My Father’s New Message Airs on His 95th Birthday

By   •   October 10, 2013

Billy and Franklin Graham

Dear Friend,

Sometime after my mother died, when I visited my father, I began to notice Scripture verses appearing all over the house—on an index card taped to the kitchen telephone, on a marker board in his study, even on a hand-lettered poster in his bedroom.

It became clear that all of the verses were about the cross. One said, “God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Galatians 6:14, NKJV). The Lord had put it in his heart that if he ever was physically able to share a message again, he would speak about the cross, and he was determined to saturate his mind with the Scripture.

Now God has given my father the opportunity—not in a stadium Crusade, but through a special television program called The Cross.

Over the past several months, he has been working with a video crew in his home to film a brand-new telecast that will air beginning November 7—his 95th birthday—on FOX News Channel, TBN and other Christian networks, and also on local TV stations in a number of cities. It’s a tremendously powerful program that has his message interwoven with captivating testimonies of lives changed by the living Christ.

Tens of thousands of people across the country are inviting their unsaved family and friends to their homes to watch the program, which appeals to and touches people of all ages. A part of the My Hope America with Billy Graham nationwide outreach, it will also be available on DVD and the Internet. Some are gathering a group in a neighborhood community center or at their church, and some are planning to meet a friend at a coffee shop and watch it on a laptop.

The most important part of My Hope America is prayer. Make a list of those you hope to invite and start praying for them right now. This is the key.

The fact that each of us may have friends and family who will one day die and spend eternity separated from God in Hell ought to keep us up at night. It ought to break our hearts. This November brings a fantastic opportunity for you to make a difference in their lives.

You can find all the details at

More than 22,000 churches from every state in the nation have already signed up to participate this November. More are added every day.

Is your church one of them?

America has turned its back on God. We see people everywhere who claim to know God but do not live for Him. The only thing that will turn this nation around will be a spiritual awakening, sparked and fanned into flame by the Holy Spirit of God.

God says, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14). This promise was originally given to the Hebrew nation, but when God says, “My people,” He extends the promise to all of us who call upon His Name and trust in His Son.

Our nation needs healing now more than ever.

My father has also worked for the last year on a new book, which has just come out, called The Reason for My Hope: Salvation. I think this is one of the best books he has ever written. He still has a great urgency to share the truth of the Gospel. That same urgency should fill all of us, knowing that eternity is at stake for individuals around us.

Will you pray with us for My Hope America with Billy Graham?

Ask God to save souls and bring revival. Ask Him to draw people to Himself through the power of the Gospel, the only thing that can bring lasting hope both in this life and for eternity.

An outreach like this, which includes television as well as providing the training and resource materials to all of the churches and participants, is costly, and we are only able to do it with your help.

A gift for My Hope America will bring the life-changing power of the Gospel into homes, families, and communities—and into individual hearts—all over our nation.

Thank you for your prayers and all you do as you faithfully serve our Lord.

May God Bless You,

Franklin Graham Signature

Franklin Graham, President

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  1. Dorothy says:

    I thank God for such a blessed vessel. Thank you very much Billy for preaching the real truth and may the Almighty God bless you abudantly. Happy Birth Day. AMEN!

  2. anne says:

    We are so excited in the Lord for the upcoming event of My Hope America, Nov. 7. We in our neighborhood are trying to bring as many as we can to the Lord that night. Thank you Billy Graham for all you do for the Lord and for us, we love you.

  3. Pa'malla says:

    PRAISE GOD FOR YOU BROTHER BILLY!! I am but one star in your crown. Because of your faithfulness to preach I was saved. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. GRAHAM!!!!

  4. Paul says:

    May God's grace continue to shine through you Dr. Graham as it has for so long. Thank you for what you and your work has meant to me all these years.

  5. Jan says:

    You have been preaching God's word for most of your life. God has truly blessed the rest of us to be able to hear you preach the word of God. I look forward to your message in November and may your Birthday be wonderful!!

  6. Mary Ellen says:

    I don't have a TV but I have been praying.

  7. Sharon says:

    You have been a blessing to so many and at 95 you're doing it! Thanks Be To God!! Happy Birthday and God Bless You.

  8. Leonor says:

    Happy Birthday God Bless You,May the Lord grant you to reach 100

  9. KateLyn says:

    The Lord Jesus bless you on your 95th birthday, Billy, as you give your message to America. We plan to watch here in England as we join with you in praying for America. For the Cross set before us: Hebrews 12:2.

  10. Cecilia says:

    I will pray now that God will bring friends, relatives and oter lovedones to watch on Nov 7 and receive salvation thru Christ Jesus. Blessings. Cecilia