Officials destroy the Golden Lampstand building this month. Inset: the church shortly after completion.
Officials destroy the Golden Lampstand building this month. Inset: the church shortly after completion.
Jan. 25, 2018 | China

Pray for Christians Whose Church Was Destroyed

[424] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Golden Lampstand Church Members.

Authorities used explosive charges to demolish the Golden Lampstand Church in Linfen, Shanxi, on Jan. 9, destroying the place of worship for 50,000 believers. VOM has supported the church since the building’s construction in 2009, and church members have faced ongoing persecution. Hundreds of church members were badly beaten as they slept at the church site during construction, and some of the church’s leaders have spent years in prison. With this demolition, the destruction of other churches and the removal of crosses from church buildings in recent years, many Christians in China are deeply concerned about the future. Pray that the Linfen church members will remain united and devoted to Jesus despite the destruction of their church building, and pray for peace and joy in their hearts. Pray that nonbelievers and government officials will see God’s love lived out through their lives and be drawn to Jesus.

Write your own prayer for Golden Lampstand Church Members

  • Thank You, Father, for remember the case of the Golden Lampstand Church members as well as
    all the Christians in China, Whose Church Was Destroyed. Thank You for helping them. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • 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
  • Father I pray that non believers and government officials of Linfen may see God's love lived out through Golden Lampstand Church Members lives and be drawn to Jesus. I pray for these Christians to remain united and devoted to Jesus despite all this persecutions. May they remain faithful to God and Jesus. May they continue to share this faith, Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Father I pray for your church in Shanxi and ask that your Holy Spirit fill their cup during this difficult time. May they remain united and find homes to come together for fellowship and worship. May your word come to mind in their private time and songs fill their souls throughout their day. Bless and prosper them. Amen.
    Ingrid V - USA
  • Father let these believers rejoice and be glad, for their reward in heaven is great; for in the same way
    the prophets were persecuted who were before them. Let them rejoice in their sufferings for your
    sake, as in their flesh they do their share on behalf of Christ's body, which is the church, in filling up
    what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Dear Jesus, encourage and strengthen these precious Christians whose church was destroyed. Fill them with Your Holy Spirit and do not let the flame diminish from their lives and region. Convict the authorities of the evil they have done and bring many to know and love you because of the witness of the believers and how they conduct themselves!
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Thank You, Father, for this family of faith who have been so bold in their pursuit of You. May this most recent trial only serve to strengthen and deepen their commitment to You and to one another. Give wisdom to the leadership as they look to You for the next step. Give them love for those who persecute and mistreat them. Keep them united in faith.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Jesus we pray that the Golden Lampstand church members are comforted in your peace and mercy. Jesus we pray that they will find a new place of worship to draw those from the darkness into the light of a new life. May resources in time be supplied from holy sources to replenish the church and may Chinese government officials receive the love of Jesus.
    william j - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I, too, ask You to cause the Linfen body to remain united & devoted to Jesus despite their building's destruction, & ask for renewedcontinuing peace & joy in their hearts. May nonbelievers & officials experience Your love as their lives are touched through Your body so that by Your Spirit they are drawn to Jesus, in whose name we pray
    Carol S - USA
  • Father, please be with those who attended the church in Linfen. Let them not be discouraged, but to find strength in their continued fellowship, and in You. Provide them the means to continue to meet and worship You, and may their witness soften the hearts of those who would persecute them, so even they may turn to You and Your Son Yeshua. In Him, amen
    Embriette H - USA
  • Dear merciful loving Father,
    our hearts ache for members of the golden Lampstand church who have seen their chuch demolished Dear God make it possible for its members to find an alternate place for worshipping you and then bless it and protect it from harm, Move officials in the chinese governemt to relax and stop the persecution. in Jesus name Amen
    Robert C - Canada
  • Jesus, they've been through so much! Our hearts reach out to theirs. Please help these brothers and sisters know that people around the world are praying for them. Please strengthen them for whatever lies ahead and help them not to lose heart. Let them see firsthand how your greatest glory often follows a time of suffering.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Dear Lord, please bless the Linfen church Lord. May this time of terrible persecution be also a time of great blessings Lord. We ask for miracles of strength, healing and salvation. Comfort and strengthen our precious brothers and sisters. Show them the ways forward Lord. Thank you that you love them so much. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father, I see the enemy on the rise in China trying to stop your work. I pray for the believers that you would help them to remain faithful and strong. May they walk in the boldness the Apostle Peter and the others had as they share your Word. Pour out your Spirit of conviction on those who did this. May they not find peace till they find you.
    polly c - USA
  • Father, thank You for the members of the Golden Lampstand church. I pray that You would be with the members and protect them,. make them bold confident and peaceful in the face of persecution. I pray that You would help VOM help the church in China. I pray that government officials would turn to You and repent. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Dear Linfen church family, I pray your hearts, may be encouraged in this dark trying time of persecution and having your church building destroyed. Your brother in Christ, Jeff Franklin
    Jeff F - USA
  • Lord please fill these brothers and sisters with understanding, joy, love and a deep relationship with You Jesus!
    Piet K - Netherlands
  • Heavenly Father we come before you clothed in the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ and we stand with these persecuted Christians and their families as they take authority over the forces of darkness in their area. As God protected Daniel and made him triumph over his enemies, these workers have all Your power and authority. Praise God.
    julia i - USA
  • Dear Lord
    Bring comfort to these Christians. The devil is hard at work to destroy the Gospel in China right now. But Your Gospel cannot be stopped; it goes far beyond a building. Strengthen the hearts of those believers. May their faith stand strong in this persecution. Change the hearts of those in leadership and let the Light fill the dark.
    Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, we ask for all China to be saved.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Our hearts are grieved because of the destruction of this your house of worship. Strengthen your children and their faith in You and help them to unite together in the love of Christ. Open hearts and eyes of those so opposed to You, dear Jesus. Provide for these your children and increase their faith. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Praying for you dear brothers and sisters in Christ! May God open the eyes, unplug the ears and soften the hearts of all those who stand opposed to our Savior.
    Julie M - USA
  • Father, we weep with those who weep. We ask that the Linfen church members remain united and devoted to Jesus despite the destruction of their building. Grant them wisdom as to what their next steps should be. Grant them Your perfect peace and the joy that passes understanding. May the lost and the authorities see Your love in them and desire Jesus
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, we weep with those who weep. We ask that the Linfen church members remain united and devoted to Jesus despite the destruction of their building. Grant them wisdom as to what their next steps should be. Grant them Your perfect peace and the joy that passes understanding. May the lost and the authorities see Your love in them and desire Jesus
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, we weep with those who weep. We ask that the Linfen church members remain united and devoted to Jesus despite the destruction of their building. Grant them wisdom as to what their next steps should be. Grant them Your perfect peace and the joy that passes understanding. May the lost and the authorities see Your love in them and desire Jesus
    Gail M - USA
  • Glorious Lord, I humbly ask you to strengthen this Pastor, family and congregation. Give them Your guidance, protection and hope to carry on in great faith and assurance of your keeping ability. Let them hear from you and feel your presence. May they stand strong in you now and forever.
    Pam F - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Father let this Church rejoice and be glad, for their reward in heaven is great; for in the same
    way they persecuted the prophets who were before them. Let them rejoice in their sufferings for your sake, as in their flesh they do their share on behalf of Christ's body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions. 
    Kendall P - USA
  • Heavenly Father, only you know how to grow the church during persecution. Bless your faithful servants by opening doors that no man can shut. Let the fear of the Lord come amongst the people when the gospel is preached and let them see evidence that God is in his people for You are doing the work in this land and you love the people. Set them free.
    MARI S - USA
  • May each pray Psalm 51:
    Create a pure heart in me, O God,
    and put a new and loyal spirit in me.
    Do not banish me from your presence;
    do not take your holy spirit away from me.
    Give me again the joy that comes from your salvation,
    and make me willing to obey you.
    Then I will teach sinners your commands,
    and they will turn back to you
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • May these good souls find another place to worship.
    Christopher M - USA
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