Thank You for all of our blessings, great and small.
We come to You to ask that you continue to watch over Saeed Abedini. Protect him from every harm while he is incarcerated in this dangerous environment at Rajaï Shahr. We ask that You keep him strong and mighty, in order to spread the glory of Your promise. Please instill a sense of duty in our leaders, so that they will press with determination to bring about our citizen's freedom from this terrible ordeal. We ask You to soften the persecutors' hearts, so they will release him to come home to his family this Christmas.
We ask that You comfort the many who suffer in Your name, all over the world this, the season of Your Son's birth.
In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Please read this update by Jordan Sekulow, Pastor Abedini's Wife to Congress: Don't Forget My Husband, at Charisma News.
"Pastor Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh, and I testified before Congress Thursday about the American pastor's worsening plight.
"The U.S. government must make Pastor Saeed a priority.
"Pastor Saeed’s wife told Congress about the dire situation facing her husband in Iran: "After he endured more than a year in one of the world’s worst prisons, Evin Prison in Tehran, on Nov. 3, 2013, the Iranian regime transferred my husband to Iran’s most deadly prison, Rajaï Shahr. The Iranian regime sends prisoners to Rajaï Shahr to disappear. It sends prisoners to Rajaï Shahr to deny them their human rights. It sends prisoners to Rajaï Shahr to die.
" "While he was in Evin Prison, I feared for his life because he was brutally beaten by guards and interrogators, which resulted in internal injuries. But at least in Evin Prison he was in a ward with fellow prisoners of conscience. When Iranian officials transferred him to Rajaï Shahr, he was surrounded by some of Iran’s most violent criminals, rapists and murderers.
" "Since he arrived at Rajaï Shahr, he has been repeatedly threatened and robbed at knifepoint. At times he has awoken to find a knife-wielding prisoner standing over him at his bed.
" "Prisoners have murdered other prisoners while prison officials stood by and did nothing. In that place, nothing but the hand of God keeps him from being killed. Each day he remains in that dreadful place could mean a death sentence; any day could be execution day." "