Billy Graham Speaks Out for Pastor Saeed

Billy Graham Speaks Out for Pastor Saeed September 26, 2013

Today, I was so touched to see that Franklin Graham placed a full page ad in the New York Times, urging the new President of Iran to free Saeed Abedini, an American who is in Iran’s Evin prison.  There, prisoners are routinely hanged outside their cells to terrorize the other inmates.

All across our nation – and the world — people are gathering to hold prayer vigils.  He certainly needs them.  Saeed is being beaten, persecuted, and tortured simply because of his faith.  (I’ve written about him several times, but we have to keep fighting for him until his release!)

What can you do to help?  If you can’t attend a rally, you can send a letter directly to the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, just like Rev. Graham. To send your own letter, click here.

What else can you do?

Attend a vigil.

Sign a petition.

Tell people about it on Facebook and Twitter


Thank you, Rev. Graham, for continuing for speak out for the oppressed!

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  • mom

    Thank you Bristol.

  • Bree Merr

    I am so hoping the new Iranian President will consider.

  • john norton

    **__** … !!!-)

  • Jeff

    Reverend Graham’s children should be ashamed of themselves for cashing in on their father’s legacy. If he was lucid I’m sure he would put a stop to it.

    • ruthinindiana


      • Jeff

        You clearly don’t know very much about Rev. Graham. His son is nothing like him.

        • Larry Shackleford

          Then Jeff you do not know his family.

          • Jeff

            Actually I know them very well.

    • kim

      its not cashing in…its called following in his steps, this is whats supposed to happen…not a disconnect each generation, but a continuation and increase. Wonderful man of faith and family, who loves God and people, serves people. Thankful for his legacy.

      • Jeff

        Then his son should put his picture and name on it and not use his father’s.

        • melory4

          Oh, go lecture Obama!

          • Jeff

            H ah ah aha ha. once again you’ve got no argument. sucks to be you.

  • Drea B.

    If we asked our president to speak with Iran’s president on this matter, would he know what we’re talking about & would he want to help? It seems that he is so buddy-buddy with all of these not-so-nice guys, most of them from countries that are murdering their citizens that are Christians. God, please help this country & Saeed!

    • LMA

      You do realize that there’s a new leader in Iran? And he’s being touted as a moderate? And that President Obama is trying to speak to him, which would mark the first time IN YEARS that the Iranian leader would have an audience with the leader of the free world? So it’s not that easy, Drea B. You don’t simply “ask our president to speak with Iran’s president on this matter,” and President Obama is not “buddy-buddy with all of these not-so-nice guys.” It’s not President Obama’s fault that this guy in imprisoned. And for Pete’s sake, pick up a newspaper.

    • 1MiddleRoader

      You had no way of knowing this, b/c it happened after your post, but Obama did express his concern for Abedini in the now-famous phone with the Iranian pres. However, State Dept has made statements on this in the past, and sent a representative to his vigil. We don’t have formal diplomatic relations with Iran, so that makes communication difficult; sometimes the Swiss Embassy acts as a mediator for US interests

  • Joseph Ritter

    Billy Graham is one good man of God; one of the most real people I know about!

  • CeCe Caldwell Benningfield

    My daughter wrote many letters on Pastor’s behalf. Sarah Palin and Rubio were the BEST reply. My daughter (10 yrs) was thrilled. We are still praying for him!

  • Larry Shackleford

    As a small child I was required by my grandmother to watch Bro. Graham on TV in the 50’s after church, my age was about 7 or 8. You see grandmother had a influence on my life on being a christian. She said to me you sit,watch and listen to Bro. Graham and above all learn. God bless this man and that his letter will help.

  • Renny

    Read his answer to Christiane Amanpour. He’s not going to help. He ‘has no power in these things’ ya know. It takes God to make the earth shake and the jail wall fall down.

  • God Bless you Billy Graham

  • Rohit Thombre

    Thank you Bristol for sharing this information…. God bless

  • David

    Thanks for sharing, Bristol.

  • hopeinthemidstmnstry

    Thank you, Bristol, for your continued efforts in getting the word out to pray for Pastor Saeed and his family. Our ministry has been following & sharing and will continue.. Abundance of blessings to you & your family, Marianne & Mary Rose

  • TwoLegsGood

    Enjoining all the prayers for Iranian house churches and for the help and salvation of orphans in Iran (Billy Graham reported Pastor Abedini was trying to start up an orphanage; it was reported Abedini was arrested while evangelizing through a system of house churches). Also praying for Abedini to have faith for an Acts 12 miracle!

    • Jeff

      Billy Graham can’t speak or type or write. How did he post ANYTHING?

      • TwoLegsGood

        I don’t know, but am grateful their ad discussed Abedini’s desire to build an orphanage, maybe the Graham organization can elaborate. Pres.Obama did make a phone call on this, so want to stay in prayer & enjoin all other prayers for this situation, and for all the orphans in Iran — that the Lord God Jesus Christ protects them and spares their lives for salvation — as well as am lifting up prayers for all the house churches in Iran. Lord, we ask You protect and spare Your own in Iran, and use this remnant for mighty things in Your Kingdom. We also pray for encouragement on all Christians in Iran, that they might remember nothing is too hard for God, even an Acts 12 miracle, bcoz You are the same yesterday today, and forever – Amen!

        • Jeff

          Wonder why Bristol didn’t post thanking President Obama?

          • TwoLegsGood

            Troll elsewhere.

          • Jeff

            So you think its ethical and moral and CHRISTIAN for children to promote something dishonestly? Maybe you should read your bible a little more closely NoBrains

  • Revo

    If pastor Saeed has done something jeopardizing Iranian’s national security, he should be the price for it. And this Graham should stop poking his nose in other countries’ business.

  • Kristy Patullo

    President Obama recently had a conversation with the President of Iran. Hopefully, Pastor Saeed will be released very soon. Thank you, ACLJ, Bristol, Sarah, Reverend Billy Graham, and all the people who attended the prayer vigils for Pastor Saeed. I truly believe the constant pressure on the President of Iran (and President Obama) is starting to work. I will continue to keep this man and his family in my prayers.