Taiwan has a large gay community and is one of the most progressive places in Asia in terms of LGBT rights. Many have expected Taiwan to be the first Asian country to sanction same-sex marriage. We pray for God’s mercy for all who practice a homosexual lifestyle. May the Lord convict all of us that we are all sinners saved by His grace. “As it is written: "There is none righteous, no not one;” Rom 3:10 （MKJV)
The island of Taiwan's annual gay pride parade is the biggest in Asia. Taiwan is also considered the most gay-friendly country in Asia. We pray for all Chinese churches that they will not only teach Biblical truth and speak against all kinds of sin but will put these teachings into action in their communities.
Homosexuality is still controversial with people in the older generation and gay marriage is opposed by politically influential, socially conservative, and Christian groups so many LGBT people won't "come out" to their parents or employers. We pray for young people from Christian families who are in a homosexual relationship or any other relationship that is not pleasing to God. We pray that the Holy Spirit will convict them and bring about repentance.
A poll in 2013 showed that 75% of Christians opposed legalization of same-sex marriage while only a slight majority of Buddhists, Taoists, and the greater portion of the public were in favor of it. LGBT supporters accuse Christians of hating them. We pray that believers will speak the truth in love and above all clearly proclaim "We do not hate you. We love you because Jesus loves all of us."
LGBT groups advance their causes in a well-organized and determined fashion but in contrast, the majority of the churches in China still do not even mention the topic of sex in the church and choose not to speak of any political issues in the pulpit. We pray the Lord will awake every sleeping church that is content with isolating itself within the four walls of its church building. May the Lord help each Christian to be a light in a dark world.
Chengdu and Chongqing in Sichuan province are known as China's most gay-friendly cities. Other cities with many migrants are more diverse culturally and the attitude of locals toward gays is usually "none of my business". A vast majority of churches in China avoid talking about sex or related topics, considering it unspiritual. We pray that churches will teach clearly and boldly in every area of the lives of people so believers will know what God's will is for their lives and bodies.
Gays in Mainland China face great pressure. Once parents discover their children are gay, many chose to disown them. Many gay men in China choose to conform to the social norm of marriage and start a family. We pray for believers when their children stray away from God and live in sinful relationships. May the Lord grant them His unconditional love to accept and love their prodigal children and never give up praying for them come to God.