Prayers requested for ailing Billy Graham

Franklin Graham asked for prayer for his ailing father, the Rev. Billy Graham, through a note posted online today.

In a note on the website of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Franklin Graham said his father has been weak since a gala celebration of his 95th birthday held Nov. 7 at the Omni Grove Park Inn.

"Since that night a few short weeks ago, he has had another bout with a respiratory infection and was hospitalized briefly before returning home to recuperate. He is extremely weak but his vitals are good," Franklin Graham said in his note.

"Our family would appreciate your prayers for him that the Lord would strengthen him."

The note came after Franklin Graham told a Charlotte TV station last week that his father had been in declining health since the birthday party.

The gala drew about 1,000 people, including such media celebrities as Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Greta Van Susteren and other Graham friends.


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