Pastor An Yankui remains in prison on false charges.
Pastor An Yankui remains in prison on false charges.
May. 05, 2022 | China

Seven Christians Detained, Fined after Police Raid Worship Service

[189] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for An Yankui & Zhang Chenghao.

On April 3, police raided Zion Reformed Church’s worship service. The authorities detained seven Christians, including the respective spouses of the church’s pastor and another member who were detained in late 2021 under the guise of preventing the spread of coronavirus. Each believer refused to sign a pledge stating they would no longer attend the church; as a result, authorities fined each Christian 500 yuan. They also confiscated their phones before releasing the believers. This incident is the latest in the government’s ongoing harassment of the church. Pray for Pastor An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao, who remain in prison. Pray that members of the church who have endured persecution will grow stronger in faith. Pray that the gospel continues to spread throughout China and that the church continues to find creative ways to gather.

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  • Father, please give courage and strength to An and Zhang and their families and church members. May they completely trust in Jesus and have no fear. Use this situation to glorify yourself and bring even more people to Jesus. Thank you for how you will accomplish your will in this. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord, please remind An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao to put on your armor and with this they can not fail. Keep them safe and I ask for their swift release. I ask forgiveness for the Chinese government and may they see your light as well. Bless all the persecuted in China. I ask this in your holy name Jesus, my Lord and Savior. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Dear Father, Thank You for the faith and courage of Pastor An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao. Please protect them while they are in prison and provide a way for them to be released home to their families. Please keep the church members safe. Surround these believers with Your love and peace. May their testimony bring many to Christ. In Jesus, Amen.
    Madeline T - USA
  • Father, I thank you that whatever the enemy throws at your church, the gates of hell will not prevail. Please be with those in prison, bringing faith and hope and let their testimony be mighty to those around them. Please give comfort and peace to those who have been involved in this raid. And let their faith grow even stronger.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    Move powerfully for An Yankui & Zhang Chenghao. Give them strength & courage as they stand for You. Empower all the members of this church as they face persecution. Guide them, protect them & bless them. Help them churches of China during this difficult time, show them ways to continue to worship and share the gospel.
    Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father God we pray for this dear family as they suffer for their faith in you. Bless them in their trials to stand strong, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We pray for Pastor An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao, who remain in prison.We pray that members of the church who have endured persecution will grow stronger in faith.We pray that the gospel continues to spread throughout China and that the church continues to find creative ways to gather. In Jesus name and the fellowship of the Holy Spirt
    Alvin A - USA
  • "Teach me Your way, O LORD,
    And lead me in a smooth path,
    because of my enemies.
    Do not deliver me to the will of my
    adversaries;
    For false witnesses have risen
    against me,
    And such as breathe out violence.
    I would have lost heart, unless I had
    believed
    That I would see the goodness of the
    LORD
    In the land of the living."
    Psalm 27:11-13. Amen.
    Timothy B - USA
  • ABBA PLEASE DISMISS THESE FALSE CHARGES AND RESTORE THE PASTOR TO HIS FAMILY. OPEN MANY DOORS TO WITNESS & MAY YOUR LIGHT SHINE IN THE DARK WORLED DOMINATED BY POWERS OF DARKNESS. PRESERVE THE HEALTH, FILL THEM WITH PEACE AND YOUR UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. GOD OF GLORY MAY YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE SO EVEN THE BLIND MAY SEE.
    BLESS EVERY MEETING. JESUS NAME I PRAY
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • Lord, I pray to you that pastor An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao are safe in prison. Please protect the Christians of the church during their prosecution and let them grow stronger in faith. I pray that Christianity grows and spreads in China. Also let the church members find ways to come together and serve you. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Crystal L - USA
  • Father, the greedy and wicked will always find ways to prey on the people of Jesus. Please help them repent. Please help these young pastors, their families, and the congregants of the church to stand strong in the strength of the Lord. May Your word greatly dwell in all the believers in China to face another day until our precious Savior comes.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father, in all that is going on in this world, give your children wisdom. I pray for those in China; move on their behalf. Lord, there are times when we don't know what to do. Give us direction. Guide your children. I pray for the release of those in prison. I pray you use them while there to reach to the lost. I pray for their families, strengthen.
    polly c - USA
  • Father God, I ask in Jesus name that You will pour out Your Spirit on China. I ask for massive revival in response to the persecution Your church endures there. I ask that You will strengthen and encourage those in prison. I ask that all those who persecute Your bride will come to repentance.
    John D - USA
  • In the presence of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shammah, God Who is There, as brothers and sisters is Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao. We ask for overflowing hope, a hedge of protection, angels to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • O Lord God, please protect the pastors who remain in prison. Give them favor with other prisoners and guards. Fill them with your peace. Anoint their lips with the Gospel to draw others to Christ. Strengthen the church members to remain strong in their faith. Open doors for the spread of the Gospel in China. Thank you. Amen.
    Mary H C - USA
  • Father, we pray in one accord for our Chinese brothers in Christ, Pastor An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao. You know everything about them, including their deepest needs at this very moment in time. We ask You to intervene in their lives and meet all of their spiritual, mental, emotional and physical needs as they endure hardship and trials in Jesus' name.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Even in persecution by a strong government, Your church Dear Lord is spreading like the great tree from a mustard seed. Strengthen the faith of Your children in China and please arrange the release of An Yankii and Zhang Chenghao. May many come to Jesus because of their faith. In Jesus name Amen.
    Peggy A - USA
  • Lord, the imprisonment of pastors and leaders of churches in China is a frequent and familiar theme and You see every single follower of Jesus as they are unjustly treated and persecuted and we ask that You would remind them that they are NOT forgotten and that their brothers and sisters are battling on their behalf in prayer for them to remain strong.
    Forrest B - USA
  • In the power of Jesus' name, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Rapha, God Who heals, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao and that they seek You. We ask for healing, for a hedge of protection, for provision, for fellowship, for angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father may these believers experience your presence with them and know that the world cannot overcome them.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father God, we ask that You remember Pastors Yankui and Chenghao and their families and fellow chembers while the two pastors are in prison. That they will all grow stronger in their faith during this persecution, that the gospel continues to spread throughout China, and that the church finds creative ways to gather together, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Everett T - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao! I bless the work of Your hands in their lives, their families, church. Please send great harvest and revival in that community and throughout China! Be glorified. Protect them, rescue, defend, deliver, heal them and increase their love and zeal for You! In Jesus' Name Amen!
    Sandi T - USA
  • Father, I pray that An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao would continue to preach the gospel. I pray the church would still find ways to meet and people will still confess their sin, repent, and believe on Christ in China to the glory of Your name.
    scott L - USA
  • Please pray for spread of gospel and the church and life in Jesus name amen
    Sherry S - USA
  • Thank You Father that Your eyes are on An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao for good. You have appointed them to a prison ministry. Strengthen them in body, soul, and spirit. Anoint them with the Holy Spirit as they share their faith within the prison walls. Open the hearts of those who will hear them. Provide strength for their loved ones and their flock.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father God, I lift up these believers in China who are being persecuted for their faith. Please protect them and provide for them. Help them in every way. I pray for the church in China to be encouraged and strengthened during this time of difficulty. Please cover them with your power and blessing. Continue to spread the gospel throughout China. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear holy Father, please give all strength, hope and comfort to An and Zhang and their loved ones. Keep them firm in their faith. May their witness in prison lead others to Christ. Provide for their families and church. Please release them from prison soon. Help them forgive their enemies and live without fear. Make their faith unfailing. Amen
    Sharon L - USA
  • Defend pastor an yankui and zhang chenghao. You are able to provide complete protection from evil. Be gracious to them and th others imprisoned in China for their faith. Do not waste a moment but use every opportunity to plant seeds for harvest. Pour out your Holy Spirit upon this place and let a revival begin. Let faith endure rock solid.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Father God, I pray to You for An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao. May they be released from prison right away. May this incident cause the faith and determination of all the members to grow. Please protect them from violence in the prison and may their witness for You bear much fruit. Please comfort their families. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rena B - USA
  • Father, I thank You that You are with An Yankui and Zhang Cheghao within the prison walls. I pray for my brothers and sisters in China who are suffering so much for Jesus. I pray against the discouragement and despair the enemy brings against them and pray You will help them to rejoice that they suffer so for You. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Nancy E - USA
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