Rev. Franklin Graham appreciates many of the actions that president Donald Trump has taken and thinks he may go down as one of the greatest presidents in the history of the United States.
“I think he has honored his commitments to the faith-based community,” Graham said. “He is pro-life, [the] first president really in my lifetime that has been this vocal about life. I certainly appreciate that about him.” Graham said in an interview with The Western Journal.
“He’s fulfilled his promise as it relates to conservative judges,” he said. “He’s put two Supreme Court justices so far on the bench that are conservative. He’s appointed a number at lower courts. I hope that he’ll be able to do even more in that area, because that will have an impact on my childrens’ lives. If we have the right judges, it will benefit all of us.”
“I think God was behind the last election,” Graham said.
The Evangelist opined that President Trump has accomplished a lot “without a fully supportive Republican majority.”
“He, of course, has been able to do it with the relentless attacks of the Democrats,” Graham continued. “He may go down in history as one of the best presidents we’ve had.”
Trump has appointed numerous conservative judges during his time in office, a promise he made during his campaign, Graham also noted. “He’s put two Supreme Court justices so far on the bench that are conservative. He’s appointed a number at lower courts. I hope that he’ll be able to do even more in that area, because that will have an impact on my childrens’ lives. If we have the right judges, it will benefit all of us.”
Franklin Graham is the son of well-known evangelist Billy Graham, Franklin is now the president of the evangelical organization Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
250 Christian leaders met together with Graham last month to hold a “Special Day of Prayer” to “protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide” Trump.
“I think if Christians pray, pray for the president and pray for his administration, I think God will honor their prayers,” Graham told the Western Journal.
Evangelist Franklin Graham Calls for Prayer to Strengthen Trump Against Foes
Evangelist Franklin Graham is mobilizing Christians across the country to “ask God to protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide the President.”
In a May 26 Facebook post, Graham revealed his plans to make June 2 a “special day of prayer for the President, Donald J. Trump.”
“President Trump’s enemies continue to try everything to destroy him, his family, and the presidency. In the history of our country, no president has been attacked as he has. I believe the only hope for him, and this nation, is God,” Graham said. “This is a critical time for America. We’re on the edge of a precipice. Time is short. We need to pray for God to intervene. We need to ask God to protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide the president.”
“We know that God hears and answers prayer. He can soften hearts and change minds. He is all-powerful, and He rules over the affairs of nations,” the evangelist said.
Over 250 Christian leaders from across the country have responded to Graham’s call, signing their names on a statement regarding the “Special Day of Prayer” posted on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
“We the undersigned are calling for June 2 to be a special Day of Prayer for the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, that God would protect, strengthen, embolden, and direct him.
“We believe our nation is at a crossroads, at a dangerous precipice. The only one who can fix our country’s problems is God Himself, and we pray that God will bless our president and our nation for His glory.”
Graham’s Facebook post had garnered over 176,000 reactions and more than 125,000 shares at the time of this publication.
Many of the roughly 49,000 comments include people vowing to join the initiative, while others suggested that all members of the government be included in the scope of the prayer.
Graham is the son of the late Rev. Billy Graham, a prominent evangelical Christian figure of international renown.
Epoch Times reporter Tom Ozimek contributed to this report.