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Release International Prayer Shields, Eritrea and Pakistan

Updated: May 20, 2020


Recently, the Eritrean Government has started seizing and closing church-run schools and hospitals. Pray for wisdom for Christian leaders as they respond.


Release associate ministries estimated in early 2020 that about 600 Christians were imprisoned in Eritrea and about 47 children of Christians had been left without carers. Pray that God will strengthen the faith of His people.


Continue to pray that Christians in Eritrea will begin to experience greater religious freedom following the signing of a peace deal between Eritrea and Ethiopia in 2018.


Please ask God to protect our partners in Pakistan – and across the world – as they risk their own lives to stand up for persecuted Christians.


A 14-year-old Christian girl from Karachi was kidnapped in October and forcibly converted and married to her kidnapper. Pray that she – and the many other Christian girls who suffer this abuse in Pakistan – will be able to return home.


Pray for justice for the family of Saleem Masih, a young Christian man from Pakistan who died in Kasur in February after being tortured by a Muslim landowner for ‘polluting’ his well by washing in it.


Pray for 39 Christians in Pakistan who were acquitted of killing two Muslims after the 2015 church bombings in Youhanabad. Their acquittal came after the Muslims’ families were paid about £15,000 – even though the Christians maintain their innocence.

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