Chen Wensheng at the entrance of the detention center.
Chen Wensheng at the entrance of the detention center.
Aug. 05, 2021 | China

Officials Release Street Preacher from Residential Surveillance

[171] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Chen Wensheng.

After authorities arrested Chen Wensheng on June 19, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities held him under designated residential surveillance for 20 days. During this time, members of China’s Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs and the State Security Department interrogated Chen and attempted to persuade him to stop proclaiming the gospel in the streets. State security officers revealed they had documented the more than 1,000 times he had traveled to other regions throughout China to preach the gospel during the past two decades. They had also documented everyone who traveled with him. Chen was released in early July, although security officials still continue to communicate with him. Praise God for Chen’s release and for his faithfulness to the gospel throughout the years. Pray that he is able to continue sharing the gospel despite ongoing scrutiny, and pray that the gospel continues to spread in China. Pray for the hearts of CCP officials and others to be softened as they hear it.

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  • Father, I am so thankful that Chen was released and has been able to preach so much in spite of a hostile government. I thank you for the protection and grace you have given him and I pray that he will be able to continue on with his preaching and that even those in officials watching him will turn and be saved.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Holy Father, thank You that brother Chen has been released. May his witness, over the years, have been an influence to everyone who heard him; and may he continue to share Jesus! In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Thank You for Chen's boldness and the over 1,000 souls who have heard Your truth because of him. May he continue to live boldly for You, and may this number only grow and increase. Please use his zeal to soften and transform the hearts of the CCP officials, and may they desire to learn more about who You are.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, thank You for our brother in Christ, Chen, who continues to faithfully proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ despite opposition from the Chinese Communist Party. May Chen's faithfulness inspire believers in the West and elsewhere to follow his example. Enable Chen to be wise as a serpent and innocent as a dove as he shares Your Word with others.
    Patrick V - USA
  • In the delivering name of Jesus our Lamp and Light, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise Your for faithfulness of evangelist Chen We ask for his release, for provision, for hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord I praise You for Chen's faithfulness and pray You would continue leading him to people hungry for Your Word. I pray for open hearts and open ears as he travels and for his faith to point to You. I pray for ease in travel and comfort as he moves around. I pray for Your protection, that he may be hidden as needed. I pray for those who work with him
    Joy H - USA
  • Thank You Father for releasing this man! Please continue to protect him and his entire family, and all the families like this all around the world!
    christine s - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Eternal King, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Evangelist Chen Wensheng. We ask for provision for them, a hedge of protection on him and angels from heaven to minister to him as he tells others about the hope they can have in Jesus. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Hallelujah! Praise you Lord for releasing Chen that he may continue sharing the gospel. Thank you for giving him an obedient heart to go out and spread the good news of salvation. I pray that you would give him favor with CCP officials and even they're lives will be changed by Chen's teachings. Keep him safe and meet every need he has.
    Orpha G - USA
  • Thank You Lord for allowing Chen to keep serving You in many places in China for so many years,keeping the door open to his sharing the gospel. May many come to Christ thru his ministry. Please speak to the hearts & minds of authorities who monitor him, that they'll hear the gospel & be drawn to Christ.
    Carolann P - Canada
  • Adonai, Most Holy Master and Lord of the Universe, thank You for the release of Chen Wensheng in China. Bless his steps as he continues to minister to those who need to hear of Your love. May the hearts of those who would silence him be stirred by his message and seek to learn more about Your precious love. In Jesus Name, AMEN
    Linda R - USA
  • Wow!!! Praise your Name oh Lord!!!! This is your love and strength in action. Cover him and his family as he adds another 1000 witnessing events to his life's record. I know you're proud of your son!
    Stasia B - Grenada
  • Thank for Chen Wensheng and his bravery and faith.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Praise God for Chen and his service in thy Holy name. May he continue to serve you and share the living gospel of Jesus to a lost and dying world, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Father God, I praise you for your son Chen and his devotion to the gospel. Bless him greatly in Christ. Thank you for His release. You can do anything! Please turn the hearts of the people to reject communism and turn to JESUS for freedom now and forever. May we all have courage to do what Chen has done for the sake of the gospel.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord, I thank you and praise you for Chen's faith and his release. Please bless his ministry and allow him to share your truth and love with those in China. Let the spread of Christianity be bolstered in China. Please bless the CCP members and draw them into your eternal embrace. In Jesus's name I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Lord, release the captives! Release the bonds! We ask for you to use this man to free many people and that many others would experience the joy of salvation and come to know you through him. We thank you for his release and we ask for many others under scrutiny or surveillance to remain strong in the faith and watch and pray! Thank you for them!
    Anna P - USA
  • Father, Thank you that Chen is remaining strong in his faith and commitment to you. May he be able to continue sharing the gospel despite ongoing scrutiny and that the gospel will continue to spread in China. May the hearts of CCP officials be softened as they hear the gospel.
    Betty D - USA
  • Father, how we praise and bless you for the relentless testimony and commitment of Chen Wensheng to sharing the gospel! Continue to grant him boldness, peace and grace in sharing the gospel throughout China despite persecution. Protect his family and surround him with believers that can serve a hedge around him and his family, in Jesus' powerful name.
    Matt B - USA
  • Almighty God, thank you for bringing Chen out of detention. I pray that nothing will stop the gospel of Jesus Christ from spreading throughout China. I pray that many will call of your name and receive the free gift of salvation through faith in Jesus. Please bless Chen and his work. Keep him from harm. Protect him and guide him. Do a mighty work in Ch
    Julia F - USA
  • Thank you Lord, for Chen's release. Continue to use him for your glory. I pray that he keeps his focus on you and shares your love with all as you direct him. Give him wisdom and boldness as he serves you. Guide him and direct his path. Help him to remain faithful to the work you have for him. Speak to the hearts of all who hear your Word.
    polly c - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of salvation and strength, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Chen Wensheng. We praise You for his release. We ask for hedge of protection on him and angels directly from heaven to minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • I praise you Father that your gospel cannot be stopped. I give you thanks for Chen who is so anointed with your Holy Spirit to preach the word in season and out of season. Please continue to protect his ability to do that and freedom to do that.
    Lori R - USA
  • Dear Jesus, give Chen Wensheng courage and wisdom. Sustain him by Your Holy Spirit. Thank you for his witness. Give him great joy and a sure and certainly hope.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without You John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against us prosper
    barry p - USA
  • Father God, I praise you for Chen's release and for his faithfulness to the gospel throughout the years. I pray that he is able to continue sharing the gospel despite ongoing scrutiny, and that the gospel continues to spread in China. Lord, I pray for the hearts of CCP officials and others to be softened as they hear it that they come to know Christ.
    HELEN W - USA
  • Thank you Lord for Chen who was released from residential surveillance by authorities in China. Give him the strength to continue to spread the message of good news in that nation. Let your hand be with him. i also pray for the authorities behind the draconian laws to be saved and come into the knowledge of the truth and that is Christ Jesus.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Our Great Father God, Your will be done on earth as in Heaven, even in China! Thank You for Chen's faithfulness to preach the the truth. May the good seed he sowed over all those years bear fruit to eternal life in the hearers. Let his witness bring a softening of heart even to his persecutors. Nothing he has done for Jesus will be lost. Encourage him!
    Jean S - Canada
  • Lord, Chen is Your child and faithful in telling others about You. We ask that You would continue to uphold him as he continues to faithfully serve You in a country filled with darkness. Give him strength, peace and wisdom each day. Direct his footsteps and protect him from the evil one. May the gospel message blossom in this hostile land.
    kathleen r - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Chen Wensheng & other persecuted Christians in China: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May they find favor with authorities. May the Gospel keep spreading throughout China. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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