One of those praying for a national Spiritual awakening in America is Pastor Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-American who is languishing in an Iranian prison for his faith in Jesus. Saeed was arrested for apostasy when he returned to Iran to visit his parents over two years ago. In prison, the guards have sought to force him to deny his faith in Christ through threats, harassment, beatings and torture. He has refused to deny his faith and continues to pray for his adopted country. In his most recent letter, he writes;
"I have been made aware that the National Day of Prayer (May 7th) 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. We all hope for the success of our nation and for America to be blessed, but without revival there can be no true success or blessing."
Tony Perkins commented on Saeed's words, saying, "In a country more willing to negotiate a deserter's release than an American Christian's, that revival can't come soon enough."
Every pastor and Christian leader in America should be joining Saeed in praying for another Great Awakening in our land. As a nation, our future is hanging in the balance. A true national revival is our only hope. Saeed is right that without genuine revival, “there can be no true success or blessing" for America.
In the meantime, Saeed's wife, Naghmeh, and two small children wait and earnestly pray with him for revival and for his release.

Dr. Eddie L. Hyatt is the founder/director of "The Revive America Project" and is the author of several important books on "Revival," available from Amazon and from his website at www.eddiehyatt.com/bookstore.html.