In the deep of the night in Nanjing, Christians wailed as authorities demolished their church.

The building hosted services for more than 1,000 Christians in the area. Some of them were inside the church when the authorities arrived, and the officials dragged them out. Government agents beat some of them and then blocked off the church.

The Christians knelt next to the demolition, crying and screaming. Many of them said that they did not know where else to practise their faith. Ignoring them, the authorities tore the church down.

This is just the latest in a series of Chinese church demolitions. An anonymous Nanjing pastor said he believes the government’s motive is to destroy Christianity.

Since President Xi Jinping assumed power in 2013, he has instituted “religion with Chinese characteristics”, a scheme to bring theology under government control. The Chinese government fears the spread of religion will undermine their power. This prompted officials to enact new regulations regarding religion and clamp down on churches.

Source: ChinaAid

  • Ask the Lord to comfort the church leaders and members affected by the demolition. Pray they will encourage one another in the faith.
  • Pray they will be provided with opportunities to gather at new premises.
  • Pray for those in authority who oppose the Gospel, that they will experience the new-found hope and joy found through a relationship with Christ.

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“Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it — the Lord is his name…” Jeremiah 33Vs2 While the Chinese President and many other ‘Leaders’ of nations in our world think that they are in control the Scriptures wonderfully declare the compassionate sovereign Lord is over all, owns all and directs all things. “The Lord is his name.” We pray for the nation of China for a gracious tsunami of faithful Gospel witness across the land. We pray especially for brothers and sisters in Christ facing constant persecution of one form or another… Read more »