By Anugrah Kumar
Billy Graham is “doing OK, just OK,” according to his son, Franklin Graham, who asked for prayers for his ailing father on the weekend, saying he’s “ready to go to heaven” whenever that day comes.
Evangelist Graham was hospitalized after his 95th birthday celebration for observation and lung tests last November, and has been very weak since then, Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, told WBTV.
“My father is ready to go to heaven and whenever that day comes, he’s ready,” quoted Franklin Graham as saying Sunday. “He’s worked hard all of his life and faithful to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ his entire life. And so he’s ready to go home and I’m praying that the Lord will leave him a little longer. We need him.”
“His vitals are good but he just does not have strength,” he said, adding, “For those that are watching, my father would appreciate your prayers.”
The son added that Graham’s weakness has made communication difficult. “He knows when I’m in the room. He recognizes me. He’ll say a few words to me, but to be able to carry on a conversation – it’s been difficult since Christmas.”