Ever since 2018, persecution has been increasing in China. Churches have been raided, resources confiscated, and believers arrested. Yet the primary prayer of these Chinese Christians has not been that persecution would cease: rather, they have consistently viewed their suffering as an opportunity to draw nearer to Christ, and have asked for the strength to love even those who are persecuting them.
This is an amazing testimony for those of us who have never experienced this kind of persecution. Let us learn from the witness of our Chinese brothers and sisters, and let us join in praying for them in the midst of this hardship. Pray for:
The church to be faithful to Christ even in persecution
Those persecuting the church to come to know Christ
Church leaders and staff, that they would find their identity in Christ alone
The gospel to continue to spread, even in persecution