Village Christians have been forced to remove religious images and replace them with images of President Xi Jinping.
Village Christians have been forced to remove religious images and replace them with images of President Xi Jinping.
Dec. 07, 2017 | China

Pray for Christians Forced to Reject Their Faith

[192] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Pressured Chinese Christians.

Government officials in Jiangxi province have pledged to help Christians living in poverty under the condition that they reject their faith, follow communism and replace their pictures of Jesus with pictures of President Xi Jinping. While authorities claim the Christians are voluntarily replacing their religious images, believers have reportedly been visited by Communist Party officials checking to make sure the images have been replaced. These recent actions are linked to new regulations on religion that were implemented in the name of national security. The regulations prohibit unregistered religious groups from teaching about religion or participating in meetings outside the country. In addition, an ordinance scheduled to take effect in February will impose hefty fines on organizers of unapproved religious activities, another sign of increasing scrutiny of Christians. Pray for Chinese believers as they face increased persecution.

Write your own prayer for Pressured Chinese Christians

  • Father thank You for China. Thank You for the doors of Your Gospel being opened to China. I pray for the Chinese believers that they would not falter under persecution but stay strong. Please empower them with Your Holy Spirit. Give rest to the church in China and please help them remain strong and bold. I pray for favor for believers in China.
    Kia W - USA
  • Lord praying for these Chinese Christians to be strong in their faith and be protected by your power. May the Holy Spirit give them the words and teachings to strengthen their beliefs and be mighty witnesses to the enemies of Jesus. Touch the lives of the persecutors and change them into protectors of the faithful. In Jesus name. Amen
    Rose Marie P - USA
  • I pray Father God that You give our brothers & sisters in Jiangxi courage in Christ, protection, abundant provision so that they will not need the help of the gov't, healing, and unity in You. I pray that the February meeting doesn't agree to impose the fines on them & that authority figures come to Christ & join them in worship in Jesus' name, amen!
    Sheela G - USA
  • Lord God, Have mercy on the church in China and may you cause tremendous growth in believers there. May the growth of believers result in the end of this oppressive government. Please provide for the needs of those in poverty, letting them live in a wealth of generosity to each other. You are all-powerful Lord, and we ask for your mighty hand to work.
    Ashley B - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for those Christians in China being forced to reject You, that they stand firm. Help them to sense Your presence so that they do not fear, strengthen them so that they will not compromise. I pray that they know that You will never leave or forsake them, and that You can make a way out of no way. In Yeshua's name, Amen.
    Michelle B - USA
  • Please Lord, give your followers strength and endurance to continue all in their beliefs despite all persecution.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Dear Jesus, I pray that you would Strengthen the faith of these believer's and all they have learned from the bible as they were taught. Minister to their lives if they reject God He will reject them. To live is Christ, to die is to gain.
    Fill their spirit's with your faithfulness that they would forever remain faithful
    Randy Jay R - USA
  • Lord God, you are able to do all things. Guard the hearts of the Chinese Christians who are being persecuted, so that,though they may be forced to replace physical evidences of their love for you, they will never allow their love for you to dim. Encourage their hearts and show them how you want them to respond to each situation confronting them.
  • Almighty God, No matter what the government does to stamp out Your Word You will not let it happen. Your Word states that You will protect Your children under attack. Create in the Christians the strength to withstand the evil of the world. When God,s Word starts flourishing that is when unbelievers starts fearing the Word and will destroy it.
    Mary W - USA
  • Gracious Father, we really don't know what Jesus looked like; however, these faithful followers are struggling to maintain their Faith in Him - please bring great fruit out of their sufferings!
    Mike R - USA
  • We are asking in Jesus' Name, which is above every name including President Xi Jimping, that these harassment's be stopped. We claim a great deliverance in this area. Build the faith of these persecuted believers and cause them to hold fast their confession.
    Kathleen R - USA
  • Father I ask in Jesus name for your protection over believers in China. I pray that gov officials would not even be able to see their homes as threats but as signs of peace and hope. I pray their hearts will be touched by the power of the Holy Spirit of God and be changed. I pray the Gospel will continue to be shared, many will come to Jesus
    Debby S - USA

  • Dear Jesus I pray that you will be with these christians as they work and believe in you!! Strengthen them and help them to not give up their faith no matter what the police or anyone else does to them, or whatever their struggles may be!! I pray this in Jesus presses name! AMEN
    Jeffrey B - Canada
  • Father God I pray our brothers and sisters in China to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. Give them the Spirit of hope in Jesus Christ and experience his presence in their lives. I pray that they would be prisoners of hope as they walk with you. l ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear Jesus, let God arise, let His enemy be scattered! Arise for Your children in this region for Your glory. Grant them perseverance and boldness, meet their day to day need in Jesus name. Amen
    Ruby J - Nigeria
  • Most High God, please allow these faithful to remain strong in the face of persecution. Give them peace and stop the hand of their persecutors, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Father, I pray for boldness among the believers in China, that you give them wisdom in lifting your name up. I ask all their needs are met according to your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Wash them with your blood & send angels to assist & do battle for them & bind the enemy in Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Brenda T - USA
  • Dear Lord, help Your children in China to stand firm. They will not replace You with anything that is not You. Help them not to bow to pressures to put You aside. Keep them firm and steady. Lord I join voice with the rest of Your saint worldwide and pray against any any ordinance seeking to limit the freedom of worship in China. Your Church marches on!
    OKECHUKWU O - Nigeria
  • Wow, Lord, it's amazing what people will try to do to keep You out of their lands, when You truly rule the nations. You are everywhere and mighty to behold. May Your people whom You have called in China stand firm on the solid Rock of Christ. Strengthen them, comfort them and encourage them I pray. In Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Katherine S - USA
  • Abba! May the leader of China, Xi Jingping, have the opportunity to meet You, Jesus. May the experience be not unlike the apostle Paul on his way to Damascus, so the foundation of lies he has built his life on be shattered by You, the way, the truth and the life. In Yeshua’s name
    Randal A - USA
  • Dear Father and God I pray for my brothers and sisters in Jiangxi and in all China. Bless them and make them to stay strong n faith and to grow up day by day as a church of Christ. O God please see the blasphemy of President Xi Jinping and make him to know that You are the living God the King of kings. In Jesus's name! Amen!
    Nidi K - Albania
  • Dear God & Father, I praise You for Chinese believers & their faith! May they be given conviction, strength & boldness to continue to practice their faith & serve You amidst persecution. May these believers find favor with authorities. And bring many of those authorities to repentance. And so end these pressures. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God, may Your blessings be upon these saints in Jesus's Mighty Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • God you are God over China. Bring peace and your plan over them. Give freedom to speak for you and a boldness to declare to all that you reign over all in love. Bring protection and provision and creativity to my brothers and sisters on who to speak to and who not; when and where. Give absolute guidance for their every step and conversation. Lead them.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Lord Jesus continue to guide the hearts of Your people in China. Help them to resist the Communist Party's threats. Protect them with Your outstretched arm. I pray that no matter what happens they remain strong in You. Remind them that You will never leave them nor forsake them.
    Rael P - USA
  • Lord I pray for the believers in China and the way they are being persecuted, I pray that You would hold them in Your strength and encourage them as they seek to honor and follow You. I pray for those persecuting them, that they would encounter the light of Jesus and not be able to turn away from it and be captivated by You.
    Joy H - USA
  • According to the riches of the Father's glory, may they be strengthened with might through His Spirit; may Christ dwell in their hearts through faith; may they be rooted and grounded in love and filled with all the fullness of God and, thus, able to withstand every attempt to pressure them to abandon their faith & may witnesses of this faith be saved.
    Michelle M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I praise you for the bold faith of Chinese believers over the years! Give them courage, peace, comfort, hope & grace as they face increased persecution. Provide for their material needs as they face poverty. Change the hearts & lives of those persecuting them. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father: Give these Chinese Christians your peace and the strength to stand strong. May your Word be their delight. Defend these dear ones. Suppress and thwart the powers against them. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Nancy R - USA
  • Lord bless lifes of Christians Chinese. Protect them from more abuses. Strength them in their faith. Listen to their prayers. Provide for all their needs. Continue using them for your glory preaching the gospel and winning souls for the kingdom of heaven. Allow they can continue gathering for worship. Amen.
    Cristian G - Colombia
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