The 26 September marked the 2nd year anniversary of Pastor Saeed Abedini’s imprisonment for his faith in Iran.
During a visit to Tehran from the US, 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. Four 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 evangelising and attempting to sway Iranian youth away from Islam.
He has since been transferred to the brutal Rajai Shahr prison.
“We are praying for a miracle… 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,” said Naghmeh Abedini, the pastor’s wife in a media report.
Sources: WEA Religious Liberty Commission, CBN
- 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 all Iranian Christian prisoners, may the Lord strengthen them, may they take every opportunity to act as His witnesses while in prison and may they be encouraged as they see the Holy Spirit at work.