Eritrean officials arrested 29 Christians during a house church gathering in March.
Eritrean officials arrested 29 Christians during a house church gathering in March.
May. 12, 2022 | Eritrea

Christians Arrested During Church Service

[179] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Imprisoned Christians.

In March 2022, Eritrean officials raided a house church gathering and arrested 29 Christians — 12 men and 17 women. All are currently being held at Mai-Serwa prison. Prison conditions for Christians inside Eritrea are some of the worst in the world, and imprisoned Christians are often refused the right to a trial or to see their families. Pray for our brothers and sisters to remain firm in their faith amid their imprisonment. Pray that God’s peace will comfort them and their families during this time.

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  • Father God, I pray for our brothers and sisters to remain firm in their faith amid their imprisonment in Eritrea, and that Your everlasting peace will comfort them and their families during this time of intense anguish. Thank You, Almighty and Merciful Father. In Jesus's Name I pray. Amen.
    Mary I - USA
  • Oh God let your strength be made perfect in our weakness. Let us cling to You and hold on through everything. Be with these believers that their faith would be strengthened through this trial and many would come to know You and that Your name will be glorified in all the earth. Hear our prayers. Amen
    Jean R - USA
  • O God, be with your people and keep them during this trial. Let your grace, peace and love be upon them. We as you to pour out in them every day the fullness of Christ. I ask for their speedy release bit for you to use them to work wonders as long as they remain in prison. Give them joy in their sorrows and strength in their weakness. In Jesus name ame
    Richard S - USA
  • Abba Father, in Jesus' name, encourage and strengthen these Eritrean believers in the faith. Comfort them and their families with Your peace. Deliver them through these difficult circumstances. Bless their worship and prayer. Enable them to display the joy of their salvation. Save others through their witness.
    Theda L - USA
  • Heavenly Father,
    I don't know what to say. Please be with my brothers and sisters who have been thrown in prison for simply gathering to worship You. Daddy, give them the strength to endure whatever they must endure for the name of Yeshua. I also ask that you would intervene for them and release them today. In Yeshua's name, Amen.
    Scott H - USA
  • Heavenly Father God thank you for these Christians who were arrested, Help them to have the strength, faith and love that is poured into them by the Holy Spirit from God to withstand their persecution. Send an advocate through Jesus Christ to speak for them to be released. And let their witness and truth in Jesus be strong. Thank you God.
    Pam W - USA
  • In the wise name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Eriterian Imprisoned Christians. We ask for provision, for wisdom, hedge of protection, angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without you John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper
    barry p - USA
  • Father God, we are blessed in Christ to see so many prayers on behalf of those who are suffering. You are the supply of the oppressed, the broken hearted, and the meek. Jesus will set all prisoners free, not just in this world, but in eternity to come in His perfect kingdom. Please give the prisoners in Eritrea their daily bread in Jesus' name.
    Kathy G - USA
  • "Onward Christian Soldiers" remain strong, the Lord is with you; He will never leave you. The battle is against Him, the power is from the Holy Spirit; be not dismayed-Our God Reigns! "Be strong in the Lord, He is on your side."
    In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Sharon K - USA
  • In the presence of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shammah, God Who is There, as brothers and sisters is Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Eriterian imprisoned Christians. We ask for overflowing hope, a hedge of protection, angels to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Psalm 146: Loving Father thank You for revealing Your truth in Eritrea. Please execute Justice for the oppressed, give food to the hungry. Grant freedom to the prisoners, Open the eyes of the blind and raise those who are bowed down. Thank you for loving these righteous believers and watching over strangers, the fatherless and widows.
    Julie C - USA
  • OLORD, be close & comfort your children in Eritrea. Encourage them with your Holy Spirit as you did the disciples. May they keep company with each other. I ask that the arrests would be reversed, & they would be released from their captors, but if not, may their guards look with favor on them. May Eritrea become a village that praises you forever. Amen
    SM D - USA
  • Dear Jesus, please release your precious believers like you released Paul and Silas from prison. Help them. Comfort them. Turn the hearts of the officials away from persecuting the Christians.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Our Father, who art in heaven, hallow it be your name.
    Thy kingdom come, thy will be done
    On earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread
    And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive our trespassers.
    Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
    For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory
    Forever and ever
    Timothy B - USA
  • Father, our imprisoned Eritrean brothers and sisters in Christ face hellish conditions and desperately need Your peace, comfort and deliverance from the persecution that's plagued their nation for decades. Just like You parted the Red Sea for Moses and the Israelites, please save and deliver our Eritrean family from the wicked schemes of the adversary.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father God do. Come to the help. Of these Christians in prison for their Faith, I do ask for speedily deliverance, it's no secret what you can do. You prove your power in the olden days when you sent the Angels to get peter out, Lord do it again and let he heathen kno that our God is almighty, intervene speedily and rescue. them in Jesus name
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Please Dear Jesus comfort these children of God. Rescue them from this terrible situation. Free them O Father. May their faith bring even the worst persecutors to Christ. Through His name Amen.
    Peggy A - USA
  • Lord I pray for imprisoned Christians in Eritrea. Strength them in their faith. Listen to their prayers. Make justice in their cases. Let them recover their freedom soon. Fill them with your Holy Spirit. Use them for your glory preaching the gospel and winning souls for the kingdom of heaven despite their imprisonment. Amen.
    Cristian G - Colombia
  • Dear Eritrian Christians,
    I have crippled hands & have trouble typing but I am praying for God's will to be done in your lives & for all your needs to be met by our Loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May God protect you & keep ever faithful to Him.
    Love, Mary, your Sister in Faith
    Mary K S - USA
  • God we bless your name, we commit the imprisoned Christians to you, please create a way of escape for them,please help them to maintain a right and Christian attitude as they believe you for their unconditional release.. Please encourage, strengthen and uphold them and their families, fight their battles and vindicate them in Jesus name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Oh God! We lift up our gutsy, courageous brothers and sisters who dared to meet to worship You publicly at the risk of imprisonment and worse! We praise You that You have each one of these believers in Your hand and ask that they would sense powerfully in the midst of suffering and depravity a portion of grace and peace that would astound the guards.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Please Lord I pray that these Eritrean believers would be freed and filled with comfort and peace. Please increase their faith and please draw there persecutors to repentance and faith in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Father God, we ask for the release of these imprisoned Christians. Intervene on their behalf in a way that only you can. Give them an all consuming peace. Give their families outside the prison an all consuming peace. Use them and their witness to spread your truth. May your church continue to grow with boldness in Eritrea, free of fear. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
  • Oh my Father, I pray for these brothers and sisters that have been put in prison. May they know you are there with them. Please keep them so close to your heart Father. May they feel the Comfort and peace in ways that are simply beyond understanding. May the prison guards hearts be softened to know you through this. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy H - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, May our brothers and sisters in prison sense through Your Spirit that we are praying for them. Help them to remain faithful so that good will come of what was meant for evil against them. Give them strength for each day and help them to feel your loving arms around them.
    Margaret H - USA
  • Thank You for the believers in Eritrea who are suffering in prison for You. Please help them to experience justice and to be released soon. Help them to stand firm in their faith and help them to be a strong witness to others- the other prisoners, their jailers, and the authorities. Help them to come to faith. Please protect them from harsh treatment.
    Cynthia H - USA
  • Father God, I lift up my brothers and sisters in prison in Eritrea and ask for your grace and mercy to shower them in that place. Please help them to shine light in the darkness and to remain strong in their faith. I pray that they would be able to minister to other prisoners. I pray that they would receive help and sustenance from outside the prison.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father, please give courage and strength to these brothers and sisters. May they trust Jesus fully and remain steadfast in their faith. Meet their needs while imprisoned. Also use this situation to accomplish your purposes and thwart the plans of the evil one. Please provide also for their families. Thank you for how you are working even now. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
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