There’s a statistic that really bothers Franklin Graham, and he has brought it up repeatedly during the first 29 stops of his nationwide Decision America Tour.
The stat he shares is this: an estimated 20 million evangelical Christians reportedly didn’t vote in the last presidential election.
“They just stayed home,” Franklin Graham said during a recent prayer rally. “Ladies and gentlemen, we will lose our country if we do that again.”
Faithful, praying and voting Christians are the key, he says, to seeing the United States of America return to God. That’s why he’s holding prayer rallies in all 50 State Capitols this year—to encourage Christians and urge them to not only pray but get involved.
Franklin Graham’s tour recently trekked the Upper Midwest, with stops in Springfield, Illinois, Madison, Wisconsin and St. Paul, Minnesota. He will close out the month with a trip to the Northwest, where he’ll be in Salem, Oregon on June 28 and Olympia, Washington on June 29 before stopping in Juneau, Alaska on July 1.
Franklin is sounding the rallying cry, and so far more than 140,000 people have turned out to join him in praying 2 Chronicles 7:14. Using the book of Nehemiah, Franklin Graham encourages those in attendance that God can restore America, if we only will pray.
“People tell me, ‘Franklin, there’s no hope for our country. It’s gone too far,’’ Franklin Graham said during the Lincoln, Nebraska, prayer rally. “Look at Nehemiah, the walls were destroyed. The gates had been burned with fire, but God gave him favor.
“Do you think God can give the church a favor today? Do you think He can give our nation favor today? Yes!”