Police officials interact with members of another church at a police station.
Police officials interact with members of another church at a police station.
Jun. 13, 2019 | China

Officials Plan to Turn Church into Hotel

[207] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Christians in Henan Province.

Officials in central Henan province recently informed some church leaders of their intent to seize the church’s building and turn it into a hotel. Although the church is a member of the officially recognized Three-Self Patriotic Movement, officials banned the church from meeting last year. The church continued to meet, but in May 2019 authorities told church leaders they would arrest church members if they gathered for worship again. Church members are undecided on how to respond. In 2018, the government closed hundreds of churches in Henan province and removed crosses from other church buildings. Pray for the wisdom of church leaders and members as they decide how to approach officials, and pray for all Christians in Henan province who are facing these restrictions.

Write your own prayer for Christians in Henan Province

  • Lord, we ask that church leadership in Henan province would know how to respond officially to these closures while at the same time continuing to meet privately in ever spreading and growing groups. Please raise up the leadership and homes for more and more gatherings to take place so that the large church building model becomes irrelevant for now amen
    Matt B - USA
  • MESSAGE FROM GOD
    My Child I am here for you. I know the desires of your heart. I know every intimate detail of your life. I am with you always. Don't ever feel you are alone for I am with you till the end of time. I will walk through the valley of death with you. Do not fear! www.Heistheword.com
    Estelle S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we Plead Your Holy Blood over the church leaders and the Body of Christ, along with everything that's known and unknown, spoken and unspoken. Please Grant them Your Protection, Fortitude, Growth in You, Favor, Way to fellowship and spread Your Gospel to others and each other, Provision, and Blessed Assurance, In Jesus' Holy Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' HOLY NAME, we lift the church leaders and the Body of Christ in Henan Province up to You; The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, and the government from using anything against them. Thank You for Blessing the Body of Christ to endure persecution and churches being closed down, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • God You are present & glorifies wherever Your children gather to praise & worship. You are enthroned in the praises of Your people. Please answer peace to them.May your presence be ever so strong that when churches are converted to hotels people will have visions & hear Your voice calling them to You.Protect these children of Your God to endure trials
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for Christians in the Henan Providence. Be with them and guide them what they should do and how to respond to this persecution. Give them courage and love and peace in You. Cover them with Your wings. May Your Name be glorified!
    In Jesus name, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Our Father, please help all Christians in Henan Province, please strengthen them in faith and meet their needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Yes, Lord Jesus, I ask that You give these leaders wisdom on how to lead their flocks. Provide a way for them to worship You! Let the government see the good results of Christian worship. Let them see the love, Lord! Open their eyes to Your truth! Bind the the church members together to provide for each other and encourage each other in Your name.
    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 and protection for All Christians and for the conversion of all others to Christianity,Amen
    Jeffrey F - USA
  • Lord God, we do ask for Your wisdom to guide these believers. May they respond to the governing authorities in a way that brings You glory, and may they continue to meet together in obedience to You. Please strengthen the Henan church as they suffer, and may this serve to unify believers and cause the gospel to spread even further.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father God i pray that you will give all our Brothers and Sisters favor in every area of their lives. Make a way where there seems to be no way. In Jesus Mighty Name Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • LORD, I pray that the Holy Spirit speaks through these church leaders and members in Henan when they approach the authorities. Make them humble and bold witnesses of Jesus Christ so that the conscience of the authority officials be pricked and they turn to you. Never allow the joy of serving you and your wisdom depart from Christians in Henan. Amen.
    Joana P - Puerto Rico
  • Save this Church, Oh God. Make sure that Christians have a place to gather, so they can worship you and fellowship with each other. Make sure they know that Jesus is Lord of all creation, including all principalities and powers and governments. The devil and all of hell will not stand against your Church, advancing on the bloody ground of saints.
    mark m - USA
  • Father, we have been praying for the Church in China for some time, and it is discouraging to hear that the closure and seizure of buildings continues. We trust you in your wisdom and mighty power, that all of this is for a reason. Please use it to strengthen your people in the ways that they need it. We join our hearts with theirs and ask for help.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Accomplish Your purposes and plans regarding this building. These people are your church and this building belongs to them. Therefore it is yours protected with your Spirit and with your angels. I pray for wisdom of the church leaders and members and also great favor as they approach the officials. Grow the churches in Henan province strong.
    Lori R - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for this church in the Henan Province and their willingness to follow You despite the threat of state persecution. I pray that You would provide them with wisdom in how to proceed with their worship and their dealings with government officials. Please strengthen them in their faith and bring them closer to You each day.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Thank You LORD because ONLY the counsel of God shall stand in this matter! The inheritance of the saints cannot be snatched and given to the heathen, LORD arise that the Henan Province will know that You are God and that You rule in the affairs of men in the name of Jesus Christ!
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Henan Province: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Guide them, especially their leaders, in dealing with officials. May they be able to practice their faith. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. Prov. 3:5-6. Let them continue to look to You for the answer. You will provide it. You will guide them, You will lead them; only help them to be faithful in all things pertaining to the situation. You are moving within the hearts of the authorities. I pray they heed You. In Jesus' Faithful Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Henan Province: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Guide them & especially leadership in dealing with officials for in order that they may find favor. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for wisdom for the church leaders. Surround them with favor as a shield! Do a miracle! Be exalted in Henan! And in Your church there! That the believers there would be full of Your Spirit and thrive! Strong in You and full of joy, hope, peace. Turn around these laws that are against Your truth. Give the church freedom. Amen
    Sandi T - USA
  • Dear God, You are Lord of all. Please grant wisdom to the leaders of the church in question, and to the members, as they decide how to approach the officials in Henan Province. I pray for all Christians in Henan province who are facing these restrictions. May their faith hold; may they see victory this side of heaven. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Holy Father, provide for Your children in Henan Province as they face increasing difficulties. Bless their efforts to be wise as they deal with officials.May their faithfulness to You shine in this dark place that needs You and the salvation offered by Jesus. Let them know they are remembered. In Jesus's name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Dear Go & Father, I pray for believers in Henan Province: 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, especially their leaders, wisdom in dealing with officials & may this help them thrive. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Only you Lord has the power to deal with these challenges that your church is experiencing in Henan province. Have mercy on our brothers and sisters who have faced state repression. Lord we look up to you that you will give the leaders wisdom to handle this situation. Help them Lord help them, we know that you are able nothing is too hard or difficult
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Henan Province: Protect provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Guide them & their leaders in dealing with officials. May they thrive as a Church. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - 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, hope & love, committed to CHrist & growing in numbers & maturity. Guide them, especially their leaders, in dealing with officials & may they find favor with them. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Yes, Lord, give them Your wisdom, in Your name, amen.
    Martha W - USA
  • Dear God, please help Your church in Henan province. Make it clear to all the believers there what Your purpose is in these events and show them Your end game that they may be encouraged and able to bear the persecution that is occurring in China. Amen!
    Joan B - USA
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