Three thousand people braved the threat of rain to hear evangelist Franklin Graham speak at the North Dakota State Capitol May 25, as part of his Decision America Tour 2016.
Graham is traveling the country, holding prayer rallies and preaching the gospel in all 50 states. He's encouraging Christians to pray for our nation just as Nehemiah cried out to God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and restore hope.
Many people have told Graham that America is too late and the nation has gone too far, but he disagrees.
"With God, we have not gone to far. With God, we've got a chance. With God, we have hope. But if we as a nation don't repent of our sins and confess our sins, I believe God's judgement may come upon America," said Graham.
Hand-in-hand, the crowd prayed for a variety of challenges our nation faces. North Dakota is state 26 of Pastor Graham's journey.
One thing we've learned over the past few months in the presidential race is how that both parties have a message of returning America to unity and importance.
Over the next of couple days, influential political figures will be in Bismarck, and Franklin Graham is in Bismarck Wednesday to share a message of hope for our country and North Dakota.
That's exactly why hundreds of North Dakotan's are gathering at the capitol grounds to hear his words of encouragement.
Why Franklin Graham? Well he and his father, Billy Graham, have dedicated their lives to meeting the spiritual needs of people everywhere.
Franklin Graham is also the president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse.
This year, he's traveling to all 50 states for his Decision America Tour 2016. North Dakota is stop number 26 of the journey. His vision is to urge Christians across the country to pray for our nation and to live out their faith, not just at home and in the public, but at the ballot box.