Pastor Wang Yi, prior to his imprisonment, with his wife Jiang Rong.
Pastor Wang Yi, prior to his imprisonment, with his wife Jiang Rong.
Aug. 12, 2021 | China

Early Rain Church's Pastor Wang Yi Suffers Poor Prison Conditions

[199] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Wang Yi.

Although prison officials have officially stated that Wang Yi, pastor of Early Rain Church, is doing well in prison, a source familiar with his condition has said the opposite is true. The source shared that prison authorities are holding the pastor in a highly restricted cell. He is not allowed to have visitors or even speak with other inmates, except for two criminal offenders who are charged with watching him. Pastor Wang eats and sleeps in the same cell with these two men. Guards refer to them as the “three-person mutual supervision group.” The pastor is fed moldy rice and given expired prison medication when he requires medical attention. Prison officials continue to harass Pastor Wang’s wife and son, who live under virtual house arrest with officers stationed outside their apartment, as well as Wang’s elderly parents. Pray that Pastor Wang receives more humane treatment in prison and that he continues to be a light to the guards and other prisoners. Pray for his mental and physical health, the health of his family and for them to remain bold in their faith.

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  • Our Father and Our God,
    How we thank you for the testimony of Pastor Wang Yi! Because you are his light and his salvation, may he fear nothing from the Chinese authorities. As the wicked advance against him, please grant him endurance and supernatural strength during interrogations and trials. Give him courage & keep his family safe; hear their CRY!
    Barb M - USA
  • Lord, we pray for this brother, Wang Yi; let him not be crushed by his adversity and the darkness around him. Let him sense Your closeness and feed him with Your Word. Give him the words he needs at the right time. Send him divine nourishment and let him be able to see his family.
    Sonja K - USA
  • Lord please encourage and strengthen Pastor Wang. May his guards come to know you because of his faithful stand. Keep his family safe from harm in his absence. May they all remain bold in the faith. Facilitate a way, a miracle that will give him freedom and return him to his loved ones.Thwart the evil works of the enemy against these faithful believers
    Joyce A - USA
  • Dear Father, it breaks our heart to read about your servant being put in prison for faith in Christ. The tearing from his wife & family. Please comfort them. Reveal your Holy Arm to each of them. Meet their emotional & physical needs, specifically those of Pastor Wang Yi for nurushing food & needed medicine. Give him favor as you did Joseph in prison.
    Janie F - USA
  • Father,
    We lift up Pastor Wang Yi - oh Lord, please be with him as he continues to suffer for Your name's sake! Bless him with a spirit if power, and of love and of a sound mind. Give him health and strength to endure, him and his family. Let his light for You shine brightly and draw others to You. May hearts be softened and his treatment improve! Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, how difficult the circumstances that Wang Yi is in. You are there and you see all that is going on while he is in prison. Please give him supernatural strength in mind, body and spirit. Please work in the hearts of the two men who have been assigned to him that their hearts be turned to Christ. Please give his family peace and protection.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Dear Father, please make Yourself known in the dark to Wang Yi, for You are the Light. Illuminate the hearts of Brother Wang and the 2 prisoners with him, and may they encourage one another in the Word of God. Though his body might be weak, make his spirit strong by your Spirit's power. Please allow visits with him and his family again. We trust You.
    hayden t - USA
  • Thank You for Your grace to our brother Wang Yi and to his family. Thank You that You have selected them for this appointment. This shows that You know they will glorify You in it. Sustain them, and since they are all under strict supervision, use their consistent testimonies to speak to the ones who are charged with keeping them under surveillance.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord I lift up Pastor Wang and his family to you. I pray that you will heal him that through him others in the prison may come to know you.

    In your name, Father
    Joshua E - USA
  • Thank you Lord for the life of Wang Yi and his family. I am blessed by his honest and clear sermons. Please, Lord, give them strength and peace, protect them! Blessed them that they can feel your presence and the love of christians. Protect their health, and give them that they can meet again. Amen.
    Andras B - Hungary
  • Please watch over pastor wang and his family, and grant them Thy presence and peace for each day. Please give them clear direction and courage to face each day and glorify Thy name through their trials. Hold their hands please Lord.
    I pray in Jesus name, amen.
    Mindy S - USA
  • Dear Jesus, we pray with all our hearts that you will give strength and comfort to Pastor Wang and his family and flock, even as you did in the days of the early church when so many suffered and died for their faith! We know you are with him always and that is his source of faith and of love! Please bring faith to his inmates as they see Your love!
    Kathy A - USA
  • Lord, You have not forgotten Pastor Wang, nor must we! Lord, sustain him, turn the hearts of his captors, and bring good out of this evil he is suffering. Keep his faith in You strong, and may his guards see Jesus in him. Sustain his wife and children, and keep their faith also strong. In You, all things hold together - for their health, we pray this.
    Liz M - USA
  • Holy Father, let the Spirit dwell in brother Wang Yi powerfully. He is being pressed on every side, do not let him be crushed by the enemy. May the Spirit convict those around him to tenderness and compassion. May they come to know You the way he does. Strengthen his family so they can be strong and withstand the enemy. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Pastor Wang and his family. I pray those around him in the prison would come to faith in Christ. That everyone who comes in contact with him would to the consternation of the authorities. I pray You sustain him and his family through this ordeal. Lord let him receive good food and good medicine and strengthen their faith.
    scott L - USA
  • Father, we intercede for Pastor Wang and humbly ask you to directly intervene on his behalf and for his family's behalf, as well. Just like You delivered Peter from prison in the book of Acts, please deliver Pastor Wang from these deplorable conditions. Reunite him with his family and friends and restore his spiritual, emotional and physical strength.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, move on the behalf of Wang. You see right now where he is, his condition, his burden. I pray you wrap your arms around him, and may your strength and healing virtue flow through him. I pray you use him to share the truth with those who guard him, may they see their need for you. Lord, comfort and provide for this family as they wait on you.
    polly c - 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 Pastor Wang Yi 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, these things are so hard. Help your people to endure this hardship. Help Pastor Yi while he suffers in prison. Help them to treat him more humanely. Carry him and his family through this time. May they feel Your Power and Presence in the midst of the hardship they are enduring. Help his body, mind, and spirit to feel You in the darkness, Abba
    Amy G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, his family & Early Rain church members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May all be a light for Jesus. Sustain the pastor in prison & his family outside of it. Open the hearts of their persecutors to You. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Father, I praise you for Wang Yi's faith in You! We ask you to have mercy and may he be released from prison. May his conditions be humane until he is released and may Wang Yi express the love of Christ to the prisoners in his cell and others in the jail. Please protect his wife, son and parents in Jesus' Name!!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus, I do pray that You would strengthen Wang Yi. Please fill his heart with hope in You and supernatural faith to believe Your promises. May his family also experience deeper unity with one another, and faith in You, and may they have wisdom as they wait and suffer. Please soften the hearts of those in prison with Wang Yi.
    Danielle H - USA
  • God sustain pastor Wang by Your mighty hand! Encourage him, refresh his spirit, bring scriptures to his mind that he may dwell on Your truth. Please sway the minds of the authorities to give him more privileges and better conditions. May his witness to the other prisoners be anointed by the Holy Spirit to draw them to Christ. Protect his family.
    Carolann P - Canada
  • Please Lord please release Pastor Wang and drop all charges against him and his family. Please cause the guards and inmates to have tremendous favor towards him and I pray that he would be a bold witness to them and that he himself would be greatly encouraged and healed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Father, please continue to be with pastor and grant that they would treat him humanely in prison. Open the hearts of his cell congregation and may they want to know Jesus and His love for them. May his family be under your watchful eye and may they remain safe together. May pastor's health be good in spite of poor food and meds. May they all be bold
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, please continue to be with pastor and grant that they would treat him humanely in prison. Open the hearts of his cell congregation and may they want to know Jesus and His love for them. May his family be under your watchful eye and may they remain safe together. May pastor's health be good in spite of poor food and meds. May they all be bold
    Gail M - USA
  • Lord, You promised that You have given us all power, physical & mental strength & ability, over ALL the power the enemy possesses and that nothing shall in any way harm us (Lk 10:19,AMPL). Please strengthen P.Wang & his family wall might in the inner man & make manifest Jesus Christ, that the works of the enemy might be destroyed. Thank You.
    Jennifer P - USA
  • Thank you, Father, for your faithful children like Wang Yi. You give them strength when they have none. You give them hope when they have none. You give them peace when there is none to be had. Thank you for giving him and all our imprisoned brethren everything they need. You are a wonderful Father and a great God.
    Jeffrey L - USA
  • Father we pray for Pastor Wang Yi, protect him in prison, we pray for his safe release. Send your angels to minister to him LORD. Protect his wife and son and in-laws, provide their needs. Give him wisdom to spread the gospel in prison. In Jesus Christ name amen
    Diane E - Canada
  • Lord, You know. We acknowledge that there is good coming of this terrible, inhumane situation because You love us so. Trusting You, we ask for Your Presence here for Pastor's particular physical needs and Your help in his particular ministry work; that this "irregular threesome" would become a beacon of light in this dark place because of You.
    E P - USA
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