Authorities have been removing crosses from buildings in Henan province.
Authorities have been removing crosses from buildings in Henan province.
Apr. 11, 2019 | China

Authorities Remove More than 4,500 Crosses from Churches

[207] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Churches in Henan Province.

Officials have removed crosses from more than 90 percent of the government-approved churches in Henan province, according to a VOM partner. In addition to removing crosses from the government-approved churches, officials have shut down many house churches, which do not have government approval to hold religious events. “We have no solution,” one Christian said. “Many [Christian] brothers and sisters do not dare to worship together and must privately and secretly gather.” Continue to pray for Christians in Henan.

Write your own prayer for Churches in Henan Province

  • Father I thank You that they cannot remove Your spirit. May the Holy Spirit encourage my brothers and sisters and may they worship You with joy. Amen
    Tye G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Henan Province: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. May they find favor with those around them. Open the hearts of authorities to the Gospel & may religious freedom be respected. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, You cannot be removed from the hearts of your people. Help your own in the issue of fear. Oh course it is natural for man to fear, you understand, give them boldness, calm, peace, assurance of your soverienty. Move on these officicals that oppress, may they see who you are. Use every bit of this to furthur your kingdom in China.
    kathy C - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please bless our precious brothers & sisters in Henan, give them courage, peace, protection, faith, faithfulness, and a superstrong sense of your presence. Bless their persecutors with dreams & visions. May many be won to you. Sweep China with a miraculous spirit of religious tolerance, Lord. Please bless this nation & its people. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Oh God, I pray that you will lift the spirits of those who are tremendously affected by this insane act. Lord we know your greater then anyone and anything that the devil throw at us. Give them peace in knowing that nothing can separate us from you. I pray for those who don't know you, would come to know how much Jesus loves us. In Jesus name amen.
    Kymberly S - USA
  • Abba? Thank You that our brethren in the Henan Province are seeking You and Your guidance during these times of persecution. May they have attentive ears and hearts so that they may hear the Holy Spirit speaking to their hearts and their minds saying to them "This is the way, walk in it, walk in it." In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • Father God I pray for the saints in China that no weapon formed against them prosper and every tongue that rises against them in judgement be condemned. Touch the hearts of those in authority. Reveal to them the error of their ways. Let the hearts of the saints in China not grow weary in doing good. Show Your hand of deliverance in Jesus Name Amen.
    Norma C - USA
  • Please, Father, bring strength and wisdom to your people in China as the persecution continues to intensify. Give them much help and wisdom to know what to do in this time. Especially those who are facing threat and are nervous about assembling. Keep them strong in Your strength. Be glorified through their lives as You pour out Your Spirit upon them.
    Vicki W - USA
  • We give you praise loving Father for what you are doing in China,we know that the gates of hell will not prevail over your church,please continue to be with our brothers and sisters,help those who persecute you to receive the love of Jesus.
    Odunayo S - Nigeria
  • Lord God Almighty, we pray for the church in Henan province. I ask that you would give them strength, hope, comfort, and perseverance through the power of your Holy Spirit. May government officials be confronted with the power of the cross and come to know you as Savior and Lord.
    Suzanne T - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Please have mercy on the Christians in Henan. Give them strength and hope to preservers in the midst of severe government persecution. Please intervene to put a stumbling block in the way of the government. change the hearts and minds of the persecutors. Praise to you for already winning the victory on the cross. In Jesus name, Amen!
    Marian P - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Christians in Henan and their willingness to follow You despite intense state persecution. I pray that You will give them heart and strengthen their faith in You, knowing You are more powerful than any totalitarian state. May they continue to meet together and encourage one another, showing the love You have for us.
    Marian P - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Henan Province: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. May they find favor with those around them. Open the hearts of authorities to the Gospel & may religious freedom be respected. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Father we are grateful that You are watching over the persecuted Christians in Henan Province. Give them increasing power of the Holy Spirit to stand firm for their faith to the end in Jesus Name. Keep the hope of the soon returning of Jesus Christ burning in their hearts. O come Lord Jesus. I pray in Jesus Name. Amen
    Zanele E M - South Africa
  • "Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you." Matt. 5 :11-12
    Lord, we believe You are doing a mighty work in China! Encourage & protect these dear ones in Christ!
    Carrie H - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Christians in Henan and their willingness to follow You despite intense state persecution. I pray that You will give them heart and strengthen their faith in You, knowing You are more powerful than any totalitarian state. May they continue to meet together and encourage one another, showing the love You have for us.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Our Father in heaven, you look at the conspiring nations and you laugh. You are victorious now and forever. May the sign of your cross be more visible than ever through this persecution of our brothers and sisters in Henan province. Support your church with joy and generosity and forgiveness and all the spiritual gifts. In the name of Jesus our Lord.
    Jim T - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Please have mercy on the Christians in Henan. Give them strength and hope to preservers in the midst of severe government persecution. Please intervene to put a stumbling block in the way of the government. change the hearts and minds of the persecutors. Praise to you for already winning the victory on the cross. In Jesus name, Amen!
    Gene H - USA
  • This makes me so sad Lord. But your word tells us the gates of hell will not prevail against your church. So the crosses may come down but your spirit will be strong here and many more will come to you because of it. The cross is the symbol but you are our living Savior and the battle has been won. Pour out your spirit Lord.
    pam h - USA
  • Christians of Henan, this sister stands with you on my knees. We serve the living God who has a plan for your life. May you be blessed with the comfort of His presence & May the-cross of Christ rise up within your lives in victory as you serve Him.
    Amen
    Kate G - USA
  • LORD,
    Gather around Your children in Henan Province. Protect and Light there way. Help them all to see that they are the church. Thank You Lord for living on the inside of them. Help there Faith not to die. Be there Hope Lord in discouraging times. Surround them with Your Love. Give them all strength to keep going. In Jesus name, Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Lord may you please intervene in this situation and give strength and courage of faith to our fellow believers there in Henan may you use these trials and persecutions to deepen their faith , dependence on you and to further rather than hinder the spread of the gospel may they not depend on crosses and buildings to worship and serve you In Jesus name
    Dean B - USA
  • Father, stop the persecution of the faithful in China, let them freely worship and evangelize, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Father God, These people have a heart for you. Shine a light on your path for them. Give them your wisdom and guidance, give them discernment and hope. Please continue to help them have creative ways to fellowship, worship and minister to each other and to reach the lost. Most of all, stop the persecution of your people throughout China. Amen
    Liane F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Henan Province: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stat strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. May they find favor with those around them. Open the hearts of authorities to the Gospel & may religious leaders be respected. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father turn what Satan intends for evil into good and pour your Spirit out on these private gatherings. Let your word spread rapidly and be glorified as you rescue them from evil men and strengthen and protect them from the evil one. Give them your eternal comfort and good hope. Let the peace of Christ rule in their hearts.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Father, you know the pain and struggles of the Christians in Henan. Lord give them hope and endurance as they face unjust persecution. Fill Christians with love for their enemies. Open people's eyes to the truth of the Gospel through the power of your Holy Spirit. Give Christians wisdom and knowledge when dealing with authorities. Be merciful to them.
    Mindy S - USA
  • FATHER, i pray u may be with these Chinese Christians as their government is foolish n knows not what it does. FATHER, they persecute and ban the YOUR WORD which brings hope, guidance, life, joy, n peace yet they fail 2 see that. I say FATHER give justice 4 those whom were persecuted against because of their faith. This is unbelievable and disturbing.
    Ricardo M - USA
  • Father, thank You for the Christians in Henan. Please empower them with Your Holy Spirit and fill them with boldness, love, and peace. I pray that Your Gospel would spread in the region and that You would bless the believers there with favor. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Almighty God, I pray that You will work in China. That You will fill our brothers and sisters with courage and strength. Take away any anxiety from their hearts and fill them with your peace. Help them to endure, Lord. In your wonderful name, Amen.

    Isaiah 41:10
    Nicole D - USA
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