Billy Graham and Mitt Romney
Billy Graham (center) and his son, Franklin Graham, met with Gov. Mitt Romney during his visit to the evangelist's mountain home Thursday afternon, while in the region for a speaking engagement in Asheville. At the end of their half-hour discussion, Graham prayed for the governor, his family and our nation during this critical time. (A. Larry Ross)

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney met with Billy Graham on Thursday. Romney asked the 93-year-old evangelist to pray for him for the duration of the campaign.

“I’ll do all I can to help you,” Graham said, according to the AFP.

Graham and his son, Franklin, met with Romney at Graham’s North Carolina home in Asheville, N.C. The meeting lasted 30 minutes.

"It was an honor to meet and host Gov. Romney in my home today, especially since I knew his late father, former Michigan Gov. George Romney, whom I considered a friend,” Graham said. “I have followed Mitt Romney's career in business, the Olympic Games, as governor of Massachusetts and, of course, as a candidate for president of the United States.”

Graham said what impresses him even more than Romney's successful career are his values and strong moral convictions. Graham appreciates his faithful commitment to his “impressive family,” particularly his wife, Ann, of 43 years and his five married sons.
"It was a privilege to pray with Gov. Romney—for his family and our country. I will turn 94 the day after the upcoming election, and I believe America is at a crossroads,” Graham said. “I hope millions of Americans will join me in praying for our nation and to vote for candidates who will support the biblical definition of marriage, protect the sanctity of life and defend our religious freedoms."

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