Through the Bars of His Prison

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His name is written in the palm of my hand. When I first heard his name mentioned on the radio, I was in my car. As I listened to his story intently, my heart started to break. I did not want to forget. I dug in my purse and grabbed a pen. “SAEED” I scribbled his name into the palm of my left hand and have been writing it there since.

When I close my eyes, I see the bars of His prison. I chose my words about God carefully. They must be able to penetrate thought those bars and find truth within the prison walls, before coming out of my mouth. Truth must be true there too. What I say about my faith, my God, His Son, love, sovereignty, and hope must, when filtered through the persecution, still be able to stand.

I hold up my left hand in prayer, lift him up to the Lord. Pray that I myself will one day have the strength He has. I pray that I find courage to break out of my own sterile and comfortable prison, right into the pain and suffering of my brothers and sisters in Christ.

Hebrews 13:3: Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

(please continue to pray for Saeed. To find out more, go to ACLJ)

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  1. Dearest Debbie, we do fail at praying as we ought, don’t we … but the Lord is good. He has given us the Holy Spirit to remind us … Lets abide in Christ and allow Him to abide in us, through His Word, and He says our prayers will be answered (John 15:7) … God bless you, dear sister


  2. Thank you, Heidi, for availing yourself to prayer . ..for sharing Saeed with us and how you remember to pray for him, by writing it on your hand . .and rewriting it each day. I’m crying some, because it just reminds me of Jesus. Asking Him to write names on my heart forever and give me the faith to stand in prayer for each one He writes there, each day. I fail so often, to pray as I should. God bless you!!!


  3. Thank you for reminding me of the simplicity and childlike faith we must still carry. Several times I have thought I MUST remember Saeed’s name to pray for Him. Where would I write? I didn’t….could of just written it in the palm of my hand!…Got it now, and joining you and I pray thousands lifting him up now! Blessings and prayers!


  4. Saeed may be in a physical prison but his soul is free. It is those around him who are in spiritual captivity and need eternal freedom. Yet, the terribleness of his treatment and the unjustness of his physical imprisonment is not of God. Heidi, your reminder to pray is powerful. May Saeed be remembered by ME and all those who know about the power of Prayer. God please release Him from his physical prison and those around him from their spiritual prison.


  5. Yes- thanks for the reminder to pray for Saeed. I, too, do not want to forget. And I definitely relate to needing to break out of my own sterile prison…

    The cards you’ve made are beautiful, Heidi. May their witness go far and wide and reflect His Truth to many in their various “prisons”.


  6. Wow Heidi, I just read all about Saeed.
    May our Lord God give Him more grace to endure and be filled with joy despite His circumstances, may the Light of Jesus shine brighter still in such darkness, flooding his spirit and pouring out. And may He be released and share His testimony to the glory of God.
    Thank you for sharing this


  7. Here is a promise we can pray for our brother Saeed, from James 1:12–“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.” Also in Matthew 5:10.


  8. Heidi, you are doing a wonderful work on behalf of Saeed! I wrote his name down in my prayer book after your previous post about him. Prayers for both him and his family (and the lost around him) are sent up through my bedroom ceiling several times a week. Thank you for allowing us to share this prayer.

    Blessings ~ Wendy


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