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

[304] 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, 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
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Early Rain Covenant Church Members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. Ma they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of officials & others around them to You. May their imprisoned members be freed & truth & justice prevail. In Jesus' Nae. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father may these believers endure their persecution well. May their faith grow. Give them opportunities to witness and to see others come to faith as a result of their testimony.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord, it is hard to know what to pray for those suffering so greatly for your Name. Please make their faith unshakable and solid as a rock. Give them your peace that passes all human understanding. Please start to break the enemy's hold on China. Please use this persecution to have the opposite effect and draw thousands to you by their perseverance.
    Cathleen W - USA
  • Dear Jesus, come to the defense of Your people in the Early Rain Church in China. Strengthen the pastors in prison. Comfort and assist the families without the help of their fathers and husbands. All women in prison, give comfort and strength to persevere. Convict the leaders to turn from persecution to the one true God, Jesus Christ.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Heavenly Father,

    please strengthen the churches in Christ in China. please protect our brothers and sisters in Christ from all evil and surround them by the Holy Spirit. We plead the blood of Jesus all over our brothers and sisters and pray for their protection. amen.
    Zlata B - Russia
  • Heavenly Father, surround Your children at Early Rain Church with Your heavenly presence in prison. Oh that they would shine Your glory as they live out unfair sentences. May they have strength to praise You daily and others who see them come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Joan B - USA
  • Dear Lord, please continue to strengthen the faith of these believers! They are true examples for the rest of us of how to stand fast in the face of persecution. Help them to remember 1 Peter 4:14: If you are insulted because of the name of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
    Betty 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 & growing in numbers & maturity. Open the hearts of officials to You. May imprisoned members be freed & justice & truth prevail. In Jesus' Name. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, you see the struggle these are having in China. Please give all those involved the peace and trust to persevere through this suffering. It is so difficult to have children taken away. Please protect each of the children and give peace to each parent, helping them believe that you are sovereign and are in control. Let Christ be made known.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Father God I pray for those who are in jail for their courage to hold fast to the faith that is within them. Watch over, and give them peace. Strengthen their hearts. Heal their bodies, minds and spirits with Your love. Protect and provide for their loved ones. I pray for their persecutors that their hearts will be condemned in Jesus Name Amen.
    Norma C - USA
  • Mighty God, we praise you for your promise to never leave or forsake these believers in the Early Rain church. We thank you for giving us your Spirit to empower, equip, and strengthen. In Jesus' name, we ask that you do a miraculous work on behalf of those being oppressed that leads to the explosion of growth in their church & freedom for all!
    Lori B - 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 & others around them to You. May members in prison be freed & others; do fairly be all. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, I pray against this evil here. There is so much oppression. Please draw near and comfort these people in the midst. Encourage their faith and help them to know that all things will be made right one day! Please help the families that lost their children and please help those traumatized children. O God, there are groans for this. Please help
    Amy G - USA
  • Father I pray for members of Early Rain Covenant Church. May they not be afraid, but trust you for the future. I pray for the family that had their children taken from them. Strengthen them in this persecution and pour out your grace. May the children be returned. Strengthen all those in prison, especially Pastor Wang Yi. May they feel your presence.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Lord I pray for the brothers and sisters of Early Rain Covenant Church and I pray that You would provide them all they need and give them hope. I pray for those on house arrest and ask for You provision for their needs. I pray for the little children to not be afraid but to be able to see You and trust You for their hope. I pray for peace for mommies.
    Joy H - USA
  • Send your angels to protect these precious believers as they stand for your word. Encourage them with your wisdom from your word. In Jesus name
    sue g - USA
  • Father I lift up these believers and pastor and his wife and family to you , I ask that you comfort them , and help them to keep focused on you , help them to stay strong meet their needs as only you can Father .............Amen
    Hilary M - USA
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