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Billy Graham was a preacher who lived from 1914-2018. He preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to more than 215 million people around the world. His first sermon was delivered at a tent revival in Charlotte, North Carolina and he would preach for 16 hours without stopping. In 1949, Graham founded The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association with headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is still active today as a nonprofit organization that provides resources to pastors and ministry workers on how they can effectively share their faith with others.
He spent his life preaching about God’s love for all people regardless of background or belief system and created an environment where Christians could come together to learn from one another while strengthening their relationship with God through prayer and worshipful singing.
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About Billy Graham

birth of the author

November 7, 1918

death of the author

February 21, 2018

religion of the author


education of the author

Florida Bible Institute Wheaton College


Prayer is our lifeline to God. — Billy Graham

Prayer is simply a two–way conversation between you and God. — Billy Graham

Prayer is the Christian’s greatest weapon. — Billy Graham

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive’ (Matthew 21:22). — Billy Graham

prayer is our lifeline to god Billy Graham quote

Prayer is not an option but a necessity. — Billy Graham

Prayer shouldn’t be a burden but a privilege–God wants our fellowship. — Billy Graham

I believe that the greatest form of prayer is praise to God. — Billy Graham

Someone has said, ‘Prayer is the highest use to which speech can be put. — Billy Graham

God welcomes our prayers. He is much more concerned about our hearts than our eloquence. — Billy Graham

prayer is simply a two way conversation between you and god Billy Graham quote

The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless. — Billy Graham

Heaven is full of answers to prayer for which no one bothered to ask. — Billy Graham

A friend of mine defines prayer as ‘a declaration of dependence. — Billy Graham

In the Bible God speaks to us; in prayer we speak to God. Both are essential. — Billy Graham

When troubles come may prayer be your automatic response. — Billy Graham

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Prayer is the companion of Bible study. — Billy Graham

Prayer is not our using of God; it more often puts us in the position where God can use us. — Billy Graham

May our prayers today, and every day, be from our hearts and with the focus of our whole being. — Billy Graham

What event led Billy Graham to his religious calling?

In 1934, while attending a revival meeting led by the evangelist Mordecai Ham, Billy Graham underwent a religious experience and professed his “decision for Christ.



There’s a way of life, there’s a way of death. Which way are you on? — Billy Graham

Life is a glorious opportunity. — Billy Graham

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Nothing in our lives takes God by surprise. — Billy Graham

Our life is not of this world. — Billy Graham

The greatest surprise in life to me is the brevity of life. — Billy Graham

The Christian life isn’t a playground but a battlefield. — Billy Graham

I will never do anything in my entire life except preach the Gospel. — Billy Graham

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There is no joy in life like the joy of sharing. — Billy Graham

A life without God is like a boat without an anchor. — Billy Graham

To live the life of God we must have the nature of God. — Billy Graham


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Prayer should not be merely an act, but an attitude of life. — Billy Graham

Don’t waste your life on things that have no eternal value. — Billy Graham

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The Bible says we must choose two ways of life. — Billy Graham

Do you want to trust your life in God’s pocket or keep it in your own? — Billy Graham

True prayer is a way of life, not just for use in cases of emergency. — Billy Graham

You can’t control the length of your life. You can control the depth — Billy Graham

We were created to live a life of prayer. — Billy Graham

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Give your life to Christ, he’ll challenge you. — Billy Graham


Fear can banish faith, but faith can banish fear. — Billy Graham

Your faith and hope are in god. — Billy Graham

Faith is loved and honored by God more than any other single thing. — Billy Graham

The Bible differentiates clearly between true faith and mere religiosity. — Billy Graham

fear can banish faith but faith can banish fear Billy Graham quote

Don’t be a half–Christian. There are too many of such in the world. The world has a profound respect for people who are sincere in their faith. — Billy Graham

Only a strong faith–a faith based on God’s Word–will protect us from temptation and doubt. — Billy Graham

The only sin God cannot forgive is the sin of rejecting Christ. Turn to Him in repentance and faith–and He will forgive. — Billy Graham

To suffer for the faith is not a penalty; it is a privilege. — Billy Graham

While we do not place our faith directly in angels, we should place it in the God who rules the angels; then we can have peace. — Billy Graham

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Faith grows when it is planted in the fertile soil of God’s Word. — Billy Graham

Prayer is more than a wish; it is the voice of faith directed to God. — Billy Graham

The Bible teaches that faith is the only approach that we have to God. No man has sins forgiven, no man goes to heaven, no man has assurance of peace and happiness, until he has faith in Jesus Christ. — Billy Graham

Unless men of purpose, integrity, and faith stand together in unswerving loyalty to Jesus Christ, the future of the world is dark indeed. — Billy Graham

It is impossible to believe anything into existence. The gospel did not come into being because men believed it…The fact always precedes the faith. — Billy Graham

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A prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian. — Billy Graham

Among those Christians to whom hell means little, Calvary means less. — Billy Graham

The Christian is an idol breaker. — Billy Graham

The Christian should stand out like a sparkling diamond. — Billy Graham

The world’s favorite verb is ‘get’. The verb of the Christian is ‘give’ — Billy Graham

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Gratitude is one of the greatest Christian virtues; ingratitude, one of the most vicious sins. — Billy Graham

The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. — Billy Graham

We aren’t only called to become Christians; we are called to be Christians. — Billy Graham

Throughout my ministry, I have sought to build bridges between Jews and Christians. — Billy Graham

Some believe strongly that each Christian may have his own guardian angel assigned to watch over him or her. — Billy Graham

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Pleasure depends on circumstances, but Christian joy is completely independent of health, money, or surroundings. — Billy Graham

I am still learning, for the Christian life is one of constant growth. — Billy Graham

Sincerity is the biggest part of selling anything––including the Christian plan of salvation. — Billy Graham

Becoming a Christian takes only a single step; being a Christian means walking with Christ the rest of your life. — Billy Graham

To the Christian death is the exchanging of a tent for a building. — Billy Graham

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As Christians, we have only one authority, one compass: the Word of God. — Billy Graham

I’m in a win–win playoff. ‘ Response of a Christian dying of cancer at thirty on the prospect of miraculous healing. — Billy Graham

In some ways, Christians are homeless. Our true home is waiting for us, prepared by the Lord Jesus Christ. — Billy Graham


I am convinced the greatest act of love we can ever perform for people is to tell them about God’s love for them in Christ. — Billy Graham

The Bible is God’s love letter to us. — Billy Graham

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Whatever you love most, be it sports, pleasure, business or God, that is your god! — Billy Graham

Our little things are all big to God’s love; our big things are all small to His power. — Billy Graham

Those who have a true love of freedom will do everything in their power to keep the freedom that they have. — Billy Graham

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Because God is love, He could not completely cast man aside. — Billy Graham

It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge and my job to love. — Billy Graham

whatever you love most be it sports pleasure business or god that is your god Billy Graham quote

I just wanted to tell them how much I apprecIated the love for my famIly. — Billy Graham

Evil is real–but so is God’s power and love. — Billy Graham

When asked his secret of love, being married fifty–four years to the same person, he said, ‘Ruth and I are happily incompatible. — Billy Graham

Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love. — Billy Graham

My calling is to preach the love of God and the forgiveness of God and the fact that he does forgive us. — Billy Graham

our little things are all big to god s love our big things are all small to his power Billy Graham quote

Love your children–and let them know you love them. Children who experience love find it far easier to believe God loves them. — Billy Graham

Fear can paralyze us and keep us from believing God and stepping out in faith. The devil loves a fearful Christian! — Billy Graham

God’s holiness demands that sin be punished–but God’s love has provided the way of redemption through Christ. — Billy Graham

Homes that are built on anything other than love are bound to crumble. — Billy Graham

The Bible stresses that a marriage ideally should be a picture or a reflection of Christ’s love for His people. — Billy Graham

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Don’t miss what the Lord has in store for those who love Him and are willing to let Him be the Master of their lives. — Billy Graham


Once you have been to the cross, you will never be the same. — Billy Graham

Without the resurrection, the cross is meaningless. — Billy Graham

There is no way of salvation except through the cross of Christ. — Billy Graham

Some of us want the crown before the cross. — Billy Graham

once you have been to the cross you will never be the same Billy Graham quote

I’m going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: ‘Lord, remember me.’ — Billy Graham

Jesus Christ opened heaven’s door for us by His death on the cross. — Billy Graham

The greatest vision of sin that a person can ever receive is to look at the cross. — Billy Graham

At the foot of the cross, there are no racial barriers. — Billy Graham

Had Satan not set himself in opposition to God . . . there would have been no need for God to send His Son to the cross. — Billy Graham

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Sin is serious–so serious it sent Jesus Christ to the cross. Flee from [sin] and stay close to Christ. — Billy Graham

The closer the people of all races get to Christ and His cross, the closer they will get to one another. — Billy Graham

Jesus was born with the cross darkening His pathway . . . From the cradle to the cross, [Jesus’] purpose was to die. — Billy Graham

The cross is offensive because it directly confronts the evils which dominate so much of this world. — Billy Graham

Sin was conquered on the cross. Christ’s death is the foundation of our hope, the promise of our triumph. — Billy Graham

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The heart of the Christian Gospel with its incarnation and atonement is in the cross and the resurrection. Jesus was born to die. — Billy Graham

The thing that kept Christ on that cross was love, not the nail. — Billy Graham

Only as we bow in contrition, confession, and repentance at the foot of the cross, can we find forgiveness. There is the grace of God. — Billy Graham


Not one word about hell in the Bible would ever make you want to go there. — Billy Graham

The Bible is the Constitution of Christianity. — Billy Graham

not one word about hell in the bible would ever make you want to go there Billy Graham quote

The Bible is not an option, it is a necessity. You cannot grow spiritually strong without it. — Billy Graham

Communism has decided against God, against Christ, against the Bible, and against all religion. — Billy Graham

Not to decide is to decide not to, nowhere in the bible does it promise tomorrow. — Billy Graham

The Bible teaches that history began in the Middle East, and someday history will end in the Middle East. — Billy Graham

The Bible is clear that the Holy Spirit is God Himself. — Billy Graham

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The Bible teaches that whosoever is born of God does not practice sin. — Billy Graham

The Bible is clear–God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. — Billy Graham

I am never lonely when I am reading the Bible. Nothing dissolves loneliness like a session with God’s Word. — Billy Graham

The Bible teaches that our homes should be hospitable and that those who come in and out of our homes should sense the presence of Christ. — Billy Graham

Revenge easily descends into an endless cycle of hate and violence. The Bible says never repay evil with evil. — Billy Graham

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The Bible teaches that all sin begins with sinful thinking. — Billy Graham

If I stick to the Bible and preach the principles and the teachings of the Bible, and quote the Bible, it has an impact of its own. — Billy Graham

God’s standard is expressed in the Bible, and the ultimate example of that standard is Jesus Christ. When we live by the truth, we possess integrity. — Billy Graham

God has revealed Himself in the Book called the Bible. — Billy Graham

The human race is called on throughout the Bible to repent of sin and return to God. — Billy Graham

the bible is clear that the holy spirit is god himself Billy Graham quote

It (the Bible) has never bowed its head before the discoveries of science. — Billy Graham


The Bible says more about hell than about heaven. — Billy Graham

Heaven is real and hell is real, and eternity is but a breath away. — Billy Graham

You know, it’s a tremendous responsibility to try to tell people how to get to heaven.6 — David Frost

The moment we take our last breath on earth, we take our first in heaven. — Billy Graham

the bible says more about hell than about heaven Billy Graham quote

Heaven will be the perfection we’ve always longed for. All the things that made Earth unlovely and tragic will be absent in heaven. — Billy Graham

If there are any tears shed in heaven, it will be because we prayed so little. — Billy Graham

Remember: the Bible is our only authoritative source of information about Heaven. — Billy Graham

The most thrilling thing about heaven is that Jesus Christ will be there. I will see Him face to face. Jesus Christ will meet us at the end of life’s journey. — Billy Graham

Avail yourself of the greatest privilege this side of heaven. Jesus Christ died to make this communion and communication with the Father possible. — Billy Graham

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The Bay Area is so beautiful, I hesitate to preach about heaven while I’m here. — Billy Graham

Worship leader George Beverly Shea kidded Billy Graham that the latter would be unemployed in Heaven––while Shea would still have a job leading worship. — Billy Graham

The subject of heaven is much easier to accept than the subject of hell. And yet the Bible teaches both. — Billy Graham

God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there. — Billy Graham

Many of the mysteries of God–the heartaches, trials, disappointments, tragedies, and the silence of God in the midst of suffering–will be revealed in heaven. — Billy Graham

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Heaven gives us hope–hope for today and hope for the future. No matter what we’re facing, we know it is only temporary, and ahead of us is Heaven. — Billy Graham

Preach with authority. The authority for us is the Word of God. Preach with simplicity . . . Preach with urgency . . . heaven and hell are at stake. Preach for a decision. — Billy Graham

The reason we have this inner conviction that death is not the end–and that Heaven exists–is because we were created in the image of God. — Billy Graham

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