Pastor Joseph Gu openly disagreed with China's policy to remove crosses from church buildings.  (ChinaAid photo)
Pastor Joseph Gu openly disagreed with China's policy to remove crosses from church buildings. (ChinaAid photo)
Jan. 27, 2017 | China

Pray for Pastor Joseph Gu, High Profile Leader Arrested

[270] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Pastor Joseph Gu.

Pastor Yuese “Joseph” Gu is an outspoken leader who advocated to keep crosses on church buildings throughout China and was arrested on Jan. 7 for “misappropriation of funds.” As senior pastor of one of the largest Three-Self Churches in China, he openly disagreed with the government policy to remove crosses from church buildings. Pastor Joseph Gu was removed from his role as senior pastor of the government-run church early last year, and subsequently arrested for allegedly embezzling 1.6 million dollars. Please pray for the pastor and for his family.

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  • Father, Your works are truly wonderful. Thank You for all the sisters and brothers in China. Thank You for seeing Pastor Joseph Gu and knowing the situation of his family and work. Please, help them, meet their needs. Strengthen them in faith and let them be a blessing for others. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • may the grace of or lord Jesus christ be with you AMEN .also i have Charity project wich i would like to involve you if you dont mind ? . but i need you to know that am new here but i will email you Prayer points in Bible so,I will want you to get back to me in my private email address here at (
    Katty W - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray for this pastor and his family. Please help them feel your strength and comfort in this time, let justice prevail. In your name, amen
    Olga G - USA
  • Father, thank You that the Three Self Patriotic church in China is really having to make a stand of faith against the government. Thank You for pastor Yuese "Joseph" Gu and his boldness to keep crosses on church buildings and I pray that as never before while he is in prison You would do wildly amazing miracles through him and bring many to Jesus!
    Matt B - USA
  • God send your love to China today!
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Praying
    Carla M - USA
  • Dear God I pray for Your expedited and Miraculous release of Pastor Gu. Lord consolate the hearts and minds of him and his family. Lord bless them mightily in this time of difficulty. In Jesus name Amen!
    Geria M - USA
  • Almighty God, We know because of the truth Your Word brings evil shows its ugly face in different situation. We pray that Pastor Gu will remain strong in his faith. Please protect Pastor Gu and his family.
    Mary W - USA
  • Father, please encourage Pastor Gu and the believers in China. May they not be led astray by falsehood, but discern the truth. Your light shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome it. Please triumph Your truth over man's thirst for power in China. Multiply the believers and help them boldly choose you first.
    emily g - USA
  • Father please protect Pastor Gu from evil and harm. Restore him to his Church and give him the resources he needs to expand your Church in China. Heal the darkness of the government officials so that they reverse the false charges. Bless him and his family and let this make them stronger than ever in their Faith. Give the family peace as they wait.
    Laurie T - USA
  • God bless this brave man for standing up for what is right. It is better if the will of God be so that we suffer for well doing than for evil doing. Guide this family each step of the way.
    Sandra D - USA
  • I am praying for here in Dallas Tx.
    Charles O - USA
  • Lord i pray that the truth will come to surface. That China will see lies exposed and the truth revealed. Please bless this pastor to be filled with love and joy. That nothing can offend or hurt him because he knows Jesus is Lord and nothing changes that. Please establish his identity in You and stirr up his passion and love for the gospel of Jesus!
    Piet K - Netherlands
  • Father, thank You for Pastor Gu. Thank You that You know the truth about this situation. I pray that justice will prevail. I ask that You will be with his family and that You will keep them and him strong by Your Holy Spirit. May Pastor Gu's testimony speak volumes in China. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Richard B - New Zealand
    Please give this precious Believer, Pastor Gu, favor , and surround him with YOUR Mighty angels . Comfort him, letting him know that YOU are with him! Spread YOUR HOLY LIGHT in this very dark area. Convict souls being used by the enemy, and send millions of Soul Winners to this region. IN JESUS' NAME , AMEN !!
    Doris G - USA
  • Father god I pray that u give this brother strength to fight the good your angels around him I bleed the blood of Jesus on his life in Jesus name amen
    Shelly v - USA
  • Father, what a burden Pastor Gu is under. We praise You and thank You that You are going through this difficult time alongside him. Give him courage to stand fast in defense of Your precious Cross. Defeat this charge of embezzlement. Give him grace, and let his ministry be fruitful---always and only for Your glory.
    In Christ we pray,
    L.G. D - USA
  • Father, please open doors for ministry for pastor Gu. Please provide for his family and protect them and him. Work out Your perfect will in this situation as You are able to bring good even from bad situations. Ultimately, may more people come to Christ and may You be glorified. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, bless Pastor Gu, his family, his church. Thank You for his fearless stand on the crosses. Be with him as he faces false charges and comfort him, guiding the legal process that he might be found innocent and released in Your time and way. May prison be his new congregation for awhile as You guide him and allow it. Be glorified in all
    Gail M - USA
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    OUR FATHER in heaven please watch over all our Christians in China and the families , please bless Pastor Gu with new strength
    teresa m - USA
  • You are in my prayers.
    Natalie H - USA
  • You are in my prayers.
    Natalie H - USA
  • Dear FATHER GOD JESUS CHRIST (Isaiah 9:6 ),
    Please saturate Joseph Gu and your Bride the Church in China, their spirits, souls and bodies with your HOLY SPIRIT. ( Luke 11:13 ) Thank You. AMEN.
    eric H - USA
  • Lord, Your truth will be upheld! We know the source of these accusations & pray that the lies would be trampled under Your feet. Minister grace & favor to Pastor Joseph & his loved ones. Let them grow strong in their faith, and may he never stop defending & lifting up Your Cross. Lead him to the next adventure you have for him & family. Amen.
    Lisa T - USA
  • 1 Timothy 3:10 You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, 11 my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me.
    Layne N - USA
  • Father I pray for you son that you will make a way where there seem to be no way. Let others be drawn to you as you use what the devil means for evil and turn it around to bring Glory to your name. In Jesus' name. Amen.
    Pauline B - USA
  • Lord Jesus , be the strength and joy of this pastor and his family . Sustain them as they as they are persecuted because of the name of Jesus . We praise you for his courage in witnessing and spreading the Gospel . Lord we know you are fighting on his behalf . May he and his family have peace and joy unimaginable in their hearts in the midst of trial .
    Rik and camille R - USA
  • Dear God, reward Pastor Gu for His courage to stand. May you strengthen Him and I pray for his release so that he may be a leader for his congregation once again
    Eric M - USA
  • Thank you for Pastor Joseph's courage to stand against the government. We know it is hard for the Three-Self pastors to walk the line between truth and compliance. Please use this case to make headway toward more religious freedom in China. Be near him in his imprisonment and give him joy, we pray.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Lord, please help this pastor and give him wisdom. May he stand strong for the truth of your Word. You have given him everything he needs for life and godliness through your Spirit, and we pray that you will use this trial to bring him into a closer, more dependent walk with Christ. We pray for revival in China that the government is powerless to stop.
    Jackie V - USA
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