Police interrupted the Bible Reformed Church in Guangzhou mid-service on Sunday, June 10, 2018. They detained the pastor and three others. (Credit: China Aid)
Police interrupted the Bible Reformed Church in Guangzhou mid-service on Sunday, June 10, 2018. They detained the pastor and three others. (Credit: China Aid)
Jul. 05, 2018 | China

Two Pastors Arrested During Seminary Class

[197] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Two Arrested Pastors.

Chinese officials in eastern Jiangsu province interrupted a seminary class on May 28 and arrested two pastors without showing a warrant. Police and agents from the local religious affairs bureau also threatened to arrest the teacher and more than 20 students, who later went to the police station demanding to know why the pastors were arrested. The two pastors were released later that day. Pray that these pastors will continue to minister to their congregations and share the gospel in their communities. Pray that their house churches will grow despite persecution from government officials. And pray that many will be drawn to Christ after hearing the gospel and experiencing the love of the body of Christ.

Write your own prayer for Two Arrested Pastors

  • Dear Lord, Please bless our brothers and sisters and the church in China. Thank you that these two pastors were released. Please bless them, house church members and all church leaders with mightily deep faith, faithfulness, courage & commitment to you and your work. Thank you for the wonderful role model they are to all of us across the world. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Oh Father, where our eyes see despair and a cracking down in China for the believers, You have a plan and purpose, and You will be glorified and magnified through it all. Bear up these pastors and house churches. Give them courage and boldness to share the gospel. Allow their just cause to come to light to all China and bring the officials to task.
    JM B - USA
  • Heavenly Father, keep encouraging these pastors to continue in the Gospel bringing salvation to those who need it. I pray that these wonderful people will experience Your love Father giving them strength to keep going and preach the Gospel. In Jesus Name Amen
    Pat D - Canada
  • Lord Jesus, Thank You O God for intervening on their behalf! Thank You for allowing their pastors the courage to continue speaking Your name! I pray that the parishioners brave the environment that is brewing against them. Protect them Lord and allow them to show Your love to everyone they meet!
    Patricia W - USA
  • Dear Jesus, encourage, bless and protect these precious people. Help them to persevere. Comfort and protect them.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for these two arrested Pastors and their congregations. May Your Spirit and power surround them all and give them courage. Let them stand strong in the face of this persecution. May they know that people are praying for them. May their witness draw many more to strong faith in You.
    In Jesus' precious name, I pray, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
    Josef S - USA
  • I Amen Elohim to what was requested above. I also pray Elohim that they will be protected and have strength and be provided and filled with the spirit. Nasb rev 2:10: Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about o cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful
    Josef S - USA
  • Father please be with all Chinese believers as the government increases it pressure against them. Give them your wisdom and power to turn what Satan intends as evil into good by reaching even more people for your kingdom. Take away all fear and fill them with joy and peace. Let the peace of Christ rule in their hearts. Never leave them or forsake them.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Father, thank You that the pastors were released. Give them and the church confidence in You, trusting that You are in control of all things. Please protect them and lead them daily. May others see Jesus in their lives and many people be saved and grow into mature followers of Christ. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • pastor continue to have your strong faith in the Lord. "greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world. persecution will continue til Christ returns. He will be your strength...""..
    Donald F - USA
  • God, I praise you for the release of these people. I pray that they would continue to do your work! Help them to not be afraid of the threats. Help them to know that you're with them. Give them the power to continue to follow you despite persecution. Meet their needs today. Help them to know your deep love for them. Ground them in your truth and in you
    Bethany T - USA
  • Dear Lord, please strengthen the faith and courage of these believers. Help them to know that You are with them every moment even in the face of persecution. Please keep them safe, provide for their needs, and help them spread the Gospel.
    Betty A - USA
  • Father, we know that the enemy is wanting to stop the truth from being heard and from souls accepting you. I pray you move in this situation. Give these ministers wisdom and guide them. I pray these students remain steadfast in their love for you. Give them courage, hope, peace. Move in this situation, go before them, fight their battle.
    polly c - USA
  • Lord, Bless these pastors as they continue to minister to their congregations and share the gospel in their communities. Lord, I pray that their house churches will grow despite persecution from government officials and I pray that many will be drawn to Christ after hearing the gospel and experience the love of the body of Christ. In Jesus name, Amen
    BETTY F - Canada
  • Allow your kingdom work to go forth in might and love through these pastors and their church. Bring even more people to a saving knowledge of you. Love on the enemies through this church. Let their witness be filled with truth and love and let them be above reproach. Draw many things ovyourself theough the arrest and release of these. Claim ground.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Grant these two pastors your grace and life and joy and peace. Don't leave them without hope. Live and love through them, Oh Lord. Don't forget to draw them close, as a hen draws her chicks. Protect them and oversee them. Overflow through them, so they never ever lose faith in you. May they watch and pray and see you work in and through them.
    mark m - USA
  • God be merciful to these believers and bless them, cause Your face to shine upon them, that Your way may be known on Earth and Your salvation among all nations. Let these people praise You, O God. May the believers in China be glad and sing for joy.Ps 67 Preserve their lives from fear of the enemy; hide them from secret plots of the wicked Ps 64
    Julie C - USA
  • Lord you take the hardest persecution and trials and bring Good from it" We pray that You do that very thing in this situation, that many people would come to know you through the bold witness of these people. Surround them with joy peace love -your protection and a great boldness for your message- in JesusName amen
    Julie R - USA
  • oh Lord our God, i come to you today pleading for my Brothers & Sisters who are having a lot of struggles spreading your word, Lord I come against every person or thing that rise up against them, let no weapon formed prosper and please protect in their going out and their coming In in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost, Amen.
    Jacqueline B - USA
  • Father, the enemy has such a strong spirit over China. Please restrict his control and give the church in China fierce faith and peace. For your glory please strengthen these 2 pastors in the face of obvious intimidation. Let them take comfort in all the prayers listed here on their behalf.
    In Jesus Name
    Amen
    Cathleen W - USA
  • Father, thank You that our two Chinese brothers were released shortly after their arrest. I pray that these two pastors will faithfully follow You and continue to minister Your word to their congregations and within their local communities. Grant spiritual and numerical growth to the house churches in the region as they diligently obey and serve You.
    Patrick V - USA
  • In Jesus name we stand in the heavenly realms and we fight with angel armies we stand in warfare with other ANOINTED warriors on earth and in heaven and we cover the places where evil has a foothold against the church. We are a force against the enemy! We say no more! You are rebuked in Jesus name. We pour Your love onto every place the enemy has a fo
    Kim B - USA
  • Father God, I lift up these two pastors to you and ask that you continue to strengthen them for ministry through the power of the Holy Spirit. I pray for a continued harvest amongst the non believers and a joy in knowing the love of Christ. Your word goes out and does not come back until your purpose has been accomplished. All praise to you. In Jesus
    Susan D - USA
  • Father Almighty, I give You back all honor & glory for these people who's lives You've touched..
    Continue to work in them o Lord, grant them courage, wisdom & strength to continue walking with You despite persecutions & tribulations.
    Touch the hearts of their persecutors for nothing is impossible with You-the true living God
    In Jesus' mighty name Amen.
    Cecilia Masulit T - USA
  • Lord, may YOur believers only be emboldened now as they minister to many! May multitudes be drawn to Your unfailing love. May the persecutors hear &respond to Your whisper on their hearts. May their be a tidal wave of souls pouring into Your kingdom in Jesus' Name! Remind them Your hand is over them at all times & You are sovereign, IJN.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Thank you for the quick release of these pastors, and that you are sovereign over all governments and authorities. Rather than this event causing fear, we pray that you would embolden your servants in China and cause even greater revival to break out in this country. May they be convinced that nothing can stand against the Church of Jesus Christ!
    Jackie V - USA
  • Oh Lord send revival to these churches! Greater are You who are in these believers , than he who is in the world . You are a great God!!! Your joy is our strength. Give the pastors Your joy and light to share with their congregation. May they radiate Your Presence so all will see You and glorify You, God! In Jesus Name, Amen .
    Dana C - USA
  • Dear Lord- thank you for continued faithfulness on the part of these pastors. Thank you for releasing them from jail and using them to guide your people. Soften hearts of their persecutors and draw many to you. In your precious name I pray. Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for these 2 pastors in Jiangsu province. Thank you for the bold stand of 20 students and a teacher. May this action embolden the 2 pastors to continue in the ministry. May officers at the police station also see the false charges and turn from this mindset. Let house churches flourish & increase. More souls for Your kingdom!
    Peg B - USA
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