Despite being disinvited to speak at a Pentagon service for the National Day of Prayer May 6, Rev. Franklin Graham is in Washington to pray for the nation's leaders.
Graham and Focus on the Family founder James Dobson told CBN News that the increased pressure surrounding the National Day of Prayer speaks to the great need the U.S. has right now for prayer.
"A few Muslims complain. They have Ramadan, they have their prayer services there. I don't complain. I'm happy for them to do that," Graham said. "But for them to complain because I don't believe the way they believe, and I don't worship the God they worship-- I worship a different God than what they worship."
Click play to watch CBN News White House Correspondent David Brody's annalysis of the Day of Prayer controversy.
Also, watch more of Graham and Dobson's exclusive interview with CBN News on The Brody File.
"We don't hate anybody. We're not trying to hurt anybody, not trying to exclude anybody from their constitutional rights," Dobson added. "But we can stand for what we believe, and we have the courage to do that whether we take the heat or not."
Graham and Dobson will both speak at the Congressional National Day of Prayer Service Thursday morning.
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., and 35 of his colleagues signed a letter Wednesday urging the military to re-invite Graham to their National Day of Prayer event.
The letter was written by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.
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