Franklin Graham’s Thanksgiving message: Pray for Obama
November 21st, 2012
01:32 PM ET
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Franklin Graham’s Thanksgiving message: Pray for Obama

Washington (CNN) – With the world facing “perilous times” and “anxiety stemming from economic challenges,” evangelical leader Franklin Graham is asking congregations to pray for President Barack Obama, even though Graham endorsed the president’s opponent in the 2012 election.

“Having just come through a divisive national election, I am urging pastors across this country to lead their congregations in praying daily for our president, Barack Obama … for wisdom, Divine guidance, and that God would accomplish His will and purposes,” Graham said in a statement. “While politics is noticeably partisan, prayer must never be partisan. Americans need to come together, and people of faith should lead the way, by praying diligently for our leaders whether or not they agree with them or their policies.”


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    Wolf and Anderson - Obama feels jealous and threatened - he will try to sabotage the process

    November 21, 2012 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |

    THE SOONER eGYPT AND iSRAEL BECOME INDEPENDENT OF AMERICAN MONEY, THE BETTER -negotiations will succeed if Obama does not do anything to sabotage. there are US ships off shore? hope obama does not spoil it like clinton did when she dropped in -- obama and clinton did NOTHING to promore peace –it was all egypt, hamas and israel ONLY. - america and europe needs to fade out to nothing from mideast if cease fire nd negotiations proceed well. -we'll see right? 🙂

    November 21, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  3. Squigman

    To prey for someone: It's amazing. This comment smacks of hate, so deep, so bitter and divisive, yet it gets reported and printed as if it were a complement. Other people comment and possibly do so, in a not so diplomatic manner and the editor goes into overdrive to sensor said comments. Whenever someone says they'll prey for someone, it's the same as saying they're better than you. That you are no better than the gum they scraped off their shoe earlier in the day. Prey for Obama? Prey for yourselves. You need it worse than you realize.

    November 21, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
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