It's the beginning of another week and as we go about with our activities, The CSW-Nigeria team,(staff, volunteers, coordinators , partners and friends) would be praying for Eritrea. please be faithful in doing so and don't hesitate to drop a comment where ever the need arises. God bless you as you do so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ERITREA ( capital –ASMARA)
Population : 6.131 million
Official Language: Tigrigna Language, English Language, Arabic Language
Religion : The north is associated with Islam as the dominant religion ( mostly Sunni Muslims )and the south with Christianity as the second-largest religion in the country and Other indigenous religious groups include Buddhists, Bahais, followers of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, and Bossonists, who follow traditions of the Akan ethnic group.
Location : Eritrea is located along the Red Sea, north of the Horn of Africa, between Djibouti and Sudan. Eritrea’s longest border is shared with Ethiopia to the south, Eritrea shares a 1,626-kilometer border with three nations: Sudan to the north and west (605 kilometers), Ethiopia to the south (912 kilometers), and Djibouti to the southeast (109 kilometers).
Eritrea is one of the world’s most repressive regimes, often likened to North Korea. It is a single party state dominated by a dictatorial president, and the military pervades every aspect of society, including the economy. The regime demands total allegiance, thus Christians are perceived as a threat to national unity due to their ultimate allegiance to a higher being.
- Pray for the Lord’s intervention in Eritrea and for the salvation of the president and other influential government leaders.
- Pray That the Lord will sustain all those believers who are being kept in prison; Particularly for the wives and children of jailed church leaders to stay strong in the Lord.
- Pray For underground churches and their leaders to experience God’s protection from prying eyes so that they can continue to minister to people.
- Pray That the Lord will provide for His children in the face of food shortages.
- Pray That the Lord will build His Church in Eritrea for His own glory.
- Pray For protection of and provision for Eritrean Christian refugees residing in other countries.