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

[268] prayers in [14] 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.

Write your own prayer for Eritrean Christians

  • Dear Father, I lift the Christians of Eritrean to you. May they stand strong in their faith even thru these difficult times. Give each protection & provision for their continued service to your people. Provide materials to grow their faith even in the poor conditions. Thank you that VOM is helping them in their need. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Lord send your Holy Spirit to the Eritrean Christians to give them hope, strength, wisdom, courage, forgiveness, love, boldness, peace & protection. Use them to bring their persecutors to salvation. Send people & resources to them to provide for their needs & teach them to grow in their faith to continue spreading Your salvation to those around them.
    Angie E - USA
  • Lord, please bless the Eritrean believers. Meet their financial and spiritual needs. May they find their true peace in the hands of Jesus Christ. Confound and destroy the work of the adversary to bring evil change to this country. May your will be done here as we approach a new age. I pray in the powerful name of Jesus Christ.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Dear God, Help these EritreansI can't imagine what they're going throughGive them all they need in all their suffering,in their souls and physicallyWalk with the fleeing, and find a place with those in prisonMay these people find joy+peace+everything they're missingAnd pls change the hearts of the leadersTY for the peace treatyThank YouInJesus'nameAmen
    Rae M - USA
  • Our Father, please help all Eritrean Christians. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Maria D - Finland
  • Lord Jesus, please comfort and strengthen Your church in Eritrea. May they stand firm in truth, and be unified with one another. Help them to honor You despite the suffering, and please provide for these children deprived of their parents. May each believer see You as the God who sustains and enables them to endure all that they face.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father Eritrea is one of the worst countries I know of for persecuting and jailing your children. Help them to remain faithful and please raise up someone to take care of these children. May you are Spirit abide with these people who are suffering so for the sake of the Gospel and their faith thank you Father for what you're about to do in Jesus name
    William S - USA
  • Holy Father owner of the universe, look down on these poor suffers in Eritrea their heart ach and pain and discrimination for their faith, come to their rescue, you are a way maker, a provider, and shield, Thou semester the suffering of the poor and innocent Christians, you are their only voice, make haste to intervene in their plight for your mercies
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father, help the Eritrean Christians. Let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done. Deliver them from evil. Provide them with faith, strength, and courage. Supply the needs of these believers. I pray for freedom, peace, and love to rule in the hearts of Your children. I pray for those in authority to come to Christ.
    Terry K - USA
  • Lord break the spiritual strongholds in this country. Hear the cries of your people being oppressed and may they see miracles and know that you are for them. Bless them even in the midst of trials. In Christ's name.
    Clifford T - Canada
  • Help our brothers and sisters have the freedom they deserve.
    Debbie V - USA
  • 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
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