Sermon Illustrations

In 1962, Billy Graham was in crusade in Seattle. One night, he awoke from a sound sleep with a deep burden to pray for actress Marilyn Monroe. That burden never left him for several days. He told his associates, and they tried to get in touch with her through her agent. They said, "Mr. Graham wants to see Miss Monroe and share with her." He said, "She’s too busy. She can’t be free for at least two weeks."

Within two weeks, the suicide of Marilyn Monroe had shocked our nation. They said when they found her body she was clutching a telephone as though she was trying to call somebody. Someone mused that she was calling for help, but no one was on the other end.