(Washington, D.C.) — Please join me in praying for Dr. Billy Graham, who at the age of 95, appears to fading and ready to go home to be with the Lord. Please also pray for his family and staff at this challenging and emotional time.
“Franklin Graham, son of the Rev. Billy Graham and president of his evangelistic association, gave an update on the minister’s health to The Christian Post this week, stating that while the elder Graham was not in any immediate danger, a simple cold could turn the tide,” reported the Christian Post. “Meanwhile, Will Graham, the elder evangelist’s grandson, has said he believes the 95-year-old Southern Baptist preacher was ready to ‘go home’ to be with the Lord.”
“He’s not doing real well,” Franklin Graham told The Christian Post on Thursday. “His vitals are good. It’s not like he’s in danger right this second. But if he got a cold right now, it could be deadly. So I just ask the people to pray that he gets his strength back. I’ve never seen him this weak in all my life, so I know he’d appreciate your prayers.”
“The BGEA president’s son, evangelist Will Graham, made similar remarks the day prior during a speaking engagement at a California church,” noted the Post.
“I saw my grandfather last week and he is not doing well,” Will Graham told Assist News Service. “He’s not suffering or anything. It’s just that old age has caught up to him and is sucking the life out of him.”
He added, “On November 7, he finished his race and up until that time, God had protected his health and gave him supernatural strength and now, the only thing left is for him to come home. God has removed his hand of protection and old age has set in.”
The Post added that when asked how supporters could pray for his grandfather, Will Graham did not sound very optimistic: “I don’t know how to answer that anymore. I wish He would give him strength, but I don’t think he needs strength anymore. It’s time to go home.”