Pastor Li Wanhua (second from left) in front of a police station.
Pastor Li Wanhua (second from left) in front of a police station.
Dec. 14, 2017 | China

Pray for Pastor Li Wanhua, Harassed and Pressured by Chinese Police

[262] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Li Wanhua.

Chinese police have repeatedly harassed a house church pastor in recent months, pressuring him to join the state-run Three Self Church. On Nov. 9, security officials arrested Pastor Li Wanhua at his home and took him in for interrogation. They confiscated his Bible and a book of poetry, threatening to ban his house church if it did not stop meeting. In June, Pastor Li was detained for three days after being accused of “organizing cult organizations to … undermine law enforcement,” and authorities confiscated 12 Bibles and 48 songbooks from the church. Pray for Pastor Li’s faith and boldness, and pray that the house church will be able to continue meeting.

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  • Heavenly Father, thank you for Li & his congregation. May the brethren be strong in the Lord & the power of Your might. May they put on the whole armor of God that they may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. We pray in the Spirit with perseverance & supplication that utterance may be given to them to boldly make known the gospel. Eph 6
    Julie C - USA
  • Fear is the enemy. Our Father, please let Li Wanhua and all Christians in China fear no more. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Thank You, Father, for remember the case of the Li Wanhua as well as
    all the pastors in China, Whose harrased and prrssured by Chinese police. Thank You for helping them. Please send calls of faith to all and everyone in the Chinese police. Please save them and let them live and work for You. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father God let no weapon formed against Pastor Li prosper. Protect him as he stays faithful to Your word and work. Strengthen him as he presses through harassment and persecution. Let those individuals who enter into Your church feel Your holiness and repent from their wicked ways. Let the Pastor see the light of day I pray, in Jesus Name Amen.
    Norma C - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Pastor Li Wanhua and ask that he may receive your boldness in his faith. May he and his family walk in you confidence and strength. Jeff F
    Jeff F - USA
  • Father I pray for Pastor Li Wanhua to remain strong in faith. May he find favor with you for his release. I pray also for the Church to keep the faith. May they continue in unity and love being encouraged to share with boldness the Gospel. May non believers see the love of Jesus through these Christians and repent in Jesus Name, Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Dear Jesus, come to the assistance of Li Wanhala. Make haste to help him. Give him courageand strengthen his faith in You. Help his family. Help his church. Convict the authorities who are persecuting him. May his trials not be in vain.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • What man means for evil, turn into good. May Li Wanhua's arrest only strengthen his desire to live for You and to make You known. Use his testimony before the police to touch their hearts. Encourage and embolden the members of his house church to live out their faith in the context of their workplaces and neighborhoods. Provide the materials they need.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Father, may Pastor Li be strong in faith and not fear but be bold. May the house church continue to meet and the congregation be strengthened in you and grow in faith.
    Darlene E - USA
  • God where man hinders You provide. Bear up Pastor Li and his congregation through increased persecution. I pray that they will be able to continue meeting. Amen.
    JM B - USA
  • Lord, protect Li! Blind the eyes of those who seek him for unwholesome purposes!
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • May Pastor Li continue to be bold. May he lead the police to You.
    Scott B - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I lift up these families to you asking you to help them in every way to carry on in Your power helping others to come to know you. Protect them and give them wisdom on every decision. Save souls in their community and country. We trust you Lord. Pam F - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Dear Lord, we know that You love it when Your children gather together and worship You. Please allow this pastor and his congregants to continue worshiping together. Make them all bolder than they have ever been. Please bring millions to a belief and faith in Jesus Christ in China. Lord, You love these people, as You love everybody. Thank You!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Bind up the hand of the government and other officials who threaten to prevent the fellowship of Your people. Open a door that the enemy cannot close. Strengthen them and Pastor Li so that they will remain faithful and not fear. I pray for the provision of needed resources for his house church. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
    Michelle B - USA
  • Heavenly Father please give boldness to the church and give Li Wanhua wisdom, boldness and strong faith to serve You. Please help the house church to continue meeting despite of persecution. May their persecutors come to repentance and salvation in Jesus Christ. Help Father in this situation in Jesus' name amen.
    Steven P - USA
  • Jesus , Lord and Savior I pray that you will intervene for brother Li Wanhua and change the hearts of those who persecute the church so that they may continue to share the truth. I pray that the Holy Spirit encourage the congregation and Pastor Li and give them boldness to face their persecuted with the love of Christ. Amen.
    Ingrid V - USA
  • Father, thank you for pastor Li's testimony, witness and faith in you. Thank you for his commitment to share the Gospel in spite of persecution. Protect him, his family and his church. Use them for your glory to spread the Gospel throughout China, Amen.
    Donna S - USA
  • The church continues, throughout the history of the world the church continues. This is Your church, proclaiming Your gospel In Jesus Name I pray for power to be infused upon these believers, so that their prayers will avail much, their prayers will put a protective covering over their people and they will be invisible to the enemy. In Jesus Name
    Kim B - USA
  • God, you alone can move the hearts of those in power. We ask you to move mightily here, sustaining this pastor & his flock in the face of adversity. Provide for their needs, replacing the Bibles & materials they've lost. May they continue to be bold resting upon your faithfulness. You will never leave them nor forsake them. To God be the Glory alone!
  • Father, you told us to obey you rather than man. Please give these believers the tools to do so.
    Margaret D - 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 I lift up the church of Li and I pray for protection of them as they continue to seek You. I pray that their church would grow and that leaders would be trained up who are bold in their proclamation of Jesus and knowledgeable of the Bible. I pray that the officials persecuting You would be struck with Your truth and come to know You personally.
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we do ask that Pastor Li will be able to continue leading his church boldly and that they will not face any more harassment. Use this incident to spark life into your people and give them courage to face anything for the sake of your great name!
    Brenda M - USA
  • Father Time and time again the devil tries to stop everything you are doing and we know that he has no power, so father please remedy this situation to your will and bless these wonderful people who love you so much! In jesus name amen
    Crystal M - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Pastor Li Wanjua and his willingness to boldly stand for the Gospel even in the face of continual threats of harassment and persecution. I pray that he and his church will be strengthened in their faith and will continue to follow You each day. May they continue to meet. Please protect them from being shut down by the Chinese state.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear Lord, Thank you for Pastor Li and his congregation, for their faith, courage, & boldness. We pray that the church will be able to continue meeting, that authorities will be won to you, & that Pastor Li's ministry will continue powerfully through all circumstances. Bless them heaps Lord. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • I agree with all of VOM's requests.
    michele r - USA
  • Father, be with this pastor, his wife, and church. I pray you would move in this situation. Give the pastor wisdom and boldness in handling this. Give him the words to speak to those who accuse him. I pray you would strengthen the believers that they remain faithful and others would come to know you.
    polly c - USA
  • Strength and favor for the pastor god's Angeles keep him safe in Jesus name
    timothy y - USA
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