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

[247] 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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  • 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
  • Father, we pray that the truth concerning pastor gu would be revealed. We pray that he would be cleared of all charges and released. We pray for strength for him to continue and that he would be Your light in the darkness of the place where he is detained. Comfort his family and give the members of his church courage to continue.
    christa s - USA
  • And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God. Vindicate me, O God, And plead my cause against an ungodly nation;This is Psalm 43 that I am praying for you. Love to you from Dianne
    Dianne H - USA
  • The truth will not be hidden. Hold on and know God has given the victory to those who fight the good fight. I pray that the truth is revealed. Hold on God is still able to do impossibilities. Be blessed
    Yulanda J - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Pastor Gu and that the truth of the situation would come to light. I pray that every effort to silence Chinese Christians would only provide a stronger and more fiery platform for your name. I pray for the release of Pastor Gu and look forward to seeing how you will use this situation! Amen
    Madeline G - USA
  • Lord, may Your will be done in Pastor Joseph's life. If it pleases You, please release him to continue to do Your work as a free man. While he spends time in prison, may he be like the Biblical Joseph and minister to those in prison. I pray that his faith will remain strong and that he'll proclaim your Gospel and great love to all he encounters.
    Anita S - Canada
  • Lord, I pray that Pastor Joseph faith though be tried with fire may be found unwavering. Keep him in your love. Give him the grace to stand for you. Let your Angels minister to him in the prison and bring him out soonest to serve you. Every locked prison gate be opened for pastor Joseph in Jesus name. Amen.
    Mosunmola Grace M - Nigeria
  • LORD,
    Help Pastor Joseph to keep the faith in these trying times. Help him not to faint and loose heart when all kinds of wicked comes against him. Make a way for him to get his position back so he can continue teaching the lost. Free him from his shackles. May the cross of Christ Reign, and bring others to Salvation in China. In Jesus name Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Lord Jesus may you help this servant of yours to stand strong in his faith. Father i also ask to pour your power on him. Amen
    Precious N - South Africa
  • Father, dear Jesus, please comfort Pastor Joseph as he spends his time in prison; strengthen his faith, help him to be a light and witness to all he meets in prison and comfort and meet all of his families needs until he is able to be released from prison in Your time. May he come out of prison with a stronger faith in Jesus. In Jesus Name, Amen
    Anne S - USA
  • Dear Lord , I pray for special protection for pastor Joseph Gu and his family and Christians in china . Lord release this Pastor from the prison . Help them to grew their faith and be strong in you . Surrounded with your love and peace . Lord you bring salvation to Chinese and open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light . In Jesus name Amen
    Mahil G - India
  • Lord i thank this pastor for standing strong in you. Lord i pray for the holy Spirit to strengthen him and make him bold in whatever situation. Amen
    Precious N - South Africa
  • Lord, light our hearts with a steady glow of faith in God enduring love.
    Prayers of intervention and grace for this beloved child of God. Forgiveness, no fear of evil for Jesus is already victorious. Glory is the Lord almighty.
    In Jesus Name,
    Julie W - USA
  • Father, I claim Your Word for my brother, Pastor Gu, "The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners"
    Isaiah 61:1
    Tan O - USA
  • Father, you know the heart of these man and the courage he has shown in standing for the cross
    and what it means. Protect his family and many he be filled with your Holy Spirit and lead many
    to you through the words you give him. Open the doors to his cell in Jesus name Amen.
    sue g - USA
  • Lord, We lift up Pastor Gu to you. His fearless challenging of the Chinese government is a powerful testimony to the Believers in China. We ask that You clear his name of all charges brought against him. Strengthen him and his family for the persecution they endure for standing for You. In Jesus name,
    Eileen C - USA
  • Dear precious Lord,please have mercy on us. for we are all sinners
    please help our dear brother, please strengthen his faith and the church's
    please hold them close to Your heart, and use them to make You known unto their persecuters that they all may come to know You
    please Lord bless our brother and the work the he does for Your glory
    in Jesus' name
    Payton L - USA
  • Truth and righteousness oh Lord, Truth and righteousness prevail in this case with Pastor Joseph. May many come to his defense and the officials see the futility of trying this case. Let the churches preach, and the gospel go forth in spite of the crack down. Comfort Pastor Joseph while he is in prison and grant hi the strength and means to share.
    Joan B - USA
  • Lord please guide him and bless him, and use him to bring many to You Lord Christ, that all may come to know You.
    please Holy Father, strengthen him and Your persecuted church there, and eveywhere, in faith, and comfort them through You great comforter, The Holy Spirit.
    and make their testimony to bring You glory, Lord and to bring Your word to all!
    Payton L - USA
  • Lord please guide him and bless him, and use him to bring many to You Lord Christ, that all may come to know You.
    please Holy Father, strengthen him and Your persecuted church there, and eveywhere, in faith, and comfort them through You great comforter, The Holy Spirit.
    and make their testimony to bring You glory, Lord and to bring Your word to all!
    Payton L - USA
  • Heavenly Father, You are the God Who makes a way where there seems to be no way. Please make a way for Pastor Joseph Gu. . .that all charges will be dropped, that he will be seen as a person to be respected. We pray that his ministry will flourish in the midst of persecution and conflict resulting in a mighty revival in this part of the China.
    Pat B - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I pray with others that this man who stands for you will be set free. I pray that the charges against him would be dropped in Jesus. Reassure him of your presence and surround him with peace as he pray's for others in jail and the police, Salvation.
    Randy Jay R - USA
  • Lord, please strengthen Pastor Joseph Gu. May we, Your church, pour out ourselves 100% for You and seek to glorify You alone, holding fast to Your Word! Thank You for Your Holy Spirit, Lord, who makes this Christian life possible! In Jesus' Name, amen.
    Abigail M - USA
  • Blessed Father, I humbly join my prayers with Christian sisters and brothers, worldwide, as we reach out to Pastor Joseph Gu. He was faithful and obedient in serving you...and the evil one attacked.
    Oh God, may Pastor be just as stroing behind bars as he was in the streets...sharing Christ with people beyond count. Hallellujah!
    Graham L - Canada
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