Franklin Graham today took to Facebook to urge Christians to Pray for the President, First lady, and other leaders who have contracted COVID-19, saying they are under attack ‘physically, spiritually, and politically’:
On this Sunday, let us continue to pray for our President, Donald J. Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump as they recover from the coronavirus. We thank God for good reports from his medical team and that his symptoms have been very mild and we pray for a quick recovery.
Just one week ago yesterday, we gathered in Washington, DC, to pray for this country and our leaders, never dreaming that in just a few days the President, the First Lady, and others in leadership would test positive for the virus. We know that they are under attack physically, spiritually, and politically—and we need to lift them up in prayer for protection and healing. Let’s ask for God’s hand to be on this nation. We need His help, His direction, His mercy, and His blessing.
I’m grateful for all of the outpourings of prayer, encouragement, and support for the President we have already been seeing in the news. A group came together outside the Walter Reed Medical Center; a group in New York City was in the news as they gathered to pray; and I’m sure there are many others. This evening at 5:00 Eastern there will be a prayer event hosted on the President’s Facebook page, and my daughter Cissie Graham Lynch is one of those who will be praying. You can join them.
Let’s overwhelm this family by the number of God’s people lifting him up in prayer.
Below Rev. Graham’s post, the evangelical leader received tens of thousands of comments from other Christians all across America and around the world who are praying for the President and first lady.
A woman from Alabama shared her prayers for POTUS and Melania, adding that she is also praying for the Lord not only to heal the first family but our nation and land as a whole:
“Father God, we lift up President Trump and Melania to you in prayer,” she wrote. “We ask that you cover them with your healing hand and restore their health. We pray that our country would find its way back to you, and you would forgive us and heal our land. We thank you for hearing our prayers and for answering prayers. In Jesus’ name, Amen!”
“Prayers from Oklahoma for our President and First Lady,” one man expressed, “for God’s divine healing, comfort, strength, endurance, wisdom, and understanding to lead our country in a Godly way and lead us back to the foundation that has always grounded us and held us together.”
One woman from the United Kingdom explained how her prayer group is praying for the President in England:
“I am praying for the President and his family, in fact, I go to prayer groups here in England, and we include prayer for America every week without fail,” she said. “I believe that all things work together for good for those that love God, and I pray that Mr. Trump would use this time to rest, reflect and come back stronger, wiser, and come out fighting! I hope he gets a landslide victory; the alternative is unthinkable.”
Franklin Graham was not the only evangelical leader to call for prayers for the President and his family; Dr. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas also went on Fox News to implore Americans to Pray.
“This is a time for all Americans to be praying for the president, and look that’s easy for me to do, he’s a friend, I think he’s the greatest president in my lifetime, if not in history,” Jeffress said on Lou Dobbs Tonight. “But the bible says we should pray for those even if we don’t support them and you know there are people out there, I don’t understand it, but actually hate this President. I’ve seen as a pastor nothing causes hate to disappear any more than praying for somebody. You can’t hate somebody you’re praying for. I would encourage everyone out there to pray for this President, because after all, in the end, we are one nation under God.”
“Lord, we pray for the quick and full recovery of Donald Trump and FLOTUS, we pray against the forces of darkness seeking to destroy Your plan for our country, and we stand in full confidence knowing that this will work for our good because You have overcome the world. Amen,” the Pastor wrote.
Adding in a separate post, “Let’s join in solidarity and prayer during this crucial time for our nation.”
Ephesians 6:12 KJV – “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”