Graham Packs in Overflow Crowds for Korean Evangelistic Fest
The prayer movement in Korea is unlike prayers that Americans are used to. It's something Chad Hammond has never seen before and it's what led up to hundreds of thousands of people to hear the gospel message at the Busan Franklin Graham Festival.
"They pray at a level Americans would not believe," said festival director Hammod, who witnessed more than 325,000 Koreans fill Busan Asiad Stadium during the Oct. 18-21 evangelistic event.
Two years in the making, the latest Franklin Graham Festival took place in Korea‚Äôs second largest city, Busan, where Christians make up less than 10 percent of its population. Throughout the weeks ahead of the much anticipated event, more than 1,000 people gathered at sunrise every day praying that God would bring revival to the Korean peninsula like He did a century ago and even a few decades ago when Franklin's father, world renowned evangelist Billy Graham, held...
Matthew 6 5. And when ye pray, ye shall not be as the hypocrites: for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have received their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret shall recompense thee. Matthew 6 9. After this manner therefore pray ye. Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil [one.] 14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.