Pastor Saeed Abedini – a U.S. citizen – will spend his third birthday imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith. Pastor Saeed is encouraging the Christian Church in America to pray for this country.
According to Charisma News, the open letter from Saeed said:
I have been made aware that the National Day of Prayer (May 7) 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. As Ezra 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.