From the desk of Franklin Graham
Did you know that 7 out of 100 Americans struggle with depression; some consider suicide, 8 out of 100 are struggling with the loss of a job, 7 out of 100 abuse or are addicted to drugs or alcohol, 14 out of 100 feel crippled or trapped by fear and anxiety, 60 out of 100 don’t profess to be born again, and 3 out of 100 are grieving the death of a loved one.
America is a nation in urgent need of the Gospel, a nation filled with individuals who desperately need the Savior. You know some of them personally – people in your community, in your workplace, even in your own family who do not have the hope found in Jesus Christ.
Would you pray for them by name, urgently and persistently, asking God to open their hearts and transform their lives? Pray, as well, that God will use the My Hope America with Billy Graham outreach to change lives all over our country. The Bible says that this kind of prayer “is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3-4, ESV).
Sometimes God answers in unexpected ways. Recently, a pastor in the Pacific Northwest introduced My Hope America to his congregation and asked each person to immediately write down a few names and begin praying for them. The very next day, while one of the participants was praying, the phone rang – it was a person on her list calling to ask for help in understanding the Bible.
The challenge of My Hope America is enormous, but so is the spiritual need in our nation – beginning with people you know. Will you partner with us by praying?
May God richly bless you,