Our Father in Heaven, we owe everything to you. Please listen to our prayers for Saeed Abedini today and every day. Though we do not always understand Your will, we do know there is some Godly thing to come from Saeed Abedini's imprisonment and suffering. Please allow Your lovingkindness to surround Saeed and keep him at peace. Please help to lessen the terrible pain of his separation from family. Please help him to stay healthy and well, in spite of repeated torture. Please keep Saeed's wife and children strong and in Your love during their fight to bring husband and father home. Please bring Saeed home, according to your will. Thank you for all of our blessings, each and every day. In the name of your son, Jesus, we pray.
"An Iranian court rejected an appeal from Saeed Abedini, the American pastor held in Iran for his Christian faith, and refused to reduce the eight-year prison term his supporters believe is tantamount to a death sentence, according to his family and lawyers, Fox News reports. Abedini, 33, an American citizen who lives in Idaho with his wife and two children, has been held in Iran's Evin Prison since last September, following his arrest on a bus. His supporters say he has been beaten and tortured in the prison, and that he was only in Iran to try to start a secular orphanage. "While we remained hopeful that Iran would use its own appeal process to finally show respect for Pastor Saeed's basic human rights, again Iran has demonstrated an utter disregard for the fundamentals of human rights," said Jordan Sekulow, executive director of the American Center for Law and Justice, which represents Abedini's wife and children."
Read Iranian Court Nixes Appeal From Jailed American Pastor at Religion Today.