Last Thursday was a day in which thousands of people from all over the world prayed for the release of American pastor, Saeed Abedini, and for millions of other persecuted Christians worldwide.
Pastor Saeed's wife, Naghmeh, organized the intercessory prayer effort and released the following video:
We are living in a day and time when persecution against Christians seems to be on the rise like never before, and unfortunately, at least until recently, the church in the West has largely ignored it.
When is the last time you heard a sermon (or prayer request) for the persecuted church? It is not generally a subject one would bring up in “polite” conversation. Yet, every year, thousands of Christians are persecuted or killed for their faith. Estimates range from 105,000 to 176,000 Christians are martyred every year, or to put it another way at least one every five minutes.