’s advocating for tomorrow that is different from today. Not seeing it.

  • raven

    ” Just think of what would happen if the school board in your own community was made up of Christians.”

    Cthulhu this guy is dumb.

    The vast majority of school boards are already made up of Xians. Including the ones around me.

    You can’t run as an open atheist or Pagan for dogcatcher much less the school boards and get elected in the USA.

    It isn’t explicitly stated but Franklin Graham considers the vast majority of US xians to be atheists, Pagans, or Fake Xians. Which is OK. They don’t much care for his perversion of US xianity either.

    Oddly enough, Xians voted in the last 2 Presidential elections… for Obama, whose voters were mostly…Xians.

  • busterggi

    If only Christians had started praying before Obama was elected.

  • abb3w

    Dolts. When the New Testament talks about not hiding their light, it would seem to be more about doing good works rather than praying in public.

  • greg1466

    God has blessed our country more than any nation on earth. But it seems today as though we are completely adrift—politically, morally, and spiritually.

    This strikes me as being straight out of the Bible where Yahweh routinely does all kinds of miraculous things for the Israelites and yet they turn away from him the second he (or rather his earthly mouthpieces) isn’t paying attention. It’s almost as if all of those miraculous things didn’t actually happen.

  • grumpyoldfart

    Because the hundreds of other prayer rallies over the last few years have been so effective.

    They may not gather votes but it all becomes worthwhile when the operators take up the collection.

  • jnorris

    She has just admitted that all the other prayer rallies and the National Day of Prayer were bust.

  • http://composer99.blogspot.ca composer99

    Can you imagine what a difference it could make if in the next election Christians went to the polls in unprecedented numbers? And if Christians ran for every elected office available at all levels—local, state, and national? School board members, city council members, judges, mayors—all of these are such critical positions. Just think of what would happen if the school board in your own community was made up of Christians. I’ll bet things would begin to change for the better in those schools.

    I wish I could say I was astonished that Franklin Graham seems so blissfully unaware at how high the turnout of Christian voters (that is, the kind of Christian voters I’m presuming he desires) is. I’ll give you a hint, Franklin, it’s why the Republicans usually do so well in the midterms when other voting groups slack off.

    Also, if the experience of school boards in the South was any indication, the dominance of Christians on school boards does not, in fact, change things for the better.

  • caseloweraz

    Indeed, John Pieret. When Christians pray in just that way, good things happen on election day.