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

[224] 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, I pray you give this church wisdom as they deal with this situation. Show them what you would have them do. I pray they seek you to walk in faith, not fear, truth, not deception. I pray you guide them. give them boldness. Pour out your Spirit upon all those who hear the truth, may their eyes be opened. make a way for your children.
    polly c - USA
  • Our Father, please help people of China. Thank You for the many born new Christians. Please guide Christians in China and teach them how to spread the good news under persecution. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father we thank You for the faithfulness of the Shouwang Church members and for Pastor Jin Tianming. Their battle with the government has been widely known, and believers around the world are encouraged by their steadfastness. Continue to use this situation to glorify Yourself, and bless our brothers and sisters as they worship You as their God.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father God i lift up all our Brothers and Sisters in prayer. Give them supernatural strength to stand strong! I plead the Blood of Jesus upon their lives and i pray that no weapon formed against them shall prosper in Jesus Mighty name Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • I pray that the Holy Spirit never stops filling these believers with longsuffering, patience, temperance, peace and the joy of serving you. Allow them to safetly continue in fellowship encouraging one another. Keep fresh in their hearts your promise of no more pain or suffering when we'll meet you face to face. In Jesus Christ name, Amen.
    Joana P - Puerto Rico
  • Our Father, thank You for Your work in China. Please give wisdom and strength to the Shouwang Church Members in China. Thank You for giving the Holy Spirit to help them. Let them keep their unity. After all a church building is a house but You do not dwell in hand made shrines. Please help! In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord Jesus, Thank You for this church's stance! These people love You, Lord! Uphold their membership and bless their worship services outside in the open for all to see their love for You. Do not let the enemy take a possession of body, Lord, even though their building has been taken. Give them opportunities and give them a clear path to follow, Lord.
    Patricia W - USA
  • Heavenly Father I pray in Your Son Jesus Christ's Most Holy Name to the One True God Most High in Heaven For Healing and Restoration for All Christians and for the conversion of all others to Christianity,Amen
    Jeffrey F - USA
  • Lord God, we do pray that You would strengthen and encourage this church. May they have the wisdom to respond well, the courage to obey You even when it is difficult, and the hope to keep pressing forward in the midst of difficulty. Unify them and draw them back continually to the promises of Your word. May they have faith to believe You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Help us who do not have loved ones killed for their faith, to somehow try to understand what it takes to follow you under such circumstances. Grant those who suffer more of your grace, which is sufficient in all things. Bring peace to their souls; and, lead millions to faith in Jesus through them.
    mark m - USA
  • Dear Father, thank You for Your church and this Pastor Jin and their faithfulness. I bless the work of Your hands! Bless them, protect them, defend them, give them exceeding great joy and peace and may their love for You be fervent and their faith in You strong and unwavering. You have built Your church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it
    Sandi T - USA
  • Holy Father, cause Your children to be gentle as doves, wise as serpents.May they continue to put You first.Rise up and scatter Your enemies. Fill them with Your love.And give them the strength to endure!
    In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • 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
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