I’m sorry, but I can't climb over Scripture, Spirit conviction. and my own conscience to follow Franklin Graham's counsel. First, I believe it's too late to pray for America. As the Scripture clearly teaches, a nation can pass a point of no return with God, at which point it is too late to pray for that nation (Jeremiah 7:16; 11:14; 14:10-11). Our sinful nation, like sinful Judah, the nation of the Prophet Jeremiah, has exhausted God's patience and ensured itself of inevitable divine retribution.
According to the Bible, a sure sign of spiritual reprobation, that a people have been given up by God to their reprobate minds, is the acceptance, approval, and advocacy of homosexuality (Romans 1:18-32). Our nation, which has gone so far down the road of the reprobate as to enshrine same-sex marriage in our law, has proven itself, beyond a shadow of Scriptural doubt, irredeemably reprobate and impervious to prayers for its redemption.
When it comes to praying for our new president and vice president, as well as for all of our elected leaders, the Bible specifically teaches us to pray that God will use them to keep our society "quiet and peaceable" (1 Timothy 2:1-4). It is only in such a society that our Christian Faith can be practiced freely and we can freely preach the Gospel, so that all men will have an opportunity “to come to the knowledge of the truth” and “be saved.” This, according to the Scripture, is “good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,” as well as the specific reason for which the Scripture exhorts us to pray for those in authority. However, our new president, Joe Biden, has vowed to sign into law, within his first 100 days in office, Democrat's Equality Act, which will for all practical purposes outlaw in America the practice of our Christian Faith and the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This legislation, drafted by Democrats to appease the militant LGBT Community, will criminalize Christian convictions, Biblical beliefs, and the preaching of repentance, which Christ commissioned us to preach to all men everywhere (Luke 24:46-49).
In light of the above, it's clear to see the futility of praying for either our spiritually reprobate country or its spiritually reprobate leaders, like President-Elect Joe Biden, who've vowed to forbid Christians from practicing or preaching their Christian Faith. It isn't futile, however, but imperative, for us to pray for ourselves and others. As God told the Prophet Ezekiel, the prayers of the righteous, even in a land for which it is too late to pray, can still deliver the souls of the righteous themselves (Ezekiel 14:14, 20). Furthermore, we can still pray for our countrymen, even if it is too late to pray for our country. We can pray that God might grant them repentance, without which, they, like our unrepentant nation, will perish (2 Timothy 2:25; Luke 13:3, 5).
If we truly want to drop to our knees in prevailing prayer for others within our reprobate nation, then we need to desperately pray for their repentance, for until they turn from their sins with a broken heart and turn to Jesus Christ with all of their heart, they don't have a prayer!