Evangelist Franklin Graham is kicking off a national tour of state capitols Tuesday, calling on Christians to repent, pray and uphold Biblical values at home and at the ballot box. The 50-state tour, called “Decision America Tour 2016,” began Tuesday afternoon on the steps of Des Moines, Iowa’s capitol.

On his website, Graham says he will “be urging Christians to vote, to live out their faith in every part of their lives, and to pray for our nation just as Nehemiah cried out to God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and restore hope to His people.”

The trip comes ahead of the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses in which Graham is urging Christians who care about social issues to go to the polls and vote for “godly leaders.” “I believe we are perilously close to the moral tipping point for the survival of the United States of America,” Graham wrote in the most recent Decision magazine article. “I refuse to be silent and watch the future of our children and grandchildren be offered up on pagan altars of personal pleasure and immorality.” FULL REPORT