The Mai Serewa Prison in Eritrea.
The Mai Serewa Prison in Eritrea.
Oct. 07, 2021 | Eritrea

Christians Re-arrested After Recent Release from Prison

[173] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Re-arrested Believers.

A group of 15 believers was arrested once again in recent weeks despite being released from prison in the last few months. These Christians were not engaged in any illegal activity as they were arrested in their homes. "The police actually went to each of their individual houses; they weren't caught in a homestead church or gathering," a front-line worker said. The group of believers includes long-term prisoners who had recently been released from prison, and the group is now being held in Mai Serewa Prison. Pray for these Christians to not lose hope as they continue to endure persecution for the sake of Christ. Pray that the Eritrean authorities will release them quickly, and pray that their witness for Christ will lead many others to Him, including their persecutors and jailers.

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  • Father, give these dear believers courage, strength, and hope even after the disappointment of being re-arrested. If it seems best to you, will you please get them released from prison again. May they and their families trust Jesus fully at this time. Please protect your people in Eritrea. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the Christians in Eritrea and ask You mercy on them to sense Your presence in extreme conditions. Please break down the walls of the Mai Serewa Prison and let the wicked shudder and repent. You are God. Strengthen Your people to preach Jesus, knowing our life and hope is hidden in Him! Let many in the region come to Jesus.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father, please reassure these believers that they are not forsaken. I pray you use them to glorify your name while in prison. Speak to the hearts of those they are around while there. Open the eyes of the blind. I know how I would feel to be released and then arrested again. Oh Lord, please move on their behalf. Father, I pray your will be done. Move.
    polly c - USA
  • Father, Your Word says that all things work together for the good of those who love you. And so I pray that this another arrest of our brethren will bring them good things for the glory of Your Name. I pray that you strengthen them. May their faith in Jesus Christ be found unwavering. Let Your love continue to dwell in their hearts and set them free.
    Crimson B - Philippines
  • Lord, may they know that they are not alone. May they sense Your manifested presence. May they hold onto the grace that you have for them. Help them to stay strong in their faith. Remind them that you will never leave them or forsake them. You are their strength. May those who are watching be drawn into Your Kingdom. I pray for fast release.
    Pamela C - USA
  • Help these believers get released again and again.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters who have suffered much for you. I pray that your Spirit will encourage and strengthen them and that they will know they are loved and prayed for. I pray for their quick release and for their boldness in sharing the Gospel while in prison. Thank You that You are with them. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Margaret H - USA
  • Father may these believers truly know that you love them and have good plans for them. May they experience your abundant life right now in the midst of persecution.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our brothers and sisters in Eritrea and their willingness to follow You despite being put into prison. I ask that they would not lose hope and would be given the ability to endure their persecution for Christ's sake. May they be released quickly and may their witness bring many to Christ, including their persecutors and jailers.
    Lysander S - USA
  • In the hearing and touching name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shammah, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Eritirean re-arrested believers. We praise You that You hear, that You teach them and us to pray, for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, for "you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear", pour to them your love and hope thru the Holy Spirit. Therefore, they will not lose hope as they are persecuted in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. May they be released from prison like Paul had, may their witnesses lead many others to you.
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • Heavenly Father, I for these Christians to not lose hope as they continue to endure persecution for the sake of Christ. Lord, I pray that the Eritrean authorities will release them quickly, and pray that their witness for Christ will lead many others to Him, including their persecutors and jailers. Please bless and protect them.
    HELEN W - USA
  • Father, I am sure that these 15 Christians have faced much disappointment in being arrested again. Please continue to give them faith and hope that you are with them and you are in the midst of their circumstances working all things for good even in this. Please minister to the families, meeting their needs through this time. Keep them strong.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Father God, please help these Christians while they are held unfairly. Please provide for their needs and give them hope and encouragement. Help them to share their faith in Jesus Christ boldly with others and I pray that you will use this persecution to bring many to faith in Jesus Christ. Encourage them to glorify your name and draw many in Eritrea.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father, We pray for Your strength to become theirs whose faith in You is forbidden. Pull down the evil in governments that fail to treat believers with impartiality. Encourage Your children no matter how hostile enemies may become. Please strengthen with Your omnipotent power. In Jesus name. Amen
    Leonard B - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers. Oh Lord, please hear their crying and comfort and strengthen them. Please help them to be bold and courageous, standing firm in the faith. Please give them all faith and help them to realize the power within them, in the Holy Spirit. Please visit them and restore them.
    In Jesus,
    Amen
    Lis S - USA
  • May the Holy Spirit be with these imprisoned Eritrean Christians to preserve their hope under their continued persecution for the sake of Christ. May the Eritrean authorities release them quickly, and may their witness for Christ lead many others to Him, including their persecutors and jailers.
    Tom H - USA
  • Lord I pray for the Christians in Eritrea That you would please give them strength and comfort and help them not lose hope as they continue to endure persecution for Jesus. For your mercy out on your people there and let the fire not go out of their hearts for you by the power of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus name amen
    Nancy G - USA
  • In the delivering name of Yeshua, our heavenly Father, Savior, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we glorify You for faithfulness of these re-arrested believers. We pray for provision, for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, we pray for the Eritrean believers who are in the midst of a fiery trial. Like Paul and Silas in the Philippian jail, divinely intercede on their behalf and deliver them from imprisonment in a way that can only be attributed to You. Enable these persecuted saints to minister to the other prisoners the love of God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for these believers to be released soon. Please grant them freedom from their persecutors & make a way for them to continue serving you in these difficult & dangerous circumstances. I pray for the power of your Holy Spirit to fill each one with faith, love, wisdom & power daily. In Jesus Name
    Tracey B - USA
  • Father, this must feel so hopeless for these brothers and sisters and their family members! Please put songs in their heart and scripture on their minds. Fill them with a strong sense of your presence so that they will look back on this as a precious time. We also pray that you will allow them to be released quickly if this would fit within your plan.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus, I do ask that You would encourage Your people as they suffer yet again. May they not lose hope, but remember that there will be a harvest, that You do see all that they give for the sake of Your Name and they will be rewarded. Please allow them to be released, and may their families have comfort as they wait.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Jesus, please be near to these believers now, and help them not to lose heart. I pray your kingdom would advance through this. Praise your name!
    David R - USA
  • Father God I commit these Christians to your great mercies and ask that you come to their rescue speedily, Father you see they have been severely Harassed all because of being a believer, grant courage that they may be able to rejoice in their experience. As was the followers of Jesus in Bible days, worthy to suffer for Jesus sake, grant boldnes I
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Lord Jesus, you see the suffering and pain of these 15 Eritrean believers. Give them grace and peace through dreams and visions and send to their memory scripture that sustains their spirits and grant them remarkable grace under pressure that they may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. Draw many to Jesus through these 15!
    Forrest B - USA
  • Lord, we stand with these Believers as they endure much for Your Name. Grant them boldness and courage to witness for You and may their faithfulness bring light into the darkness. Please overturn their sentences and overturn this wicked regime, granting people freedom to honor and worship You in spirit and in truth.
    Beth P - USA
  • Father God; I pray that let the wickedness of persecution of the church in Eritrea come to an end. Let God arise and let His enemies in Eritrea be scattered. Let the persecutors see the glory of the soon coming King Lord Jesus in the lives of those incarcerated for the gospel. I pray for strength and hope to arise in the hearts of your church.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • n the great name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, our awesome God, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we bless You for faithfulness of Eritrean believers. We ask for healing, for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for the faith of these believers in Eritrea who are being persecuted and imprisoned for their faith. Hear our pleas for our brothers and sisters to be sustain and delivered from their enemies. Give these Christians the courage and strength to continue to spread the gospel to others. Grow your underground church. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
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