Pastor Haile Naygi has been in prison since 2004.
Pastor Haile Naygi has been in prison since 2004.
Aug. 06, 2020 | Eritrea

More than 600 Christians Now Imprisoned in Eritrea

[203] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Imprisoned Christians.

The number of Christians imprisoned in Eritrea has reportedly risen to 640 in recent months. In May, 15 women were arrested at a house church and are now imprisoned in Mai Serwa, the same prison where Helen Berhane was held in a shipping container. Thirty people arrested at a wedding in late June are being held at a police station in Asmara, where Christians have in the past been detained for years on end. And another group of Christians were recently released from the notorious Dahlak Kebir island prison, which has been described as a huge jail constructed of sheet-metal buildings and shipping containers. Although the prisoners have been released, they are not allowed to leave the island and are still being used as slave labor by the government. Continue to pray for these prisoners as well as some others who have been held for nearly two decades.

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  • OLORD, free the Christian prisoners in Eritrea! Look down on their suffering & have mercy on them. Show those who hold them captive Your love for them, that they are Your special ones. May their guards show favor to them. Give beauty for ashes. Return them to their families. Hasten the day of your return. Come Lord Jesus, & take your saints home. Amen
    SM D - USA
  • Our Father, please free all imprisoned Christians in Eritrea. In the name of Jeesus Christ. Amen
    Maria D - Finland
  • I pray for my brothers and sisters to finally be released Lord. Give them strength and lighten their paths. Give them courage if the time comes and bless them always. Especially with your love peace and riches in Jesus' name, amen
    Angela L - USA
  • Father God, I pray for these faithful brothers and sisters in Eritrea and and thank you for their amazing witness. Please bless them and fill them with Your Spirit, Your peace and Your joy as they endure terrible persecution. I pray specifically for Pastor Haile Naygi, please comfort him and let him feel the prayers of Your people lifting him up!
    Sarah H - USA
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    Sarah H - USA
  • Dear God, I pray that you set these prisoners and slaves free. God, your children have been enslaved. Your love will set them free. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Crystal L - USA
  • For all those persecuted for the lords work and to all our brothers and sisters in the lord i pray when you all pass away you may R I P this to me dose not only mean rest in peace but intended to mean by prayer risen in peace at the time of the resurrection of the dead to live forever this time this is my prayer for all those in JESUS love your all
    Themis K - Australia
  • Lord please bring them succor. Give them strength for these trials..Bring them justice...Holy Spirit give them power to live and witness to the guards and prisoners.
    Joe S - USA
    MIRIAM S - Argentina
  • Father, I ask you to encourage them and strengthen them. I ask you to loose your angels to assist the redeemed. Be a Father unto them and supernaturally nourish and nurture them. Give them favor with the prison guards, prisoners and government. Do miracles everyday. Do something special for each one everyday. Save their persecuter's Save this country.
    Chrissy S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, who keeps truth forever, please execute Justice for these oppressed believers in Eritrea and give freedom to these prisoners, many imprisoned for decades. Eritrea needs Your light to overcome the great darkness there. Be merciful to them, bless them, that Your way may be known on Earth and Your salvation in Eritrea
    Julie C - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We lift up our Christian Brothers and sisters in Eritrea to You. They have suffered to much for Your name's sake. What powerful faith, to stand strong in the face of such persecution for so many years! Lord, fill them constantly with Your strength, grace and peace. No matter what they may face, may they feel Your Presence with them. Anen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father God, we pray for your people who are imprisoned in Eritrea, and for their loved ones. Give them great courage. May your presence completely overwhelm them with peace and joy. Unite your people in that country and build your church in a powerful, unstoppable way. May the persecution only serve to strengthen the church. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
  • Jesus, help your people in Eritrea. Please don't let them be slaughtered and mistreated. Save them.
    michele r - USA
  • Father, only you could help in this situation. I pray for my brothers and sisters. Pour out your Spirit upon them to endure whatever they must face. may they feel your presence. I pray all the prisoners there that they would see their need for you. Use your children. Father, your will be done. May your children feel your arms around them. Move Father
    Polly C - USA
  • Gracious and Holy Father of Heaven and Earth. Have mercy on our imprisoned brothers and sisters in Eritrea. Give them the joy and peace of the Holy Spirit during theses difficult times. Let them draw strength and courage from prayer and your word. Holding on to the promises of God. Save the persecutors from their sins. In Jesus Precious Name Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Thank You for the grace You have poured out on those who have suffered for You in Eritrea. Their lives have brought You much glory as they have suffered faithfully under these terrible conditions. Strengthen those who have been newly arrested to live out the same faithfulness. Provide strength for those who are still captives and working as slaves.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, You give wisdom and strength to those that You love. I ask that You will be with all Christians facing persecution in Eritrea. Most importantly, I ask that You will give strength and wisdom to Christians who have been imprisoned for their faith. I ask that You will guide them to be a light for others and to have the strength to endure.
    Spencer B - USA
  • Help our brothers and sisters be released from their bondage.
    Debbie V - USA
  • God, You know the persecution of my brothers and sisters in Eritrea is severe. I pray most of all for their faithfulness, that they would never deny Christ and return to their false religion. I also pray they will strengthen and encourage one another, as able, while You also provide them strength. I also pray for the release of each one, by Your will.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Lord Jesus I lift up all Christians in Eritrea in Your Hands and sincerely pray for their safety and protection. I ask You Jesus that all those who are against them may turn to You and be saved. I pray for the entire region of Eritrea to be a Christian area. I pray for the release of Pastor Haile Naygi and his safety, In Jesus Name, Amen
    Lynn D - India
  • Merciful Father, Eritrean Christians also face intense persecution and imprisonment just for loving You. Set your angels about them like a hedge to protect them amidst this trouble. Help them find favor in the eyes of their captors that they remain unharmed and even able to minister to oppressors, Deliver them from unjust detention. In Jesus name Amen.
    Robert C - Canada
  • OH LORD JESUS!!! We cry out to you on behalf of these believers. Please sustain them in this trial. Please preserve their lives and please end thier oppression. Please give them hope and comfort. Please help each one as You know best. Please be glorified greatly in all of this.
    Susan B - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, I rebuke the devil and command this injustice to stop. Lord set the captives free to deliver them from bondage and slavery! All things work together for the good of those who are called by God according to His purpose. I thank you Jesus for turning this situation around and bring restoration to this nation. Lord have mercy on them
    Jay F - USA
  • Lord God, You are the King of justice who sees Your people suffering in Eritrea. Please bring light and truth to bear on these situations and may they be set free. May they be strengthened and upheld by the power of Your Spirit and may Your gospel go forth boldly because of their witness. Encourage them with Your love today.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father God we ask you to deliver your children from imprisonment in Eritrea. Let your kingdom come in the hearts of those in authority to recognise that you are the King above all authority. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Holy Spirit wrap Your arms of love over our imprisoned brethren, may they know Your peace like a river, peace that passes all understanding! Keep them strong in faith and in health! We declare Eritrea is for Christ in the name of Jesus Christ!
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Lord, we grieve at the treatment of these believers, and we remember that you too were mistreated. May these brothers and sisters find the joy that comes from sharing in your suffering, knowing that you are there with them. Thank you that you see them and know them and care for their needs. Please give them hope and may they see miraculous deliverance.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Lord, we know that You see the pain and suffering of those who have been imprisoned for the gospel. Please help them to continue to serve You as they are incarcerated. We also pray for thei families, please give them provisions, rest and comfort and help their faith grow. Prisoners in Eritrea are rarely released, please help their faith grow in You!
    Donna H - USA
  • Heavenly Father: Sustain the dear believers in Eritrea who have been imprisoned in harsh conditions. Bring their suffering to an end. Give them grace to forgive those who mistreat them. Break hearts over sin and draw them to salvation, in Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
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