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

Christian Women Released from Island Prison

[199] prayers in [17] 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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  • Heavenly Father we thank You for the release of these sisters. Lord empower them to continue in Christ faithfully. Give them the grace to recover all they lost these years. Oh Lord touch the authorities who imprisoned them and let them give their lives to Jesus Christ. Amen
    Gideon A - Nigeria
  • please Lord heal the soul of our sons and daughters released from that notorious prison
    give them new hope and courage to seek to a better life
    Botros S - USA
  • Oh Jesus, thank you for freeing your daughters. Heal them body, soul, and spirit. Let them hide themselves in you as they recover and have all the support they need from those around them.
    michele r - USA
  • Lord,... Word Up For These Christians, Women And Men, Released And Still Held, Who Were Imprisoned At Nakura Island... In Jesus's Precious Name,... Thank You Lord,... Amen...
    Jessica Danielle J - New Zealand
  • QUERIDO PADRE MUCHAS GRACIAS POR LA LIBERACION DE MIS HERMANA , SE QUE SERAN RETAURADAS Y SANADAS CON TU PRECIOSO AMOR GRACIAS EN EL NOMBRE DE JESUCRISTO
    MIRIAM S - Argentina
  • Father God, there is no way to know the heartache in what all these women have been through for so many years in this prison. Please help them in every step as they look to You dear Father. You know what they need and how to encourage them in Jesus. Guard over their minds and hearts and please help the men who are still at Nakura prison.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father we continue to lift up these women who were freed continue to provide through Your Will and Power for these and others that have been freed from this prison we continue to lift up the men who are still imprisoned continue to strengthen encourage embolden bless and guide
    Dennie L - USA
  • Father, thank You for the release of these Christian women. Please continue to meet all their needs as they go forth in life. I pray you will bring about the release of the Christian men at Nakura. Let their faithfulness be a mighty witness to Your faithfulness. In the name of Christ Jesus, Amen!
    Linda R - USA
  • Oh Lord, so much injustice in this world. You know. You are with them. Lord, help those women heal as they adjust to life outside of prison. Nourish their spirits and carry them in their hard days. Lord, may the remaining 26 men be freed soon. May they all know confidently in their hearts that imprisonment does not separate them from Your love
    Corinna H - USA
  • Dear Lord, please bring mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional healing to those who had been imprisoned. Wrap Your arms of peace around them and those 26 remaining prisoners. Help those in prison to recall scripture verses and songs of praise, that they may they encourage one another. Please allow them to be released soon. Awaken Eritrea!
    Tricia G - USA
  • In the great name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, as brothers and sisters in Christ we unite our hearts in prayer for imprisoned Ethiopian women. We praise You for their faithfulness. We praise You that they got up and walked spiritually. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. So be it. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, I thank you for these that have been released. I thank you for their freedom, yet I know that their is a lot of pain and suffering that needs healing and your tender care. Please minister mightily to each of these women. Help them know what you now would have them to do and let them see your hand move mightily for them. Also, the men remaining.
    Vicki W - USA
  • 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
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