[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]American Christian Pastor Saeed Abedini has been imprisoned in the Islamic Terrorist State of Iran for almost three years for the “crime” of being a Christian. On May 7, Pastor Saeed observed his 35th birthday by issuing an open letter to America on the day that is also the “National Day of Prayer” in the United States.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Shamefully ignored by ‘We don’t leave anyone behind’ Obama, even during the ongoing nuclear negotiations with the terrorist state, Pastor Saeed has had to endure horrific conditions in one of the worst prisons on the planet, dealing with chronic pain from regular beatings.
Pastor Saeed was able to deliver his call for a spiritual “Revival” in America to a family member visiting him in Iran last week, according to Jordan Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).
In his open letter, Pastor Saeed, whose wife and children still reside in America, calls for Americans repent for its sins, and to use what freedom they still have to effect revival through prayer, saying, “without revival there can be no true success or blessing.”
Below is the entire open letter via ACLJ:
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
I have been made aware that the National Day of Prayer (May 7th) falls on my birthday this year! As an American and as a prisoner for Christ I have spent many hours praying and crying out to God for revival for this great nation. We all hope for the success of our nation and for America to be blessed, but without revival there can be no true success or blessing. As Ezra’s cried out to God in repentance and the Israelites joined him in weeping bitterly and turning from their sin, I would like to ask you to join me in repenting and praying for revival. Me from inside of these prison walls and you on the outside.
“Now while Ezra was praying, and while he was confessing, weeping, and bowing down before the house of God, a very large assembly of men, women, and children gathered to him from Israel; for the people wept very bitterly.”
Ezra re-built the spiritual walls of Jerusalem while Nehemiah re-built the physical walls. Therefore, please join me in rebuilding the spiritual wall of our beloved country.
In times of need we see how much government and authorities can influence our everyday life, and when we see that their decisions do not match with our beliefs and standards, our initial reaction is to blame the leadership or the situations surrounding us for our hardships. But the truth is that change has to start with us, just as a wave has power to lead it’s surfer so by revival we, as the people, can help or push our leaders to follow their callings.
Change starts with us. Revival starts with us. The first step to revival is praying together in unity as a nation. The National Day of Prayer is a great opportunity for us to come out and use the freedom that we have been given. So many Christians around the world are imprisoned and martyred for their faith in Jesus. You have the freedom to gather across the United States at your state capitol to pray. Please use this opportunity. Please use your freedom for the Kingdom of God.
We see in Ezra chapter 10 that despite the heavy rain and their shivering the people still gathered together. People should stand under any pressures to pray for their nation, for the Lord to bring revival, and to stand under the rain of the Holy Spirit to be filled by His manifestation.
Remember my chains in your freedom and chain together in unity for our beloved America. Know that I am chained with you in prayer on that day in seeking God for America.
There is no other way but to be crucified with Christ so that we may experience the power of His resurrection in our beloved country.
So much love to America,
To sign the petition for Pastor Saeed’s release, please go here: BeHeardProject.com.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]