Billy Graham


Mar 09, 2017 by Will Maule

Billy Graham: 'The Bible Commands Us To Pray For Our President'

God calls us to pray for those in authority over us. That is the word that famed evangelist Billy Graham wants to highlight to us today: God wants us to pray for our President. "God hasn’t promised that every government or every political leader will become pure and righteous if we pray," he writes at BG Daily. "But He still commands us to pray for our leaders, and those of other nations as well. The Bible says, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made ... for kings and all those in authority” (1 Timothy 2:1-2)."

What real difference do our prayers make to political process? "Let me ask you a question: How much worse would the world be if God’s people didn’t pray?" asks Graham. "What if we simply gave up and allowed the devil to carry on his schemes without interference? We may never know what impact our prayers are having – but God is still at work in response to the prayers of His people."

With darkness all around us, we must not become discouraged. God can still work in his power to change things for good. "Yes, the devil is at work in the world – but so is God. And some day God will intervene, and Christ will come again to destroy all evil and establish His Kingdom. But in the meantime, don’t become discouraged or overwhelmed by what you see," writes Graham.

"Pray for all those to whom God has given authority. Pray especially for our president, Congress, judges, and all who advise them. We live in dangerous times – but God is still at work, and He alone is our hope." 

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