Franklin Graham speaks at annual Governors Prayer Breakfast

Published: Mar. 23, 2019 at 4:02 PM AKDT
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Franklin Graham first visited Alaska in 1971. Today, he owns a home at Lake Clark, and his organization Samaritan's Purse has participated in projects throughout the state over the years.

However, Graham's most recent visit to Alaska is due to his role of guest speaker at this years Alaska Governors Prayer Breakfast in Anchorage.

Graham sat beside Gov. Mike Dunleavy before taking the podium to address a crowd of 1100 people on Saturday. Channel 2 asked Graham after the event what his message was for Alaskans.

"I would encourage all Alaskans to pray for their governor, and to pray for all of your state legislators, regardless of what party they're in," he said. "They need prayer, that God would give them wisdom."

The annual event has taken place since 1983.

As for Gov. Dunleavy, he called his first attendance at the breakfast as governor "a fantastic experience."

According to the event web page, the Alaska Governors Prayer Breakfast is meant to be a non-profit and non-political occasion.