Police confronted Early Rain church member who were evangelizing on the street.
Police confronted Early Rain church member who were evangelizing on the street.
Jan. 17, 2019 | China

Officials Ban Christmas Decorations

[254] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Christians in Kunming.

Officials in at least two Chinese provinces banned Christmas decorations and celebrations last year. Police officials in Kunming, a university town and the capital of Yunnan province, prohibited hotels, karaoke establishments, internet cafes, bars and other venues from displaying Christmas decorations, organizing Christmas events or allowing employees to wear Christmas-related clothing, such as Santa hats. Government officials In Hebei province also prohibited decorations and prohibited the sale of Christmas stockings or Santa figurines. Some Hebei schools prevented students from gathering on Christmas Eve. Pray for Christians in China, as the government continues to restrict religious practice.

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  • "For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong" (2 Cor. 12:10) Father please be near to your people in China, please help them to be able to worship you together Lord, please keep harm and evil far from them Lord, I pray and ask Father in Jesus name
    Amy R - USA
  • FATHER GOD, IN JESUS' NAME, we lift the Body of Christ in China up to You. The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, the officials, and others from using anything against them. Please Grant the Body of Christ Your Protection, Fortitude, Favor, and Blessed Assurance, Please Change and Open the hearts of the officials to You, In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord I pray for Christians in China during this time when the government is restricting their professions of faith, and meeting together for worship. Provide ways they can worship together, have your Word and be able to share the gospel. Give them boldness, strength and wisdom. And provide for their needs
    margaret m - USA
  • Dear Father, please bring millions to a faith in Jesus Christ in China. Let the blinders come off, may the false religious teachings be seen as false, and may non-believers' eyes be opened to the Truth. In Jesus name, amen!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Loving Lord, please bring your loving presence to all provinces in China where persecution of Christians is becoming more prevalent. Not just at Christmas time but all through the year we pray for you to be a living presence in the communities and the Government agencies from the very top to the lowest levels allowing your Word to be known throughout.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Help these brothers and sisters make Christmas decorations that the officials will not notice.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Dear LORD, thank You for the Christians in Kunming. Please give them strength and wisdom to navigate the narrow passage they are now walking. I pray that the hearts of the police, government, and school officials, etc. will soften toward the Gospel and Your people. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Lord, religious freedom is something we take for granted. Help us to know that it is a precious gift. Your word says that You replace kingdoms, kings and rulers. Lord thank You that You are a sovereign God that is in control. Amen
    ej L - USA
  • Lord God, please help the Chinese church as it suffers more and more persecution. I pray for their ability to share You with others. Please change the systems they are in and change the government of China. Hide their eyes, Lord, to their activities and provide ways and means for them to meet and worship and express their love for You. Grow them,OGod
    Amy G - USA
  • Father, I pray that as the Christians in Kunming face government restrictions they will discern what is Biblical from what is merely man-made religious tradition and not intermingle the two. Enable our Chinese brothers and sisters in-Christ to boldly and confidently stand upon the promises in Your word and to extend grace to the government authorities.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father God, thank you for VOM making these needs known. We've seen many attacks on Christmas in 2018. The ungodly don't know that our Lord is the RISEN JESUS and King of heaven and earth. Please protect your children in China so that the whole earth will know that You are GOD and the only way to salvation is JESUS. We praise you Father.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Oh God, thank you that greater are You who is in them than he that is in the world. Thank you that every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Glorify you name in them and through them and guide them in their fellowship and worship. Deliver them from evil and save the lost opening their eyes to truth in You.
    Laura C - USA
  • Lord I lift up my brothers and sisters in China, and I pray for those who are feeling weighted down and oppressed by the schemes of the enemy using the government. I pray Lord for Your protective hand to be over my brothers and sisters in China to sustain them in the midst of trial. Lord I ask for bold faith and humble courage for all of them.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Father, Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done in Kunming as it is in Heaven. In Jesus' Name Amen.
    Brenda T - USA
  • Dear Lord, We ask for a miracle of religious tolerance to sweep China & become the norm there, for dreams & visions for the persecutors, that they will know and love you, for massive revival reaching to all people in China. Thank you for our precious brothers & sisters, comfort & strengthen them, let them know daily your deep love for them. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father, comfort your church as they deal with these restrictions in celebrating your son Jesus's birth. Give them wisdom how to celebrate and bring honor to you. May the leaders change their minds and give them favor. In Jesus's name, amen
    Elaine H - USA
  • Mighty God, Your gentleness can make any believer great. A soft answer turns away angry accusations. May believers hold dear to their hearts the birth of The Savior and not be distracted by things the enemy used to silence the true meaning of Christmas. Let all see the gift to those who receive: a child is born, a Som is given. Cause man to seek Him.
    Jim E - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in China: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ through persecution & grow in numbers & maturity. Enable their pastors to lead them well. Bring their President & other authorities to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • We are so grateful, God, that You are sovereign even while governments threaten Yours saints as they celebrate Jesus' birthday and meet in Your name. No government can stop or silence Your saints; and we ask the Holy Spirit to move in the hearts of Your saints to keep them strong, courageous, and obedient. Break these enemies so they may know You.
    Meg K. P - USA
  • Father God,
    The enemy of our souls is trying to silence Christians in Kunming. Please protect my brothers and sisters, and help them stand firm for You. Help them continue to meet together, secretly, if needed, and to be good witnesses. Be with them in an extra powerful way as persecution grows. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Debbie D - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for our brothers and sisters in China. Be with them in a powerful way as this persecution grows. Soften the hearts of those in power; touch them with Your Love - bring them to You. May Your Grace and power be known. Give the churches strength and courage to stand for You. May they feel Your Spirit with them and not lose heart. Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Chinese believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen & encourage them. May they remain strong & united in faith, committed to Christ despite persecution & grow in numbers & maturity. Enable their pastors to lead them well. Bring their President & other authorities to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Praying for you to be encouraged as you read and pray. Keep going! Run the race well my brothers and sisters.
    Robin Andrews
    Robin A - USA
  • Father, I pray that the Christians in China would find their strength and joy in you as China continues to restrict religious practice. May they be bold and have grace to walk more firmly in Christ.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Lord, God of all, please help the Christians in China during their persecution to stand strong in the Gospel. Please give them strength and joy and favor as they try to celebrate Christmas with each other. Forgive their government and please guide the government and soften its heart so that it allows freedom of religion in due time.
    Brian E - USA
  • Lord, Strengthen, comfort Chinese Christians . I pray Godly Wisdom and protection over them. May their numbers increase even as they are being persecuted. May they feel Your peace and be filled with joy. May they be bold and determined in the midst of trouble. Amen
    Patricia P - USA
  • Dear LORD,
    Open doors in China for Your people. DO MIRACLES THERE SO THEY CAN FREELY WORSHIP YOU WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS.
    Cause others who don't know You to repent and seek You. Let HOPE ARISE IN CHINA DESPITE THE ADVERSITY AND PERSECUTION THERE. Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in China: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they remain strong & united in faith, committed to Christ despite persecution & grow in numbers & maturity. Enable their pastors to lead them well. Bring their President & other authorities to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord let not your Name be banned in China. Bring humbleness of heart to the Chinese government and others who do not yet know you. Thank you for your victory and for claiming salvation to all who accept it! Take all worry and replace it with peace and joy. Clean out the Santa and other non Christian Christmas thing and simplify it into Your birthday.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Praying.
    Anne Margaret H - USA
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