Joel Hunter, a self-described Republican evangelical, is doing the closing prayer tonight. I bumped into him at Invesco before the festivities began, and asked him how he prepared.
He called Billy Graham, he said.
The ailing evangelist, said he thought it was a “magnificent opportunity” and that he was “proud that somebody of your stature gets to do this.” That was undoubtedly reassuring to Hunter who has received tremendous criticism for praying at the Democratic convention.
Graham’s advice: “Just say what God gives you.”
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