The Rev. Franklin Graham has announced that he is launching a Divine Intervention prayer initiative to pray for the nation.
According to The Christian Post, Graham will host two prayer events, one right before the Republican National Convention on Monday, and one the following Monday right before the Democratic National Convention.
“Our country is in a huge mess,” Graham wrote in a Facebook post. “Shootings, riots, and protests now claim the headlines about America, and that's heartbreaking. We are in desperate need of Divine intervention. We need healing. Prayer is what can make a difference in America.”
Graham referenced 2 Chronicles 7:14 which talks about the power of prayer: "We will pray for our broken nation and for America's future. We will pray for these political conventions and the upcoming election. God's Word tells us that if we humble ourselves, confess our sins, and turn from our wicked ways, God will heal our land. He's the only one who can.”
The Divine Intervention prayer events will take place at noon EST on July 18 and 25.
"Wherever you are that day, I hope you will set your reminder to join us via your phone or your laptop,” said Graham. “The Bible says that the prayers of one righteous person avails much (James 5:16). So if there are thousands of us calling out to God on behalf of our nation, can you imagine what He might do?"
Publication date: July 12, 2016