Saeed Abedini is a Christian pastor and an American citizen who has been imprisoned for his Christian faith in Iran. He has recently been moved to a prison where the leaders of Iran try to make prisoners disappear. He is among rapists and murderers and his life if in danger every day.
There seemed to be a glimmer of hope when there were talks taking place with Iran on their nuclear program. Unfortunately, our county has let down one of its own by not even bringing up his name as they negotiated a deal.
I'm not writing this to bash the president or talk politics, though. I am reminded that God is still in control even when things look bleak. God has Saeed there for a purpose and His plans cannot be thwarted. While it is my prayer that Saeed be freed soon and returned to his family. I don't know what the outcome will be for Saeed. So, all I can do,and what we all as Christians should be doing is to remember him and pray for him.
Please keep this man and his family in your constant prayers. Below I have written out my prayer for Saeed. Will you respond with a prayer of your own?
Sovereign Lord of the Universe. You are more powerful than any earthly kingdom. Your plans are perfect and will come to pass. There are many things I don't understand but I do know that you are all powerful and can work in this situation. There is nothing impossible for you.
I pray that you will protect Saeed from the other prisoners. I pray that you would guard his health and strengthen his weak body. I pray that he would know your presence and have peace because he knows you are there with him. I pray that many will come to know you through Saeed. Will you open their hearts to receive your Word and find redemption for their souls.?
I pray that You will work in the hearts of the leadership of Iran and that they will be compelled to release Saeed so that he may return to his family. Will you also give his family comfort and strength as they await his return?
I thank you that you hear our prayers and will answer. Thank you that we may come to your throne with boldness. Thank you that you will bring justice. Thank you that when we don't understand we can put our faith in you and know that nothing is beyond your control or power.
In Jesus name,