Rev. Franklin Graham, son of the iconic Rev. Billy Graham, is holding a prayer rally in Jackson today at noon on his Decision America 2016 Tour to pray for the state of Mississippi.
Rev. Graham’s visit is one of 50 prayer rallies that will be held around the nation on the Decision America Tour. Rev. Graham is holding one prayer rally in each state this year, while also preaching the Gospel and encouraging citizens to vote.
“He’ll be urging Christians to vote, to live out their faith in every part of their lives, and to pray for our nation just as Nehemiah cried out to God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and restore hope to His people,” DecisionAmericaTour.com said.
So far, Rev. Graham has visited 15 states in three months and over 51,000 people have gathered to pray in public, according to the website. Yesterday, Rev. Graham was in Little Rock, Arkansas for prayer; today he is Mississippi; tomorrow he will be in Montgomery, Alabama.
“Tonight I’m in Jackson, Mississippi, where we’ll pray at the Capitol tomorrow at noon. This is stop #15 of 50 states on the Decision America Tour. They had severe storms here yesterday with high winds, torrential rains, and flooding—and the forecast is calling for a possibility of storms tomorrow,” Rev. Graham said on his Facebook page last night. “But I can tell you that nothing will compare to the storms of God’s judgement if we as a nation continue to flagrantly go against His laws, flaunting disobedience and sin. God says in His Word, ‘Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people’ (Proverbs 13:34).”
The Jackson prayer rally will start at noon on the Capitol South Steps at 400 High Street. However, some Mississippi communities that cannot make it to Jackson to pray are meeting in other places around the state to pray at noon with Rev. Graham. The Magnolia Rental company in Oxford sponsored a Facebook post urging people, who are willing to pray for Mississippi, to meet at the downtown park in Batesville today at noon.
“It occurred to me that we could meet in our own town and join with the group in Jackson in praying for our nation,” Magnolia’s Facebook post said. “Let’s meet at the park downtown in Batesville tomorrow, April 13, at noon and pray for our community, our state and our nation. Please join us there. If you can’t be there please agree with us in prayer at that time from where you are.”
Rev. Franklin Graham also urges those who cannot be in attendance in Jackson today to pray at noon “wherever you are”.
“If you can’t come to Jackson tomorrow, join me in praying wherever you are,” Rev. Graham said. “Pray that God will give us leaders that look to Him for wisdom and direction—and pray for a great spiritual awakening in America.”
For more information on the Decision America Tour 2016 with Rev. Franklin Graham, visit decisionamericatour.com.
Emily Newton is a staff writer for hottytoddy.com and the editor of Experience Oxford magazine. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.