01:30 AM EDT 12/20/2014
Originally posted 11/08/2013 10:15AM
Billy Graham has prayed with every president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama, and inspired millions to follow Christ. This week, he delivered his final sermon – a video message he presented Thursday at his 95th birthday party – in which he looks into an uncertain future for the nation.
"Our country's in great need of a spiritual awakening," he says in the video, titled "My Hope America." "There have been times that I've wept as I've gone from city to city, and I've seen how far people have wandered from God."
He adds: "With all my heart, I want to leave you with the truth – that [Christ] loves you [and is] willing to forgive you of all your sins."
Originally posted 12/01/2011 03:00PM
Evangelist Billy Graham, who has served as a spiritual adviser to every president since Harry Truman, "remains in good spirits in an Asheville [N.C.] hospital, after a time of Bible reading and prayer with daughter, Gigi, last nite," his spokesman, A. Larry Ross, Tweeted Thursday.
Graham, 93, was tested for pneumonia after being admitted on Wednesday to Mission Hospital, near his home, for evaluation of his lungs.
According to the website of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the minister "was alert, smiling and waving at hospital staff. Mr. Graham’s personal physician, Lucian Rice, M.D., said that Mr. Graham's condition is stable."
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