Prayer

How do We Wait?

How do We Wait?

Nothing tries our faith like waiting on God for answers to prayer.  What do we learn while we are waiting? Waiting on God was one of David’s secrets of being a man after God’s own heart. David went in and sat before the Lord (2 Samuel 7:18). God was his confidence, and he trusted Him…

Pursuing Prayer

Pursuing Prayer

Martin Luther said, “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” However, some of us can get a bit short of breath. Let’s face it, our lives are busy. It’s a challenge to fit specific prayer time into our hectic schedules. Besides, we can pray popcorn prayers…

Parked

Parked

Connecting with God is more than distracted reading. God’s Spirit waits to connect with your Spirit in a meaningful way. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Are you parked in your faith and not moving forward, as you would like? Connecting with God…

Praying for Results

Praying for Results

We must enter into an expectant spirit of prayer, knowing that, when we meet His conditions, God will hear and answer us. “Ask and you will be given what you ask for. Seek, and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives. Anyone who seeks, finds. If only…

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

“Lord, Teach Us to Pray.” Luke 11:1 Leonard Sweet recently wrote (on Twitter): “When my mother died, I set her Bible on a table and let it open itself. Psalm 91, to my surprise. Where does your Bible open itself?” I decided to take the fun challenge and let my Bible open by itself. It’s…

Make Your Prayers Other-Centered

Make Your Prayers Other-Centered

We pray for others like Jesus would pray for them, thinking about them the way he would think, covering them with prayer, protecting them through prayer, and advocating for them in the same way Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father and advocates for us. “He saw that there was no one, he…

Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open

Have you ever had a desire so huge you thought it would be impossible to ever come true?  ‘Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”  Matthew 19:26 Have you ever had a desire so huge you thought it would be impossible to ever come…

Following Jesus

Following Jesus

“God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (NCV) Father in Heaven, I need You in my life. Forgive me for going my own way without acknowledging You. Thank you that You sent…

Franklin Graham Offers Tribute to Trump: 'I Miss this Guy … Pray for Him'

Franklin Graham Offers Tribute to Trump: 'I Miss this Guy … Pray for Him'

Reverend Franklin Graham offered a tribute to former President Trump on Wednesday, posting a picture of himself with the former president while urging the nation to pray for both Trump and “all of our leaders in Washington.”
“With the chaos in our world today and the lack of leadership we see, I miss this guy,” Graham wrote alongside a picture of himself and Trump, who was donning a red USA baseball cap and flashing his iconic thumbs up.

“Pray for him—and let him know you’re praying in the comments below. Also continue to pray every day for all of our leaders in Washington,” Graham added:

Indeed, thousands commented on Graham’s post, letting the former president know that he has their prayers.

“Miss him…we need him back to straighten out this mess our country is in. Praying for leaders in office and for President Trump,” one user said.
“I sure do miss him. Greatest President in my lifetime! Stay strong Mr President! God Bless!” another chimed in.
“I pray for good Christian leadership and for the removal and destruction of ungodly, evil people,” one other added.
As of 12:35 p.m. Eastern, Graham’s post had over 10,000 comments, 35,000 reactions, and 3,000 shares.
This is far from the first time Graham has expressed support for the former president, expressing grave disappointment in the ten Republicans who voted to impeach him in January.
“After all that he has done for our country, you would turn your back and betray him so quickly?” he said before listing Trump’s accomplishments:

We have never had a president like him in my lifetime. He gave us lower taxes, a strong economy, and low unemployment. He made NATO take notice and pay their own way. He had the guts to take on North Korea and meet with their leader personally. He didn’t let China walk all over us. Just his Mideast peace initiatives in the last couple of months deserve a Nobel Peace Prize. He has defended religious liberty like no president before him, and that matters to all people of faith. He has worked to bring prison reform and secured our southern border. He defeated the ISIS caliphate in Syria, and he strengthened our military. He was also the most pro-life president we have ever had.

“And these ten, from his own party, joined in the feeding frenzy. It makes you wonder what the thirty pieces of silver were that Speaker Pelosi promised for this betrayal,” he added at the time:

Shame, shame on the ten Republicans who joined with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in impeaching President Trump…
Posted by Franklin Graham on Thursday, January 14, 2021

Graham has remained an active voice throughout Biden’s presidency, praising Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) in July over remarks she made in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, in which she framed the culture war in the United States as a fight between Judeo-Christian values and Marxism.
“She is absolutely right,” he said. “I applaud her for calling it what it is and for working to preserve, as she put it, ‘our American values of faith, family, freedom.’”