Thousands attend Franklin Graham prayer rally

Posted at 12:44 PM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 15:47:56-04

Thousands of Treasure Valley residents – many arriving by bus from local churches – turned out at the Idaho Statehouse Wednesday to attend a prayer rally held by world-renown evangelist Franklin Graham.

Graham is the son of Rev. Billy Graham.

Members of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association are conducting prayer rallies in all fifty states this year. The tour made its thirty-fourth stop in Boise.

"America's attention is on this election year, but I do not believe Republicans or Democrats or any other party can turn this nation around-only God can," said Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. "God hears the prayers of his people, so we'll be calling on Christians in every state to pray fervently and faithfully for America."

Called Decision America Tour, the focus of the prayer rallies is to challenge Christians to pray for America and its leaders, and to live and promote biblical principles at home, in public -- and at the ballot box.

Following the rally, Graham spoke with the media and posed for pictures.