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Billy Graham’s Health Declining, Son Requests Prayer

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“We value your prayers — in fact, we depend on them.”

Billy Graham, the American Christian Evangelist, celebrated his 95th birthday in Asheville, N.C. last month but, according to his son, Franklin Graham, his health “has declined quite a bit in the last few days.”

Last month, Graham, who has been ill for a number of years, was hospitalized two days with a respiratory issue. In October, he had been hospitalized for pulmonary testing.

Speaking at a Christmas charity event last Friday at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, Franklin said, “He just hasn’t been able to get his strength back. His vitals are good, but he’s just extremely weak.”

Franklin requested prayer for his father on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s website yesterday, writing, “Our family would appreciate your prayers for him that the Lord would strengthen him.”

“Only the Lord knows what is in store as we move forward in service to Him,” he added.

Billy Graham began his missionary work in 1944, speaking at rallies for the Youth for Christ/Campus Life ministry. Since then, he has conducted more than 400 crusades in 185 countries and territories on six continents.

Graham has served as a spiritual adviser to several presidents and began to support integrated seating at his crusades during the civil rights movement. In the 1960s, he bailed Martin Luther King, Jr. out of jail when he was arrested in demonstrations.

“My one purpose in life,” Graham once said, “is to help people find a personal relationship with God, which, I believe, comes through knowing Christ.”

According to ABC News, spokesman Mark DeMoss reports that Graham is currently at his home in Montreat, N.C., and does not appear to be in any imminent danger.

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Billy Graham’s Health Declining, Son Requests Prayer
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  • Angela L.

    Billy Graham – What a great man who has touched SO many lives, including mine! My thoughts/prayers go out to him and his family….

  • WILLIAM

    FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS RESTORE OUR BROTHER BILLY GRAHAM TO FULL HEALTH! FATHER WE KNOW YOU STILL HAVE MUCH WORK FOR OUR BROTHER GRAHAM TO DO! HELP HIM TO FURTHER YOUR WORD AND FORGIVE HIM AND OURSELVES OF ANY SHORTCOMINGS WE MAY HAVE! THANK YOU FATHER IN YOUR SON JESUS’ NAME AMEN AND AMEN

  • Ralph D.

    Father in heaven grant peace and comfort to this great man. Father I do not know what the future holds, but I know who holds our future. Whatever your plan is for our brother Billy Graham, may you be glorified. In your Son’s name my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.

  • TOM

    Heavenly Father,You that promise to heal us,please heal our brother,Billy Graham,let him recover himself and satisfied him with long life in JESUS MITHTY NAME I PRAY AMEN

  • Mary L.

    Our Father in Heaven, I lift up prayers to you on behalf of your servant and child Billy Graham. I pray for strength for him at this time and ask you Father to continue to reveal yourself to him even in his weak state. Grant the desires of his heart according to your will for him and may your peace abide in his heart in the Mighty Name of Jesus. AMEN!!.

  • Sus

    Lord Jesus, We Thank you for Rev Graham (both), and pray for a strength for Rev Graham, to Your Glory and in Your will. In Christ Jesus’s Holy Name I pray. AMEN.

  • http://google Jacqueline

    Father God I thank you for Billy Graham. I am so grateful that he followed your will in his life as an evangelist so that I and millions of people
    could come into your Kingdom through Your beloved Son Jesus Christ. Grant Billy that peace beyond human understanding during this time in his life and to his family. I pray “Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven in Billy Grahams life. Grant your servant strength Lord and grant him the desires of his heart. In your precious Son’s name I ask of this.

  • Jacqueline

    Father God I thank you for Billy Graham. I am so grateful that he followed your will in his life as an evangelist so that I and millions of people
    could come into your Kingdom through Your beloved Son Jesus Christ. Grant Billy that peace beyond human understanding during this time in his life and to his family. I pray “Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven in Billy Grahams life. Grant your servant strength Lord and grant him the desires of his heart. In your precious Son’s name I ask of this.

  • LaRenda Jones

    Jesus Christ your hands be upon this man of you. Put him in peace, comfort and give him needed strength daily in Jesus name Amen,

  • Ally

    You got it brother. He is my true hero. The one who stayed faithful to the end. God bless you Franklin and God bless Billy. I pray in the name of Jesus for Peace for you all and that Mr. Graham will rest comfortably and not have any pain or shortness of breath. A good and faithful servant. You Mr. Billy Graham are like a father to us all and we can never thank your family enough for giving you to the world. How blessed they are to be there with you now. How blessed you are to have wonderful children whom are like us. They struggled and life was not easy for them. I pray God blesses your children. I am so thank-ful for their message and their respect for you . You truly are a man of God who never was unfaithful. Your my rock and always will be and yes I wish you could live forever. I pray that all is well with your soul, heart body and soul. I will continue to pray. I love you Mr. Graham and wish I could hold your hand but your beautiful children get to do that. I pray for strength for them during this tough time. You are loved, cherished and a blessing. Prayers and blessing to you and your family.

  • L Jones

    Jesus Christ for this man, your peace strength and comfort in Jesus name,

  • lindagodard

    you are in my prayers jesus please heal billy graham.

  • belinda puller

    Father we lift up Billy Graham to you! May your will be done! give him strength lord and help his family as they deal with his illness! Lord we pray Billy doesn’t suffer as he goes thru this illness! thank you for sending such a Godly man and may you lift up more and more men and women like Billy to spread the “good news of the gospel” and lift Jesus up!!!!! thank you Jesus for being my savior and for men like Billy that bring the love and compassion of Jesus Christ to the world!!!!!!

  • http://firefox Betty Carnahan

    How disgusting that you would show pictures of half naked women on the same page with a prayer request for
    Billy Graham.

  • Kevin

    may the Lord heal you. We love you all the way from Kenya

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