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Evangelist Franklin Graham is calling on Christians to participate in a day of prayer on October 25th, several days ahead of the 2020 Presidential election.

Graham announced this on social media, Christian Headlines reports.

“I am urging followers of Jesus Christ to fast and to pray for our nation next SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25TH. Mark it on your calendars and prepare now. I hope individuals, families, and churches will join me in asking for the Lord’s help and for His will to be done in this critical election. Will you?” Graham shared on Facebook.

In the post, he mentioned the biblical account of King Jehoshaphat, who both reigned over Judah’s kingdom and called the nation to fast during periods of conflict.

Second Chronicles 20:3-4 says, “And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. So Judah gathered together to ask help from the Lord; and from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord.”

“When the survival of King Jehoshaphat’s nation was at stake, and his people were in danger from their enemies, he called for a fast,” Graham explained. “The people sought the Lord and His help—and He delivered them.”

The son of the late Billy Graham believes that Christians today must turn to Jesus as the nation is at a “Critical juncture” in history, he said.

“We need to call out to God for His help, His intervention, and His mercy,” Graham expressed. “It is only by His hand that America will survive and be able to thrive again. We have an election coming up with so much at stake—two vastly different directions for the future of this country. This not only affects us but our children and our grandchildren.”

This is not the first time Graham has called for prayer during a critical time. Back in September of 2020, he led a prayer march at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., where he called the tens of thousands who were gathered there for revival, Christian Headlines reported.

Do you agree with Graham? Do we all need to call on God ahead of this election?

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