CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Franklin Graham gave the invocation prayer on the final night of the 2020 Republican National Convention.
In his prayer, Graham gave thanks and asked for God’s help to unite the nation during trying times in America.
“As we come tonight, our country is facing trouble, tens of thousands are in the path of a deadly storm, the pandemic has gripped millions of hearts with fear, we are divided, we have witnessed injustice, anger and despair have flowed into the streets. We need your help, we need to hear your voice at this crucial hour,” Graham prayed. “We ask that you would unite our hearts, to be one nation under God, for you are our only hope. We declare today our total dependence upon you and our need of repentance as a people.”
Son of the deceased evangelist Billy Graham, Franklin followed in his father’s footsteps and became an evangelist himself.
Graham is the President and CEO of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse. As a speaker and author, Franklin regularly addresses current moral and social issues, calling Christians to stand for Biblical values.
He is a strong supporter of President Donald Trump and in 2018, began selling “Pray for 45” T-shirts.
In 2019, Graham was among more than 250 Christian leaders calling for June 2 to become a “Special Day of Prayer for the President.”