A copy of the agreement in which the measures were introduced.
A copy of the agreement in which the measures were introduced.
Nov. 21, 2019 | China

Baptism and Offering Boxes Forbidden

[190] prayers in [11] nations have been posted for Zhejiang Churches.

A new set of measures adopted in Zhejiang province now forbid changes in location, church growth, adjustment of service times and offering boxes. Local officials now control a church’s number of attendees, service times and types of activities, and churches must have a supervision team. Baptism, donations from other countries and individual bank accounts for a church are also now prohibited. These new measures are part of a burgeoning campaign by the Chinese government to bring religion, especially Christianity, under the government’s control. Pray for believers throughout China who face these tightening restrictions.

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  • I pray in the mighty name of Jesus against this new tactic of satan. He will NOT prevail! May this new form of control only serve to cause the church to grow. Man's opposition will fail and your church will prevail. Give courage, guidance, and wisdom to pastors and Christians to obey You rather than man and show them how to bypass these new regulations
    Cheryl W - USA
  • I am praying for God's Holy Spirit to change the hearts of those in positions of authority in China. Protect the believers and all missionaries, in Jesus' name, amen.
    Martha W - USA
  • Dear God& Father, I pray for believers in China facing restrictions: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen. encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Open the hearts of officials to You; may they see Christians' value to society & stop suppressing them. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Holy Father, grant Your children in the Zhejiang Churches wisdom as they are under attack for their faith in You. May they love their enemies, and each other, in such a way that authorities are convicted of their sin and desire the salvation offered by Jesus. All things are possible for You, Lord. Give Your children strength and courage. In Jesus' Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Dear Lord, please send strength and endurance to these believers in the face of this persecution. We know You will supply all of their needs, and we thank You for that. Soften the hearts of their persecutors so that they too may know the love of Jesus Christ. Remind believers of Your Word in 1 Peter 4:14.
    Betty A - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in China facing restrictions: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Open the hearts of officials to You; may they see Christians' value in society & stop restricting them. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for the churches in Zhejiang and their willingness to follow You in spite of state persecution. I pray that You would guide them in how to proceed such that they can have maximum impact for the Gospel. May You strengthen them in their faith and allow them to represent You to government officials and those who don't know You.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father, I thank you that you use the suffering of your people to do great and glorious things for your kingdom. Spread your gospel of grace far and wide throughout China and bring many people to faith in Christ. I pray for the government officials specifically that they would know Jesus as their Savior. Protect your church in China and bless each one.
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in China facing restrictions: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Open the hearts of officials to You, may they see the value of believers to their society & stop restrictions.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Father, please work greatly in China. This country is so beleaguered by Satan. We love our Chinese brothers and sisters. We ask that you defeat the evil at work. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Alice D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in China facing suppression: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Open the hearts of Chinese officials to You. May they see the value of Christians in their society. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God, give the leadership of these churches wisdom and guidance to know how to be an organized Church in light of these new restrictions. The government cannot stop your Holy Spirit, even though they try to control everything else. I pray your Holy Spirit would continue to move powerfully in and through the people. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in China facing suppression: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Open the hearts if Chinese officials to You; may they see the value of Christians in their culture. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, thank You that You are greater than any other power. I ask that even as outside activities are being controlled, that the power of Jesus to change lives and release us from our sins cannot be governed by any human power. Please bring more men and women to faith in Jesus Christ in the midst of this attempt to stop it. Be glorified, Father.
    Karen K - USA
  • Lord we lift up our dear sisters & brothers in China & will You speak hope to them right now? We pray for those who are attempting to control. May the scales fall from their eyes & may they come running into Your kingdom of light in Jesus' Name! May the kingdom of darkness fall as many see Your beauty & run to You! May gov't stay out of the church!
    Lisa T - USA
  • Dear Lord, please be with all your people in China and with those in authority who bring all these new rules. Help them to see you as the Way, the Truth and the Life so all may live in harmony, praying for all in authority in China. In Jesus mighty and powerful name. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Lord Jesus Christ, please be with all the Believers in China as they're trying to spread the gospel to an unbelieving world. Please help them as they're under control of the government and their restrictions make this very difficult. In Jesus name amen!
    Robin S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in China facing suppression: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Open the hearts of Chinese officials to You & to the value of believers in society. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Jesus, Jesus! I cry out to You for these people! Please intervene on their behalf to save the Church! May You Lord rebuke the Devil for these restrictions. And help them to overcome evil with good. Please grant them more grace for enduring faith and joy in the midst of this. All for your glory Lord. Amen
    Marilyn T - USA
  • Our Heavenly Father, be with your children who are facing more restrictions on the practice of their faith. Increase their faith and their endurance and their hope. For Jesus sake. Amen.
    Cindy T - USA
  • John 3:5.
    Mark 16:15-16
    Go out and spread the gospel, he who believes and is baptized, shall be saved.

    Baptizing is the most crucial part, God is for you and will help you. You are bringing more believers into children of God. You are helping souls become saved. God will protect you, He loves you and He is so proud.
    Eva C - USA
  • Father, let the Gospel be proclaimed with boldness to the very government officials who oppose your kingdom. Empower the persecuted Church to witness to truth of salvation through faith in Christ Jesus to every man, woman and child in the Zhejiang province that your name may be magnified there. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Andrew R - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in China facing suppression: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Open the hearts of officials to You. May they see the value of Christian influence & stop restricting them. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father I pray for believers in China that face restrictions and persecutions because of their Christian faith. I ask they will not give up; but they will continue to press on in your grace and love. The gate of communism shall not prevail over the church. The church in China shall come out victorious in Jesus Name. Amen
    Sola O - Nigeria
  • For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. In Jesus Name Amen.
    Norma C - USA
  • Father I lift up all believers in China now as they have all of these restrictions brought upon them. Show your mighty hand so all will know that you are KING JESUS and no matter what, that you will provide! In his mighty name I pray!
    Jackie S - USA
  • In our physical eyes there is strength in numbers. In our spiritual eyes one with God is a majority! There's a physical (government) force trying to separate believers and destroy their unity and control their every move. In the spiritual, we fight not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual powers in high places. In Him all things are possible.
    Alan K - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in China facing suppression: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Open the hearts of Chinese officials to You; ma they see the value of Christians & stop restricting them. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, please provide wisdom, clarity, and creativity to Your children in China so they can continue worshipping and running their churches there. You are faithful, and You provide in amazing, surprising, and unbelievable ways. Reward Your children for their faithfulness, and continue to grow Your family in China until the country bursts at its seams.
    Embriette H - USA
  • Lord, I pray that you protect the people who come to the Zhejiang churches. Lord give them wisdom and knowledge of scripture. Lord please open the heart of the Chinese government and the people who supervise the church's. Lord let the people who go to the church's be bold and share the gospel not just in church. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Luke H - USA
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