Hundreds of prayer vigils were held in the United States and the world Friday to mark the two year anniversary of Boise pastor Saeed Abedini being imprisoned in Iran.

Saeed's wife, Naghmeh, who was on with Kevin Miller last week, wasn't at the Boise event because she was in Washington D.C. attending a vigil there.

Hundreds came out for the vigil in Boise, many from Saeed's church.

Saeed was arrested back in 2012 in Iran for past involvement in Christian home churches. He had returned to Iran to build orphanages.

During the vigil in Boise many were brought to tears when a letter from Saeed to his 8-year-old daughter was read allowed.

Scott Seward, who attended church with Saeed in Boise, said he hopes events like these will keep the fight to release him at the forefront of people's minds.