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

[212] prayers in [13] 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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  • Heavenly Father, please bless and keep the Christian brothers and sisters in China. They are being persecuted more and more. Help them to stand strong in their faith and to trust always in You, in spite of government persecution. I ask for this in Jesus' Name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Dear God, I pray for the Christians throughout China who must deal with these restrictions. Please allow them to be able to worship without fear. I pray that the government may no longer seek to control them, but will instead someday be convinced to follow You. I pray for solace for these people. I also pray for freedom. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I do pray for the Christians in Zhejiang, and ask that they would know Your peace and courage as they face these restrictions. Give them wisdom to know how to proceed, and a deep trust in Your goodness in the midst of it all. May they be an encouragement to one another and continue to proclaim You boldly.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear father change the china governments hearts to let people worship freely and to stop controlling their people ,and bring Bible's and missionaries to China and provide for the Christian's in China and keep them strong and well so they can serve you in Jesus name
    Sherry S - USA
  • Father God i pray for our Persecuted Sisters and Brothers. Give them strength and Boldness to share the Gospel at all costs. Cover them with your mighty hand in Jesus mighty name i pray Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Father God I pray for the church in China that has experienced so much repression in resent time. Let your Spirit usher revival over the cities and countryside. I pray hope and healing for the church that is under attack by the regime.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father I pray for churches in Zhejiang to find favor in the eyes of those in authority . I ask that You open the governments understanding that they may see Christ is the Way the Truth and the Life. Send the Holy Spirit to draw them to You Father I pray a hedge of protection around this Pastor his family and his congregation . In Jesus name . Amen
    Ann S - USA
  • Father we know that nothing these Chinese officials do can stop the spread of your word. Help the people to worship you in spirit and in truth no matter what the government does in Jesus name I pray amen
    William S - USA
  • Lord I pray for the church in China to not be discouraged but to be uplifted by the message of Jesus. I pray for their hearts to be encouraged by the hope of the Gospel and for their souls to turn to You. I ask for more buildings to meet in and for more hearts to be lit on fire towards You. I pray for the true, saving, and beautiful message to reign.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We pray that You would halt those who want to snuff out the Gospel. May they know that is Cannot be stopped or broken. I pray that all the churches in Zhejiang would be strengthen and filled with Your love and joy! May all see Your Light in them.
    In the blessed name of the Lord Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Lord, help believers throughout China who face tightening restrictions on the practices of their faith. Help them as they are persecuted. May they focus on You oh mighty God who are greater in power than the Devil who is behind this persecution. Strengthen Your people. By the work of the Holy Spirit and Your Word may many come to saving faith.
    margaret m - USA
  • O King of kings and Lord of lords, we exult You to the heights of heaven. We pray that You provide wisdom and assurance to our Church body in Zhejiang on how to serve You while under tight controls of the Chinese government. We pray for Your peace and joy for our fellow believers despite the oppression, Lord Yeshua. AMEN.
    Sirian T - USA
  • Our Father..Chinese government seems to have a plan how to divide people inside the country as well as inside the families.We thank You,Lord, that You are the greatest.We thank You for the new possibilities to bless and pray on behalf of chinese families.Please give Your wisdom to parents how to teach their children to know You.In Jesus' name. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear Heavenly Father, the system in China may forbid the sharing & growth of Christianity, but we pray for the strengthening of our Brothers & Sisters in the midst of govt. persecution. Clothe them fully in Eph 6 so they may be victorious amidst the tightening restrictions. In Jesus' Name.
    Amen.
    Veronica R - Canada
  • Dear father, please strengthen and grow the underground Church in China and bring more and more fellowships to fruition in the region. Please liberate the state run churches and loosen the restrictions placed on them. We thank you for bringing even more people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and we ask for wisdom going forward. Amen.
    Samantha H - USA
  • Father God have mercy on Christians in China you see how much Satan is trying to wear out the saints as the book of Daniel prophecy would happen. But thou art the Most High, you rules and control s, grant grace to stand against the foe, and wisdom to co=lope humility So that the beauty of Christ will be seen and help to win the heathen for Chris
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father God, allow your church in China to grow, even under these harsh conditions. in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Father, please bless the believers in China as they continue to risk their lives and freedoms to worship You. I pray that the Gospel reaches the top of the governmental authorities and cascades down as a waterfall; affecting change forever. China needs You, Lord. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Connie A - USA
  • Help the Zhejiang Churchs with govt control.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord please allow freedom from the country's control ,and bring the gospel and Bible's to this country's leaders and make a way for the missionaries to witness
    Sherry S - USA
  • Dear Lord, although the restrictions in China are becoming even more strict, our Christian brothers and sisters continue fighting the good fight to spread Your gospel. No matter how many barriers the enemy imposes, we know that You have an answer to them all. We pray for the Chinese Christians and we pray for Your wisdom and strength in their lives.
    Donna H - USA
  • 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
    Marian P - USA
  • 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
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