Eritrea has arrested more than 200 Christians this year, leaving many kids orphaned.
Eritrea has arrested more than 200 Christians this year, leaving many kids orphaned.
Nov. 09, 2017 | Eritrea

Pray for the Children of Believers Who Are in Detention Camps

[261] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Children of Detained Believers.

Fikadu Debesay, a mother of three children, died a few weeks ago at Metkel Abiet, an Eritrean detention camp. Fikadu had been imprisoned for worshiping in a Lutheran church not recognized by the government. She and her husband were among 33 believers arrested on the same day in May. The harsh treatment she endured in the camp and the extreme desert temperatures reportedly contributed to her death. Since May, the number of detained Christians has grown to 210. Dozens of children have been left without one or both parents as a result of the arrests. Pray that these children will know Jesus and be raised by Christians. Pray that they will grow in their relationship with Christ and not lose hope. Pray, too, that those in the camps will hold fast to their faith and continue to be a light in the darkness.

Write your own prayer for Children of Detained Believers

  • Dear beloved of the Lord. Be encouraged. Our God Loves you so very much. He will open many opportunities for you. Believe always in Him. He will provide for you and make away. He will give you a home and people who love you. Sending my prayers and love from California, U.S.A.
    Gina T - USA
  • Lord,

    You are "Father to the fatherless, refuge for the poor, shelter for the afflicted and hope to the hopeless" May this be reality to these imprisoned believers and these children. God grant strength, peace and comfort, especially to those orphaned. Provide them with loving arms and Christian care.
    Strengthen those who feel close to giving up.
    Jonathan D - United Kingdom
  • I pray that all the kids would not lose hope. l pray that God would help their parents that are living to keep on being a light in the darkness and that more people would come to know Jesus through them .❤️
    Amy S - USA
  • Oh, Lord Jesus, please bless all of these children and their "captors." May the Love of your shed blood that was sacrificed for them and for all of us be with these children always.
    Paul S - USA
  • Father, please pour out Your great grace upon these children and all of the Christians being detained in Eritrea. Grant that they experience Your intimate presence in all the circumstances they face, and continue to stand in the faith they have in Christ as the salt and light He calls us to be to Your glory and praise. For Christ's sake, Amen.
    Charles R - USA
  • Lord I pray that these children will know Jesus and be raised by Christians. I pray that they will grow in their relationship with Christ and not lose hope. I pray, too, that those in the camps will hold fast to their faith and continue to be a light in the darkness. Protect this children for any dangerous. Protect also their parents. Amen.
    Cristian G - Colombia
  • Dear Lord, I pray for these peole that You would give them strength even now. May their fath in You touch their guards for Your glory. May they be released. And I pray for the orphaned children. Comfort them and letknow You are their eternal Father. May they have faith in You. May Christians raise them. May all there never feel alone. You are there.
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, I pray for these children. May they come to know you and be raised by Christians. Comfort them and may they grow in their faith and not lose hope. May those in the camps hold fast to you and continue to be a light in those dark places.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Oh Lord be with this Small Children and Protect them with your Holy Wings. make Strong every believer in Eritrea. encourage them,edify them. give them favor to save many in Christ.
    Aman Y - Eritrea
  • Father, this situation in Eritrea is leaving Your little children without parents. I pray You would intervene and stop this treatment of our family there and set the prisoners free from camps. Cause the government to change and look upon Christians with favor. Be with these children that have no parents and raise up others to grow them in Christ.
    Alan G - USA
  • Lord - I lift up these dear children to you. Watch over and protect them. For those without parents I pray you supply them with parents. Open their minds to understand who you are. Give them boldness to share their faith if they are believers. Have mercy on them and let them be released quickly. In your name I pray. Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • Dear God please work the fast release of all of these detained believers Protect them & keep their faith strong Provide for their children & protect all the children Reunite all these families soon Lord God Make sure the children are in the care of loving adults who will protect them & provide for them Remove all doubts & fears from all non believers
    Lynn J - USA
  • Lord protect and provide for these families who are separated and suffering great pain physically, emotionally and spiritually. May the children find refuge in you and lift others up to help them. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Father, I pray for the Eritrean believers who are suffering for their faith, that they remain faithful and true to the only hope that exists in the world: our faith in Christ. I pray for the children who are left without parents and that other Christians will fill the gap and lead them to follow the Lord. I pray that all will grow in their faith. amen
    stanley b - USA
  • Oh Lord, how long?! Please come to the rescue of these imprisoned believers. Lord, I pray for their release and your mercy to help them persevere in these horrible situations. Lord, encourage them today with your presence and love - may it be to them better than life. Show us in America how we can help these believers. Restore liberty of worship here.
    Tania E - USA
  • Almighty God I pray for the children of parents detained by authorities in Eritrea for their faith and belief in Jesus Christ. I pray for them to come to know Christ our saviour as their Lord. Help them Lord and reveal the scripture of truth in their lives. I ask in the name of Jesus.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the comfort of all those left behind from the deaths of these believers. Especially, may the children left behind be given to good homes where they will be loved & raised to know, love & trust Jesus. May detained Christians continue to hold fast to their faith& be good witnesses to the truth. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God I pray for the children of all brothers and sisters imprisoned for the cause of Christ. I pray Father that fellow Christians will raise these children so they will still have hope and take up the cause of Christ and that those fellow Christians imprisoned will carry out their mission behind bars
    Mark B - USA
  • Lord, You understand this devestation, you are in the midst. Provide hope and for the needs of these people. I ask for release of prisioners. Sustain them as they suffer for you. Bind satans work, release minds and hearts to recieve truth. Bring salvation to many, understanding even to the children. Father to the fatherless, heal hearts in your name.
    kathy C - USA
  • Lord we pray for these children that are left in Your care due to the arrests of their parents. We want them to know You and be raised by Christian families. We pray that they grow in their relationship with You and not lose hope. We also pray for those in the camps that they may hold fast to their faith and show that you are in them for ever. Amen.
    Sandra T - USA
  • Abba we know how precious Fikadu’s life is to You. Even right now she gets to live with You & enjoy You forever. Meanwhile the family: and other families like this one: desperately need Your comfort, Peace, Strength, Hope, provision. Help us as the Body of Christ to be faithful in our role to meet all needs. And Lord, convict all in power to faith.
    Helen O - USA
  • Praying that you will see His hand work through this time and feel the comfort of His arms gathering you in.
    R B - USA
  • Father, we pray for the orphaned children. We pray that You remember their parents' faith, and protect the young ones against spiritual forces. Be their heavenly Father, Lord. Let the testimony of their parents be a lifelong lesson for them, that persecution will always accompany the Christian, but that You are good and Your mercies endure foreve
    Nellie N - Germany
  • Blessed Father, I pray for these children who has lost their parents. May they be taken by other Christian families. May you sustain these little ones by your love.
    In Jesus name, Amen
    Randy S - USA
  • Gracious God,
    We ask for strength for the Christians of Eritrea, especially those in detention camps. As Psalm 119 says, "I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors." and "It is time for the LORD to act for your law is being broken." You promise to meet the needs of those who seek your righteousness first.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Father God, I know that You will take care of these children. You have said in Your Word that we should come to You like children. By this I pray that they will come to know You and that they will have hope in You. I pray for the people in the camps that they will call out to You and that You will give them hope tat will nurture their faith.
    Mary W - USA
  • Abba! May our captive brethren in Eritrea know that You, Lord God are the source of Hope and may You fill our brethren with joy and peace, because they trust in You. Then they will be filled with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Meet all their children’s needs in Christ Jesus’s name
    Randal A - USA
  • Father we pray for the children of detained believers that they are taught of You oh Lord and great is their peace. They are raised by Christians,they grow in their faith and in their relationship with Christ. They are comforted and not loose hope. Those in camps will remain strong in faith and continue to belight in darkness in Jesus name. Amen.
    stella o - Nigeria
  • Lord, please protect these children as they suffer the hardships of this detention camp and the loss of their mother.

    when we are all into the lord we will suffer any consequences that we have to in order to be happy that there are people who are coming to the lord all over the world!
    Naomi P - USA
  • Our Father who art in Heaven hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we forgive us our debtors. And lead us not unto temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory forever and ever. In Jesus Name. Amen. R
    renee h - USA
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