The spouses of arrested believers held Bibles over their heads while protesting outside the German embassy.
The spouses of arrested believers held Bibles over their heads while protesting outside the German embassy.
Mar. 14, 2019 | China

Spouses of Imprisoned Church Members Arrested

[243] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Early Rain Covenant Church Members.

The crackdown on the Chengdu-based Early Rain Covenant Church continues. In February, relatives of imprisoned church members gathered in front of the German consulate in Chengdu, seeking diplomatic aid. The three wives and one husband of currently imprisoned church members smiled and raised their Bibles, hoping German diplomats would help them obtain information on their imprisoned spouses. Instead, police arrested the four, along with a baby. The Christians were detained for several days before being released. No information has been released on the church members who have been in prison since Dec. 9, 2018. Pray for the wisdom of Early Rain church members during this time.

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  • Father, what a contrast! Brutal persecution and loving smiles. Continue your work in the people of Chengdu. We depend on you. Heal the wounds, ease the pain, lavish your love and grace on Early Rain Covenant Church.
    Jim T - USA
  • Father, You have told us that in this world we will suffer persecution, but to rejoice because You have overcome the world. And everyone who follows You is also an overcomer. Bless those whose loved ones are held behind prison bars. Assure that You have not for them or their loved ones. Use those who are in prison to shine Your light to others there.
    Toni D - USA
  • Our Father, please help the Members of the Early Rain Covenant Church. 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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  • Lord, these members hid their fear beneath makeup and smiles.Jesus you said Do not fear for I am with you.You said Ask and it shall be done- knock and the door will be opened.Lord then I will ask for the release of the Early Rain Church members and for any that are lost to be reunited.Ggive them peace and courage and may they live without fear Jesus.
    Cheryl S - Australia
  • Father open a door for your word so this church may speak forth the mystery of Christ for which some of them have been imprisoned. Let your word spread rapidly and be glorified. Rescue them from perverse and evil men, strengthen and protect them from the evil one. Give them your eternal comfort and good hope. Let the peace of Christ rule in their heart
    Kendall P - USA
  • Lord, How great is your name, your power, your love. Help those involved to be sustained by you. Bring release for the captive, but do a mighty work in the imprisionment. May many come to know true hope, true love, true meaning through this. Bless your people as they endure separtion, percecution, and upheavel. Salvation to China, Jesus.
    kathy C - USA
  • 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
  • Father I pray for protection for your people! I pray that you would guide and direct our paths! I pray Father that you would help the actions of the evangelists to go unseen by their persecutors! Open the eyes of the lost Lord that they would see your glory! I ask and pray in Jesus name, amen.
    Amy R - USA
  • Hallelujah! Holy Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Lord, I thank You for the Church in China. I pray for the members of Early Rain Covenant Church. I pray they will rely on Your wisdom and not on their own understanding during this time of government persecution. Amen.
    Josette J - USA
  • Father I pray for the members of Early Rain Covenant Church. I pray that they will seek you in this trying time and trust you even when they don't know whats going to happen. I pray that their hearts remain soft and that they love and pray for ones persecuting them.
    Paul K - USA
  • Lord, we pray for the release of these church members and Your mercy on them. We pray You send Your mighty angels to release them and we pray for their protection and safety. Encourage them and increase their faith. I pray those holding them captive would have the fear of the Lord.
    Lisa N - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray for my brother and sisters who are facing persecution for their love for You, and faithfulness to Jesus Christ. Strengthen their faith and let their faithfulness be a light to a world living in darkness. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father God we pray for Early Rain Covenant Church members in Chengdu China fr protection against persecution by authorities. I pray for those who have been imprisoned or detained for a long time to be released unconditionally. Let the walls and doors of prison fail to keep them and those captors to be touched by the power of the Holy Spirit in them.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Once again set these ER members free; may they share the Gospel with kindness and power in prison; may the German diplomats who ignored their request for help be judged and convicted of wrongdoing; may they repent and help to work for the release of the church members who are still in prison. Open the gates of the prison doors and release them. Amen.
    Laura N - USA
  • Dear Father please protect the members of the Early Rain Covenant Church - your Church. from evil and harm. Please release the members held in prison so that they can grow your church and bring others to you. Build these Christians up giving them strength of Faith, endurance, patience, hope and love. Bring your light into the darkness.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Father . give these saints wisdom and peace in Jesus name
    Jacquelyn k - USA
  • Father, I don't know and see all this going on, but you do. I place this church and its members in your hands. I pray your will be done. I pray you encourage your children as they face the enemy. Give them wisdom and boldness to speak as you would have them. I pray you comfort them and their families. Guide them in their work. Speak to hearts.
    polly c - USA
  • Father please cause the release of all Early Rain Covenant church members who have been imprisoned and give all the members wisdom and protection and guidance. Thank you. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Rollin P - USA
  • Lord, I pray for these beautiful men and women, that they would find favor with the authorities and come under no further persecution. Let their trials become wildfire that helps their faith spread throughout their country. Be with them with Your comfort and give them courage and faith through anything they may face at the hands of men. Amen.
    Madeline G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Early Rain Covenant church members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith & hope and committed to Christ. Give them wisdom as they deal with the imprisonment of some of their members. May truth & justice prevail. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord, I am humbled by the bold & unshakable faith of believers like those of the Early Rain church. Holy Spirit, I pray you would knock down every roadblock, free those in prison, empower everyone to continue to press on! Turn this challenge into an opportunity to witness, to shout the praises of Jesus our savior, for your glory! Amen!
    Lori B - USA
  • Father God, set the captives free, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Early Rain Covenant Church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith & hope, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give them wisdom as they deal with some of their members being imprisoned. May truth & justice prevail. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for the members of the Early Rain Covenant Church. They have been through so much. Bless them for being willing to suffer for Your name. I pray for those imprisoned and the for their spouses and families. Guide them all in what to do. Give them peace and comfort, strength and Grace. May they feel You with them.
    In Jesus' name, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Please Father God move the hearts of
    those in power to let these relatives
    of your servants be apprised of their
    conditions in prison. May families by
    the power of your Spirit be patient
    and trusting in your care for their
    loved ones. Stay the hands of cruelty
    and may those imprisoned feel the
    presence of Christ in their midst.
    Tanya D - USA
  • Lord, I pray for your mighty hand in China and especially our brothers and sisters in Christ who endure this persecution. Please strengthen them, guide them, comfort them and let them know we continue to pray on their behalf. Let their hearts sing with joy of anticipating the risen Christ, savior of the world. Amen.
    Tracy L - USA
  • Dear Lord Pour out Your wisdom upon this body of believers. Give them a plan of action to bring the release of their loved ones but also open the spiritual eyes of their captors. May the Prince of Peace rule in this area to bring safety and calmness of mind during times of chaos.
    Carol L - USA
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