Day Sixteen: Above All

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20 WEB).

Today, Naghmeh Abedini, a self-described homebody from Boise, Idaho, will have a personal audience with President of the United States.  Amazing.  I’m not sure who arranged the meeting, but it sure sounds like God opened the door.  Thousands around the world are, at this very moment, fasting and praying with Naghmeh as she makes an appeal for her husband Saeed’s release from the Iranian prison.

As we intercede on her behalf, let’s remind ourselves of the stories in the Bible about Esther, Daniel, Joseph, Nehemiah, and even Paul.  During a crisis point in their lives, each one appealed to a government leader to intervene on their behalf.  And each time, God moved mightily.

I’m spending time on Day Sixteen of our 21 Day Fast for Pastor Saeed, reflecting on the goodness, power, and love of our God.  He is mighty to save.  He has done it before and He can do it again.  Oh how my heart goes out to Naghmeh and my prayers go up to God on her behalf.

Fasting has been a little harder for me the last three days.  I was compelled to fast from all food to support Naghmeh after reading that she was doing a three day fast to prepare for the President’s visit to Boise.  I keep hearing this phrase in my mind:  “Too weak to worry, but mighty in prayer.”  Will you join me in lifting the arms of this courageous young woman in prayer?

I pray for Naghmeh to have great favor with our President today.  That he would be overwhelmed by the light of Christ in her eyes.   And above all, that he would be moved to action, and unable to rest until he brings Saeed back to his family.


3 responses to “Day Sixteen: Above All

  • Paula

    All glory and praise!!!!!!!!

  • Amanda Anderson

    We were having life group when I found out about Naghemeh meeting Obama. I was overjoyed! I feel like she is my friend and tears come just thinking about this miracle. I prayed for this to happen, but I admit I had my doubts that it would actually happen since never before had he seen her. However, it just shows the power of prayers! I pray this miracle will spur me to believe daily in the miraculous power of prayer! Rejoicing in the power of a God and knowing he is above ALL things!!

    Thank you Marilynn for taking us all on this journey alongside Naghemeh!

  • marilynnchadwick

    Let’s keep praying. So glad we are in this together. Amanda, I am so glad you are praying so fervently for Naghmeh. And yes, it does feel like a miracle. I’m with you….I think we have seen God’s miraculous power at work, and the unity of the Body of Christ has been part of that miracle. So glad we are sharing this journey!

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