Franklin Graham Requests Prayer for His Father

By   •   December 10, 2013

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My father turned 95 this past November 7, and I am pleased to say that my family was able to be with him as he celebrated another milestone in his long and productive life.   Joined by many colleagues and friends from around the nation and the world at this celebration, he spoke briefly of these friendships and did not fail to point people to the Lord Jesus Christ. This will forever be his legacy which is, as the Bible says, a testimony to the faithfulness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Since that night a few short weeks ago, he has had another bout with a respiratory infection and was hospitalized briefly before returning home to recuperate. He is extremely weak but his vitals are good.  Our family would appreciate your prayers for him that the Lord would strengthen him. He has been so encouraged by the release of his most recent book “The Reason for My Hope—Salvation” that he immediately began work on another book about a subject that he feels that God has laid on his heart. Only the Lord knows what is in store as we move forward in service to Him.

To all who have stood with us—some for sixty years—supporting us financially and undergirding through prayer, thank you for your faithful support.  We are encouraged with how God has blessed the proclamation of the Gospel through My Hope.  This evangelistic outreach will continue for the next five years as the Lord is using it so effectively in people’s hearts. We are thankful that He is touching hearts as tens of thousands have responded to the invitation to confess their sins and receive Christ as Savior.

We value your prayers—in fact, we depend on them. We find words of comfort and praise in the psalms, “Oh, bless our God…and make the voice of His praise to be heard, who keeps our soul among the living, and does not allow our feet to be moved. Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul. Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer” (Psalm 66:8-9, 16, 20 NKJV).

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Franklin Graham
December 10, 2013

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  1. Nell Grice says:

    We will pray for the work of God, for your father, and you and your work.

  2. marlene wertman says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with your father at this time. I remember watching all of his Crusades as I was growing up. He and his ministry has brought a lot of people to Jesus Christ.

  3. Boyd Hager says:

    I thank God for the BGEA, Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, Anne Graham Lotz and Ruth Graham. What a blessing. My first Crusade was at the Charlotte Coliseum when I was 15-years-old and I am now 74-years-old. I had the opportunity to work on one of Franklin’s/Samaritan’s Purse’s aircrafts and meet Franklin in Greensboro, North Carolina about 15 years ago. I love their books. Thanks for the memories. God bless.

  4. Dolores Fisher says:

    I am keeping your father in prayer. If God is calling him home, oh my goodness I will miss him! But he will be with his beautiful wife and I believe he wants this and he knows he has left all things in your hands to care for, which you are! God bless both of you and your family!

  5. mary pettus says:

    Mr. Graham, I will be praying for you.

  6. Marie Morris-Price says:

    God bless you, Billy Graham. The Lord is with you; He has you in the palm of His hand.

  7. Marilyn Martin says:

    I will be praying for him. He has made a great impact on my life.

  8. Greg burch says:

    Prayers are with your father for strength and for you that you will continue your Dad’s mission to lead loss souls to christ and your ministry to continue.

  9. Betty Jo Howe says:

    I pray for his comfort as he waits for his call home. we all drew on his strength and wisdom. I will see you someday thanks for your message. and God bless you and your family.