Prayers Requested for Billy Graham

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A spokesman for the Rev. Billy Graham says the evangelist has generally been weaker since his 95th birthday celebration last month but his vital signs are good.

Spokesman Mark DeMoss said Tuesday that Graham is at his home in Montreat, N.C., and does not appear to be in any imminent danger.

Franklin Graham has said he would appreciate prayers for his father.

Billy Graham celebrated his birthday in Asheville, N.C., on Nov. 7 surrounded by hundreds of friends and guests. Two weeks after the party, Graham was hospitalized for two days for observation and lung tests. He had been hospitalized in October for pulmonary testing.

Graham uses a wheelchair and has been hospitalized for several health-related issues over the past few years.

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Evangelist Billy Graham speaks to worshipers during the Greater Los Angeles Billy Graham Crusade at the Rose Bowl, Friday night, Nov. 19, 2004, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Worshipers hold hands during a prayer service in advance of the "Greater New York Billy Graham Crusade" at Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, NY, Saturday, June 18, 2005. Flushing Meadows Park will host the now 86-year-old Reverend Billy Grahams last crusade which is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of people from around the world together for a prayer service the weekend of June 24-26. (AP Photo/Adam Rountree)
Evangelist Billy Graham speaks to worshipers during the Greater Los Angeles Billy Graham Crusade at the Rose Bowl, Friday night, Nov. 19, 2004, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Evangelist Billy Graham, left, is led away from the lectern after speaking to worshipers during the Greater Los Angeles Billy Graham Crusade at the Rose Bowl, Friday night, Nov. 19, 2004, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
People raise their arms during a musical performance at the Rev. Billy Graham's Greater New York Crusade in Queens section of New York on Saturday, June 25, 2005. It was the second night of Graham's three-night crusade in the city. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
Kerline Gainey of Queens claps her hands during the first night at a thee-day Billy Graham Crusade in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the Queens borough of New York Friday June 24, 2005. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Worshipers from Bridgeway Alliance church of White Plains, NY, hold hands during a prayer service in advance of the "Greater New York Billy Graham Crusade" at Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, NY, Saturday, June 18, 2005. Flushing Meadows Park will host the now 86-year-old Reverend Billy Grahams last crusade which is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of people from around the world together for a prayer service the weekend of June 24-26. (AP Photo/Adam Rountree)
The Rev. Billy Graham removes his sunglasses after addressing the media about his upcoming crusade during a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. A frail Graham is returning to greater Los Angeles for a four-day crusade, Thursday through Sunday, that organizers say will be his last in California and his next to last ever. The event marks, to the day, the end of his first famous revival. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Fans of the Christian rock group DC Talk cheer the band during the third night of the Carolinas Billy Graham Crusade in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 28, 1996. From left are David Cash, 16, Kyle Lowman, 16, Tate Campbell, 16, and Brian Elder, 16. The crusade runs through Sunday, Sept. 29. (AP Photo/Peter A. Harris)
The Rev. Billy Graham addresses a crowd on the final day of an eight-day crusade at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Conn., in this May 26, 1985 photo. (AP Photo/Bob Child)
Clay Finnesand, 6, from left, Vincent Butler, 6, and Megan Laffoon, 7, all from Louisville, Ky., show varying degrees of enthusiasm as they wait to take the stage as candles during the third day of the Billy Graham crusade Saturday, June 23, 2001, in Louisville. Two programs Saturday were geared toward youths. The crusade will end Sunday. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)
Rev. Billy Graham is directed on stage at Ericsson Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 29, 1996 for the last night of the Carolinas Billy Graham Crusade. Many expect this to be his last crusade in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Peter A. Harris)
The Rev. Billy Graham, left, tours Arrowhead Stadium with crusade director Sherman Barnette in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004. Making his first public appearance since a series of medical problems sidelined him this spring, evangelist Billy Graham on Wednesday toured preparations for his weekend crusade in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Scott Rigsby, middle, of Campbellsville, Ky., sings with the choir at the Billy Graham Crusade on the last evening of the four-day crusade at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky., Sunday, June 24, 2001. (AP Photo/Patti Longmire)
American evangelist Billy Graham raises the birthday card in front of the birthday cake which were presented to him on his 72nd birthday at a pier in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 1990, after he arrived here for one his crusades. At right is the Rev. Tong Shu Kee, General Chairman of the Hong Kong Billy Graham Crusade. At center is an interpreter. (AP Photo/Bowles Chan)
The Rev. Billy Graham delivers a sermon in Westfalen-Halle during an eight-day crusade in Dortmund, Germany on April 5, 1970. (AP Photo)
Michael I. Okpara, Premier Eastern Nigeria and Mrs. Okpara at the Enugu Stadium, Eastern Nigeria, Feb. 8, 1960 during Billy Graham's address. (AP Photo)
The Rev. Billy Graham appears on a television screen during a live telecast of his crusade at New York's Madison Square Garden, that a standing-room-only crowd of over 19,000 attended, June 1, 1957. The hour of the telecast on the ABC network put the evangelist in competition with Perry Como on NBC and Jackie Gleason on CBS. (AP Photo)
Former professional boxer Billy Graham, left, shows the right hand which made him a welterweight contender in his ring career to Evangelist Billy Graham, a fighter in his own right, before session on the evangelist?s crusade at Madison Square Garden in New York City May 27, 1957. The ex-boxer presented the evangelist with a recording of new song ?The Man.? The ex-fighter composed the semi-religious number with the aid of co-writers. It was first meeting of the two Billys. (AP Photo/Matty Zimmerman
Campaign workers, surrounded by stacks of mailing material, get ready for evangelist Billy Graham's crusade at the headquarters in Midtown Manhattan on May 1, 1957. Graham opens May 15 in New York's Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo)
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