Many Christians in Eritrea were driven to worship underground after 2002.
Many Christians in Eritrea were driven to worship underground after 2002.
Nov. 07, 2019 | Eritrea

Christians Suffer Under Worsening Conditions

[257] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Eritrean Christians.

Conditions in Eritrea continue to deteriorate despite a peace treaty signed with Ethiopia earlier in 2019 that earned Ethiopia’s president, an evangelical Christian, the Nobel Peace Prize. “The country is becoming worse and worse,” an Eritrean Christian said. “[There is] no electricity, little internet connection, the economy is bad and people are suffering. All phone calls are being monitored closely.” There are currently 600 Christians in prison in Eritrea and about 47 children of Christians left without adult caretakers. “Many people are thinking of leaving,” another Christian said. “Our families are in deep suffering in here.” Continue to pray for Eritrean Christians, and pray that God will change the hearts of Eritrea’s leaders.

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  • Holy Father, You know the needs of Your children living is such harsh conditions. I pray for Your might and power to manifest to those whose faith is in You and Your son, Jesus. Give them strength and courage to remain faithful under this persecution. Bring relief to their suffering. May they feel Your presence strongly. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Abba I lift up every child of yours in Eritrea & I ask that You would provide EVERY need they have because You said You would provide ALL of our need according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus & You don't lie so I praise & thank You for pouring out by Your Spirit every single need they have! Protect them from all harm in Jesus name Amen!
    Lora K - USA
  • Praying daily that God will bring His conviction upon the government and leaders of this country, and that their eyes will be opened to God's truth. God says in His Word that "I will contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save. Isaiah 49:25. Lord we stand in agreement with Your Word that Your children will be rescued.
    Susan E - USA
  • Lord God, You are sovereign over all. You change the minds of Kings. I pray You'll save the leader or change their minds of the leaders toward the Christians there. Comfort, protect, and provide for Your children there. In our Lord Jesus Christ's Name, Amen
    Conni H - USA
  • Lord, comfort your people who are suffering. Be with their children. Strengthen your loved ones to share your love with those who hate or fear you. Let their witness be a light, drawing their leaders to you.
    Laurel M - USA
  • Lord, I pray that you will give these believers the Peace that only comes from Your Holy Spirit. Give them the power to reflect Your image through this persecution and use that power to change the hearts of the leaders of Eritrea. In the powerful name of Jesus.
    Ray R - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we praise your holy name! Lord, we thank you for the treaty that was signed earlier this year and pray that it will be honored. Please have mercy on the people of Eritrea who are in prison and for their children left untended. Please, Father, bring about improvements and relieve the suffering of your children. In Jesus name .
    Sandra P - USA
  • Ini hari, hati saya terarah kepada Eritrea. Kepada saudara-saudara di dalam Kristus yang mendapat keistimewaan melayani Tuhan dalam aniaya. Saya berdoa Tuhan yang menguatkan dan memberi damai sejahtera dalam masa yang sukar ini. Saya berdoa kiranya ada perubahan kebijakan-kebijakan politik di sana. Saya berdoa untuk anak-anak supaya mendapat pengasuhan
    Martianus W - Indonesia
  • Dear Heavenly Father, please change the hearts of the Eritrean political leaders. Please comfort and bless the imprisoned Christians and their familys. I ask this in the mame of Your precious Son who gave His life for us all! Amen
    Lawana B - USA
  • Lord, the needs of our brothers and sisters in Eritrea are overwhelming. It is only by your power and grace the needs might be met. I lift up all my brothers and sisters who are suffering and in desperate need and pray your intervention to free the captives, comfort families who are in need. Change hearts of those in power, all to your glory. Amen.
    Mary Lou F - USA
  • Our Dear God, please have mercy... Strengthen the president of Etheopia politically that he can provide help and peace for his country and help Eritrean Christians in their suffering of injustice and lack of order. Give them strength and provision. Shut the mouths of their enemies, do not let their plans succeed, but, find faith and mercy in You
    Rob I - USA
  • Father, I cry out to You for our brothers and sisters in Eritrea. I ask that You would strengthen and encourage them. Please supply their physical needs and give them wisdom whether to stay or leave. For those suffering for their faith in prison, I pray you would comfort them and help them endure with patience. Please flood them with Your peace. Amen!
    Rhiannon S - USA
  • Lord, may our dear family in Eritrea feel the power of our prayers going out right now! Lift them up, minister hope, courage, grace, etc. Show them what to do-leave or stay. May they all grow deeper in their faith & keep sharing! We lift up the persecutors that they may also hear Your voice . May they have a change of heart collectively in Jesus'N
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father I pray for comfort for my brothers and sisters in Eritrea. Help them in these times of despair and trouble. I pray Father that you will hear their cries. I pray for families to be united, basic utilities to be restored and for the leaders of Eritrea to see and know that no one deserves to be hated and oppressed because of their faith.
    Paul K - USA
  • Thank You for the faithfulness of Your Church in Eritrea who have continued to worship You faithfully despite the hardships. O God, we cry out to You, the Good Shepherd, to care for these 47 children who are left without supervision. And for those 600 in prison in dire circumstances. Thank You for their faithfulness for so many years. Move Your hand .
    Toni D - USA
  • Dear Father, we ask You to step in and remove the evil from the hearts of Eritrea's leaders and cause this country to thrive under Your leadership. Please preserve the saints and keep safe the children whose parents are confined. Only You Lord can change this desperate situation, and we ask You to do this, to Your glory.
    Meg K. P - USA
  • Please Lord please change the hearts of Eritrea's leaders, please give them dreams and visions of You. Please release Your people to their children please give them a peace that transcends all understanding and please provide for all of their needs in abundance in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Dear Lord, we pray for the release of the 600 Christians in prison in Eritrea. We pray for the government to be filled with the Holy Spirit and come to believe in you Father God. Help the Christians to spread your word in Jesus name amen.
    Connie V - USA
  • Father, use those who stay in this nation to plant the seeds of the Gospel. Strengthen each one in prison with your presence and love. The gates of hell will not prevail against Your followers. Give unwavering faith, hope and wisdom how to live each day to each of your sons and daughters.
    Dave B - USA
  • Lord I ask for You to be near and felt and real and tangible for the Christians in Eritrea. I ask for provision and hope and a unshakeable faith in their hearts. I ask for Your help to come quickly and for provision of needs and desires. I ask for less suffering and also for caretakers for the children without parents. I ask for them to find safety.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father we pray for our brothers and sisters in Eritrea, that you would help them with all of their needs and empower us to be your hands and feet for them and their neighbors. Let your glory be revealed through the hardships that more would come to know your love and goodness. We love you Jesus! Amen
    Ryan M - USA
  • Father, please work a miracle in the hearts of the Eritrean leaders. Help them to understand that taking care of their people and providing goodwill will make their society better. Send your angels to care for the unwatched children. I pray that they have the basic needs provided. Comfort those behind bars and strengthen Your children. Come soon Jesus.
    Melody F - USA
  • Heavenly Father
    May your Holy Spirit dwell and remaine in each Eritrean brother and sister Dear God. I pray their every need be met by your gracious hand Lord. Please sustain their Faith through your love and protection. With your supernatural power move the minds and hearts of government officials.
    Michelle M
    Michelle M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Eritrean believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Change the hearts of officials. May the human rights abuses of believers & other end. And may truth, justice & freedom prevail. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord, I lift up the 600 Christians in prison in Eritrea and the children as well. Please provide for them and protect them. I ask that you put people in their paths who can help them. Encourage them by your Holy Spirit & give them wisdom, strength & courage. Protect them from harm and surround them with your angels. Thank you, Lord, in JesusName.
    Julie B - USA
  • TOUCH THEIR SOULS WITH YOUR KINDNESS AND MERCY !!! HELP YOUR CHILDREN FATHER !!! PLEASE !!! ALLOW THERE EYES TO BE OPEN !!! ONLY YOU CAN HELP THEM !!! LORD ! IN YOUR NAME MASTER JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH AMEN
    Terrell A - USA
  • FATHER YOU ARE FOREVER WISE AND HOLY THE ONLY GREAT ,WISE AND HOLY GOD !
    I PRAY FOR YOUR LOVE TO BE UPON MY CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE ERITREAN, PLEASE BLESS THEM ! ALLOW THEM TO
    RECEIVE YOUR COMFORT AND PEACE , !DESPITE WHAT'S GOING ON !MASTER YOU KNOW THE TRUTH ! HEAL THIS LAND , TOUCH THE ERITREAN LEADERS CHANGE THEIR HEARTS
    Terrell A - USA
  • Dear Lord, please continue to provide faith, wisdom, and courage for these believers. Soften the hearts of their persecutors so that they too might accept Jesus as their Savior and know love as never before. Help them to remember 1 Peter 4:14 and to continue to stand fast for Jesus.
    Betty A - USA
  • Lord,
    My heart goes out to our fellow believers in Eritrea, who suffer so greatly. They endure deprivation I can only imagine. I pray that You would be with them through their trials and may they grow closer to You each day. Please provide for all of their needs, showing Your power and faithfulness to everyone around them. I also pray for peace.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Jesus I lift up the Eritrean Christians to you. I pray you would give them strength. Provide for their physical needs. I pray they would be encouraged and remain faithful as they go through this trial. Jesus I pray their govt Leaders would come to know you . Jesus I pray for peace. Lord for all who are suffering persecution for you. Jesus b w them.
    Carol H - USA
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