Prayer Vigil for Saeed Abedini – Cottonwood

Prayer Vigil for Saeed Abedini – Cottonwood

26 Sep 2015

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Located at: Spirit of Martyrdom


Saeed is an Iranian Muslim who became a Christian, started a network of house churches in Iran, moved to the US, became an American citizen, and then went back to Iran to help orphans. The Iranian government arrested him in 2012 and sentenced him to 8 years in prison, where he has been tortured and beaten. His wife Naghmeh (also an American Iranian) has worked tirelessly to raise prayer and legal support for him.  Because of Saeed’s plight, God has given her the opportunity to meet personally with high level political, religious and cultural leaders.  She has used these opportunities to share the gospel.

This year, she has asked Christians to meet on September 26 (the 3rd anniversary of Saeed’s arrest) to pray for him and other persecuted Christians.  You can find a prayer gathering near you by visiting

We are hosting a prayer vigil in Cottonwood.  Our prayers will be based on Paul’s prayer request in Ephesians 6:19-20: not so much for Saeed’s comfort and release (although that would be great) as for God to strengthen him to continue proclaiming Jesus, and use his life for the advancement of God’s kingdom.  We will pray for Saeed to be one of God’s spark plugs.

For more details on Saeed and Naghmeh’s story, you can read or listen to this radio broadcast by Nancy DeMoss.

And here’s a short but touching video of Saeed (before his arrest) trying to teach his children about how Jesus took the punishment for our sins.

Questions? Call or text Daniel Bartsch at 928-239-4041.

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