“Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.”
—Psalm 62:8, ESV
Protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon as Congress held a joint session to count Electoral College votes and certify presidential election results.
News outlets turned cameras on the historical building as anchors, reporters and interviewees shared their shock over the chaotic scene.
“I am deeply saddened by what took place in our nation’s capital today,” Franklin Graham said Wednesday evening. “I do not support violence from the right or the left. Our country is in trouble. We need God‘s healing and we need God’s help. I encourage people to pray for peace and the protection of our nation.”
He also asked people via Twitter to “come together—on our knees.”
Thursday morning, he continued his call for unity:
Franklin Graham held a Prayer March on the National Mall in September, drawing tens of thousands to pray over the United States at a critical time in our country’s history.
>>Find peace in your heart, regardless of what’s happening in the world.
Here’s how you can pray for our nation:
- For the safety of its leaders, law enforcement, all in Washington, D.C., and around the country
- For peace and unity nationwide
- Trust in God for strength, restoration and hope for the future
“As long as we are on this earth, we possess dual citizenship. On one hand we owe allegiance to our nation and are called to be good citizens. But we are also citizens of the kingdom of God. Our supreme loyalty is to Him.” —Billy Graham