A Look Back: Billy Graham’s July Fourth Message From Our Nation’s Capital

06:20   •   June 25, 2024   •   Topics:

“If my people who are called by my name 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, ESV

On July 4, 1970, Billy Graham addressed Americans from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., reflecting on the legacy of freedom and faith that runs through our nation.

He warned of the dangers that come from turning our backs on God—and reminded those who had gathered of God’s blessings when we pursue Him. His words are just as timely today as they were 54 years ago.

“Today I call upon all Americans to raise your voices in prayer and dedication to God and to recommit to the ideals and dreams for which our country was founded,” he said.

“Let’s dedicate ourselves today to a renewal in faith in God. … What our forefathers began, we must work to fulfill. Their goal must be our goal. Their vision must be our vision. It is the vision of one nation under God where men can live together as brothers in freedom.”

Listen to the full audio message.