Christians worship in the rubble of a destroyed church. (Photo: China Aid)
Christians worship in the rubble of a destroyed church. (Photo: China Aid)
Feb. 20, 2020 | China

Churches Further Restricted by New Religious Regulations

[236] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Christians facing new restrictions.

The Chinese government enacted new regulations this month that require religious leaders and organizations to display complete devotion to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The regulations state that “religious organizations must spread the principles and policies of the CCP, … educating religious personnel and citizens to support the leadership of the CCP, supporting the socialist system, adhering to and following the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics.” Churches that do not comply are subject to closure, while Christians may face arrest. Government authorities often use religious practices such as collecting offerings to charge Christians with a crime. Pray for Christians in China as they seek to respect those in authority while upholding God’s laws first.

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  • Heavenly Father, we cry unto You in behalf of our Brethren in China who suffer persecution from government asking You have Mercy on the Leaders souls bringing them close to Your Son's Love and TRUTH. Cause miracles to happen, repentance to sweep thru Government offices and the Name of the One True God is honored and exalted, in Jesus' name we pray, ame
    Rev. William ED C - USA
  • Father please bless these faithful believers who trust in you. Confound and confuse the hands of the adversary as he attempts to do them harm. Hide them under you sheltering wing for government and others who would seek to do them harm. Provide for their needs and help them to continue their courageous stand for you in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Gracious God I pray for your continued power and courage to our persecuted brothers and sisters in China. Thank you for their boldness and faithfulness. We desire to honor you by following the laws of the land, but not against your laws. Give discernment and wisdom to our Chinese family as they do their best to Glorify you. In Jesus Name. Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Lord Jesus, You offer good news; satan offers hatred, destruction and death. Please don't let Your adversary get his way in China. Have these strong believers know You will turn this destruction into something beautiful and good.
    Joel B - USA
  • dear father, i pray that the chinese communist party will realize that your children in jesus are no threat to them and that they will stop persecuting your children. please guide, give strenth, and provide for my brothers and sisters in china. i thank you for their number increasing despite the difficulties. the glory is yours, amen
    esther l - Germany
  • Father it must be very difficult to follow Jesus while living in China. Please bless these brave people and help them to obey the government as far as they can but to be faithful to the Lord Jesus and spread his word to others who need to hear the truth. I ask this in Jesus name and I thank you for their faithfulness. A truly inspired me.
    William S - USA
  • Dear God, I pray that Christians in China can thrive and that your Word may flourish. May these Christians respect authority without losing their identity in Christ. Please give them encouragement every day. May you bless them with joy in all circumstances. Thank you for these people.May the authorities' hearts turn to you. Thank you.InJesus'name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Open and Give Different hearts, minds, bodies, and souls to those in the CCP, of the authorities, and others to You; Cause them to know that You are The Way, The Truth, and The Life, and to Truly Repent, Believe in, Follow, and Grow in You according to Your Will, In Thine Holy Name, Blood, and Stripes Lord Jesus, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, the CCP, and the authorities from using anything against the Body of Christ in China. Lord Jesus, Please Grant the Body of Christ in China Your Protection, Fortitude, Comfort, Growth in You, Favor, Justice, Way to fellowship, minister, and spread Your Gospel, and Blessed Assurance, In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' NAME, we lift the Body of Christ in China up to You; Thank You for Blessing them to endure churches being closed and destroyed, along with being threatened with arrest and other persecutions from the CCP and government authorities, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Dear Father, please be with our brothers and sisters in China as persecution continues. We ask you to lead and guide them, provide and protect in Jesus Name. May the Gospel go forth Boldy in the Name of Jesus!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Abba Chinese govt has not learned the lesson but determined to prevent the church from growing.You are almighty God,Restrain the communsit from hurting your children,lead millions more to the cross of Jesus.Subdue the enemy.May darkness overpower them and sense it is weighing them down.Open their eyes to see God.Holy Spirit rain down on China with powe
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • I'm praying for you and your Churches and families. For God's Will. And his Mercy. I'm heartbroken for you. Much prayerful love.
    In Christ,
    Lisa
    Ann P - USA
  • Heavenly Father, The govt. seeks to control, suppress, & force Followers to practice how they do. Communists care nothing for God. I pray that believers will stand firm in their faith and refuse to comply with CCP regulations. Their allegiance is to Jesus first and foremost. Open avenues of worship where govt. control measures cannot hinder faith. Amen
    Veronica R - Canada
  • Father, these are challenging times for believers in China and they need Your wisdom to navigate the restrictive measures imposed by the Chinese Communist Party. Give our brothers and sisters the ability to discern the difference between respecting the authorities and compromising their convictions to appease those who have worldly authority over them.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in China facing new restrictions: Give them wisdom & clarity as they seek to respect those in authority while they honor Christ first. Open the hearts of these authorities to You, as well as others in the surrounding culture. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in China facing restrictions: Open the hearts of their president & other authorities to You. May they see the positives of Christian influence in society. Give Christians in China wisdom as they seek to respect authorities as they honor Christ first. And so may they find favor. In Jesus; Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Holy Spirit, anoint and equip believers in China to deal with the difficulties they face. You Jesus are the answer to every situation. May You Holy Spirit give them the right words to speak in dealing with the authorities. Give them wisdom, courage and strength. In Jesus name,amen.
    Fabiana C - USA
  • Father God, For believers in China, help them to in all things give You preeminence. Give your Spirit of Love for You and everyone. Encourage them with Your words, for Your sheep hear Your Voice. Provide resources needed to support the evangelism of China. Give creative ways for Your Church in China to meet to worship, learn and grow the Church there.
    Jim E - USA
  • Help Christians overcome these new restrictions.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Please Lord, please rebuild this church. Please cause Your people to be at peace and for many to be added to their number. Please allow them to meet with freedom. I pray for an end to communism in China and elsewhere, please draw those in authority to You in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in China who are facing persecution: Give them wisdom as they seek to show respect authorities while seeking to honor Christ first. Open the hearts of those in authority, and may they see the value & influence of their Christian citizens. And so may these believers find favor. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord no amount of persecution shall separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. The communist government will not succeed in stopping the movement of God in that nation in the end times. Let our brothers and sisters in China and the body of Christ in general know that we are with them in spirit and in truth through these trying times.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in China facing persecution: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of authorities to You. Give Christians wisdom s they try to respect authorities while honoring You first. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father I pray for Christians in China to stand firm in the midst of respected those in authority. I pray you would give them wisdom and knowledge, especially to the leadership in the churches as they encourage their congregations. May you bring many to the saving knowledge of Jesus through this persecution for your glory.
    Paula L - USA
  • Lord God, we praise You that the Chinese Communist Party cannot prevail against the Kingdom of God and that Your followers in China are standing boldly for Jesus and boldly to proclaim the truth of Your word to those who do not know You. Continue to bless the underground church movement and bless richly the spread of the gospel throughout China, amen!
    Matt B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, i pray for Christians in China facing persecution: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of authorities to You. Give Christians wisdom as they seek to respect authorities while honoring Christ first. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in China facing persecution: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong &united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of the authorities to You. Give Christians wisdom as they seek to authorities they honor Christ first. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for each and every Christian in China right now. They are facing so much, and everything is happening so quickly. Give them wisdom and grace. Guide them in the hard choice they have to make on this time. Show them Your strength and give them peace. Shower them with Your blessings.
    In the Precious name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
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