Officers form a human wall in front of Xunsiding Church.
Officers form a human wall in front of Xunsiding Church.
Aug. 01, 2019 | China

Historic Church in Southeastern China Closed

[202] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Xunsiding Church members.

An influential unregistered church in southeast China was forced to close earlier this year after months of hostilities. In May, officials broke into the Xunsiding Church in Fujian province for an inspection, and issued a fine equivalent to $36,000 and closed the church. A church-run kindergarten had already been closed earlier in the year. Officials subsequently placed guard stations around the perimeter of the church and maintained a human wall of police and other officials for the month of June to prevent church members from entering. On June 30, Pastor Yang Xibo’s wife attempted to enter the building and was stopped. Officials told her the building could not be used for religious events. Xunsiding Church was founded in 1950 and has been in operation for nearly 70 years. Pray that members of the church will continue to gather secretly despite the loss of their building.

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  • Heavenly Father, We praise You for the many blessings that this Xunsiding Church has been to people in the Fujian province for 70 years. We pray that the members of this church will take Your Gospel to the streets fo the Fujian province and win more souls to You in the next seven years than were won to You in the previous 70 years, in Jesus' Name,Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • Holy Father, as I pray I see Your Spirit flowing from one believer to another as they continue to worship You despite not having a building to gather in. As Your Spirit moves among Your children I see others being drawn to You by their love and faithfulness. May Your family grow despite the set backs they are going through now. Give them joy! In Jesus'
    Eli S - USA
  • Father, what a wonderful testament of faith! May the believers in China continue to worship You as they have for the last 70 years! Please cause a revival within the Chinese nation. Grant Your children the courage and safety that they need to continue to minister to those in their community. Bless them with a new and better place to worship. IJN, Amen
    Connie A - USA
  • Heavenly Father, You said that the gates of he'll will not prevail against Your Church. I pray for encouragement for Subsiding Church. May they remain strong and unified during this opposition. May the draw closer to You and each other. What the enemy means for harm You Lord will turn for good ,amen.
    Fabiana C - USA
  • Dear Lord, we pray for the Xunsiding church members that they can worship you without persecution. We pray that they get their church back where they worshiped for many years. Protect them and keep them safe. Help them spread the gospel to the hardened hearts of authorities and unbelievers. In Jesus name amen.
    Connie V - USA
  • Father I thank you for the lives of your children, please Lord may you continue to protect them from the enemy and teach them to trust you more and more and aswell Lord may you touch the hearts of their persecutors and change it for good in favour of the Church for your word says The gate of hail shall not prevail against the Church in JESUS mighty nam
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • Dear father, hallelujah! The Earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof. Southeast China belongs to you! I pray that this church in Xunsiding will continue to gather secretly despite the loss of their building. Make them more devoted to you than ever before. Be glorified and magnified in this church and this region. Bless them and protect them. Amen
    Sandi T - USA
  • Lord Father, your name be glorified! The war against the people of faith is futile! You are the way maker Lord! Strengthen the members of the church to continue in prayer with or without the building. Let their experience be a testimony for others to trust in the wisdom and power of our Father. Provide them with the means to continue in faith.
    Colin M - Trinidad and Tobago
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Xunsiding members: Protect, provide, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity, May they keep meeting in secret. Bring China's President too repentance & may no Church need meet in secret! In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Xunsiding 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. May they keep meeting in secret. Bring China's President to repentance. May freedom come to all of China! In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father fill these believers with the knowledge of your will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding so they will walk in a manner worthy of you, to please you in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in their knowledge of you. Strengthen them with all power for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience.
    Kendall P - USA
  • God, we thank you that you have a plan for our brothers and sisters in China and that their faith is growing and the church is growing. We pray for your protection on each life and the testimony that they bring to the lost. May more and more come to your to be saved!
    Paula L - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Xunsiding 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. May they keep gathering secretly. Bring Chines officials & their President to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus, blessed be your name forever! Praise You that the Church that You established is not a building but is the one that cannot be destroyed. We pray for the church members to continue to walk in faith & be strengthened by the Holy Spirit. Please bless your children more. In Jesus' name, we pray, Amen.
    MJ D - United Arab Emirates
  • HF, please be with the members that they will not be discouraged and give up, but will continue to meet in secret, and keep them safe.
    Jasmene R - USA
  • The building is just that, but the hearts & souls of the people are the church.We pray that our brothers and sisters in China,do not allow this governmental setback hinder their belief, but make their faith be strengthened by knowing that God is stronger than any building or army on earth.Pray that God touch the hearts of their government officials.
    Donna H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Xunsiding 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. May they keep meeting secretly. Bring China's officials & President to repentance. May religious freedom be respected. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, the gates of hell will not prevail against your church. I pray that the church would grow even more because of this shut down and dispersion. Use what the enemy has meant for evil against him. Reveal yourself to the government officials and to the police who blocked entrance to this church building. Glorify Yourself in this situation, Lord God.
    Cheryl W - USA
  • Father God, please strengthen this church, even without their building. May they continue to meet in small groups, secretly. I pray that you would move in new and fresh and Powerful ways. Use them powerfully. Give him wisdom and boldness. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
  • Father please provide for this church to continue to meet for worship and to continue to witness. May your mighty power work in and through them to bring many others to faith.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, I thank you that your church will continue without the building, that the gates of hell cannot prevail against your church. I pray that you will hide these Christians as they meet secretly. Turn the fiery darts that have been brought against them be turned for your glory and their greater good and growth. Keep your church strong in China.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Xunsiding 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. May they keep gathering secretly. Bring Chinese officials & their Presidents to repentance so freedom can come. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I pray for the members of this church as they have faced the hostilities of the government. They have been faithful in serving you for over 70 years. May this persecution draw them closer to you as they continue to secretly gather as fellow believers. Protect them and allow their work to prosper.
    Betty D - USA
  • Father, this church has served You for 70 years. Oh Father so many heard the gospel there. The faithful pastor and members are waiting for your rescue and deliverance. Please rescue, please deliver and give favor to this church members to cry out and receive your blessing and a location to meet. They are yours you are their God! Please Father show up!!
    Isabel S - USA
  • Jesus declared that "the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (the church). No wall, human or otherwise will stop the power of the gospel. Please assure your saints and make a way for them to gather together for worship and the reading of Your word. Encourage them with the fellowship of the Holy Spirit among them. Thank You Father.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord Jesus, We pray that You strengthen these believers with greater resolve to worship and follow You. May this 'church' grow in number and in maturity in You. May some of these communist guards have a change of heart realizing that a church is more than a building. You are the 'Sancturary' for all believers.
    In Jesus Name,
    Diana M -USA
    Diana M - USA
  • Lord I pray for Xunsiding church members. Provide them with a new place for gather. Strength them in their faith. Listen to their prayers. Continue using them for your glory preaching the gospel and winning souls for the kingdom of heaven despite the persecution, tribulation and the loss of their building. Amen.
    Cristian G - Colombia
  • Lord- you know that the church bldg is just a bldg. Help your people see that they can still meet secretly and grow in the knowledge of you and to deepen their faith. Give them favor with the government to be able to return to using their church bldg. In your Holy name I pray.Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • Lord, we appeal to You to make Your Name known in China, and Your promise that the gates of hell will not prevail against Your church. From our earthly point of view, we see the Chinese church going through dark times. Please shine Your light and Your glory in China, bringing those in government to repentance and leading many to salvation.
    Beth P - USA
  • Father use this persecution to only make your people more determined and strong! Help them to hold fast to your Word and love You even more. Encourage and provide all they need. Help them to do even more and not be hindered as they go forward. May many more come to You as a result!
    Melissa S - USA
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