Dec. 01, 2022 | China

Jailed Ministers Missing Since Arrest

[155] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Lian Changnian, Lian Xuliang, Fu Juan.

On Aug. 17, police arrested six adults and one child from the Xi’an Church of Abundance, aggressively searched their homes, and interrogated them at the police station before sending them home. The next day, the six adults were rearrested and charged with illegal gathering and illegal fundraising. The charges were based on testimony obtained from church members who had been threatened and intimidated. The two pastors, Lian Changnian and Lian Xuliang, and an evangelist, Fu Juan, remained in custody after the others were released, their location still unknown when their families requested prayer two days later. There was also evidence that Lian Xuliang had suffered physical abuse while in custody. On Aug. 19, the Civil Affairs Bureau announced that the congregation was officially banned.

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  • LORD, I pray the underground church is flourishing in China. As the church at Smyrna, may they be a witness to holding fast to Your word despite what is going on with persecution or other worldly things. I know the brothers and sisters in China holding fast to Your word have a great heavenly reward and may they always remember that. In LORD Jesus' name
    Devin C - USA
  • Lord Jesus, for believers in China, we pray for your protection and help. For those in prison, may they know your presence in an extraordinary way, and may they continue to spread your truth behind bars. Provide for their needs and those of their families, and may their hope in you grow even stronger. Pour out your Spirit and may many come to faith.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Oh Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ, these people are in turmoil, and they need Your help, and they need Your presence, they need Your comfort!
    christine s - USA
  • Dear Christian family, I am praying for you. I hope you feel God's presence. Remember he has not lost control of his creation. He changed Saul's heart so he can change the hearts of anyone. He is powerful and we know who will be victorious. Stand strong. You are loved.
    Susan R - USA
  • Please Lord stop this heinous persecution in China. Please remove this wicked government from power. I pray that Your precious people would be protected, strengthened provided for and healed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Lian Changnian, Lian Xuliang, Fu Juan and their fellow believers for so courageously following You despite intense state persecution. May You strengthen them in their faith that they would know with absolute certainty that following You is worth it in all circumstances. Enable them to endure and glorify You in all situations.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Thank You Father that Your Church will stand forever. Encourage the people of this Body of believers. Deliver those who were arrested from bitterness against those who testified against them. Heal those who suffered abuse in this incident, and show the church the way forward. Deliver them from fear and strengthen them against future attacks.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father God. You can do anything. Please help the imprisoned Pastors and Lian Xuliang. Help them Lord and please reveal their whereabouts. False testimony has been the deed of the devil "since the beginning" as Jesus taught us. Let the truth come out in Jesus' name. Encourage the believers by Your Spirit and love.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord, thank you because you said, 'Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell". We pray that you will keep them in perfect peace because their mind is stayed know you. Help them to count it worthy to suffer for you and fill them with your Holy Spirit. Amen
    Sharon-David A - United Kingdom
  • In the name of Light of the World, Jesus, our heavenly Father, Creator of Light, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Lian Changnian, Lian Xuliang, and Fu Juan. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Jesus,

    We lift up these 2 pastors in China who have suffered because of you. May they be released quickly and even their persecutors be converted to the kingdom! May I be reminded to do more in "the land fo the free". Thanks Jesus for all you do for us. Amen
    Robert M - USA
  • Father, give strength, courage, health, wisdom, and protection to these believers. Provide for their needs and accomplish your will in this situation. May they trust Jesus fully. May they remember how much you love them and not live in fear. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father may these men and their families know your joy this Christmas.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In the wonderful name of Jesus, our Heavenly Father, Jehovah Shalom, God of Peace, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Lian Changnian, Lian Xuliang and Fu Juan. We ask for spiritual and emotional peace. We ask for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Eternal Father, bless Lian Changnian, Lian Xuliang, and Fu Juan. Watch over them and keep them. Strengthen them in their faith and let them do Your will. Comfort their families and let them know where they are. Administer to the need of those that are hurt and abused. Convict the government officials of their unrighteous behavior. Amen.
    Andre K - USA
  • Our Father, we know that You hold Lian Changnian, Lian Xuliang, and Fu Juan in Your hands even with we don't know where they are. Comfort their families and friends. Holy Spirit, fill them with Your love and power. May they be reunited with their families soon! In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Father God, we lift up to You Lian Changnian, Lian Xuliang and Fu Juan, asking that they would be reminded that they are in the center of Your will and that what You allow will finally be for the advancement of Your kingdom. Shock their persecutors with these pastors' grace and peace. Fill these pastors with boldness. Allow them to declare Jesus boldly
    Forrest B - USA
  • Father, we pray for those missing & their dear loved ones. May they all be under Your peace that passes understanding. May justice be served. We are believing they will be reunited w their families in Your perfect timing. We are believing that You are also speaking to the hearts of those responsible. May fear go underground & may Your p worshipYou
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father God, please be with those arrested from the Xi'an Church in China and bring about their release. Please put an end to abuse while in custody in China and banning of Christian churches. In the mighty and powerful name of Jesus. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
  • In the name of Jesus, our Heavenly Father, Redeemer, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Lian Changnian, Lian Xuliang, and Fu Juan. We praise that they are chosen. We ask for a hedge of protection on them. We ask for angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord God, Almighty, I pray for the safe return of the missing Christians in China. May those who have taken them experience repentant hearts and desire to know You more fully. Grant their families with peace, knowing that You are in control, Father. May we never forget our fellow brothers and sisters in China. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Connie A - USA
  • Father, I pray you watch over your children. I pray you give them strength, rebuke the spirit of fear. Move on the behalf of these ministers. Touch them physically and spiritually. May they feel your presence go before them. Strengthen their families. I pray the church members find forgiveness who were threatened. Lord, move in this situation.
    Polly C - USA
  • OLord, we ask for mercy on your church of Abundance & it's members. Return them to their families. Heal any evil done to them. Give the congregation strength, mercy, & forgiveness to those who have shown evil. May this act speak out for Jesus. Pour down your Holy Spirit over these people. Provide for their needs. Protect them by Jesus power. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Father, You know the whereabouts of these three men. You know their physical, spiritual and emotional condition. May they experience the power of God in their lives in the midst of whatever their captors are doing to them. May Your mighty right hand uphold them in the midst of persecution. May they be strong in the Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Father I pray for these two pastors and evangelist from this church in China. Help them follow Jesus despite any hardships they are facing. In Jesus name, amen
    Nancy H - USA
  • Lord, we thank you, because we know that you know all things. Protect your children. Give their families peace and strength to make it through this difficult times. Meet all their needs according to your riches in glory. Amen.
    Ajanigo O - USA
  • Dear God, we lift up to you the pastors LIan Changnian, Lian Xuliang, and evangelist Fu Juan to you and their families and congregations. We know that you are with them through the fire of this terrible persecution and will strengthen their faith and crush the head of the Devil under their feet in Jesus' name.
    Matthew E - USA
  • Lord, assist the jailed Christians in their release. Meet their needs as well as that of their congregants. Change the heart of their oppressors and lead them to salvation.

    1 Peter 3:16 - Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
    Nellie H - USA
  • Father God, I pray for these men, faithful servants of yours, that you would comfort them now and overwhelm them with your presence and your peace. I pray that you would encourage their faith. I pray that you would use them to impact every person they encounter. I pray for their release. I pray for their protection . I pray for justice. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
  • God, I lift up these 3 missing brothers to You in prayer. I pray You would strengthen & encourage each one during this time of trial. I ask You to intervene, and for the families to know where they are & their physical conditions. I pray the church members would remain faithful to You & to one another. I pray they will find creative ways to meet.
    Curtis M - USA
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