Date: December 29, 2017
An underground bishop in China, Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin, has been under government watch since being detained on May 18. Bishop Shao has been detained several times previously and last appeared at a hospital in September. According to reports, authorities tried to convince him to legally agree to four conditions that would grant him government recognition. However, at present, the bishop has not complied. In response, the local Christian community has set up monthly prayer meetings on his behalf.
- Pray for Bishop Shao's freedom as he faces government surveillance.
- Pray for the local Christian community to continue supporting this bishop through prayer.
- Pray for the Gospel to spread throughout China despite government suppression.