The official notice released by the religious bodies
The official notice released by the religious bodies
Mar. 12, 2020 | China

Online Preaching Banned

[221] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Chinese Christians.

The two official church bodies in Shandong province announced in a joint statement that authorities have banned all online preaching. The Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) and China Christian Council (CCC) sent a joint statement to all member churches on Feb. 23, 2020, stating that “leaders of supervision departments” ordered all livestreamed preaching should cease and that churches that gather should be sought out and stopped. Both the TSPM and the CCC are state-run religious organizations, meaning that they report to the Chinese Communist Party. As the government has systematically moved to close churches (both official and unapproved), many congregations have moved online. However, it looks like the government wishes to clamp down on this religious activity as well. Continue to pray for Christians in China.
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  • Father I lift our brothers and sister in China. I pray that no government can stop the movement of Your word. I pray that You open venues for these believers through which your word can move. I ask that you place a hedge of protection around them as they stand faithfully to serve you. Lord please give them peace and rest. In Jesus name. Amen
    Joyce A - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Father I lift to you the churches and Christians in China. Bless them in a way that allows your word to continue to move in their country. Hide the internet connections from the opposition and let your word be clearly heard by believers and those seeking you. Show that you are greater than any movement by unbelievers. Give them peace and comfort.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Father God, I guess the enemy forgot that there was no online preaching when You came to visit the earth and Your Word still got out Praise You Jesus I know that You will give power of Your Holy Spirit to deliver Your message to those who need and accept Your mighty name.You healed the sick blind to see deaf to hear 2000 yrs later, thank you In Christ
    Pat D - Canada
  • Dear God,
    Please be with these Christians in China. May you comfort them. May you give them the strength and wisdom they need to keep chugging. May your presence remain strong in these areas, even in the face of those who would suppress it. May you also be with the suppressors, that they may come to life too. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Father God, I am asking for you to move in a huge way in China. Please bring the great change the country needs. Please continue to bring new avenues for people to practice their faith in China. Do not allow the government to control the hearts of the people. May your living word be spread. May many come to Christ. May all secret churches flourish.
    Sarah L - USA
  • Glorious Father in Heaven. Please give strength to the church's in Shandong province. Holy Spirit give discernment and wisdom as the church maneuvers during this difficult time. We pray for the salvation of the government workers. We pray for the Gospel to be boldly preached and the love of Christ draw new believers to yourself. In Jesus Name Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Open and Give Different hearts, minds, bodies, and souls to those in the TSPM, the CCC, the CCP, and other officials 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
  • Lord Jesus, Please Grant the Body of Christ in Shandong Province, China Your Protection, Fortitude, Comfort, Growth in You, Favor, Justice, Ways to minister, fellowship, and spread Your Gospel to others and each other, Spiritual and Physical Provision, and Blessed Assurance, In Thine Holy Name, Blood, and Stripes Lord Jesus, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' NAME, we lift the Body of Christ in Shandong Province, China up to You; The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, the TSPM, the CCC, the CCP, and other officials from using anything against them. Thank You for Blessing the Body of Christ to endure persecution from the government, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please stand by our Chinese Church Family, reassure them they are covered by your blessed armor, and provide them peace in knowing our Blessed Hope is soon.
    Stacy H - USA
  • Sovereign Father, I pray that you speak hope and light into the lives of our brothers and sisters in China. I pray that in the midst of this persecution and devastating act, they turn to you fearlessly. Lord, bring your believers guidance in this situation. "For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow." James 1:3
    Jay K - USA
  • Father, the devil is wanting to silence your children and your Word from being heard. Oh Father, move. Show your children what they are to do. Give them direction. Give them boldness and wisdom. Open doors. Father rebuke fear. Lord, we need you. Please, speak to the hearts of those in authority, may their eyes be opened to truth and see Jesus' love
    polly c - USA
  • Our Father, please have mercy and let the authorities realize that they are fighting against the Living God, their Maker. Please send call of faith and save them. Thank You for the www. Let us use it wisely. Please help all Christians in China and meet their needs.. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father God, grow your church in China, stop the persecution and bring glory to yourself in China
    mark h - USA
  • Father God, Only You can help our brothers and sisters in China. Only You can work in the hearts of officials to change these policies. Lord, please send forth You light and Truth. Please give the believers wisdom and boldness. Help them to love their enemies and bless those who persecute them. Please return, LORD. Please come back and take your church
    Susan B - USA
  • We thank You for the courage of our brothers and sisters in China. With each new restriction they are forced to lean more heavily on YOU. Give them wisdom and courage to live under this oppressive regime, and strengthen their resolve to worship You. May they internalize the Word, trusting the Holy Spirit to feed them spiritual food to sustain them.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father in heaven, Thank you for the Christians in China. Please protect them and provide a way that they may worship you as a body of Christ. May you soften the hearts of the leaders. Please strengthen Your children and give them wisdom. In Jesus' name
    Michelle F - USA
  • Father remove the ban on online services for your children in China. Don't let your Word be shut down by darkness and evil. Open your physical Churches again for your children to attend. Enlighten the leaders of China so that they embrace you and fill China with your light. Let your children be set free to sing to You and worship you without fear.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Lord, You are always good to us even in times of persecution.Lord our brothers and sisters in China need Your help to both spread the Word of the gospel & to also be strong in the midst of this constant persecution. We lift up all of our Chinese family to You and ask You to give them please & strength for those in prison and being otherwise persecuted.
    Donna H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we praise You that no one can stop Your church. Please strengthen and encourage the Christians in China and give them creative, bold, wise ways to continue growing together in You. May the government be humbled even through this recent virus, and come to see their greatest need is to know and follow You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in China facing persecution: Protect, provide for comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide the. May they stay strong & united, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of authorities, including their President. May the believers find favor & see their restrictions loosen. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God, please be with the people of China and with the saints. Help all of us to see that if an "invisible virus" can shock the world with fear, how much more should we care about our eternal souls. Our invisible God brought us JESUS for the forgiveness of our sins. Convict wicked governments that they will be brought down, but Christ remains.
    Kathy G - USA
  • dear Lord I just pray for my brothers and sisters please help them not to lose heart please help them to do what's right in your eyes and not what's right in the government's eyes please help the government to see that you are the right way and please change their heart Lord in Jesus name amen.
    Sierra H - USA
  • Father God we pray for these brother and sisters who seek to know God by all means. Father God we know you will open many doors for those who seek you. Bless these who seek Jesus, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in China facing persecution: Protect, provide for comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide the. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to h. Open the hearts of authorities to You. May they value Christians & lift restrictions on them. May the Church keep thriving. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We continue to lift up our brothers and sisters in Christ that are in China. Do not let them be discouraged or afraid. Empower them, fill them with Your joy and peace. Stop the evil that wishes to stop all churches. Remind the believers there that they belong to You and the Church of Christ cannot be stopping or broken. You are Lord of all!
    Madison F - 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. May they see the value of Christians and lift the restrictions on their church activities. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, the people of China need Your help. Your children try to meet and worship You and the leaders try to stop them. They know how powerful the gospel is and it will set the people free from oppression. Do whatever it takes to grant favor to Your church in China and grow it. Bless my brothers and sisters and protect them from evil. Save the lost
    Alan G - 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. May congregations keep meeting & find favor with those around them. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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