Franklin Graham calls for 'Special Day of Prayer' to protect Trump from enemies

Franklin Graham calls for 'Special Day of Prayer' to protect Trump from enemies
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Evangelist Franklin Graham and 250 other Christian leaders are calling for a “Special Day of Prayer” to “protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide” President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE.

Graham asked Christians to set aside time to lead their local congregations in praying for the president on Sunday.

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“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 wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday.

“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,” he continued.

Graham, who is the son of the late prominent evangelist Billy Graham, is the president of the evangelical organization Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

He has long been an ardent supporter of the president, saying last November that he endorses Trump because he defends the Christian faith. 

Franklin Graham recently went after 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters MORE for calling himself a "gay Christian," saying that the Bible defines homosexuality as something for which to be repentant.