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

[247] prayers in [17] 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

  • Heavenly Father help these believers to be strong in the Lord and the power of your might, taking up the whole armor of God that they may be able to withstand in this evil day. Strengthen them as they pray with perseverance and supplication that the mystery of the gospel maybe known. Strengthen them with might through your spirit in the inner Man
    Julie C - USA
  • Father, please take care of the pressured Chinese Christians, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear Heavenly Father, let no weapon formed against these saints prosper and every tongue that rises against them in judgement be condemned. The oppressors are coming against You Lord when they forbid worship. Cause Your face to shine upon the saints and give them peace. Protect and provide for their needs as they trust in You Lord. In Jesus name Amen.
    Norma C - USA
  • Lord, may you guide and strengthen my Chinese brothers and sister as they face increasing persecution from government authorities. May they still be able to met and encourage one another. Jeff F.
    Jeff F - USA
  • Father I pray for Chinese Christians to receive help for their poor. May they remain strong in faith trusting in Jesus. I pray for protection under the mighty hand of God and be able to continue to preach with boldness the Word of God. May non believers see you in them and repent in Jesus Name, Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Dear Jesus, give these people courage to resist these persecutions. Help them trust in You. Provide for them and help them renounce the communist leaders. Strengthen your faithful Christiannprole. Make haste to help them!
    Patrecia J - USA
  • I pray for joy and creativity in the midst of their persecution. That the Christians will find new ways of worshiping, serving and loving God. I pray for leniency in the government, that the measures taken will be bearable and that the officials checking on the Christians may get a glimpse of Christ
    Latesha B - United Kingdom
  • I lift up these your children to you Blessed Lord Jesus, they need your help and encouragement. May they hear from you as they read Your Word and feel your presence covering them. Save souls in their community and country I pray. Pam F - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Help Your followers stand strong. Please be their provider.
    Scott B - USA
  • Send your angels to China Lord. Deliver and protect your children as they cling to You. Empower them by your Holy Spirit to stand against this tide of evil. In Christ's Name, Amen.
    Carol R - USA
  • Father God, I pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ living in China. Please give them bravery and boldness to do what You call them to do, and let them not be intimidated by any kind of persecution. I pray that the persecution in China and other Asian countries would diminish, and that those in positions of authority would come to faith.
    Chloe G - USA
  • Lord, PLEASE BRING AN AWAKENING to China! May the authorities who are persecuting Christians see the peace, light, and joy in the faces and lives of these brothers and sisters in Christ. May they desire what is missing in their lives. Please allow Christ to be openly taught in China, and may the regulations be lifted. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, God Most High, please help, these your servants to stand strong in the face of the persecution they are suffering. May the Chinese leaders and authorities be brought to repentance and salvation. Please forgive the Christians that have been weak under pressure. Thank You in Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father, please give these believers in You strength and resolve, through the eternal power of your Holy Spirit. Don't leave them comfortless. Don't forget them or forsake them. Lead them in the way everlasting. Give them a hope and a future. Bring satan to his knees before them.
    mark m - USA
  • Please Heavenly Father continue to help my brothers and sisters in China as they face increased persecution. Help them to even become stronger in their faith and to continue to meet together and share the gospel. Embolden their faith and give them peace and joy which will attract others to Yourself. In Jesus' precious name I pray Amen.
    Steven P - USA
  • May no weapon made against them prosper! Lord I pray that your Holy Spirit move in Xi Jinping opening hearts to the truth. Jesus I pray that you walk ahead of these believers opening doors for them to spread your love and grace. Regardless of the regulations imposed on them may their Spirit soar freely loving and baptizing in your name. Amen.
    Ingrid V - USA
  • Father, please protect your children throughout China. Allow your Gospel to spread like a wildfire. Increase the faith of your children and protect them from harm. Convict the government officials that are harassing them for their faith. Visit them in dreams and visions and cause their hearts to be softened to the Gospel, Amen.
    Donna S - USA
  • I pray they will become registered, I pray they will be allowed by the government to continue, Lord make them invisible to the enemy, pour a protective covenant covering upon their meetings, I pray Lord Your hand moves upon each of these men and women to pray powerfilled prayers for their persecutes, that they too will be brought to salvation
    Kim B - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for always being with us. I pray for healing for those persecuted and forced to flee homes, comfort for family and friends of those lost or injured, security for those sharing You despite threats, and salvation to those who are persecuting your Church. I pray Your light would shine for many to see through these trials. Amen
    Olga G - USA
  • Lord, there has been much pressure in China again lately. Please help our brothers and sisters there to have their eyes on you and not to be afraid. When targeted, hold them gently and keep them strong in their faith. Give them great joy as they reach out to others, in spite of the risk. Please grow your kingdom through them.
    Brenda M - USA
  • May the Lord our God through His son, Christ Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit strengthen and comfort these brothers and sisters in Christ against the power of the state and Satan who attempt to force them to worship a false god. That they will remain strong and united against this evil until the end when they receive their just reward in Heaven.
    Phil H - USA
  • Father we know that these things are happening all over the world and even increasing in America. We know we face persecution in all ways for choosing jesus. Father may they be blessed in all ways even in persecution, send angels to comfort and fight against these disgusting acts of injustice. Father you are a good father. In jesus name amen
    Crystal M - USA
  • Strengthen them in the holy spirit speak Lord give them courage and wisdom
    timothy y - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, I ask that you protect these my family members who have committed their lives to you. Your Word says that nothing can take us from You and praise You for giving them the strength to stand strong against the enemy, to do the works of Jesus and speak love for all people, even those who hate them. Thank you for them. Show them Your mercy.
    Patricia W - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for the strength of those who are threatened to reject You in China. I pray that they sense Your presence with them and trust that You will make a way out of no way, and STAND. Open the eyes of the Communist Party officials so they through the actions of Your people, they will know that You alone are God. In Yeshua's name, Amen.
    Michelle B - USA
  • Father, you see what is happening. I pray you show them what they are to do. Help those who are weak to remain faithful. Give them the strength to do what is right and not deny their faith. I pray for those who don't know you. Open their eyes to truth. Move upon your children and show them what to do.
    polly c - USA
  • Holy Father, will you please be the One to help the poor Christians? Will you show the authorities your goodness and bring them to repentance? Will you strengthen the faith of Your Chinese children and give them wisdom and boldness to do and be all that You want them to be. Help them to fully rely on you, the True and Faithful One. Amen
    Martha M - USA
  • Jesus protect these Christians with your everlasting love and shelter them in your wings I pray you keep them strong so they can continue practicing there faith amen.
    Ian B - USA
  • O Lord, I cry out to You to stop this move of the Chinese government to prevent this freedom of worship! Open their eyes to see that China needs a free people in order to be good citizens. Move in the hearts of those in authority that they come to a saving knowledge of Jesus as Savior. Protect these believers in the Name of Jesus!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • O Lord, I cry out to You to stop this move of the Chinese government to prevent this freedom of worship! Open their eyes to see that China needs a free people in order to be good citizens. Move in the hearts of those in authority that they come to a saving knowledge of Jesus as Savior. Protect these believers in the Name of Jesus!
    Carolyn L - USA
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