Evangelist Franklin Graham says God has put a calling on his heart and he is following the Lord’s leading as he prepares to hold more prayer rallies across the U.S. in 2017, following last year’s successful 50-state Decision America Tour.
Starting in May, Graham kicked off this year’s tour with four stops in Tennessee. The Decision America Tennessee Tour took the gospel to Chattanooga, Clarksville, Jackson, and Memphis. This fall, he plans to take the tour to Texas, stopping in seven cities. At each rally, Graham will lead people in praying for America, and their state and local communities.
In 2016, Graham traveled to all 50 state capitals, encouraging people to pray, vote, and engage in the political process. As he shared the Good News of Jesus Christ at each prayer rally, Graham said he sensed God calling him to reach even more people throughout the United States.
“God has given me a burden to go back, this time to preach in medium and smaller cities across states and regions,” he said. “What America ultimately needs is spiritual change—a transformation that starts in individual hearts.”
Graham says he hopes to return to every single state over the next several years. It’s his vision that each region of the U.S. will be saturated “with the hope of the gospel and a call to prayer and repentance.”