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

[173] 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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  • 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
  • Holy Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters in China who endure persecution. Father, they need Your grace to endure. May Your Holy Spirit encourage them in these times of trials. Father, may other believers come along side them and support them in their time of need. Make them strong. I ask this thru Jesus. Amen.
    joey S - USA
  • Father, I pray for our persecuted family in China that You would strengthen their faith and protect them from evil. Please release Pastor Yankui and Zhang from prison and restore them to their family and church. Supply the needs of this church and families and fill them with Holy Spirit faith. Spread the gospel in China and help the church to gather.
    Alan G - USA
  • Lord for those who have been imprisoned give peace. All fear would be removed. For those who have been persecuted give them creative ways to continue to worship and serve you. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Father, we pray for comfort and strength for An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao. We ask you to protect them and bless them. Provide for all their needs including being released. Help them to forgive their persecutors and help use them to bring their persecutors to faith in You.
    Janet A - USA
  • Lord, you have promised eternal reward for those who are persecuted because of righteousness, and we trust that for these harassed believers. Encourage their hearts and help them to hold fast to Christ. May the gospel continue to spread far and wide in China, especially behind prison walls. Protect these believers and comfort them today.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Praying An Yankui and Zhang Chennai have courage at this time. Praying lord that you will provide all their needs according to the riches of your glory and where their heart is there will be abundance of heavenly treasure
    Praying for a release from prison as they worship and glorify you in the place you have placed them Prison doors open!!
    Annie C - United Kingdom
  • Father, may An and Zhang grow strong in faith, courage and hope. Guide their thoughts to You and allow them to share the gospel in prison. May they not be mistreated, and grant their families the ability to see them and know their whereabouts. May China no longer be in darkness: let Your Light shine in the hearts of all Chinese that they may be saved.
    Beth P - USA
  • Lord Almighty, Nothing is impossible for You! I come on behalf of these brothers & sisters in Christ who have been unjustly imprisoned for Your sake, hear their prayers, open the eyes of their accusers; bring justice for this body of Christ....for ALL to see and know the Great Jehovah reigns !

    In Jesus Name,
    Amane
    Sharon K - USA
  • God please strengthen Pastor An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao. Please let them be released soon and let them have an influence on their guards like Paul. God please let the other Christians be able to meet and grow stronger in their faith. Let the gospel continue to spread in China and let them keep meeting and having access to bibles and Christian books
    Eva M - USA
  • Father God,
    Thank You for An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao. Strengthen and protect them while in prison. Help the members of the church who have endured persecution to grow stronger in faith. This is hard to imagine for us in America. Let the gospel continue to spread through China. Lead the church to find creative ways to gather. In Jesus's nameamen
    Debbie D - USA
  • Help our brother and sister pay off the fine without any real physical and financial burden to them. Let them continue with their lives and commitment to Christ.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the faith of these pastors as well as their wives and congregations. Please grow the faith of these brothers and sisters through their persecution. I pray that the gospel will continue to spread throughout China and that the church will find creative ways to gather. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Father God, we thank You for the faith of Pastor An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao, their spouses, and all of the Zion Reformed Church members! I pray for an end to the harassment of the church and for the members to go from strength to strength. May Your Word continue to spread throughout China. Please free these saints. In Jesus' Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • In the love of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of An Yankuit and Zhang Chenghao. We ask for joy and eternal life, for their release, for provision, for hedge of protection, and angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear God, Please be with the persecuted Church in China. Help the spread of You and Your ways continue to spread throughout China. Be with those who were mentioned and give them strength and courage to continue believing in You. Help others to see Your love through their attitudes. in Jesus name, Amen
    karen b - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I do pray that these men would be strengthened and would be a bold witness for Your gospel in prison. May the church grow in faith, hope, and love even as they suffer, and may the leadership have wisdom to lead and disciple the members in the face of this persecution. May they trust You for the courage to obey.
    Danielle H - USA
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