Franklin Graham Requests Prayer for His Father

By   •   December 10, 2013

BG birthday

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. Betty Smith says:

    So encouraging to those who depend on His strength

  2. Joy Paterson says:

    What an amazing man of God he is one of our greatest. Never fails to point others to God. Bless him as he continues in his earthly body waiting for the call to go home.

  3. Bloom says:

    I continue to keep Billy Graham in my prayers and thank God for Mr. Graham’s lifelong obedience to Gods call on his life and the service and blessing he has been to those around the world whose lives continue to be changed from and by him. He continues to be such a vital blessing to Gods people and I pray God continue to not only bless him with good health but that his legacy continues to be perpetuated and honored through the works of other obedient Saints who have come to know God as their Lord and Savior because of Mr. Graham’s lifelong commission being filled. God bless you Mr. Billy Graham and your family and may Gods favor be with you for all of eternity.

    1. Kathy Hope says:

      Wishing Billy Graham a blessed 98th birthday!! We’re thankful to God for his ministry!

  4. Joan Shew says:

    Thank you for updating us on your father. I will be praying for him. The Lord will equip you all for the ministry that He only you are able to do. With Dr & Rev Billy Graham, timing is everything!
    I will pray for health & family & ministry.
    I was 1st saved at age 12, @ the BGA movie, “The Restless Ones” along with my mother & sister. It’s been an amazing journey.
    Later I was “almost” in the documentary “Where are They Now?” I think Paul Harvey got interviewed instead! 🙂
    Billy Graham has been my brother’s hero since he was saved @ age 13. He became a pastor, with your father’s gift in evangelism. The snowball affect of Billy Graham’s ministry is incalculable.
    God bless you all,
    Love & prayers,
    Joan Shew

  5. Neil Brinkman says:

    Stay well Billy, God’s will be done in out lives 🙂

  6. Viena says:

    Lord give Billy Grahman strength and good health, a sound mind and provisions of all that he may need, mind, body and spirit. …give him love, family, friends and your Holy Spirit to comfort him in Jesus name Amen.

  7. Aneline b lang says:

    God bless Billy Graham with good health xoxo

  8. ekow moore says:

    I would like to be a subscriber to the news letters and any material that would be great for my evangelism.

  9. Connie says:

    Lord, bless Billy Graham and give him the strength to continue as Your faithful servant. In Jesus name, Amen..

  10. Judy Cummings says:

    Dear Lord,
    Please bless Billy Graham, he has been such a Warrior for you for so many years. He has been a light for all to see how a personal relationship with Jesus Christ was meant to be. Keep him healthy and strong. Keep his loved ones near. Lord, please bless us with many more years with Billy, he is still doing your work here on earth, he is a blessing to all of us, and he is very much needed here on earth.