We hear of persecution around the world, but do we truly pause to pray for those who are currently be persecuted? More Christians are being persecuted today than in the history of the church. Next week in Iran, American Pastor Saeed Abedini is being tried for being a "threat to national security." His crime? Becoming a Christian. If convicted, Pastor Saeed will hang.
The U.S. State Department is aware of the situation and has expressed "serious concerns." I urge you to sign the petition at here to urge the State Department to intervene and rescue this American citizen from impending death.
Join me in praying for Pastor Saeed and the thousands of others who are being held captive around the world for their faith in Christ. Pray for Saeed's family as they helplessly await his trial on Monday. Pastor Saeed wrote an emotional letter to his family that you can read by clicking here.
For too long, the American church has been apathetic. It's time for us to join with our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted by daily lifting them up in prayer. Make a difference today by signing the petition!