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

Online Preaching Banned

[202] 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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  • 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
  • Lord thank You for these Christians who are spreading Your Word throughout China. May their faith and courage remain strong as they face the efforts to shut down their ability to reach the people there. Give them wisdom and guidance on how to handle every situation that comes before them and let them not be stopped as many come to know Christ!
    Beth M - USA
  • Holy Father, be with Your children who are facing more and more persecution. You are mighty, and know all things. Help Your children to remain faithful and strong. Rise up and confuse those who would harm them. May their faithfulness glorify You, and be a light to those in darkness. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord, our brothers and sisters in China believe that the gates of Hell will not prevail against Your church and grant them boldness and perseverance in their gatherings either on line or in secret and in hiding. Father, fill the leadership with wisdom to know how to most effectively gather for worship. Draw the hearts of government officials to You!
    Matt B - USA
  • Father, Greater is he that is in us then he that is in the world. May these converts learn and use LK. 11:13,14 in Jesus name!!! Please protect Your people bodily spiritually emotionally. Fill them sooo Lord God that nothing will matter but the work You have called them to do for Christ sake Amen!!!!
    Jennie P - USA
  • Father, please help Christians in China. Show them how to grow, share, and remain faithful in hardship. Use whatever means necessary to thwart the efforts of the government. You are stronger and nothing will prevail over your church.
    emily g - USA
  • Jesus, let your church be stronger and be able to get your Word out online. Please stop the oppression of the government on Christians. Encourage your people O God.
    michele r - USA
  • Please Lord I pray that these Christians in China are able to worship, meet, and put up their materials online and elsewhere freely in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Father the Chinese authorities are desperate to snuff out your name in their country. That's why I asked you to confound their efforts may they be like the efforts of Heyman has he tried to destroy Mordecai father we know that the Chinese people are not the enemy but it's their leaders that need a change of heart please bring them to Christ in his name
    William S - USA
  • Continue to work through the Holy Spirit to find more creative ways to get your word out to Christians and to be able to evangelize. Give these Christians courage to continue to worship and push the boundaries to reach China for you. Give them encouragement and hope to continue. Give them courage and strength even in the face of persecution.
    Angie E - 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, including their President. May they lift restrictions on believers. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • O God, You are the Lord of all. Please provide a way for Your Word to go forth in China, and for Christians to fellowship together. Please illuminate the darkness in China and within the Communist leadership. Jesus is the Light of the World. The gates of hell shall not prevail against His church. Blessings upon Your people in China. Amen.
    Christienne 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 authorities to You; may they see believers' positive effect on society and stop restricting them. In Jesus' Name. 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 authorities to You. May the see Christians' positive effect on society & life restrictions on them. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord God, glorify Your Name in China. Amen.
    Victor A - USA
  • Dear LORD, Your name is above all names, now and forever! Let Your wisdom pour down upon Your Christians in China and thwart the enemy of darkness. Let all authorities bow to the name of Jesus. Holy Spirit, You are not limited by Chinese govt. - Hallelujah! Renew Your people daily in Spirit & in truth. Break forth the Good News in every village! Amen.
    Peg B - USA
  • Lord, give these churches & their leaders ways of working out around these new restrictions. Work in the hearts and minds of the Chinese authorities to retract these restrictions. Give courage and boldness to the Christians and protect them. The gates of hell will not prevail against Your church and those opposing you will fail and be destroyed.
    Cheryl W - USA
  • Lord, give these churches & their leaders ways of working out around these new restrictions. Work in the hearts and minds of the Chinese authorities to retract these restrictions. Give courage and boldness to the Christians and protect them. The gates of hell will not prevail against Your church and those opposing you will fail and be destroyed.
    Cheryl W - 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 Christians' effect on society & lift restrictions. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I want to remember all my Chinese sisters & brothers in my prayers. Guide them to the church online or otherwise that You have provided for them. May the authorities not be able to findtrace the online churches. May the persecuted grow stronger in YOu as many turn to You as the only Hope for their lives. Speak to the hearts of persecutors
    Lisa T - USA
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