Pray for Saeed Abedini and his family
In an article published shortly after Pastor Saeed was sentenced, his wife said that he has twenty days to appeal his conviction. Pray Psalm 57 for Saeed Abedini. Speak his name instead of saying “I” or “me” as you pray this psalm.
In news released yesterday (January 27, 2013) Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen accused of being a threat to Iranian national security, has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment in one of Iran’s most harsh prisons. Some reports said that he had been beaten and tortured while in prison since his arrest on September 26, 2012. Please keep Pastor Abedini and his family in your prayers.
Today the trial continued, but Saeed Abedini, the accused, was not permitted to attend. See the Update in this article from yesterday. This trial is not conducted the way we expect trials in the US to proceed.
Please continue to pray for Saeed Abedini. He needs courage, physical strength, and the confidence that Christ goes with him through this trial.