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Pastor Saeed Remains Imprisoned in Iran as the World Unites in Prayer for the Persecuted


Jordan Sekulow

July 24, 2014

2 min read

Middle East



American Pastor Saeed Abedini remains in a brutal Iranian prison in need of medical care.

His family was able to visit him yesterday – the second physical visitation (not behind barriers) allowed in the last two years in prison.  Though his family noted some improvement in his heath, he is still in need of surgery for injuries sustained from prison beatings.

As Pastor Saeed’s wife Naghmeh explained:

Saeed and his mom got to pray together and had a sweet time of prayer and fellowship. Saeed is doing better. He has heard about the prayer vigil and is praying and expecting great things as we come together and pray.

Prayer vigils marking the second anniversary of Pastor Saeed’s imprisonment in Iran are planned for September 26, 2014.

Already vigils have been organized in nearly 200 cities across more than a dozen nations, not only for Pastor Saeed but for the persecuted Church as a whole.

Pastor Saeed is the face of the persecuted church, one of many Christians around the world who face imprisonment, beatings, and even death for their faith.

You can learn more information about these vigils at BeHeardProject.com/prayer-vigil/Saeed.  New vigils and details for these vigils are being updated daily on this website.  If you are interested hosting a vigil in your city, you can email globalvigil2014@gmail.com.

As we pray for the persecuted, we celebrate the freedom of Meriam Ibrahim – who was on death row for her Christian faith and is now safely out of Sudan – we also remember those like Pastor Saeed who are still suffering for their faith.

As we continue fighting for Pastor Saeed’s freedom, please join hundreds of thousands of others in signing the petition for Pastor Saeed’s freedom.

As we are reminded by Meriam’s freedom, your voice makes a difference.

Please continue to pray and make plans to attend a vigil or join in prayer wherever you are on September 26th.

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