Prayers will be lifted up on behalf of Pastor Saeed Abedini across the nation and around the world this weekend.
Pastor Abedini, a U.S. citizen, was arrested by Iranian authorities three years ago this month and remains brutally imprisoned for his faith in Jesus Christ. When Pastor Abedini was recently told about the vigils, Naghmeh, his wife, recounted:
“Saeed was told of the prayer vigils that are happening on September 26th, which marks his third anniversary in prison. Told that he was not forgotten ... [his] face lit up and he was encouraged to hear that so many are praying for him. He was encouraged to know that a date that brought so much pain had become a day when Christians united together to pray for him and the persecuted church.”
According to The Bridge Christian Radio, Naghmeh will join hundreds of Christians for a prayer rally at Calvary Chapel in Old Bridge, NJ, on September 28. Naghmeh will also be in New York from September 28-October 1 and has requested a meeting with Iran’s president, who will be there at the same time to address the United Nations General Assembly.
In a Facebook post, Naghmeh said she’s praying for the meeting to happen, “not only to advocate for Saeed, but also [to] give them a chance to hear the Gospel message.”
“Please pray for open doors while I am there,” she wrote.
Notably, Naghmeh will speak at the Closing Gala Dinner on February 26, 2016, at Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, in Nashville, TN.
To find more information about this weekend’s prayer gatherings and to find a vigil in or nearest your area, visit beheardproject.com/prayer-vigil/saeed. To listen to Naghmeh's live interview with The Bridge Christian Radio on September 28 at 6:30 p.m. ET, visit www.bridgefm.org.
“When the people of God cry out, there is ALWAYS a turnaround,” said Naghmeh. “I am believing in the power of prayer as we gather to pray for Saeed and the persecuted church. I am expecting great things from a great God as we gather to pray in unity.”
By NRB Staff
Published: September 24, 2015