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Prayer Alert: 2 years on, remembering pastor Saeed Abedini

September 26, 2014

Prayer Alert

2 years on, remembering pastor Saeed Abedini
Pastor Saeed Abedini and his family (Photo courtesy: ACLJ) 
26 September, Today marks the 2nd year anniversary of pastor Saeed Abedini’s imprisonment for his faith in Iran.

During a visit to Tehran, on 28 July 2012, pastor Abedini, 34, was detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and placed under house arrest for his Christian faith.

On 26 September 2012, Revolutionary Guard members raided pastor Abedini’s parent’s home and took him to an unknown location. 4 days later, pastor Abedini’s family was informed that he was in solitary confinement in the notorious Evin prison in Iran.

On 26 January 2013, pastor Abedini was handed an 8-year prison sentence for evangelizing and attempting to sway Iranian youth away from Islam.

"We are praying for a miracle. My hope is that, as thousands gather together on September 26, our governments and leaders will be reminded of the importance of religious freedom for all and continue to pressure Iran to secure Saeed's release," said Naghmeh Abedini, the pastor’s wife in a media report.

“The kids and I are longing to see Saeed returned home safely to us. The kids have been suffering for too long. Our family is ready. It is time," she added.

Prayer points:
  • Pray for pastor Abedini’s release from prison;
  • Pray for God’s protection over him;
  • Pray for Jesus’ comforting presence upon pastor Abedini’s wife, Naghmeh, and their children;
  • Pray for the release of all other Christians detained for their faith in Iran.
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