Authorities placed a seal and an official notice across the double doors of the Shenzhen International Church.
Authorities placed a seal and an official notice across the double doors of the Shenzhen International Church.
Mar. 15, 2018 | China

Pray for Shenzhen Church, Closed for Unfounded Safety Concerns

[236] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Shenzhen Church Members.

Authorities in the southern Guangdong province recently closed Shenzhen International Church, claiming the building was in violation of the fire code. The church received a notice on Jan. 19, saying the building failed to meet regulations for fire safety. On Feb. 5, a government seal was placed over the church building’s doors, preventing worshipers from entering. Anyone who removes the seal or uses the building could be detained for up to 15 days. The church has about 3,000 members, many of whom are from countries outside China. Chinese authorities often use false claims of safety violations as a way to close churches. Pray that the church continues to meet and proclaim the gospel. Pray that unbelievers will see the church’s example and be drawn to Christ.

Write your own prayer for Shenzhen Church Members

  • Thank You, Father, for remember the members of Shenzhen International Church in Guangdong province, China. Please help them. Send calls of faith to all officials and members of the communist party in Guangdong province and save them and let them live and work for You. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Oh Lord, please allow the Christians from Shenzhen International Church to continue meeting together. And may You use this situation to embolden the believers there. May they draw close to You than they ever had been before. Please allow the Believers to meet in the church building, and may the government officials stay away. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Oh Lord, please help the non-believers to see the church's example and be drawn to Christ. Even if the doors cannot be opened at the Shenzhen International Church, let them all keep their faith and pray elsewhere, wherever they possibly can. Please don't let anyone stop them from believing in you. May The Good Lord Be With Them All
    Betsy S - USA
  • Father give these believers a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of you, let the eyes of their hearts be enlightened, so they will know the hope of your calling, the riches of the glory of your inheritance in the saints, the surpassing greatness of your power toward those who believe. Rescue them from those who are disobedient.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Lord I pray for these church members that they would be able to continue to meet and worship you Lord! I pray you would help each of them to remain firm in their faith and they would each preserver to the end Lord! I pray the authorities trying to close their church would have their eyes open to your glory Father! I pray for a miracle Lord, I ask.
    Amy R - USA
  • Lord God I pray for Shenzhen Church Members to continue serving with zeal and courage. May the community be drawn to Christ through their unwavering faith in God. May their act of belief in the living God be a testimony to the power of the Almighty God in heaven so that many may be encourage to follow Jesus Christ, Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Father God I am so glad that Your church is not a building but the people, remind them that they are the church and wherever they are they can worship, pray and be filled with Your glory. Let those who tried to stop the gospel of Jesus Christ see that the church cannot be stopped because Love is the key. Your church will grow and prevail despite. Amen
    Norma C - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the faith of these believers and for their dedication to worshipping You. I pray for a place for them to meet that is perfect and awesome and just right. I pray that their dedication to You is a testimony for all to see the glorious riches of Your love and the worthiness of You to be worshipped and honored. I ask for safety too.
    Joy H - USA
  • Give these people another place to worship you in truth and spirit. Inspire those around them by their faith and steadfastness in loving and serving you. Give them courage to continue to spread the Gospel and also to share the Word of God with others. Your Word will not return to you void, is Your promise.
    Carol R - USA
  • God let the church meet outside the church and take shifts. Help them to be even more determined to serve you in all this. Amen
    Reatha G - USA
  • Father, thank You for the church in Guangdong. I pray for the church in Guangdong that they would not stop gathering and be able to open their doors without fear. Give them the wisdom and ingenuity they need to keep meeting and fellowship with each other. I pray that unbelievers would be drawn to You because of what has happened with this church.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father thank you for the faithfulness of these believers. Fill them with the power of Christ's resurrection as they share in his suffering. Open a door for your word, so that they may speak forth the mystery of Christ; that they may make it clear in the way they ought to speak. Let them feel the peace of Christ.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank you for these brave Christians. Give them wisdom as they deal with this unjust closure. Convict the authorities of their wrong. Guide the Christians. Allow the church to be reopened and may more people come to know you because of these brave Christians and their charitable demeanor.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Lord, let Your word go out through house churches. Let Your 3,000 grow to 50,000 as boldness abounds in Your believers. Let the southern Guangdong province explode with Your grace. Amen
    ej L - USA
  • By the power and authority of our Lord and Master Jesus Christ we command the forces of darkness to be cast down, to be bound in the abyss. Flee before the children of the Living God. Praise God we have the victory against the devil and all his works. Christ is risen!
    julia i - USA
  • We pray for those who are being persecuted for righteousness sake. We call them blessed and declare that no one will be able to harm them because they are followers of what is good. We pray they will not afraid -1 Peter 3:13-17. No weapon formed against them shall prosper and every tongue that rises against them shall be shown to be in the wrong-Is 54.
    Rob N - USA
  • Psalm 91 favor
    timothy y - USA
  • Father honor your promise to meet the needs of those who seek you first. Rescue them from those who are disobedient. Fill them with your peace and joy as they have been counted worthy to suffer for you. Remind them they can do all things through Christ who strengthens them. Let them not be alarmed by their opponents but to trust in you.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Lord give the believers wisdom of how and where to meet for continued services. Instead of scattering the church, may this instead cause them to form smaller groups and multiply many times over. Raise up many new church leaders. Help them to obtain bibles in their language, strengthen them through your word. May your purpose be fulfilled.
    Clifford T - Canada
  • Dear LORD,

    I pray You will help the Shenzhen Church get past this government ploy. Help the believers here to stand strong in the power of the of the Holy Spirit. Grant them peace and comfort.

    In Jesus Name,

    Amen.
    Nancy P - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, May You continue to work through the Shenzhen Church Members and let them know Your divine presence. May they praise You and worship You wherever they are. Until they are able to join in the Shenzhen Church again please provide them with places to worship You together. May they know Your peace. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Lonny W - USA
  • Father, may the truth be revealed and if the church isn't unsafe, then may it be re-opened. Provide the way for the believers to continue to meet, even if in smaller groups and that no one will be left out. May this closing be the catalyst for the gospel to spread even more and the members to grow closer to Jesus and bolder in their faith in Christ.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • We know that You are in control Father God and that nothing can stand against Your plan of salvation which is largely through the church. Thus, we declare in the Name of Jesus that the church doors will remain open and that any safety violations, if any, will be addressed, as You are a God of order and not confusion. Amen.
    Everett T - USA
  • Thank you Lord for the work you're doing in China. I ask in the name of Jesus the believers will continue & faithful of spreading the Gospel. Holy Spirit draw ALL hearts to Jesus in China even those who want to stop believers from worshiping. May their hearts be touched & false gods will pale in comparison to Jesus love for them & their eyes be open
    Debby S - USA
  • Father, you know whether these are false accusations or not. I pray your will be done here. I pray what is right will prevail. Be with the congregation and strengthen them through this trial. I pray your Spirit would flow through your people and onto those who are bringing this trouble. May their eyes be opened. give them wisdom in handling this.
    polly c - USA
  • Lord! Come quickly!
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • All Glory to the most high God Yahweh and Yeshua. God please provide a refuge for these Christians when churches are being shutdown through demonic influences under the lost people of the world that are lead by the deal through actions. Bless this persecuted church and protect those who call on your name, In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Kevin Q - USA
  • Lord Jesus, what God great love You have for Your persecuted church! In Revelation 2 You say, "I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich)"!
    Bless this fellowship with Your mighty protection and Holy Spirit stirring up this entire region (including their opponents) to repentance and salvation, for faith, hope and love, in Jesus' name!
    Carrie H - USA
  • Father I pray that your Holy Spirit fans the flames of faith throughout this church and that many rise up and open their homes for worship. May others take the scriptures and fellowship wherever possible. May the songs in their hearts break free throughout their day bringing them in chorus with your angels in praise. May their light shine bright. Amen
    Ingrid V - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Shenzhen International Church and their willingness to meet and worship despite the opposition of the state authorities in Guangdong. I pray that You will strengthen them to continue meeting and proclaiming the gospel. May all they encounter be touched by their example and be drawn to the One who empowers them.
    Lysander S - USA
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