Pastor Zhao Weiliang has been sentenced to four years in prison for  "undermining law enforcement"  in China. [Photo Credit: ChinaAid].
Pastor Zhao Weiliang has been sentenced to four years in prison for "undermining law enforcement" in China. [Photo Credit: ChinaAid].
Sep. 25, 2015 | China

Pray for Pastors Cheng and Zhao, Imprisoned for "Undermining Police"

[468] prayers in [24] nations have been posted for Pastors Cheng and Zhao.

Chinese pastors Cheng Hongspeng and Zhao Weiliang were found guilty on May 27 of “using a cult to undermine law enforcement” and sentenced to three and four years of imprisonment respectively. Last year, police raided a factory owned by a church member and arrested 22 Christians at choir practice. The other Christians were eventually released, but both pastors were held. Their lawyers say the evidence against them was fabricated and their imprisonment is “an attack on religious belief.” Please pray for the pastors and their families.

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  • Praying
    Carla M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I ask you to work a miracles and get these two men out of prison unless you have a greater purpose for them in prison to win souls. Eaither way give them strength and comfort and wisdom. Stop what these unsaved are doing to your people. Encourage their families also. Pam F. USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Dear Lord, Bless you!!! Thank you Father for being with Pastor Cheng & Zhao while locked away. Give them your strength to endure, give them peace in lock up. Comfort them all the way thru. May your word continue to ring in there minds to let them know you are close. Protect your children, protect there minds. May they be granted Favor and released soon
    Deidre S - USA
  • Dear Lord, Bless you!!! Thank you Father for being with Pastor Cheng & Zhao while locked away. Give them your strength to endure, give them peace in lock up. Comfort them all the way thru. May your word continue to ring in there minds to let them know you are close. Protect your children, protect there minds. May they be granted Favor and released soon
    Deidre S - USA
  • Dear Lord, Bless you!!! Thank you Father for being with Pastor Cheng & Zhao while locked away. Give them your strength to endure, give them peace in lock up. Comfort them all the way thru. May your word continue to ring in there minds to let them know you are close. Protect your children, protect there minds. May they be granted Favor and released soon
    Deidre S - USA
  • Dear Lord, Bless you!!! Thank you Father for being with Pastor Cheng & Zhao while locked away. Give them your strength to endure, give them peace in lock up. Comfort them all the way thru. May your word continue to ring in there minds to let them know you are close. Protect your children, protect there minds. May they be granted Favor and released soon
    Deidre S - USA
  • Dear Jesus, comfort these pastors and their families. Bring the authorities to repent and release these brave men. Send your Holy Spirit to encourage them and show them that their suffering is not in vain.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Father release pastor Cheng and Zhao to freedom. Open the eyes of the prison wardens and worker so that they will repent and follow you. Use them as your hands and feet to bring peace to those who both believe and those who do not. Protect them from all harm and keep their eyes fixed on you- the author and perfect or of our faith.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Father, please release these two pastors from jail. Please intervene on their behalf and bring them home to their families. During this time, please comfort them and encourage them. Give them courage and boldness to stand as well as to share the message of Jesus with others. Keep them safe in jail and may the light of Jesus shine through them.
    Roma K - USA
  • Lord, we pray for strength for pastors Zhao and Cheng. We pray that their sentences may be overturned but if not, we pray that they will be tireless witnesses of Your love and mercy in prison and that You will comfort their families while they're away. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
    Dr and Mrs J William D - USA
  • Father, we lift up these precious men & their families and speak hope, courage, & love to them. Let them remember they are not alone & their believer family around the world are still praying for them. Surround them with Your favor as with a shield. Ps. 5:12. Thank YOu for providing for all of them financially & in ev way. We believe for justice
    Lisa T - USA
  • May all those who hate You LORD in China be confounded and be brought to shame! Father be with Your sons in prison and may just like Paul and Silas,they lead many in prison and their households to know You LORD!I ask also for their release even as their lawyers defend them in wisdom from on high! Let Your favor and mercy speak for them in Jesus name!
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Dear Lord, remember Pastors Cheng and Zhao and their families. Move the hearts of law enforcement toward compassion, love, and mercy ---- as they observe similar behavior in the Christians they persecute. We pray that the authorities will show favor toward those who have a desire to practice their faith. Amen.
    Everett T - USA
  • Dear God,

    I ask for the release of these pastors in Jesus' name. Amen.
    Gina P - USA
  • Lord God I pray for Zhao, please give him peace, comfort, and encouragement in his faith.
    Through strong men in faith such as Zhao, I'm also made stronger, so his imprisonment is not in vain.
    I pray you use this time for your glory, lead others in prison to Christ.
    I ask all these things in the name of Jesus Christ, according to your will. AMEN
    Aaron B - USA
  • May God comfort and strengthen you, fill you with joy and peace, and use you to build His kingdom in this new place. May He give you favor with your captors and reveal to them the power of God as you love those who have taken away your freedom. May God provide for your families and your flocks, comforting and equipping them to do the work of ministry.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Father, continue to strengthen Pastors Cheng and Zhao and uphold them with your righteous right hand. May they continue to worship you in full devotion even in prison so that your presence so clearly with them will lead others to you. Open the hearts of those around them to hear whatever you would say through these two men and grant the men courage
    caroline c - USA
  • LORD, thank You for Your faithful servants Cheng and Zhao and all the other Christians You have called by name! LORD, strengthen these men and help them to be salt and light to all they encounter. Bring peacecomfort to their families, fiercely protect them and provide for all their needs. Forgive those who persecute & turn them from darkness. AMEN!!
    Jeri Kay M - USA
  • Praise our God, O people, let the sound of his praise be heard; he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping. For you, O God, tested us; you refined us like silver. You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs. Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves! (Psalm 66 & 68)
    Jackie V - USA
  • "Do not fear, for I am with you, Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
    We lift these 2 faithful servants up before You Lord Jesus and their families. Give them Your peace and comfort at this most difficult time.
    patty r - USA
  • Father, please cause these pastors to be released quickly.
    Chad K - USA
  • Lord You are good. Please bless Cheng and Zhao. Please use them to minister to others. Guide and protect them and their families and communities. In Jesus Name Amen
    Heather T - USA
  • The Lord Our Righteousness, Let justice prevail and these pastors set free from imprisonment based on false accusations. May the Church in China grow from little sparks here and there to a raging inferno the government is unable to stifle. And while these pastors are in prison may the be a witness to fellow prisoners and the guards. Amen
    Joan B - USA
  • FATHER GOD !!
    Please Protect these Precious Christians, . Shield them with Peace, FATHER . Surround them with YOUR fiercest of angels. Give them favor to rebuild their Churches and help them to establish YOUR Covenant in the Earth and win many souls. Liberate,Strengthen, Teach, Encourage,Comfort and HEAL them and their families. IN JESUS' NAME. AMEN.
    Doris G - USA
  • Father, comfort these 2 brothers who are jailed. Lord, their families also suffer. I pray that You would provide for their families and that even in prison they would be like Paul and praise You. Father, keep their faith strong. This I ask thru Jesus.
    joey S - USA
  • You and your families are not forgotten Dallas Texas I am praying for you and remember you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you Philippians 4:13
    Charles O - USA
  • Dear Father: I pray You would strengthen Pastor Cheng and Pastor Zhao and give them a deep sense of Your presence. Give them access to Your Word. And opportunities to share the Gospel with fellow prisoners and guards. I pray that those in authority will look upon them with favor and kindness, even to their release at Your appointed time. Amen
    Nancy R - USA
  • Father, we ask that You would intervene and Your servants be released from prison soon. In the meantime give them endurance, give them courage to be faithful witnesses for You, and may Your Word be spread to many more because they are in prison. Give them and their families Your peace in the midst of the trial and may You be glorified!
    Judith G - USA
  • Father, please give Cheng and Zhao courage during this difficult time. Please provide for and protect them and their families. Take this bad situation and work it into something very good. Help them to get out of prison sooner than expected, but while there to let Jesus live through them so that others may learn of You and be saved. Thank You Lord.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Great Shepherd, protect these shepherds from the attack of authorities in China. May they be built up in faith, wisdom and understanding. Comfort their families and provide for their needs. Bless those defending them with wise and gracious defense that brings justice. Bless the witness of this body into the community.
    Jeff S - USA
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