Franklin Graham Calls for Easter Ceasefire in Ukraine

Franklin Graham looks at a map of Ukraine during a visit there in March.
Franklin Graham looks at a map of Ukraine during a visit there in March.

Following a recent visit to Ukraine, Franklin Graham is calling for a 10-day ceasefire from April 15-24, which encompasses Easter observances worldwide. He’s also asking churches around the globe to pray during this time.

“This is a man-made disaster, a historic humanitarian crisis—and I believe God is the only solution,” he wrote on Facebook. “I am urging Christians around the world to pray for God to work in the hearts of leaders involved and to intervene and bring peace and an end to the conflict.”

>>This Easter Sunday, watch Franklin Graham’s message from Ukraine, broadcast on Fox News at noon ET.

When asked why he’s calling for a ceasefire for just 10 days, Graham responded, “If they can stop fighting for a week or 10 days, maybe they can stop fighting for two weeks. If they stop for two weeks, maybe they can stop for a month. If they stop for a month, maybe they can stop for good. You’ve got to start somewhere.”

Read Franklin Graham’s full post:

We have all been heartbroken to see the lives that are being utterly devastated by the deadly conflict going on in…

Posted by Franklin Graham on Thursday, March 31, 2022

Billy Graham chaplains have been serving in locations across Ukraine, including Lviv—which has been a hub for people fleeing the country, as well as Southwest and Central Ukraine. Samaritan’s Purse has an emergency field hospital set up in Lviv, as well as multiple medical clinics around the country.

In response to Graham’s call for prayer over this nation, thousands of people responded on social media with their prayers for peace.

Will you also pray for an end to the fighting?