Join the Decision American Tour

Pam Griffin
Franklin Graham

On Jan. 5, on the steps of the state Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, Franklin Graham kicked off the Decision America Tour, a series of noon prayer rallies in each state throughout 2016. More than 2,500 people turned out to pray for the United States.

Graham is visiting all 50 states, challenging Christians to pray for the country and take a stand for their faith. This urgent mission has been dubbed the Decision America Tour, and you can be part of it.

The next tour stops Jan. 12 at noon on the Historic Capitol Steps in Tallahassee.

Destin United Methodist Church hopes to fill several buses for the trip to the capital. The cost for the bus trip is $40 per passenger and will leave the church at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12. The bus will return to the church by 6 p.m. Sign up needs to be by Friday, Jan. 8. Call 837-2021 for more information.

If you are too late to sign up, you can get a group together and travel by car.

At each stop, Franklin Graham will hold a prayer rally, calling on Americans to boldly live out their faith and help turn the country back to God.

“I think the problem with our nation today is the failure of the Church,” Franklin Graham said. “We have gotten ourselves into a mess as a country,” he added, and said there’s only one source of hope.

“I don’t have hope in the Republican party or the Democratic party. The only hope that I have is in the Church if it would repent of its sins,” he said. “And if we confess our sins individually and then repent, then I believe God … can use us.”

Franklin will ask Christians to pray for the country, vote for people who hold biblical values and run for public office at every level. He will not endorse any candidates in the 2016 race but will preach the Gospel at each rally.

“God hears the prayers of his people, so I’m calling on people of faith in every state to pray fervently for America and our leaders,” Franklin Graham said on his Facebook page. “I want to challenge Christians across our land to boldly live out and promote biblical principles at home, in public and at the ballot box. The only hope for this country is if the people of God are willing to take a stand for truth and righteousness.”

While the country has been racing toward moral decline, Franklin says it isn’t too late to save it.

“We need to go back to where the Church is in the center of this nation,” he said. “And God just might use the Church to turn this country around.”