Stuff to get you thinking, praying and acting... 

When one door closes…

Xiang En was a member of a large house church in China that was raided and shut down by the government. But the persecution the church experienced helped to fuel the faith of its members*.


  • Would you go to church if you it could get you in trouble?
  • How would you feel about going to church, knowing the authorities could watch what you were doing?
  • Look up Revelation 3:7-8. Where doors seem closed, sometimes God opens new opportunities. How does that relate to you? Has Covid-19 closed some doors for you? Have any new paths been opened up?

Pray this

Heavenly Father, thank you for the remarkable growth of the church in China, despite years of opposition and hostility. We praise You for the power of the gospel. Fill believers with wisdom, discernment and courage as they seek to serve You in an increasingly monitored environment. Empower their witness and continue to build Your church. Strengthen and sustain Your children through all challenges. Amen.

What you can do now…

Want to respond and help your persecuted family around the world? Try these things:

Get our World Watch List prayer map and resources to learn more and pray regularly. Do that here…

Blackout during lent – get sponsored to give up something you love for a short time in the run up to Easter and raise money and prayer for those who have lost everything because of their faith in Jesus. Sign up here…

*This is the personal account of a Chinese Christian from a large house church in China. Persecution in China differs by region and church context.

We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.