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

[300] prayers in [21] 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

  • Our Father, please take care of the children. Strengthen all Christians in faith and comfort them. Let them enjoy to be a part of Your big family. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord, you speak clearly in Luke 18--"Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it."ť You are hope and relationship with Christ never ends and is never broken!
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Dear Lord, thank you for always being with us. I pray for healing for those persecuted and forced to flee homes, comfort for family and friends of those lost or injured, security for those sharing You despite threats, and salvation to those who are persecuting your Church. I pray Your light would shine for many to see through these trials. Amen
    Olga G - USA
  • Father I pray for the children of detained believers to know Jesus and be raised by Christians. May they grow in relationship with Christ and not lose hope. I also pray for their parents and guardians to hold fast to their faith and continue to be a light in darkness. I pray for their release in Jesus Name, Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Lord, let your mercy be on these precious Christians in Eritrea as they place their trust in you. See, the eyes of the LORD are upon those who fear him, upon those who hope for his kindness, To deliver them from death. Protect and provide for the children of these Your people. Deliver the parents from the detention camps!
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Father we pray that you shut down these hellish camps and return these believers to their children. In the meantime we pray that you protect them and their children and give them hope of better days. Let Light shine through the darkness. End this cruelty. In Christ's name. Amen
    Carol R - USA
  • Bring Mana to these people. Bring the Mana from heaven to feed them. I pray that VOM will be allowed to minister to these people and I pray for Your deliverance from this harsh place. I pray food and provision. You promise us to not worry about our food, our clothes or our shelter, so Lord I pray food from heaven upon these 210 people today. JESUS
    Kim B - USA
  • Lord, I pray for those children in the camps. Show them Your love and remind them You are with them through the Valley of the shadow. In Your Great and Holy Name I pray, Amen!
    Hunter C - USA
  • Lord, Surround these precious children with Your love and protection. I pray that they will follow after those who call on You out of pure hearts. I pray for those who are being held in detention camps that You will strengthen them to endure and hold fast to their faith in You. In Yeshua's name, Amen
    Michelle B - USA
  • Oh Lord, Please Rescue these children. May they come to love You with all their hearts.
    Scott B - USA
  • Thank you Lord that you comfort and love us when we experience loss and hardship. Grow these little ones in their faith and let them experience your tender mercies and have hope and joy in spite of their sadness.
    michele r - USA
  • Father, I pray for the believers in these who are suffering in these camps. I pray you would pour out your Spirit upon them, strengthen them. I pray for the little children whose hearts are breaking, may they not lose hope and know that you are with them. Wrap your arms around them, help them to remain faithful. Open the eyes of those that don't you.
    polly c - USA
  • Blessed Jesus, thank You that we may come to You in prayer. Please comfort, provide for and bless these children to know You and be raised by Christians. May they grow in relationship with You and not lose hope. May those in the camps hold fast to their faith and continue to be a light in the darkness. Thank You Jesus. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Dear God, keep and hold close the children of believers; teach them and raise them to know and love Jesus, and to be lights in a dark world. Hold fast the parents, and provide the resources and care they need to go forward. May they know and feel Your mighty presence, and reflect Your glory.
    Meg K. P - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for the detainees and their children that are suffering for faith in you , do Lord come to their rescue for your mercies sake.speedy relief dear Lord, and protection for the children. Lord provide Christian careers to help those little ones, shelter, raiment and food, and strengthened their faith in you. Amen
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Heavenly Father, Come and help these children to know You, Jesus, and be raised by Christians. Cause what they are going through to cling to You more and that they will grow in their relationship with You and not lose hope. Let all hold fast to their faith and continue to be a light in the darkness. Send Your angels to minister to them and help, Jesus
    MARI S - USA
  • I pray that God in His grace and mercy hold these precious children in His hands. He has a plan from all eternity for all that are His. Lord bless those who serve you faithfully serve you and save those who are the ones who persecute Christians there and everywhere.
    Donald F - USA
  • Mercy Father. These days are darkened with such trials and only the light of your love and saving grace can show the way..may courage and favor give endurance to those assisting these families...
    Kathleen P - USA
  • I pray for all the children who have been affected by this persecution especially the children of Fidaku Debussy as they have lost their mother. May other Christian’s be able to raise and educate these children and keep them in the faith.

    In Jesus Name,

    Nancy P - USA
  • Lord, I give great thanks for these Christian believers who choose imprisonment before abandoning their faith. I pray for moderate temperatures and kind treatment from the camp guards. I pray they will all remain faithful, and that the children will learn about Jesus from others in the camp. I pray for their freedom, but most of all, faithfulness.
    Curtis M - USA
  • our brothers and sisters in in faith and belief in our FATHER in Heaven pray for you all and know in our hearts HE will fix it HE will bless you all
    Teresa H - USA
  • Remember Fikadu, LORD, and let her life be a legacy for the advancement of the Kingdom. May her soul rest in peace and we pray that her children with be taken care of. Above all, we pray that they are raised up in the faith and that their mother will live through them as they grow in the LORD and lead others to Christ. Amen.
    Everett T - USA
  • Father, provide for and protect these dear children. May they somehow learn more about Jesus and grow up stronger in faith because of this experience. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father God I ask that you come to the rescue of these poor children, comfort their heart and their parents, spread your protective wings over them all ,Do dear Lord provide some kind to help and love them, make haste to their rescue.God arise and scatter the enemies and let the heathen kno that you rules and you reign, you are the Most High
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • LORD,
    Comfort your children and there parents!! Be there Source of strength DAY & night!! GIVE these children Hope on there darkest days. Do not let go of these children..Surround them all with good people who will love and support them.. LORD those in detention camps, be there Refugee. Give them peace while in prison. Be there Light always. Amen!!
    Deidre S - USA
  • Please Father, wrap Your loving arms around these children. Let them never be afraid but to trust in You always. May they be reunited with their parents or other loving Christian caretakers. May those in the camps hold fast to their faith and continue to be a light in the darkness. In Jesus' Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father, thank You that there are 210 Christians in Eritrea who have stood firm in their faith. May You comfort them in the midst of this trial and comfort their children also. May Your kingdom come and Your will be done in Eritrea in every place where Your people are found. May the church overcome evil with good.
    Sherry H - USA
  • What I think you that you are with these Christians who are in such severe persecution. I pray for their hearts to be strengthened and for the children to be raised by Christians when their parents are not there. I pray that the parents in the detention camps will be strong and be a bold witness for you Jesus. In Jesus name amen
    Nancy G - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for these Your servants in Eritrea. May the orphaned children know Jesus and be raised by Christians and may they not lose hope, for You are their Father. May those in the camps hold fast to their faith and continue to be a light in the darkness. In Jesus' Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, please encourage these people. I pray for their freedom and protection. God you are the miracle worker and I ask for miracles. Heal those who are sick. May they overcome by Your glorious blood, Lord Jesus. Lord, bring them through this to a place of peace - help them endure.
    T - USA
    Pamela F - USA
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