Eritrean pastor Pastor Haile Nayzgi has been in prison since 2004.
Eritrean pastor Pastor Haile Nayzgi has been in prison since 2004.
Dec. 19, 2019 | Eritrea

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[199] prayers in [11] nations have been posted for Imprisoned Christians.

Twenty-five more Christians were recently arrested in the town of Dekemhare, adding to the approximate 300 Christians arrested earlier this year. The 25 were from various denominations around town and were arrested on the last weekend in November. According to VOM contacts, they are being held at Mai Serwa prison, which is outside the capital city of Asmara and where conditions are better than in some of the desert prisons. The Eritrean government arrested around 300 people in June 2019, bringing the total number of known Christian prisoners to around 600. In the past, as many as 3,000 Christians have been held, and many Eritreans continue to flee the country every day. Pray for the believers in prison to stay committed to their faith and to be strengthened through the Holy Spirit in whatever circumstances they face.

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  • Father ,in Jesus name, through Your Holy Spirit I am boldly before You when this is said to those who would arrest or harm Your Children like this.
    LET MY PEOPLE GO!
    It is the same as it was in Egypt so long ago.
    Be it Your will to free them,then "It is finished",and that is my prayer for this situation.
    Be they free in Jesus name,
    Amen,Amen.
    Bruce M - USA
  • Father, may each believer in Eritrea be aware of Your presence with them and that nothing they experience can separate them from Your love. Thank You they have counted the cost and they are remaining bold and courageous as Joshua and standing firm in the faith as first given. Continue to pour out Your love into the hearts of each believer for enemies
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, may each believer in Eritrea be aware of Your presence with them and that nothing they experience can separate them from Your love. Thank You they have counted the cost and they are remaining bold and courageous as Joshua and standing firm in the faith as first given. Continue to pour out Your love into the hearts of each believer for enemies
    Gail M - USA
  • Dear Lord let the holy spirits strength cover them ,release the same power through them for your glory ,deliver the prisoners and bring Justice and make a way for freedom from the persecutors and release strength and power from the holy spirit
    Sherry S - USA
  • Dear Lord let the holy spirits strength cover them ,release the same power through them for your glory ,deliver the prisoners and bring Justice and make a way for freedom from the persecutors and release strength and power from the holy spirit
    Sherry S - USA
  • Romans 8:2
    Bruce M - USA
  • Lord, please break through the darkness of Eritrea. I cannot believe how incredibly dark it is. Draw near to these people; may Your church grow despite the opposition to them. Help those who are in prison to find one another and have fellowship together. May their guards see You in them and be kind to them. Draw this country out of evil, O God!!!
    Amy G - USA
  • Father, iron bars and prison walls are unable to seperate our Eritrean brothers and sisters in-Christ from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. May Your powerful and pervasive Holy Spirit be real and present to the Eritrean believers who suffer the bonds of affliction because of their faithful witness and obedience to You and Your Word.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Heavenly Father please provide protection for our brothers and sisters that are imprisoned or fleeing the country, because of government persecution. We ask for the power and discernment of the Holy Spirit as they continue to fight the good fight. We ask for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to spread like wild fire. We ask all this in Jesus Name Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. As You have revealed, strike the fortress selfishness & apathy, crumble it into dust, around this nation's leaders. Save. Let the miracle we have prayed for take place & let us hear about it for Haile Nayzgi. Let Your Light shine in these imprisoned believers to endure. In Jesus' Mighty Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Father we remember our brothers and sisters who are in prison in Eritrea for their faith in you. Give them strength to stand for the cross of Calvary with this confidence in their hearts that you are with them in their troubles and pain. Open their spiritual eyes to see the presence of the Holy Spirit who is lifting the up their burdens.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • May the peace that passes understanding envelop Pastor Haile Nayzgi, the imprisoned saints, and all believers in Eritrea. In Jesus' Name. Thank You, God Almighty! Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Dear God, thank You for these precious Christians. Arrested from different denominations, together they can be unified in Christ! May these believers stay committed to their faith and be strengthened through Your Holy Spirit in whatever circumstances they face. May religious freedom come to Eritrea! In Jesus' Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Dear Lord in heaven, please send Your strength to these believers. We know You will provide for their needs. Their faith in the face of persecution is an example to everyone else. May they be reminded of 1 Peter 4:14--"If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you."
    Betty A - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for the believers in Eritrea. I pray that You would be with them in all of the earthly struggles they face, which are so difficult for me to imagine in my place of comfort. I pray that You would strengthen them to deal with all difficulties, trusting in You for all of their needs. May they stay committed to their faith, despite the cost
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father, I pray for believers in Eritrea. Thank you for their faith, and that the gospel is alive in this country. I pray for strength for these believers and boldness and wisdom from heaven of how to operate in this land successfully. Please don't let the light of the gospel go out in the hearts of those who are in prison. Be with them. In Jesus name
    Nancy G - USA
  • We pray for our Eritrean brothers and sisters as the Church is under attack. Strengthen the bodies and spirit of those in prison to withstand whatever comes their way, and give them love for the ones who have imprisoned them. Provide for their families in their absence and give them courage to also stand for You in the absence of their family members.
    Toni D - USA
  • Bless these people as they face hardships and persecution for serving You. May they find joy, peace and fulfillment knowing that they are suffering for You. Use them in the prisons and to the prison guards and others they are around to bring them to salvation. Let them be a positive example of You in these moments. Give them courage and hope.
    Angie E - USA
  • Holy Father, bless my brothers and sisters who are being imprisoned for their faith in You. Give them courage to face the dangers they are facing. Bring aid to them, and comfort them. You know their needs, Father, and I pray that, even in dire circumstances, You bless them richly. Let them know that they are being prayed for and they are not forgotten.
    Eli S - USA
  • Oh Lord, go there, be with them and comfort them in prison. Fill those prisons with Your presence Lord like you did in the upper room. May those who order these imprisonments find salvation in You. Touch those guards the same way You touched the guard in the book of acts. Bring revival into that place Lord; manifest your power and glory. In Jesus name
    Carina A - USA
  • Father God, I ask that the love of Jesus be poured out over Pastor Haile Nayzgi and the other imprisoned believers in Eritrea. By the power of Your Spirit, please comfort, sustain, and strengthen them so that their captors will know that Christ is REAL. Please help the faithful in the land and give them hope that comes only from you. Thank you Father.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord, please help those in Eritrea. Commit them to their faith and strengthen them through the Holy Spirit while they are in prison. Give them ministry there, give them peace and joy. I pray all those things for Pastor Haile, especially.
    emily g - USA
  • Lord God, the verse that comes to mind is in Acts when Paul and Silas were imprisoned and they started singing your praises and simultaneously the church was praying for them, the shackles came off. In the same way we pray for them, give them a spirit of joy. You can cause what was meant for evil, for good. Please Lord, let it be so, in Jesus name.
    Hannah L - USA
  • Father please meet the needs of your children in prison, in Eritrea and around the world. May they know that you are still working in them.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • 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 Eritrean officials to You. May their changed hearts improve things for all, particularly the Church.
    Lisa D - 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 hears of many Eritrean officials to You. May their changed hearts improve conditions for all. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, we long for His coming. Until then, strengthen us all in faith and prayers, in Christ's name, amen.
    Martha W - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians 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 many Eritrean officials to You. May their changed hearts improve matters for believers & all others. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord I ask for the prisoners to be strong and courageous in You. I ask for them to be encouraged by the prayers of their brother and sisters abroad. I pray for their hearts to be united in the fight for the glory of Christ. I ask Lord for Your Word to be a lamp unto their feet and a light unto their path. I ask Lord for Your heart to shine in them.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Savior, Strengthen Pastor Nayzgi and those believers imprisoned. May their shared faith and prayers for one another unite them in love as a sign to nonbelievers. Draw them to be saved. Grant them grace for anything they face. Provide for their families. Reveal Your provision in natural and spiritual needs. Pour Your Spirit out on Eritrean prisons
    Jim E - USA
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