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

[224] prayers in [15] 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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  • 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
  • Lord I am so thankful for who you are and your ability to change things when it seems like there is no hope. I pray for my brothers and sisters in China that face such persecution. Please Lord give them direction when trying to resepect the authorities while upholding your your law first. In Jesus name I pray.
    Jackie S - USA
  • Father, please show your believers how to proceed with this persecution. Keep your church faithful and growing, despite its great challenges.
    emily g - USA
  • Heavenly Father, be with the Chinese Christians who are be persecuted through even stricter rules and laws that forbid them from teaching anything but communism. Help them to be true to Your ways and laws and Scripture and also respect authority. I ask for this in Jesus' name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Lord I pray that you would intervene and reverse the laws of the CCP that are against the Christians in China. Lord help our brothers and sister to hold fast and not give up. Lord help the Church Leaders heart to remain faithful, and give them the strength they need at this time. Bless the work of their hand as they continue in you. In Jesus name.
    Cassandra L - 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
  • Father I pray that you help the brethren in China as they seek to respect government regulations while upholding your laws. I ask that you encourage them by the presence of your Holy Spirit and lead them by the precepts of your word. I pray for religious freedom in China.
    Sola O - Nigeria
  • Lord, we thank You for continuing to grow Your church and ignite Your servants with hope in China as they face heartbreaking circumstances. Father we ask You to strengthen and grow the faith of our brothers and sisters in the region, to place favor for them in the hearts of the authorities, and give them Your wisdom for how to respond. Thank You. Amen
    Samantha H - USA
  • Father, our hearts are with the Chinese church. We ask You to make them bold and courageous in their faith and for wisdom to know how to live it out and show respect to the authorities. Grant them more of Your love and may it overflow that the authorities might see and seek to know its Source. Open their eyes and soften their hearts unto repentance
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, our hearts are with the Chinese church. We ask You to make them bold and courageous in their faith and for wisdom to know how to live it out and show respect to the authorities. Grant them more of Your love and may it overflow that the authorities might see and seek to know its Source. Open their eyes and soften their hearts unto repentance
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, I pray you give my Chinese brothers and sisters knowledge and wisdom in knowing how to handle this. Father, sometimes it is not easy to know what the right thing is. I pray you guide them. I pray you help them reach those who oppose them. Lord, show them what they are to do. Speak to the hearts of those in authority. Bless your children
    polly c - 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 these believers wisdom as they seek to respect authorities while honoring Christ first. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, please give these churches wisdom as how to respect the authority of the land while knowing when they cannot because of their loyalty to You. Please be very near to them all, Lord, and may the church thrive and grow despite these threats. Help them to find ways to meet and not be seen, O God. Blind eyes, Abba, and then open hearts to Your Word
    Amy G - USA
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