In the context of serious allegations of election fraud, the Christian Reverend Franklin Graham urged American society to pray that “God would be done.”
“Many fear that some are trying to steal the election, so join me in praying that the will of God would be done,” Graham wrote on his Facebook account Wednesday, Nov. 4.
“Pray that the enemies of God would be quieted and that all their plans would be put to nothing,” he added.
The comment from the son of the late Reverend Billy Graham comes with allegations of fraud against the Democratic Party, which have intensified in recent hours, leaving the winner of the election still undeclared.
President Trump had repeatedly anticipated that he was preparing for a controversial election after several Democratic-ruled states relaxed their election rules to allow for the counting of mail-in ballots after Election Day.
The president and Republicans had warned that these plans set the stage for fraud and that the post-election counting of those ballots is unfair.
Early Wednesday morning, President Trump said his campaign will ask the Supreme Court to stop the vote count after Election Day.
On Election Day the Rev. Graham had commented on Facebook:
“The United States is an imperfect country that worked through its failures to become strong and a beacon of light. No other country has brought more freedom and prosperity to so many people from around the world than the United States of America. As Lee Greenwood would say—God bless the U.S.A.!”
Graham has been a strong supporter of President Trump. In addition to praising the appointment of conservative judges, the president’s peace-seeking foreign policy and economic measures, he has emphasized his commitment to religious freedom.
“[Headline] … a few days ago that said President Trump had changed the world, even if he doesn’t win the next election. I thought about that from a Christian perspective, and how true that headline really is,” he reflected in an Oct. 26 publication.
“I’m not telling people who to vote for, but I certainly am encouraging people to pray about who to vote for—and to pray for this president with so many in the media and the progressive, socialist-leaning left doing everything they can to stop him,” he wrote a few days before the election.