Pastor Saeed Abedini Pinned Down, Shackled in Iranian Hospital; Refused Surgery

please can we all pray for safe release and also pray for healing for any conditions or pain he has from being in the prison.

We can all be a pastor

My husband is worship leader of our church in the North East of England. He is the first to say he is not a “people person”, but I tell him that he is still a pastor. Anyone can have a good heart for worship, teaching, leading, hospitality or leading the cleaners who tidy your house of God each week for you. Every one of them has incredible gifts and amazing ways of doing the jobs they feel called to do. They have also to have a heart for each and every one of the people who walk through those doors each week. We all need to be able to bring a freshness for seeking God in worship or in our teaching, but in a gentle way so that all the congregation will feel able to come along with us. Its good that new songs of worship and praise are invented, or old words with new music can be the freshness needed, but we all need to be going forward at the same speed. Gods speed. The speed the Holy Spirit is taking us and not the speed we would want to seek change and new waves to wash over us and our fellow members.