The notorious Nakura prison.
The notorious Nakura prison.
Apr. 01, 2021 | Eritrea

Christian Women Released from Island Prison

[187] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Previously Imprisoned Women.

On Feb. 26, 2021, a group of 21 Christian women was released from the notorious Nakura prison. Many of the released prisoners were part of a large group of Christians arrested in the summer of 2017. Over 200 were arrested, including a group taken during a wedding celebration. The newly released women were the last female prisoners held at the prison on the Red Sea. One woman was 15 years old when she was arrested; she is now 29, and her parents have since divorced. Another was 16 when she was arrested; both of her parents died while she was in prison. Other Christians are providing clothing, food and housing to the released women. Pray for their restoration to health and life, and pray for the 26 Christian men who remain at Nakura prison.

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  • Father, Jesus told us the world would hate us for our faith. These women have experienced some of the worst of that hate. But You are a faithful God who never leaves us or forsakes us. May these women see and experience the reality of this truth. May they be encouraged and filled with hope in spite of their imprisonment. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Dearest Father, only you know the suffering these women & men have endured while imprisoned for so many years. I pray that many Christians will be able to surround these women who have been released with love & healing prayers. I pray that the remaining prisoners will be released soon. Please grant these precious people Peace & Grace in your Name
    Tracey B - USA
  • God, I am thankful each of these women have been released. I pray they will each remain faithful as they embark on new lives. I pray You will guide and direct their paths, and help them regain lives of normalcy. I pray for each of the 26 men men who remain imprisoned. I pray for their soon release, and for them to remain faithful during this hardship.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Father, we pray for all of the previously imprisoned women and men, including those who have called upon Jesus as their Savior and Lord. Please restore their spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health and well-being. Restore to them the years that the locusts have eaten and continue to provide them with people who will help care for their needs.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Lord I ask for health and healing for the women let go. I pray for Your hand to be upon them and for peace to calm them. I pray for jobs, places to stay, church homes to be a part of and people to call family for these women. I pray for their hearts to be held together by Your love Lord.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, thank you for the release of these women. Help them to learn to live outside the prison walls. May they be able to establish close connections with family and other believers. May they trust Jesus fully and continue to follow him. Continue to work out your wonderful plan in their lives. Continue to bring glory and good from this situation. Amen
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Oh Jesus meet these women in all their secret moments with your healing touch! Heal those deep wounds of betrayal and resentment, the psychological and physical wounds received in prison, and their right-now physical needs. You are the Restorer of the years that the locusts have eaten- give these women the faith to believe this!
    Margaret M - USA
  • Please restore the lives of these women. Thank you for their release. Please help them to rebuild their lives. May their faith be strong. May they trust wholly in Jesus and not in their own strength.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In name of King Jesus, our heavenly Father, Eternal King, as brothers and sisters in Christ we glorify You for faithfulness of Eritreian believers. We glorify You for their release from prison. We ask for Word of God to continue to spread, a hedge of protection be upon them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. So Be It. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Holy Father, You have been with Your precious daughters every minute of their lives, in hard times and now in their freedom. There is a lot of healing that they will need - emotionally, mentally and physically. Hold them tightly as You bring that healing to them. Help them to press forward to the goal ahead, and bless their faithfulness to You. Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord, Thank you for these precious women that love you more than life itself. I pray for a supernatural healing of them spiritually, physically, emotionally and psychologically. I pray you will surround them with your presence and your love. I pray you will give them a safe place to live, food to eat, and clothes to wear. Keep them safe:
    Sheila R - USA
  • Father we pray for these women that have been released from prison. Provide for each need, give them favour, give them jobs and I pray that their faith would be even stronger. We pray for the Christian men that are still in prison, make a way for their release and protect and give them strength in Christ name amen.
    Diane E - Canada
  • I pray for restoration of physical, emotional and spiritual health for each of these released women. Provide for their every need and they know in their heart it comes directly from you. Heal them from all trauma. Redeem them. They are yours. Deliver the remaining men from their despair and hopelessness. Bless them with your Word and presence.
    Lori R - USA
  • Lord I thabk you for the safe release of these women. Help them as they acclimate back to society. I pray that you heal every hurt, comfort every fear and give them your peace. Thank you for those you are using to help these women. Give them wisdom to know how to minister to their exact need. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Orpha G - USA
  • Father God, I lift up this group of women who have been imprisoned. I especially lift up the now 29 year old woman, and the 16 year old girl that have both lost so much. Please give these ladies your love, grace and forgiveness so they can move on with their lives. Please remove all bitterness and hatred and let them live in Your freedom in Jesus! Amen
    Sarah H - USA
  • Lord bathe your healing over these 21 released prisoners and the 26 yet to be released. Be faithful, protecting and compassionate. Allow fellowship and growing of faith. Strip Away any untruth or lies the devil has planned. Keep them steadfast and immovable.'
    Atacy U - USA
  • Father, we praise You for the release of the women from prison and pray they will be heal and be able to begin their lives again with the aid of these believers and please bless them also. We are grieved to know our brothers are still in Nakura prison and ask You to be near them that they might sense Your Presence and keep their faith strong in You.
    Gail M - USA
  • Dear Lord help these women reacclimate into society. Please release the others from prison. Please work in the hearts of government officials to stop persecuting these people.
    conni l - USA
  • Thank You for the release of our sisters from Nakura prison. We pray for their re-adjustment to life outside the walls. Comfort those who have suffered relationship loss, and provide for their physical and material needs. May the Church reach out to them and incorporate them into the Body with tenderness, understanding and grace. Sustain the remaining
    Toni D - USA
  • Dear Father, I praise the release of these women! Bless them, provide for them, heal them of the trauma and give them joy unspeakable and full of glory, as they overcome the darkness. Restore the years that the locusts have eaten away and may the joy of the Lord be their strength! In Jesus' name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father God I come to you in Jesus name and I pray for the woman noted in this article that were recently released from Nakura prison. Bless them Father and supply all of their needs spiritually, physically and financially. Help them make wise connections with other people that will enable them to acclimate into society. May you free the 26 men noted.
    Jerry W - USA
  • Lord, thank You for the release of these women. May they be restored to health & life, & continue to trust in You for everything. Help them to hold on to their faith & give them the courage to continue to be bold for You. Watch over the men that are still in prison, & may they be released soon. Please meet all the needs of these precious men and women.
    Chiara F - South Africa
  • Glory to You God, for the release of 21 Christian women in Eritrea! They most surely have given for Jesus' name sake. Thank You for the provisions through other Christians. You are the God of restoration and hope, let Your joy abound in them. We lift up the 26 Christian men in Nakura prison, seeking their release most speedily. Keep them faith filled.
    Peg B - USA
  • Thank you, Lord, for the release of these women from prison. Thank you, too, for those who are ministering to them. Bless them with renewed life and health, and enable them to take up their lives and bring glory to your name. Be with the men who are still in prison, and help them to be released as well. Give strength to the Eritrean church.
    NANCY T - USA
  • Dear Father, I lift these precious women up to You. I pray for Your restoration in their lives; bring believers around them to assist and bring comfort to them. I pray for Your tangible presence to overshadow each one and grant her favor. I pray also for the release of the men left in prison; Comfort & encourage them - May they not lose hope. Amen.
    Beth G - USA
  • Dear Lord, please restore to these women health, life, and a means of living. I pray that their testimony speaks volumes to the other inmates and many are saved. I also lift up the men who were arrested. May they be bold witnesses and soom released from prison. Amen.
    Joan B - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank You for the release of these Christian women from prison. I pray for Your continual provisions to them and restoration to their health and lives. I also pray for the release of the 26 Christian men who remain at the prison and that You would strengthen them in the faith and make provision for them. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Dara W - USA
  • Dear Lord, we thank you for the release of these women but we also mourn with them as they enter back into life and have to deal with their feelings about losing family members and losing the years that they were in prison. Please comfort them, protect them, put Christians in their lives who can help them acclimate back into life.
    Christa B - USA
  • Father, precious souls have been released from prison. I pray for their wellbeing and may they find the support that they need to re-enter their communities. Bless the churches and Christians in the area with the courage to help them. In Your Son, Amen
    Connie A - USA
  • Father God, I ask for help and protection for those still in the Nakura prison. Please set those captives free, Lord. I also ask that you will strengthen and heal the women who have been released. I pray that they will have a safe place to rest and heal. Please help them in every way. Keep them safe in your care, Lord. Heal their wounds, give them hope
    Julia F - USA
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