Please continue to pray for President Isaias Afewerki, that God will touch his heart and bring him to repentance. He is originally from Eritrea’s mainly Christian highlands.
The church in Eritrea has been under intense pressure since 2002. Pray that God will multiply His people in this East African nation, and raise up strong and wise leaders for them.
Ask God to give a fresh revelation of His unfailing love and faithfulness to the many prisoners of faith being held in inhumane conditions in Eritrea’s prisons. One of the prisoners arrested in May, Fikadu Debesay from Adi Quala, has already died in custody.
There are now an estimated 400 prisoners of faith in Eritrea. Numbers have increased sharply in recent months, due to a crackdown on churches which began in May. More than 50 children were left without one or more parents as a result of mass arrests.
Praise God for the way that persecuted Christians like gospel singer Helen Berhane who have fled from Eritrea are using their testimony to spread awareness of persecution and challenge the Western church to greater boldness in spreading the good news.