Please Read This Prayer Alert
From Release International
We thank You for all of our blessings, which are sometimes hidden by our own suffering and the suffering of others. We pray that You will help us to remember to give thanks to You each and every day for we are fortunate to receive Your lovingkindness and Your mercy.
We come to You to ask for Your divine protection for persecuted Christians around the world. Today, there are two groups at risk. Please guard the 185 Christians in Eritrea who have been arrested for meeting to worship. These servants had gathered to pray about the high numbers of Christians fleeing their country where persecution is so great. We pray for the quick release of the prisoners for Christ, and the release of an estimated 1,500 Christians who are imprisoned and suffer because of their faith in Eritrea. We pray for the president, Isaias Afewerki, that he will open his ears and listen to those who pressure him for the reform of abusive policies. We pray for the undoing of repression in this country. We pray that the bans on all churches that are not Orthodox, Catholic, or Lutheran are also lifted.
We pray that You also watch over six Christians in Iran, including a young man of 17 years old. These have lost an appeal fighting a conviction for gathering in house churches. The collective sentencing totals 20 years in jail. Please bring hope and uplifted spirits to those being held in Adel Abad prison in Shiraz. We ask that You help them to know the peace of Your love. We pray that they know You are always present, eternally there for all who suffer in the name of Jesus, Your Son. And last, we pray for the strengthening and growth of Your Underground Church. May Your Will Be Done.