The Early Rain Covenant Church continues to experience harassment.
The Early Rain Covenant Church continues to experience harassment.
Jan. 09, 2020 | China

Early Rain Pastor Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison as Harassment Continues

[321] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Early Rain Covenant Church Members.

More than a year after police arrested 100 believers and shut down their church, the members of Early Rain Covenant Church continue to face harassment and threats. In late December, Senior Pastor Wang Yi was sentenced to nine years in prison, while his wife and child remain under house arrest. Elder Qin Defu, another Early Rain leader, is serving a four-year prison sentence, and authorities took four adopted children away from church members Pei Wenju and Jing Jianan and placed the children in other homes. Continue to pray for members of Early Rain Covenant Church, especially those in prison.

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  • Heavenly Father, please bless and keep those of the Early Rain Church who are imprisoned because of their faith in You. Enable them to trust in You and to show the world the way to Jesus. I ask for this in Jesus' Name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Lord I lift up this precious church. May they be encouraged by the many prayers lifted up for them. May their faith be rock solid as You lead them through these trials, and may many be drawn to YOu, incl in prison! Would You minister peace, health, forgiveness & all they need . We also remember the persecutors & may they listen to your call onthem
    Lisa T - USA
  • Give these church members a new pastor and free the old one.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Abba, help our brothers and sisters in China! In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father, we claim Your promise that You work all things together for good to those who love you. Even prison, even the loss of children. We are trusting to advance Your kingdom in and through the lives of our brothers and sisters of the ERCC. Sustain them by Your power, and use their steadfastness to encourage others and to bring many into the kingdom.
    Toni D - USA
  • Please Lord please free Pastor Wang Yi and his family, as well as the other leader that's serving a four year sentence. Please Lord please stop this heinous persecution in China. Please cause the authorities to look upon them favorably and drop all charges. Please send dreams and visions of You to the authorities that they too would come to know You
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Father, the Early Rain church is under attack, but Your children there have remained faithful to You. Help them to patiently wait for Your latter rain, which You will surely pour down. Protect the adopted children who have been removed from their family, and may they never lose faith in You. May Your truth prevail. In Yeshua's name, amein!
    Embriette H - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, Please comfort these believers and those in prison. Help them to be comforted by Matt. 5:10-11. " Blessed are You, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. 12. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven"and fear not, God is with you.
    Rebecca L - USA
  • Dear merciful Father,
    We come to you to pray for the Early Rain Covenant Church in China. They are being persecuted & imprisoned for their faith & ministry to their community. Comfort the pastor & elders who are being unjustly imprisoned for preaching your word . Comfort the other members who are in the midst of harassment and chaos In Jesus name Amen
    Robert C - Canada
  • Father God, thank You for comforting Pastor Wang Yi and Elder Qin Defu in prison. Please bless their time there and spread Your Word like fire among the prisoners. Please fill them with Thy joy and peace. Please comfort Pastor Wang Yi's wife and child and the children who were taken away.
    Please soon reunite all the families. Thank You Jesus. Amen
    Doree H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, You know all the pain that Early Rain members are facing. Please help them to honor You and to stand firm in the midst of this grief. May they believe Your word and trust Your sustaining grace, and may they have the strength to suffer well. I pray that those in prison would remember Your word and be encouraged by Your Spirit.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father God, we pray for these precious Chinese believers. May You strengthen and encourage them. Let their lives be a mighty witness for You. May You soften the hearts of their persecutors. May You open the prison gates and set the captives free.
    Thank You O Lord Jesus. Amen
    Jana R - USA
  • Holy Father, give Your children an extra measure of Your strength to endure the pain and persecution they are going through. May their faithfulness to You be a convicting light to those in darkness and bring them to a desire to know Jesus. Fill each member with compassion for each other, and for their enemies. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord, this church has endured so much for Your Name. May those in prison be protected from harm and be witnesses for You. May prisoner's families be safe, and please reunite the 4 children with Pei and Jing. We ask for You to change the hearts and minds of the government so that You can be worshiped in freedom and in truth.
    Beth P - USA
  • Father, I don't know sometimes how to pray, but you see the situation, you know each need, you see each heart. Please, intervene. Lord, be with the pastor, go before him, fight his battle. Pour your Spirit on him and his congregation. May they shine brightly. Speak to the hearts of those who oppose them. Lord, move mightily.
    polly c - USA
  • Every day we cry out to God for the lives of the prisoners and their families. We ask Him to comfort them, provide clean water, food, warmth and medicine, but above all, release! He is with His people in their pain. This is a mystery and unsearchable, but somehow He remains Faithful. May He grant the prisoners perseverance and sustain them.
    christine s - USA
  • God we ask that you fill the believers of Early Rain Covenant Church with an amazing faith and strength that can only come from the power of the Holy Spirit. Lord we ask that you bring Justice to their pastors and end the persecution against them and other Christians across China. Please provide for their families and give them hope to carry on.
    Samantha H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We intercede for these your dear children who are under a season of persecution. Remind them of your promises and provide grace and strength for each day as the trials come. Help them to be living witnesses for You. May those who oppose them see You radiating in the lives of your children and their hearts drawn to Jesus. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • God I pray for this church that you would bring to it encouragement and strength. Use this time of challenge and persecution to refine it and to bring them closer together as believers. Please teach them more about your faithfulness and provision through testing, and let them come out stronger and more unified as a result. Strengthen their faith, God.
    Emily V - USA
  • God in heaven, God who is ever present, make yourself very real to these brothers who are in prison, and your children of Covenant church. As they face these trails, may they draw ever closer to you. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Early Rain Covenant Church and the faithfulness of their members to endure intense persecution for the sake of the gospel. I pray for Pastor Wang Yi, Qin Defu, Pei Wenju, Jing Jianan and their families. Please strengthen them during these difficult times; may they find joy in You and Your promises. May they be witnesses to all.
    Lysander S - USA
  • My Father, Maker of the Universe and everything in it,I ask that You hold these dear Christ Followers close to Your bosom. Make them to realize that we fight not against flesh and blood but against the powers of darkness of this world. If we suffer for Christ now, we will surely reign with Him later. Comfort them and strengthen them. In Jesus Name amen
    David C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Early Rain Covenant Church Members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of officials to You. And so may imprisoned members be released, truth & justice prevail for all & the Church thrive. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for the members of the Early Rain church. They have suffered much for Your Name; bless them greatly! Shower them with Your Presence and grace. I pray for Pastor Wang Yi and his wife & child; give them strength and courage to comfort. May all those in prison remain strong in You. Fill them with Your Spirit. Guide them in all things
    Madison F - USA
  • Father I lift up these pastors before you who have been put in prison for faith in your son. I also pray that these children who have been taken away will somehow come to faith in Christ in spite of what the authorities have done father please overrule the authorities in the case of these children and bless these pastors and their congregation amen
    William S - USA
  • Lord, use the efforts of the government against these Christians to expand your church. Frustrate the plans of the enemy and encourage your people. Please intervene in the situation where the adopted children were taken from their families. Show that You are real and that Your are God alone. May you bring hope, comfort, and justice.
    Cheryl W - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Early Rain Covenant Church Members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of officials to You. May imprisoned members be freed & truth & justice prevail for all. May this happen for all. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I pray for these brothers and sisters who have had both leaders and children snatched from their midst. Grant them the comfort of Your Spirit and the encouragement of Your word as they walk through this season of heartache. Reassure them that no weapon formed against them will prosper and that You will lead them in triumph in Your due time.
    Gina A - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Early Rain Covenant Church Members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of officials to you; may they see the believers' value, free those in prison & restore justice & truth. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, the enemy continues to target your church and your children. Please come to their rescue. Please keep them firm to their faith and the truth and show them your favor and your comfort so that they can continue to serve you with joy no matter what. Amen
    Isabel S - USA
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