Almaz spent time in an Eritrean prison for her faith.
Almaz spent time in an Eritrean prison for her faith.
Jul. 18, 2019 | Eritrea

Authorities Arrest Hundreds of Believers in June

[309] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Arrested believers.

The Eritrean government increased its pressure on Christians in June, arresting about 500 people in various raids, according to a VOM contact. In one raid on an underground church, authorities arrested 45 believers, including children, pregnant women and elderly people. “They were taken to Agordat, a notoriously hot place,” the VOM contact said. “People in the area are under fear. Let’s pray, please!” The VOM contact said one reason for the crackdown is that many young people, most of them Catholic, left the country after recent unrest against the government. The government also shut down several Catholic hospitals. “Pray for the protection of our brothers and sisters in Eritrea,” the VOM contact said, “and that the gospel will never stop being preached there.”

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  • Dear Lord, we thank you for these brothers and sisters in Christ, for their faith in the face of danger. I pray for them to feel Your comforting presence and watch care over them. May they continue to remain strong and trust in You. In Christ's name I pray, Amen
    Christina H - USA
  • LORD,please strengthen the courage of those in Eritrean. And ifwhen persecution reaches the US ( similar to how terrorism would eventually reach the US on 911 though terrorism existed in other parts of the world) give us the courage To endure. In JESUS' Name. Amen
    Sloan L - USA
  • Glory be Your name, Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus.I pray for Your children in Eritrea that they find peace & happiness in the midst of unrest & persecution. It is Your will that Your Word is spread to all the peoples & bec. of this, I have faith that You will release supernatural protection & providence. We thank you in advance for our answered prayers.
    MJ D - United Arab Emirates
  • Holy Father, how difficult are the conditions in Eritrea. I pray for my brothers and sisters there who are arrested for being believers. Father, I pray for their testimony and faith in this trying time. Father, I pray their eyes would be on the Lord Jesus and they would draw their strength from Him. This I do pray. Amen
    joey S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. I lift up Eritrea to You once again. I continue to pray for this nation for the salvation of its government people. Nevertheless I commot Your people into Your hands. May they endure because You have overcome the world & are with them to the end. Let Your Light still shine. In Jesus' Mighty Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Almighty God, I intercede for these your dear children who are being arrested for their belief in Jesus. Please Holy Spirit provide encouragement, faith, peace and hope during this difficult time. Grant them grace and the power to endure hardship. Through this time, may those opposing them be convicted by their devotion to you O God. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Lord I lift up my dear sister & others like her in Eritrea. YOu have given her the passion I see in her eyes. May she & others have no thought of fear in Jesus Mighty Name!! May they continue to share Your love as You prepare the hearts of many who will receive You. Speak peace to Your people in Jesus' Name. Minister supernatural health IJN.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father! Please help my brothers & sisters that were arrested especially if they are still under arrest. Comfort, protect and strengthen them. Help them to be released soon. For the ones left behind, comfort and strengthen them as they are under threat. Make your people bolder and bolder as the threat rises, for your Glory, save them Lord!
    Caroline O - USA
  • Father, please provide for and protect the arrested believers. May they all be released. While they remained detained, may the guards and others see Jesus in them and want to know him. Use the situation for something good as only You, the Almighty, all wise God can do. Grow the faith of all believers in Eritria so they are fully committed to Jesus.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that you may have peace. In this world, you will have tribulation, I have overcome the world." These things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. These things I have told you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you. but be of good cheer for I am with you.
    Omedaur A - USA
  • Wow, thank You that we get to see Your glory in the church and be inspired by You! Keep us in Your name Lord! You are amazing, and mighty to keep showing Your power through these believers. Let them all see Your glory, believers and unbelievers. Let Your Holy Spirit work with power in them, to display who You are to all. You are truly good! Amen!
    Sindre Hellenes G - Norway
  • Dear Father, please be with the believers in Eritrea and keep them safe. Help them to stay strong in their faith and to show forgiveness to the ones who are persecuting them. I pray that the gospel will never stop being preached there and that you will open hearts to receive you. Let your people know there are people praying for them. Amen.
    Wendy C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Eritrean believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them May the stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Lift fear from their hearts. Particularly, I pray these these for the some 500 arrested believers & their families. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord God, I do pray that Your church would grow and be established in Eritrea, despite this persecution. May they know Your courage and love towards their persecutors, and respond in the certainty of Your care for them. May they be protected in order to share Your gospel and may they encourage one another in these times of uncertainty and fear.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father please protect your people in Eritrea. May they know joy and not fear. May their witness continue.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Eritrean believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Particularly, sustain the some 500 recently arrested believers & their families. Lift fear from all their hearts. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please come quickly to rescue these, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ who are being persecuted for His name's sake in Eritrea. Please save those who are being tormented in Agordat. In the name of Jesus, please draw their persecutors to Him for salvation--in particular, the authorities in that place. For the glory of the LORD!!
    Karen H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Eritrean believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in Faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Lift fear from their hearts Particularly, I pray these things for some 500 recently arrested believers & their families. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    We lift up our brothers and sisters in Eritrea! Be with them, Lord, and take away their fear. Even in the face of all this persecution, let the Gospel continue to spread and be preached! Lord no matter what comes, we know You are stronger than any evil! Be with those arrested; comfort and protect them. May they be released! Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • God of the Universe, Author and Perfecter of our faith, we humbly ask that You would protect these brothers and sisters. You are always Faithful. Open our eyes to Your work before us. Dispel fear from clouding our vision and the truth of spreading Your Good News. For Your Kingdom.
    Joe R - USA
  • Holy Father, strengthen and comfort Your children who are being arrested and persecuted. May they find everyday ways to share their love for You with those around them. May those who are persecuting them be drawn to You by their faithfulness , and become Your children, too. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord I pray that You hand would be over the believers in Eritrea like when Your servant Daniel was in the lion's den. I pray for Your peace to overwhelm them despite all the circumstances surrounding them. I pray Lord for Your word to be a balm to wounds and life to the weary as they wrestle and struggle.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Eritrean believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide then. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Particularly, I pray these things for some 500 recently arrested believers & their families. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, I lift up my Brothers and Sisters in Eritrea who have been arrested for their faith. Care for them, minister to them, and use them as lights in a dark place. May the Eritrean government realize the error of this persecution, and relent. Bring key government officials to faith, and continue to inspire and encourage the believers. Thank you, Lord.
    Joe P - USA
  • Jesus, show the government officials in Eritrea that they are powerless against You. Bring them to repentance and show them clearly how much they need Your salvation. Make it clear to them that their country needs Christians, that following You makes good sense.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Father, it is very sad to see the suffering of our brothers and sisters in Eritrean. I pray for their resolve to continue in the faith no matter what. Please protect them from further attacks and strengthen them against the enemy. I pray that you would relax the government's policy towards Christians and allow for the fruitful growth in that region.
    Isaac M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Eritrea: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Open the hearts of authorities to the Gospel. Lift fear from the hearts of these believers. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father I pray A hedge of protection around thee believers and that those who were arrested will be released from their bonds . I pray that the eyes and ears of those in positions of authority will be open and the Holy Spirit will draw them that they will accept Jesus Christ as their savior. In Jesus name .
    Ann S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Eritrea: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Particularly, sustain some 500 recently arrested believers & their families. Open the hearts of others around them to the Gospel.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Grow Eritrea, spiritually, economically, socially and culturally. Help believers to be a center cog in that wheel of growth. Bring millions to faith in Jesus for the salvation of their souls, Oh Lord. You be glorified in Eritrea, for you are worthy!
    Mark M - USA
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