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

[191] 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.

Click here to find out about Christian persecution in China and learn how to pray.

Write your own prayer for Wang Yi

  • 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
  • Praying.
    Anne Margaret H - USA
  • Dear Abba Father, We pray right now that the Holy Spirit would intervene according to your will for Wang Yi. We pray that he would receive better treatment in prison. May he & his wife remain steadfast in faith and grow stronger in you Jesus. May he be a light in prison for you. Please protect him and his family. In Jesus, Amen
    Jane S - Canada
  • Father, protect Pastor Yi in his cell. May his example bring the spy's to a knowledge of your love & forgiveness. Keep Pastor Yi well. Give compassion to him through this guards. May they look with favor on him. Protect him & his family from the evil one. Bind any power that is exerted toward him. Give them peace that only you give. In Jesus Name.
    SM D - USA
  • Loving Father I pray that pastor Wang Yi will know and take comfort in your presence. I pray that the officials and people responsible for keeping him in such poor conditions will see his humanity and start treating him how he should be treated. I pray for his wife and child that they would be left alone and be given the respect that they deserve.
    Paul K - USA
  • Father, thank You for Your faithfulness to Pastor Wang and his family. I ask that You will fill him with Your Spirit and through his time with the other two criminals that they too will see the truth of God in Pastor Wang's life and spirit. I ask for his family, also. Please help them to touch other lives as well through open doors You provide them.
    Karen K - USA
  • Lord God, I lift up Pastor Wang to you. Grant him rest, healing, protection and courage to be light and salt to those with him in prison. I pray for protection and hope for his family. Lord, send your Holy Spirit to give comfort and joy to Pastor Wang and his family. Amen.
    Ginger B - USA
  • Almighty God, I pray for Pastor Wang that you would show him your faithfulness and bring him light in the dark. Help him to remain strong and to see your work in his life. Grant him peace in the midst of suffering and hope. I pray for your mercy and grace to shower upon him. Deliver him, Lord, according to your grace and mercy. Help his wife and son.
    Julia F - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Eternal King, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Wang Yi and family. We ask his release, for provision for them, a hedge of protection on them and angels from heaven to minister to them as they hope in Jesus. Amen
    Gary F - USA
Load More Prayers