Updated: Sep 22, 2019
Pray for Pastor Jin Tianming, leader of Shouwang Church in China, who has been under house arrest since 2011.
Pray for members of Shouwang Church in Beijing, China, which was completely shut down and liquidated in March, after years of persecution. The congregation had been forced to meet outside since April 2011.
Pray for than 20 Chinese Christian business leaders arrested by officials in Shanghai in April – and for Pastor Michael Yu, a pastor with Taiwanese and American citizenship who was detained with them.
Please pray that Sudanese Christians will be given a say in shaping their country’s future, and that their witness will inspire others to work for justice, peace and unity.
The transitional Government has already addressed one of the Christian leaders’ concerns: it has been announced that Christian schools in Sudan will not open on Sundays. Pray for further progress in ending persecution and discrimination.
Thank God that Sudan’s transitional Government has met with Christian leaders to discuss what they consider to be persecution against the church. The transitional council committee has promised to investigate.
Stand with Christians in Sudan in praying that recent political upheaval, which led to President al-Bashir being ousted, will lead to true democracy and real religious freedoms.