By Mark Ellis —
Anne Graham Lotz requested prayers for her son Jonathan, 50, currently in critical condition battling Covid in an ICU unit at an undisclosed hospital.
Anne is the second daughter of evangelist Billy Graham and his wife Ruth Graham. She founded AnGeL Ministries, has authored 11 books, including Just Give Me Jesus.
She posted the following on Facebook yesterday:
“Jonathan is in ICU. Genesis 41:52 came to mind when I read the following text Jonathan sent me this morning. He is being fruitful in the land of his affliction: ‘I am physically exhausted yet Spiritually overflowing! I am continually pouring over the Psalms of Ascent (120-134) in ICU. I have had the privilege of sharing Jesus with the ER & ICU staff! What a Savior! God is so good!’
“Please be encouraged that God is hearing and answering your prayers—just please don’t let up. Pray he will not have to go on a ventilator, that his oxygen levels would increase, that his lungs will be strengthened, healed and that his health will be fully restored—with no long term complications. My heart is filled with gratitude for your prayers.”
As of Monday morning, he had not been placed on a ventilator, according to news sources.
Jonathan is an ordained minister and founder of Jonathan Lotz Ministries. His biography on his ministry page says he’s “experienced athletic disappointment, then cancer, then divorce, then unemployment.”
He worked for his evangelist grandfather, the Rev. Billy Graham, in the 1990’s through 2002, and also managed a Chick-fil-A restaurant.
Graham died at age 99 at his North Carolina home in 2018. He is regarded as one of the 20th century’s most influential religious figures in taking the Good News to 215 million people in 185 countries over seven decades.