Both Pastor Wang Yi and his wife Jiang Rong are among the arrested church members.
Both Pastor Wang Yi and his wife Jiang Rong are among the arrested church members.
Feb. 14, 2019 | China

Pastor Wang's Attorney Denied Visiting Privileges

[278] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Pastor Wang.

The Early Rain Covenant Church has faced ongoing persecution in the past year, including the arrest of one of its pastors, Wang Yi. While many in the congregation have been arrested and then released the following day, Pastor Wang and 19 others continue to be held in secret jail cells. When Pastor Wang’s attorney, Zhang Peihong, tried to find his client earlier this month, he was told to wait 48 hours for a response from the Chengdu Prison. While waiting, the attorney met with Pastor Wang’s mother in a park and prayed with her before leaving. He was then arrested and detained for six hours on charges of “participating in religious activities in a public space.” Zhang returned to the Chengdu Prison after the prescribed 48 hours but was told that he could not meet with his client. He said that although authorities would not confirm his suspicion, he is confident that Pastor Wang is being held in Chengdu. Continue to pray for Pastor Wang and other members of the Early Rain Covenant Church. It is believed that the 20 church members in criminal detention may soon face formal charges.

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  • You have told us that all who would live godly in Christ will suffer persecution, and also that those who are persecuted are blessed. We ask for Your sustaining grace for Pastor Wang and his wife and mother, and the Early Rain Covenant Church. Use their testimony to draw many others to Christ as they embrace suffering for Christ rather seeking release.
    Toni D - USA
  • Our Father. Please strengthen all Christians in faith and help Pastor Wang. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Bring millions to faith in Jesus through your gospel. Grant them peace and joy and eternal hope. Love and life through them. Make them see that you are Lord of all, that your troops outnumber, outrank and over power all of the troops of earth and hell. We are waiting for that time.
    mark m - USA
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    Erin L - Albania
  • Psalm 1
    4 Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff
    that the wind blows away.
    5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
    6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked will perish.
    Layne N - USA
  • Lord, where two or more are gathered in your name, there you are in the midst of them.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Father thank You for the Early Rain Church and thank You for Pastor Wang. I pray for Wang's release as well as the other members who are being held in jail for Your Name. I pray that You would show them favor and give them favor with authorities in China. Thank You that You love China and it belongs to You. I pray for Chinese Christians.
    Kia W - USA
  • Jesus give our Chines brothers and sister courageous faithfulness as they labor in this very difficult environment. Fill them with hope , peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. In Jesus name Amen
    Alice T - USA
  • Lord, as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Please bring Christians together to share in your love and your strength.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Father I pray a hedge of protection around this Pastor and his Lawyer and their families . I pray the light of the gospel will be a witness to their captors that they too may accept Jesus into their heart . Father I pray you will reveal that which is hidden . Let the Lawyer be found and both men released from Jail . Thank you Father in Jesus name
    Ann S - USA
  • Lord, I ask you to make the words of Psalm 27 true for Pastor Wang today: One thing I ask from the Lord,
    this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Psalm 35
    May those who gloat over my suffering
    .
    be completely defeated and confused;
    .
    may those who claim to be better than I am
    .
    be covered with shame and disgrace.
    .
    May those who want to see me acquitted
    .
    shout for joy and say again and again,
    .
    "How great is the Lord!
    .
    He is pleased with the success of his servant.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, your word says very clearly that as iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another. Please allow Pastor Wang, and all Christians who are incarcerated only for following you, to meet with Attorneys, Advocates, and fellow Christians. Praise your name for your perfection which comes to us all the time everywhere, even when we do not recognize you
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, we have your presence everywhere at all times. You are worthy to be praised.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • LORD, hear my prayer and hear my words i speak as ppl R being denied a right 2 live without so much as a disturbance nor non violent n R being arrested n put into jail like a common criminal i say where is the justice? Is YOUR hand upon them? I say redeem your ppl bring them back home n bring them justice because of persecutions of preaching the Bible.
    Ricardo M - USA
  • Lord, as iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another...please connect your beloved people during times of despair.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Father I pray for Pastor Wang and the other ,members of his congregation that are being held in criminal detention. May they feel your presence and love, and have not they can suffer for you. I pray Pastor Wang's attorney would get to see him. May they be cleared of charges and released go resume ministry for you.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Father, though we may not know where these believers are, you do. I pray you pour your Spirit out upon them, May they feel your presence and know you are with them. I pray you guide them, go before them, fight their battle. I pray you will be done. comfort them, give the attorney the wisdom he needs in handling this. Deal with the hearts of authority
    polly c - USA
  • Lord, thank you that Pastor Wang is never alone.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Heavenly Father, we praise You for Pastor Wang and the other church members currently being held. We pray that detention of innocent believers would cease. May the Holy Spirit be present in them and witness be made to others being held. Confound the evil one and tear down strongholds. Let the precious name of Jesus be spoken often and be effectual.
    Peg B - USA
  • Lord, Pastor Wang's name is written in the lamb's book of life. The Early Rain Covenant Church is full of brothers and sisters who are faithful to you. We love you Lord and we lift our voices to praise your name.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Oh Father, You love the Chinese people and what is happening to Chinese believers is certainly on Your heart and Lord, please grant supernatural grace, strength, and especially love for these suffering believers for one another and for their prison guards and government officials so that many among the Chinese government will come to radical faith!
    Matt B - USA
  • Help Pastor Wang in his ministry.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord God, we do pray for these believers and for those seeking to fight for them. May the lawyers have wisdom and courage to move forward and may they be granted judges who will choose justice. I ask that these believers would be able to remember Your word and have the faith to believe what You have said. May your gospel go forth through them even now.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord, thank you for joy which cannot be taken. Joy that comes from you. Joy that shines in the faces of Pastor Wang and his wife.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Father, I pray for Pastor Wang and the other church members being detained that they may be released in Jesus Name. I pray the gospel spread in China continuously . I pray you tenderize the hearts of the government officials and draw them to you for salvation. I pray that you would take away fear in the hearts of the Christians. In Jesus' Name amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Lord, please bring these words to the hearts of all tortured Christians in China. Psalm 118
    5 In my distress I called to the Lord;
    he answered me and set me free.
    6 The Lord is with me, I will not be afraid;
    what can anyone do to me?
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Father, give Pastor Wang favor where ever he is being held. Use him where he is to set an example for those around him. May YOur love Father flow rom him to others. May he have opportunity to share Jesus. Be with his family and provide their needs, comfort their hearts. Strengthen them that they too may e used by You, in Jesus name, amen
    Elaine H - USA
  • I pray Lord Jesus for Pastor Wang. Grant him freedom. Please encourage his family and keep them safe. I pray also for the freedom of the arrested church members. Let every charge against them be dropped. Grant that every believer imprisoned for the gospel be freed to reunite with their families in Jesus name. Amen
    Olorunfemi J - Nigeria
  • Father God, protect your faithful in China, help them bear up under persecution and fill them with Holy Spirit power, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
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