This notice was posted on the door of the church, closing Shouwang for good.
This notice was posted on the door of the church, closing Shouwang for good.
May. 30, 2019 | China

Chinese Officials Shut Down Large House Church

[212] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Shouwang Church Members.

A large, unregistered house church in Beijing was formally shut down on Saturday, March 23, after an extended battle with Chinese officials. The Shouwang Church first ran into trouble with the government in 2008, when they were evicted from a rented property. Since then, they have been meeting outdoors and in smaller venues across the city, while Pastor Jin Tianming has spent the last seven years under house arrest. The church had attempted to register with the government in 2006, but their application was rejected because they insisted on making God the center of the church rather than the Communist Party. Pray for the wisdom of believers in this church.

Write your own prayer for Shouwang Church Members

  • Father, These people are strong believers who are not willing to compromise and declare you to be the center of their faith and church. Bless these people with your peace, joy, and Presence. Take any and all fear from them and use their witness to draw thousands more to you. Bless and answer mightily the prayers of the pastor under arrest for years.
    Cathleen W - USA
  • Father, thank You for the faithful remnant of believers at Shouwang Church and throughout China. The way is hard and government obstruction makes matters worse. Nevertheless, millions of Chinese brothers and sisters have made Christ the center of their live's, the Kingdom of God continues to expand, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Lord may Your peace & calm fall on all Your children there. May they clearly hear Your voice telling them the next steps. Praises to You they are making You the center! We lift up those in darkness also that they hear Your whispers on their hearts. REmind all that You are still in control! it is not the Chinese gov't in Jesus' Name!
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father, please be near to your people, they are under such persecution during this time! Please work in the hearts and minds of the authorities over them to turn them to know You! Please Father, make a place for your people to be able to worship together and to share in communion! Please release Pastor Jin from house arrest!
    Amy R - USA
  • Oh Lord, give them anointing and boldness as they witness to those who are persecuting them. Oh Lord Jesus, fill them with your peace, your love and your joy as they are being used to give testimony to those who would never hear the gospel. Thank you Lord Jesus. Greater are you that is in us than he who is in the world.
    Laura C - USA
  • Father, please grant wisdom and steadfast faith in these believers. May they continue to have love and compassion for those persecuting them. Prepare many more hearts to come to faith in Jesus as a result of the faithful witness of this church and its members. For your glory, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Eternal Father, bless the members of the Shouwang Church. Give them the wisdom that they need in order to continue to worship You and resist the government. Open their understanding to know that they did right by insisting that their church be centered on You. Show them how they may encourage one another even though they have been shut down. Amen.
    Andre K - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Continue to bless Your church in China especially Shouwang Church. We are thankful for their example and Your faithfulness to grow & prosper them.We pray for the government's position to soften & the church's resolve to be strengthened. Make a way for them, free Pastor Jin Tianming & thru him and Your people let the gospel be heard.
    Pamela S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Shouwang believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give them wisdom in coping with this tough situation & may they find favor with those around them. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for the Shouwang Church and their willingness to follow You despite intense state persecution. I pray that You would lead them during this difficult time, and provide them with wisdom, as You provide it liberally to all those who ask. I pray for Pastor Jin Tianming; please strengthen him during this time of captivity.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the Shouwang believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give them wisdom, grace & favor with those around them. May they be able to practice their faith. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we ask You to take control of this country and infuse Your gospel of love and grace into the lives of these dear people. Open the eyes of the communists government so they will see You as Sovereign and Almighty, only true God. Guide this nation into Your will.
    In Jesus Name, Diana - USA
    Diana M - USA
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    Erin L - Albania
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the Shouwang believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give them wisdom & favor with those around them. May they be able to practice their faith. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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    Lakhan K - Comoros
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Shouwang believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they strong & united n faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give the wisdom, grace & favor with those around them. May they be effective as a Church. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Our Heavenly Father look at your children at Shouwang Church in particular and China in general and deliver them from the evil government which is against you. Arise oh Lord arise in China and let your enemies be scattered. Let the wickedness of closing the houses of God come to end in that nation. We trust you for the growth of your church in Jesus na
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father let these believers conduct themselves with wisdom toward outsiders so they can make the most of the opportunity and let teach and admonish each other with all wisdom. Let their speech always be with grace so they would know how to respond to each person. Let the peace of Christ rule in their hearts and let them be thankful.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please bless PAstor Jin and all our brothers & sisters of Shouwang Church. Bless and strengthen them. We praise you for their love for you, their strong witness for you. Thank you Lord that they are so very precious in your sight, and in our wide church family. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father, thank you that the believers are strong in faith and have found ways to continue to meet together. Please continue to give them the ability to meet and encourage and disciple each other. Give them wisdom to know what to do when the government is against them. May the pastor be released from house arrest. May others be saved from their witness.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord lead your people who are without a building and are being persecuted. show them where and how to worship together.
    michele r - USA
  • Lord give encouragement & strength to the church in China especially the Shouwang Church. Give them wisdom in your word & special blessing as they serve you. Help them witness & give peace. In Jesus name.
    Rhonda F - USA
  • Father God, Please sweep your mighty hand across China and remove the scales from the eyes of the officials and the people. Let them see the truth of who you are, your power, your love. Let them see that nothing is greater than you, not the Communist Party, not a government. Give your wisdom to the people of this church, protect and guide them. Amen
    Liane F - USA
  • Lord God i thank you for this church that you have raised up continue to use their body to be a witness there and that you would continue to strengthen and encourage them in the faith grant them wisdom in moving forward on how to meet and worship as a body the govt can shut down a building Lord but they will never shut down your people In Jesus name
    Dean B - USA
  • Lord, be with these believers who have had their church building closed. Help them to persist in meeting together and protect them when they do. Strengthen their faith and give them wisdom. Allow their pastor to be released from house arrest and sustain him also. Somehow bring about changes in the government to allow for greater religious freedoms.
    Sunita J - Japan
  • Help the Shouwang Church Members to remain strong in the Lord and in the power of your might. Bring them closer to your chest, Oh loving Father. Merciful One, be real to them in their suffering. Do the same for us. We glorify your Name. And, we rejoice greatly in the privilege of suffering for your name.
    Mark M - USA
  • Father please give wisdom to these believers. May they rejoice in their persecution and in suffering for Christ. May they grow in number and in depth through this persecution. Please provide for them all they need to live for you.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord, I pray for the wisdom of the believers in this church. I pray for Pastor Jin Tianming and his followers that they may meet on safe ground and continue to worship Your Holy Name. I pray for the Shouwang Church and the people that believe and follow You, our Father in Heaven. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Sandra T - USA
  • Jesus, show Your power and the unity of the Holy Spirit by the love and faithfulness of the community of Shouwang Church to each other and to You. Encourage Pastor Jin Tianming and his family, and make it absolutely clear to them that these trials are only temporary, and in the end You will win and we will be forever with You. Bring many into Your way
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the Shouwang church members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Give them wisdom & favor with those around them. And may they practice their faith safely. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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