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. Mary ann says:

    God bless you,Mr.Graham. I gave my life to Jesus atthe Baltimore Crusade in 1953. I was 13 years old.Your conviction to Christ touched my heart. Thank you . Happy Birthday to a blessed and loving man.

  2. Kathy says:

    Dr. Graham,Thank you for your humble and obedient spirit. Your boldness in sharing Jesus with a lost and hurting world is an inspiration to me. May God bless you richly as you await the day when you will hear, “Well done good and faithful servant.”

  3. kansas says:

    Bless you to start a revival that is what we really need. Pour a Holy Spirit under fire spreading to touch the hearts that are back to the Lord. May your birthday will be a special wish.

  4. Teresa says:

    Bless you Dr. Graham as you deliver this message to our nation and the world. I just told a family member tonight about this program and I am praying that many will hear the message of “The Cross” as well.

  5. saleri says:

    My name is saleri musa from Kenya i say God bless you I will watch through TBN I really love to hear always from you man of God.

  6. jjeed says:

    Muchas Gracias “Con Dios todas las cosas son possibles”Thankyou “what is impossible wirh man is possible wirh God” St.Luke 18 the Bible.

  7. Renee says:

    Thank you for your service thru the years Mr. Graham, may God bless you and your efforts and may God bless the ” My Hope” broadcast and the USA and all nations thru “My Hope” .

  8. Hazel says:

    Happy birthday!!! May the good Lord keep and bless you!!! I thank God for you. You have touched our lives by setting example how to be a good servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. More blessings to you Mr. Graham.

  9. Janet says:

    I remember back in 1993 after I gave my life to Jesus, all I wanted was to hear the word, and one day I heard Dr. Billy Graham and then I started to listen to a powerful man. God bless you Dr. Graham. I love you and thank you for what you are doing.

  10. Kathy says:

    Thank you for living your life in such a way as to honor Father God. Happy Birthday, Mr. Graham! He will honor you because you honor His Son, Jesus Christ!