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

[225] prayers in [19] 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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  • Jesus is Lord of Xunsiding and all of China. The government is on your shoulders, Lord. Please cause your name to be glorified in every action, every word, every thought, every emotion. Praise your holy name.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Heavenly Father I thank you for the members of the Xunsiding church. I pray They would be able to continue their faith and their worship. Protect them from the Chinese Government. Lord give them peace and unity as they go through this trial. I pray they would remain faithful. Heavenly Father I pray for your peace that surpasses all understanding.
    Carol H - USA
  • Lord, please pour your peace into each member of Xunsiding Church today.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Father, we know the enemy can not stop your Spirit. I pray you strengthen your children here in China. I Pray you guide them in how to deal with this. Help me keep a gentle, bold spirit through this sharing the love of Jesus. I pray for all the police who stand guard, may they feel convicted and your love for them. Move Lord, in this situation.
    polly c - USA
  • Lord, encourage these church members as they face this persecution. Give them Your peace & guide them in covert ministry to worship You & proclaimed Your gospel. Replace their fear with Your Presence, & their anger at the authorities with Your forgiveness & love. Be glorified in these circumstances. Guide Chinese leaders to allow people to worship You!
    Sharon C - USA
  • Lord, encourage these church members as they face this persecution. Give them Your peace & guide them in covert ministry to worship You & proclaimed Your gospel. Replace their fear with Your Presence, & their anger at the authorities with Your forgiveness & love. Be glorified in these circumstances. Guide Chinese leaders to allow people to worship You!
    Sharon C - USA
  • Lord,
    Be with these church members who have lost there church. Help them all Father not to loose Hope. Thank You for living in each of there hearts. Give them wisdom and ideas as to where to go to fellowship. We Thank You Lord you are everywhere. Protect and cover these believers as they seek You still. In Jesus good name we pray Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on Your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Please Lord please cause the authorites to give this church back to Your kids. Please Lord please cause them to turn to You and have tremendous favor towards Your people. Please Lrod please greatly streghten the faith of Your people in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Father, I ask that you bless these believers with great faith and endurance, as they continue to worship You despite the hardship in which they are enduring. I pray that the hearts of those in authority will relent and allow the believers to worship in their church! Pour out your Holy Spirit on each believer in China and on each member of this church!
    Marian P - USA
  • Father, the Church is far more than a physical structure where Chinese believers gather together for worship, instruction and fellowship.
    The Church is Your people and despite this setback at the hands of the Chinese government, I pray that Your people will navigate the trials and tribulations ahead and faithfully serve You and others until You reign.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for our brothers and sisters in China. They are standing tall despite their difficulties. They are loyal to You rcall. Please help them to press through. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Jesus, I know these church members will meet secretly. Please help them stay safe and be full of joy.
    michele r - USA
  • Comfort Your people Lird God. Strengthen their resolve to continue worship. Lead them to places where they may worship. Protect, encourage, and enlighten them as only You can. I pray you will givem boldness to keep sharing Christ. Amen
    Denice D - USA
  • Father, whose church is not built by hands, but by thy Spirit, we thank thee for leading this church many years and thy plans for blessing in every day to come.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Lord, you know your plan, we know your power, help those in such need of boldness, of comfort, of joy in you dispite circumstances. Bring many to salvation through this event. Convict the hearts of leaders, of jailers, of officaials. May good come, closeness to you to each other, Father save China by your love!
    kathy C - USA
  • Father, I ask that you bless these believers with great faith and endurance, as they continue to worship You despite the hardship in which they are enduring. I pray that the hearts of those in authority will relent and allow the believers to worship in their church! In the name of Jesus!!!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    I pray for the Xunsiding Church members. May they continue to meet and encourage one another even without their building. You have promised that wherever believers are gathered You are there among them. Be with them in a powerful way. Strengthen their faith and may they continue to grow,
    In the precious name of Christ Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Help these members find a new church or build a newer one.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I thank You for these believers and their willingness to openly worship You. Please give the leaders wisdom to lead the congregation in the midst of this persecution, and may they make choices that honor You. May they be willing and able to keep meeting and may their faith in this trial draw many to Yourself.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we Plead Your Holy Blood over Pastor Yang Xibo, his wife, and the Body of Christ who attended the Xunsiding Church; Please Grant them Your Protection, Fortitude, Comfort, Favor, Way to fellowship and spread Your Gospel to the officials, others, and each other, Spiritual and Physical Provision, and Blessed Assurance, In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • FATHER GOD, IN JESUS' HOLY NAME, we lift Pastor Yang Xibo, his wife, and the Body of Christ who attended the Xunsiding Church up to You. Thank You using those in the church to minister and spread Your Gospel. The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, and the officials from using anything against the Body of Christ, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Father, please comfort and give peace to these people that you love! May they feel your love in many ways. Please provide all they need.
    Jen D - USA
  • 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
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