Thousands gather as evangelist Franklin Graham speaks at capitol

Posted at 7:57 PM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 08:15:13-04

 Finding a place to even stand on the capitol lawn Tuesday was a task.

Over 8,000 people joined hands in prayer, listening to evangelist Franklin Graham's message to Christians.

"It's something god is doing," said Graham. "They're not coming here to hear me they are coming here to take a stand and to pray and I believe that you are going to see the Christian vote this coming November.

It's all part of the "Decision America Tour" where prayer rallies are held at each state's capitol in the United States.

Today's stop in Lansing was number 45 out of the 50 state tour.

The response has been overwhelming.

"It shows how concerned people are and how afraid they are of the direction we are going in as a nation," said Graham.

Graham isn't endorsing any candidate. Instead, he's encouraging Christian's vote with their biblical values this election.

He also says more Christian's need to get involved in politics, even if it's just a school board.

"I like the way he approached the subjects," said Linda Jakeway from Mason. "This is a man of god, that is what he was here to teach, and that's what he thought, It was very inspiring."

Inspiring even to the youngest in the crowd.

"This will be the year that I can actually vote and its very important to me that I vote," said Isaac Couturier who drive all the way from Cedar Springs, Michigan to hear Graham speak. "It makes me feel known to my country that I have a voice and I can vote for who I want to impact my life and my country."

Graham's next stop is Indianapolis Tuesday night where he'll address a crowd at the Indiana State Capitol.