Please pray for Pastor Saeed as he undergoes unspeakable hardship and torture in an Iranian prison because he refuses to deny Jesus Christ.
So often we think of Martyrs as people who lived in the past — people like St. Stephen, or St. Nicholas who remained in prison for 11 years for refusing to renounce his faith in Jesus Christ, St. Philhomena, St. Maximillian Kolbe, and many others who lived so long ago. But there are those who are tortured and abused just as badly today for refusing to deny their love and faith in Jesus Christ.
These modern day martyrs–in China, Bishop Ma Daquin, and now in Iran, Pastor Saeed Abedini, are a shining light in the world’s darkness —- heroes for the Faith. Their hardship only makes their love stronger, their faith greater and the light they shine brighter until it is a beacon for all to see.
“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church” wrote Tertullian in the 2st Century. That fact has not changed. These heroes who suffer for Christ today do great good and convert many to the faith.
Please listen to Pastor Saeed’s beautiful letter to his wife, proclaiming his love for Jesus Christ despite the horrific abuse he has endured from those who are trying to torture him into denying the Lord. Even now in the letter he wrote from that hellish place he is inspiring all of us to stay strong for God’s glory…
“..See your golden opportunities in pressures and difficulties….see the Shining Morning Star in the dark times in your life…….Stay strong for His glory! He will come back soon. Be with God and give your best efforts for His kingdom.
Pastor Saeed, Servant of Jesus Christ in chains for endurance of the Gospel. I love you all.”
Please then go to ACLJ.org to sign the petition for Pastor Saeed’s release so that he may return home to his beautiful family.
God bless you! And God bless Pastor Saeed!