Chinese authorities fined the Xiamen Sea View Garden Hotel for allowing Christians to gather at the hotel.
Chinese authorities fined the Xiamen Sea View Garden Hotel for allowing Christians to gather at the hotel.
Dec. 03, 2020 | China

Hotel Fined for Allowing Christians to Conduct Worship Activities

[196] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Chinese Christians.

On Oct. 16, Chinese authorities charged the Xiamen Sea View Garden Hotel with violating regulations on religious affairs. The hotel allowed Christians to gather several times from late June to early August. Authorities fined the hotel owners the equivalent of nearly $3,000. Officials also confiscated the money the Christians spent on the hotel, amounting to more than $1,200, and warned other local hotels against hosting religious activities. In China, authorities forbade Christians from gathering at church, home or even outdoors. Since late 2019, officials have banned numerous underground churches in Fujian Province, with the goal of removing all underground churches within two years. Pray for the Christians in the province and throughout China to find new ways to gather in worship. Pray for these believers to be encouraged as they face growing oppression from government officials.

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  • Dear Jesus, I pray for these Christians that they will be given wisdom and discernment as to how to worship and gather and witness to You. I ask You to bless all the leaders who allowed the Christians to worship and provide for them so they will know they received a blessing from You and that their hearts will be softened toward the Christians.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ in China. They are in need of your protection and provision. May they be encouraged to know Christians around the world know their difficulties and are praying for them. Help them find likeminded friends to encourage and support each other. May your Word be preached in China. In Jesus Name Amen
    SM D - USA
  • Father God,

    Please encourage Your body in China. Thank you for their faithfulness and example.
    Bless them and protect them in everyday. May Your truth and the Gospel shine through them to their nation and its leadership.
    In Jesus Name.
    Aaron M - Japan
  • Help hotel pay fines.
    Debbie V - USA
    MIRIAM S - Argentina
  • Wonderful God and Father. Praise be Your name and all the you do with your people in China. You get all the Glory and Worship for raising up a people that desire to follow you regardless the cost. Thank for giving theses believers courage and strength to continue the good fight. Encourage them and guide them with your Holy Spirit. In Jesus Name Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Father, please intervene and continue your work in China. Please show your followers a way to bear up under these restrictions. I do pray that things would change and persecution would subside. You know what is best for your church, Lord. Please grow the fruit of the Spirit in ever increasing greatness in Chinese believers. Thwart the evil one's attack
    emily g - USA
  • The Earth is the Lord's not man open the eyes of the blind that they may see, and realise that thou art the creator of the Universe it belongs to , we are Only allowed to utilised it while we are here, but not to be barriers in the way of others, we are all brothers and sisters we should have freedom to serve our God,I pray for freedom of worship
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Dear Lord
    I pray for our Chinese Christian Brothers and Sisters as they are facing more persecution than most of us will ever face. Keep them strong! Give them Grace and Power! Guide them in how to gather and worship You. Encourage them as they walk in the faith and stand for the Gospel! May their light shine strongly, bringing thousands to know You!
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters in China who face great persecution. Lord, I pray you guide them and give them wisdom in knowing how to serve you with all the restrictions. Lord, make a way for them, work miracles, help them trust you. I pray for the ones who oppose them, deal with their hearts and open their eyes. Pour out your Spirit.
    Polly C - USA
  • Father, please protect and strengthen those in China who face such harsh persecutions at the hands of the Chinese communist regime. I pray that these brothers and sisters may find new ways to gather and worship. Protect them from the fiery darts of the wicked one. I pray they would put on the full armor of God and would stay faithful in Your Holy name.
    Amanda E - USA
  • Father, I ask for your marvelous intervention in the regulations imposed on these Chinese Christians. I pray their activities for you would be hidden from the government. Show the Christians new ways to gather in worship. Encourage them in their faith and may they remain faithful. Fill them with your joy as they go forward.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Father God, I pray that you will strengthen and help the Chinese Christians during this time. Help them find solutions and to be encouraged as they faithfully worship you and share the good news with others. Continue to draw Chinese people to yourself in great numbers and spread the gospel throughout the land. Glorify the name of Jesus, Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father, I pray that you will give the underground Church in China great boldness. Please allow your Holy Spirit to speak to millions of hearts, that they will come to accept you at Lord and Savior. Please allow Christians to meet together openly to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Father, please bring a revival in awakening to China!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father lift up &encourage your dear children in China. May they grow even stronger in their faith as they witness & shine Your light. May hotels & businesses have NO FEAR but only boldness as they continue to accommodate Christians. Yes Lord we are believing You have a place for them to worship & lead them there. May they grow in Your Word IJN Amen
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father You alone can defend Your people from injustice and persecution. Your word makes it clear that those who would live righteously will suffer persecution. In Your grace show mercy and to Your people and provide them with safe havens to worship You in. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Lloyd K - USA
  • Father, we won't cease to pray for our Christian family in China, who are experiencing so much hostility against them. Please grow your Church during this difficult time, and fill them with joy. We ask that they will have enough Bibles to never have a shortage of your Word.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Father, I pray for our brothers and sisters in China. May they find new and creative ways to gather in the face of persecution. May You give them strength and may their oppressors be brought to faith through their witness & may CCP be brought to ruin to the Glory of Your Holy Name!!!!!
    scott L - USA
  • Lord, we pray for these churches. Give them wisdom about how to gather. Let them thrive and grow. Protect them from the evil one. Amen
    Heather O - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in China: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the eyes of authorities to You; may they come to value Christians & stop hindering them. Encourage believers as they deal with authorities; may they gather.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Oh LORD , please have mercy on the Persecutors in China who Persecute Your Church . Turn their hearts of STONE into flesh , so that they too may come to know you LORD Jesus .
    And use our brothers and sisters in China to be their ministers .
    LORD , please continue to strengthen and encourage our persecuted Brothers and Sisters in China .
    In Your Name.
    Monique R - USA
  • Father, bless this hotel and bless them with the finances they have lost in the exact amount so they are encouraged and strengthened. May Your church grow even more so authorities are confounded and cease trying to oppress. Grant favor to Your people in China. In Jesus' Name.
    Janie B - USA
  • We pray for the hotel that allowed them to meet, and ask that You would pour out a blessing on them. May they understand that though this was just a financial arrangement, the presence of Your people, their songs and prayers, brought joy, peace and light to them. Please open other places for believers to meet together despite the regulations against it
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, I pray for the large body of believers in China who are being systematically oppressed, jailed, threatened & persecuted by an atheistic Government. I ask that they may have protection from those who spy on them, including neighbors & family. Keep your fire alive in their hearts as they continue to find ways to fellowship & worship. Thankyou IJN
    Tracey B - USA
  • Father, I praise You because You always know what is going on with Your family around the world. I pray especially for the Christians in China. May they be able to have discernment as they follow you. May a path be made for them in the wilderness. Thank You, Father. Amen
    Marie N - USA
  • Father, the persecution continues to intensify and it is getting harder for your people to gather. Please give much wisdom and open ways for them to be able to meet. Please hide them in them in the cleft of your hand from the authorities and give them continued faith and peace knowing that you are there and you will never forsake them.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Father God, Your believers in China need Your help and direction as to how to respond to the increasing restrictions on their worship. Please show them how they can have some corporate worship and be able to support one another as well. Please thwart the persecution against them. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rena B - USA
  • Father, speak to the churches in China, tell them what to do. Frustrate the plans of the CCP. May their efforts to remove the underground churches be completely stopped. May Your Holy Spirit convict them of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment so that they will repent of their evil deeds, believe in Jesus, and be saved.
    Neal G - USA
  • Father, those who hate Jesus surely know how MIGHT He is or they would not be afraid of believers gathered to worship and praise His name. Let the authorities to see their error and turn to JESUS before they have no more days in this world. Expose the lies and reveal the truth. Relieve the oppression of Your people suffering in China. Thank You Father
    Kathy G - USA
  • In the precious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of light, and Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Chinese believers. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
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