Please Pray For Pastor Saeed

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http://aclj.org/iran/pastor-saeed-birthday-chains-christ

**UPDATE: AS OF  MAY 12,2013                                PASTOR SAEED WAS REMOVED FROM SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. HE STILL SUFFERS FROM UNTREATED INTERNAL BLEEDING.  PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY.

 

DEAR ONE,                                                                                                                                                                                    Today, May 7th is Pastor Saeed’s birthday, and he is “celebrating” what should be a festive occasion, not with his wife and kids, but in the dark confines of what his wife Naghmeh describes as “a small dark whole.”

For 223 days, Pastor Saeed – a U.S. citizen – has had to face the harsh reality of one of the most oppressive and deadly places on earth, Evin Prison.  He has undergone beatings, physical and mental torture, and unending persecution all because of his Christian faith.

Yesterday, the day before his birthday, Pastor Saeed’s father was again turned away by prison officials, denied the ability to see his son.  There are new fears that Pastor Saeed’s health – he has for months suffered untreated internal bleeding from beatings he sustained in prison – is worsening.

Yet, through all of the abuse and torment he has endured at the hands of his Iranian captors, he remains resilient in his faith.

Thousands of others have also engaged in a letter writing campaign for Pastor Saeed’s birthday.  To date, 52,501 letters have been written to Pastor Saeed at SaveSaeed.org.  These letters show the impact that Pastor Saeed’s case is having in people’s lives.  One letter reads, “Your Message of forgiveness is an amazing Testimony and actually helped us realize there was some one in our life we needed to forgive, thank you.”

We are in the process of literally printing out and delivering each one of these more than 50,000 letters to Evin Prison.  If you have not already done so, write Pastor Saeed a letter of hope and encouragement today.  Let him know he is not forgotten.  Let the Iranian officials know that no one should be imprisoned because of their religious beliefs.

Though his spends his birthday in the confines of a lonely, dark prison cell, he should know that hundreds of thousands of people all over the world are standing by his side, praying for him, and demanding Iran cease its human rights abuse and release him so he can be reunited with his  his family.

Father God,
We thank you for the incredible love and faith demonstrated in the life of Pastor Saeed.   We ask that you comfort him in his solitary imprisonment, and ask that you heal his wounds.  May he continue to be a mighty witness of your love and forgiveness.  We pray that many of his captors see God in his life, and confess Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  Send your ministering angels to encourage Pastor Saeed and his family.  Help them all to finish the work you have given them to do, and grant  them the endurance to finish the race you have set before them.  May the Grace of our Lord be with them tonight and always.  Amen.
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Comments

  1. I’ve been shocked at this! My heart weeps for them~ I’ve been praying and donating when possible ~ Thank you for the post.

    • Cheryl Zelenka says:

      We all need to do what we can for this man and his family. God is moving through this man’s faith in the US and internationally. May God give him endurance, perseverance, courage, faith, hope, grace….. and freedom.

  2. Didn’t know about this terrible situation 🙁
    May God heal and help him. I will pray for him.

    • Cheryl Zelenka says:

      Hi Ms Sandra,
      Yes, it is tragic…. but God is using him in a mighty way. My hope is that He would be released just as Peter was delivered from his chains….. and escorted out by an angel. There is power in prayer. Blessings!

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