Decision America Tour: Photos from Maryland

By Ron Nickel and Earl Davidson   •   October 11, 2016

An estimated 3,600 people attended Tuesday's Decision America Tour stop in Annapolis, Maryland. Next up, Franklin Graham will visit Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday.
“God loves you,” Franklin Graham told the Maryland crowd. “Don’t forget that. God loves you. God loves America, but we’ve turned our back on God, and it’s time for the church to wake up. It’s time for the church to take a stand.”
Taking time out for a quick pre-rally photo.
Listening to Franklin Graham share his heart.
The verse 1 John 5:14 declares, "And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us."
Thousands gathered to pray on Lawyer's Mall, which faces the Maryland State House. This building, the oldest state house in America still in continuous legislative use, also was America's first peacetime capitol.
Prior to Tuesday's prayer rally, Franklin Graham met with Benjamin Watson, a tight end with the Baltimore Ravens. Watson, sidelined with a torn Achilles, is outspoken about his faith and recently shared his thoughts with Billy Graham Radio.
Volunteers with the Decision America Tour warmly greeted attendees and handed out American and Christian flags.
Passionate believers lifted their flags, signs and voices in worship before Franklin Graham addressed the crowd.
Spending a quiet moment leaning together in prayer.
During the prayer rally, Franklin Graham encouraged those in attendance to sign an electronic pledge, taking a stand for God.
Holding hands and praying on the State House steps.
This little girl had the best seat.
Did you know God loves you? Franklin Graham makes sure to share the Gospel at every Decision America stop.
Franklin Graham visits with Decision America attendees after the Annapolis rally.
Everything must point back to God, one lady said during Tuesday's rally. “We need to bring God back into everything,” said Marylander Virginia Kutrick. “He needs to be the center of everything we do.”
Prayer was a focal point of Tuesday's rally. As Marsha Jump of nearby Arlington, Virginia, put it, “Our country is going in the wrong direction. We need prayer to help bring it around.”
Deep in prayer.
“[Franklin Graham is] one of the only ones trying to connect it altogether through prayer,” said Matt Stevens, a pastor in Maryland, when asked about Franklin Graham's 50-state Decision America Tour and the 2016 election. “He’s trying to engage people in the process. Yes vote, but let’s also pray for people to be raised up for political office. The turnout is great, too. It’s super encouraging to see the turnout here.”