Saeed Abedini broke his four-year long Facebook silence Sunday, asking followers to pray for his marriage. His post was the first since being released from an Iranian prison in January after serving four years of an eight-year sentence for refusing to renounce Christ. Abedini thanked his Facebook followers for supporting him with prayer throughout his imprisonment.

“This is my first post on Facebook after four long years of imprisonment,” he wrote. “I see there is a LOVE story between us as I went through hardship of imprisonment by you showing your support with sending hundreds & thousands of letters of encouragement and LOVE to the prison.” He said the worldwide outcry for his release during his Iranian imprisonment created a stir “that even Muslims in Iran talked about.” Abedini also asked for prayer for himself and his wife, Naghmeh, as they face ongoing marriage troubles. READ MORE