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Christians around the world rejoice that Saeed Abedini has been released from prison.

Saeed, an Iranian believer from a Muslim background who later became a US citizen, had been imprisoned since September 2012. He was serving an eight-year prison sentence on charges of undermining national security, due to his involvement with house fellowships.

During his time in prison, he suffered serious health issues, physical and verbal abuse and received death threats on account of his faith in Christ.

Saeed was released on 16 January as part of a prisoner exchange between the US and Iran that also saw the release of three other Iranian-Americans: Jason Rezaian, Amir Hekmati and Nosratollah Khosravi.

Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh, expressed her joy and surprise at the news of his release and thanked the many people around the world who had been interceding for Saeed and his family.

Source: Middle East Concern

Prayer Points

  • Join with Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh, in thanking the Lord for Saeed’s release as well as the release of the other American prisoners.
  • Pray Saeed will experience physical, emotional and spiritual healing, and know the Lord’s strength and enabling as he and his family are reunited.
  • Pray the Christian witness of Saeed will endure and be used by the Lord to strengthen and encourage others in prison.

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