This is the prayer that was posted on the prayer page for Pastor Saeed. There is also a story about the imprisonment of Pastor Saeed. Click here to read that story about him.
Day 6 (of 21) of Prayer and Fasting:
Jonah 1:1-3 and Jonah 4:10-11
“1The Lord gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are.” 3 But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord…
10 Then the Lord said, “You feel sorry about the plant, though you did nothing to put it there. It came quickly and died quickly. 11 But Nineveh has more than 120,000 people living in SPIRITUAL DARKNESS, not to mention all the animals. Shouldn’t I feel sorry for such a great city?”
Today I woke up remembering September 11 and where I was and how I felt when I heard it on the news on that day. I was also reminded of our own family and Saeed being in the hands of radical muslims and the pain and agony that our family has gone through the last few days. I as I prayed, I was reminded of Jonah and the city of Nineveh. I was reminded of Saeed’s persecutors and those who have been radicalized by Islam and have become a vessel of hate. The more I prayed, the more I could feel the Lord’s heart towards those persecuting Saeed and the SPIRITUAL DARKNESS that they are in along with billions and billions of Muslims. My heart broke for them. I prayed for their salvation. I remembered how on September 11, 2001 the Lord gave me the same message. To go to Iran and share the Gospel message to those in darkness. It was soon after September 11 that I went to Iran and a year later I met Saeed in Iran. Many have asked if I regret ever going back knowing what I know now. I say no because I got to see thousands of Muslims give their hearts to Jesus. Even if one Muslim gave their life to Jesus my trip would have been worth it.
As we pray for Saeed and the persecuted church today and as we remember what happened on September 11, may we remember to intercede and cry out for those who have are in bondage by Satan and are in SPIRITUAL DARKNESS. May we pay for those who are persecuting us and for the Muslim nations.
God Bless you all and God BLESS AMERICA.