As officials removed the cross atop Christ Church in Henan province, it caught fire.
As officials removed the cross atop Christ Church in Henan province, it caught fire.
Sep. 27, 2018 | China

More Closures, Raids and Arrests for Chinese House Churches

[257] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Chinese House Churches.

Government authorities shut down Beijing’s largest house church on Sept. 9 as the result of a conflict that began in April, when authorities ordered the Zion Church to install security cameras facing the congregation. The church refused, and authorities subsequently closed the church. In Henan province, thousands of churches have been forced to close and several key leaders have been jailed for one to two weeks. Government officials also removed crosses from churches and replaced them with the communist flag. The increase in persecution is attributed to new religion rules that went into effect on Feb. 1. Many Christians remain resolute, however. When officials burst into a house church in Guangdong province, Pastor Huang Xiaoning asked them to show respect and wait until the end of his sermon. The 11 members of law enforcement listened to his sermon for 30 minutes. Pray for the grace, patience and steadfast faith of house church Christians in China. Pray also that they will not succumb to fear.

Write your own prayer for Chinese House Churches

  • Lord, thank you for assurance that you will always be true to your own nature and character. Chinese House Church members need not experience fear because your perfect love casts out fear.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, I thank you for being the source of all good things for Chinese House Churches and for all who seek to oppress them.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, Zion Church takes security in You, our only security camera. You were present when the church chose to follow Jesus, you were present when evil men strategized to destroy your church, and you are present now everywhere and at all times. Your perfect love casts out all fear. Send these words to the imprisoned faithful in Beijing & Henan province.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy habitation of the Most High.
    God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
    God will help her when morning dawns.
    The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
    he utters his voice, the earth melts.
    The Lord of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, we thank you that you do not live in homes made of brick and mortar. Your spirit is not confined to the wooden beam cut into the shape of a cross. You inhabit the hearts of all who follow Jesus. Your presence is seen in the grace, patience, and steadfast faith of house church Christians in China.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, your word will be preached! Law Enforcement hears the word of the Lord. Faithful Pastors hear the word of the Lord. Small children hear the word of the Lord. Jesus is the word.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, for the grace, peace, patience, self-control, love and sacrifice of every Chinese House Church Christian, thank you, Lord.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, I thank you for all churches in China. Your love is more valuable than all the world can offer at any time and for any price.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, Please remind all Beijing house church members to live each day in prayer all day each day.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, the Beijing church is a pillar church. I thank you for the faith, character, spiritual formation, and patient grace you are growing in each person. We are one body and I pray for their health
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Father, please remind all Beijing House Church members of these words from Jesus as recorded in John16
    I came from the Father and have come into the world
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, knowing that the Chinese church has generally cut ties with the North Korean church, due to sinicization enacted in February, 2019, I pray that all Chinese House Church members in Beijing will continue to remember that they are one body with the North Korean Christians. I pray that none will succumb to fear. May all be reminded to look to Jesus.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, thank you that you are perfect love as described in 1 Corinthians 13. You can be trusted. Each person in Beijing's house church will receive your patience and grace because it is your good pleasure to provide.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, please replace fear with these words of truth from Psalm 27
    The Lord is my light and my salvation;
    I will fear no one.
    The Lord protects me from all danger;
    I will never be afraid.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, I thank you that Zion Church members are following Jesus, the Faithful Witness and the only person worthy to sit at your right hand.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, if I were with Pastor Huang Xiaoning and his church members today, I would remind them that perfect love casts our fear. I would sing praise to your name, together with them, and I would recite the Nicene creed together with them. I would hold their hands and pray for grace, patience and steadfast faith. I would tell each: You are elder brother
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, we read in John 5 that Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath. And then people harrassed or persecuted him for doing so. I praise you that Chinese House Church Leaders and members worship you on the Sabbath! I praise you that they are our elder brothers and sisters! Make us like them, Lord. Grow our faith.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, your perfect love casts out fear. Remind Chinese House Churches of your love today.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, we know that everyone who desires to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. I join with the church universal in praying that each Christian in China will receive from you grace, patience and steadfast faith.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Jesus is Lord over Beijing. The only government is on his shoulders.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • They can remove crosses but the Chinese government cannot keep the cross from its power, for your death has set us free. We are saved by your eternal grace and empowred by your Spirit.
    Mark M - USA
  • Lord, I join with the universal church in praying that all Christians in Beijing's largest house church will grow in grace, patience and steadfast faith. And I pray that they will look to you and thus never fear. And I thank you that law enforcement listened to the spoken word for 30 minutes.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, you allowed us to know from your word that all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. Thank you that spiritual warfare leads us to run to You and You alone. Persecution only hastens your purposes. You are worthy. You hold every Chinese House Church leader in the palm of your hand.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, please bring these words to the hearts of all Chinese faithful Christians in Beijeng's largest house church: "But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ" - Ephesians 2:4-5
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, I thank you that when we are weak, we are strong in the heart of Christ.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, I pray 2 Corinthians 1:5 for the persecuted: As the sufferings of Christ overflow to them, so also may the comfort of Christ overflow to them.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, we praise you for the knowledge that the final word is yours and yours alone!
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, hear my prayer. Grace, patience and steadfast faith of all house church Christians in China is what we ask today. Please pour into me the same grace which you pour onto China. Praise your holy name, Dear Lord.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, please remind all Chinese christians of your deep love and concern for every aspect of their lives.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, you do not live in houses made with human hands. We do not worship a man-made cross. The cross is only a symbol of the depth and length you will go to redeem us. We cannot comprehend this, Lord! Jesus rose and he sits at the your right hand. The very word he spoke will condemn us at the last day. Come Lord Jesus!
    Linda D - Korea, South
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