Xu Miaozhuang comforts two of her children after they were evicted.
Xu Miaozhuang comforts two of her children after they were evicted.
Mar. 28, 2019 | China

House Church Members Face Ongoing Persecution

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

Beleaguered members of the Early Rain Covenant Church have continued to experience persecution since their church was closed and more than 100 members arrested in December 2018. While most of those arrested have been released, several key leaders remain in prison, including Pastor Wang Yi. And now the persecution has expanded to church members’ workplaces and homes. Xu Miaozhuang, wife of one of the church’s imprisoned elders, was evicted from her home in February along with her four children. Another church member, Pan Fei, was fired from his job and forced to sign a resignation form. On the letter of resignation, Fei wrote, “For believing in Jesus Christ, the only Son of God and Savior of mankind, my employment with Yonghui Superstore has been terminated.” Pray for Pastor Wang Yi, Miaozhuang, Fei and the other Early Rain members affected by ongoing persecution.

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  • Lord, you provide families for the lonely and you provide homes for the homeless. You do this, Lord, You strengthen your people in good times and in bad times. Praise your holy name, Lord!
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, teach all of us that you are worthy of our all!! Cause each Early Rain Church Member to be at peace within themselves exactly as Paul spoke to the Philippians.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Dear Lord we lift up the early rain Covenant Church members and pastors. Lord we pray for your hand upon the situation for your guidance and for their faith to grow and be a light wherever they are. Protect them in Jesus name may your will be done always amen
    Maria F - USA
  • Blessed are those who are on the journey to the Heavenly Kingdom. This world is not their home, and all of their losses cannot compare with the glory that awaits them. This is what Your Word tells us, Father. Make it real to them as You comfort them in their earthly losses. Provide their daily bread and a place where they can safely lay their heads.
    Toni D - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for Your work in China.On behalf of the members of the Early Rain Church I ask You to show them how to live in the midst of persecution.No jobs, no homes, no visible freedom.You told us that we do not live by bread alone but surely You know we need it to survive.Please give us Your wisdom and help us . In the name of Jesus Christ
    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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    Lakhan K - Comoros
  • Give Early Rain church new hope and renewals.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Jesus Please help these who've experienced loss of home,and everything that goes with it- Lord these people who love you have your Holy Spirit.Let miracles occur daily- provide them with shelter,food,clothes,and kindness.Lord give courage as they stand so strong to defend you.Lord they love you-Let the Holy Spirit speak reason to the persecutors.
    Cheryl S - Australia
  • Father, you know where your children are, and you see their suffering. I know you are able to provide and sustain us no matter what the enemy brings our way. I pray you be with these pastors, their families, the believers as they face persecution. Help them forgive and remain faithful. Speak to the hearts of those who persecute them. Wash over them.
    polly c - USA
  • Wow! as I see Sister Pan Fei statement I am encourage by her faith. Please protect, provide and heal this sister with strong faith. Also help the others who have been evicted from their homes and find them a place to live and worship you. Please rescue all these faithful children. Amen
    Isabel S - 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 that you will use the persecution that this church is experiencing to show many people the love of Christ and how amazing forgiveness is. I pray that the members and pastor of this church will show the love of Christ and forgive everyone who has wronged them.
    Paul K - USA
  • Lord, Colossians 1:15&16 says, "The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him." Please put these words in the hearts of ERC today
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, Early Rain church is near to your heart, may they sense you anew. Release faith in greater portions, praise in the place of fear, provision in the midst of need, ministering angels where others may not go. May salvation come to this nation through the percecution of your people and their steadfastness in you always, love and joy abounding.
    kathy C - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Pastor Wang Yi, for Miaozhuang, for Fei, for Fiona Wang, for Early Rain church members and for all Chinese Christians who see the results of faithfulness. Please open the eyes of Christians who attend foreign churches where Chinese citizens are not allowed to worship. Burn the truth of your word into their hearts so they take action.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Father God i pray for protection upon my Brothers and Sisters. I plead the blood of JESUS upon them and i pray that no weapon formed against them shall prosper in Jesus name Amen. Love Sister Yvonne.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Elohim, May Your power and might be seen in the lives of the Early Rain Church members in China. Your Word is going forth despite the efforts of the government to stop it. We know that ALL things work together for good and that much good will come from this persecution. Hover over the people who are still in prison and find employment for them. AMEN
    Linda 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 that You will protect and provide for the members of Early Rain Covenant Church. I pray the members will continue to seek You in the midst of persecution. Amen.
    Josette J - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for the Early Rain Church members, as the face continued persecution. I pray for a breakthrough of peace. Lord, give them the courage and will to continue to press through all opposition. Give them supernatural strength to hold on to your promises. In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Kymberly S - USA
  • Father we lift up to you Pastor Wang Yi, Miaozhuang, Fei and the other Early Rain members affected by ongoing persecution. Father give them your strength and encouragement, providing them their needs for jobs and homes and their daily needs. Keep them strong in faith, filled with your Holy Spirit. We pray Pastor Wang Yo yo be released and protected
    Marian P - USA
  • Father open a door for Your word so these believers may proclaim Christ for whom they have been imprisoned. Let the peace of Christ rule in their hearts. Let them be anxious for nothing but in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let them make their requests be known to you and let Your peace guard their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Father, I pray for the believers of Early Rain church. Lord, in this time of persecution I pray You will be their comfort and strength. Father give courage to those still being harassed by the local authorities. I pray You will change the hearts and minds of local leaders and cause them to repent of these evil deeds. Lord, I pray these thru Jesus.
    joey S - USA
  • Father, You have warned us through your Son Jesus Christ that those who follow Him may be oppressed and abused because of their faith. We ask that you comfort and give courage to all your children who fall victims to unjust imprisonment, physical harm and intimidation at the hands of their oppressors. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, amen.
    Amy R - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Pastor Wang Yi, Xu Miaozhuang, Pan Fei and all of the members of the Early Rain Covenant Church and their willingness to follow You despite persecution by the Chinese state. I pray that You would strengthen them in their faith, providing for all of their needs so that others may see You are a mighty God who is faithful to us.
    Lysander S - USA
  • My Father who art in heaven deliver these believers from evil! Set them free from the oppression of those in authority over them. May these leaders know Your truth that will set them free from their fear of losing power over the people. May China become a nation of the people, as you bring forth a revival and spiritual awakening in that nation.
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father Hear our Prayer!!! Please comfort these borhters and sisters. Please provide for all of their needs according to Your riches in glory. Please relieve thier distress. Please give them boldness and courage. Please give their children boldness and courage. Show Yourself powerful and mighty in China right now.
    Susan B - USA
  • Lord, please allow Early Rain Church members to meet together to pray, to sing, and to praise your name in all situations.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Early Rain church members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Sustain them as they deal with ongoing persecution & may truth & justice prevail. Bring their persecutors to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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