Many Christian meetings have moved online in this era of tightened security.
Many Christian meetings have moved online in this era of tightened security.
Jun. 18, 2020 | China

Pastor Arrested During Online Meeting

[184] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Pastor Luo.

Authorities in Wuhan seized the pastor of the Nanjing Road Church on Saturday, May 30, during an online Christian gathering. The day-long event, which was dedicated to church planting and evangelism, was being held online because of the pandemic. Police arrived at the church around noon and detained Pastor Luo, who was interrogated for more than four hours before being released. During the interrogation, Luo told the officials how Christians have been serving their communities in Wuhan during the pandemic.

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  • Father thank You for Pastor Luo. Thank You for his ministry. Please protect Christians throughout China and help them stand firm in the faith. Send Your Holy Spirit to empower them and bless them with wisdom and understanding. Lots of wisdom Yeshua. I thank You that You are sovereign and I thank You for the church in China, please let it grow.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father God, Please bless and protect the Christians in China. Stop the persecution of your church. Let people hear your truth. Embolden this pastor and others to continue to serve you and to know your will for them. Encourage them. What a Mighty God you are. Let every person in China hear your truth and see your love and power in irrefutable ways.
    Liane F - USA
  • Thank you that pastor Luo was released! Lord cause the interruption of the conference to actually increase evangelism and church planting. Give him courage not fear as he continues to be obedient to you. Protect his family. May they grow in faith and knowledge of you, The true and living God!
    Lori R - USA
  • Father God, I pray for all the believers in China that they would have religious freedom to learn and worship you. I pray that your gospel will go out in power to all who seek you and desire salvation in Jesus. Lord, draw many to yourself and let your will be done one earth as it is in heaven. Glorify the name of Jesus in every corner of China. amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Pastor Luo and his courage in being a pastor despite the threat of state persecution. I pray that You would strengthen his faith while he is in captivity and use him to lead others to Christ. May he be seen as beyond blame, a representation of God's goodness and mercy for sinners; may many come to faith through his efforts.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father I want to lift up my dear brother Pastor Luo. May his faith, and those who know of this, be strengthened iJN. May fear be far from him & all the believers. May they find favor in the eyes of the govt. May they continue to serve the people of Wuhan wherever You want them Lord. May their online mtgs be hidden in Christ. draw the persecutors.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father God, by Your mighty Spirit, please strengthen the hearts of Your people in China. Seize the internet in the name of JESUS for the good of the believers to use and promote the gospel and Your word. We need Your truth more than ever to go around the world. Help us all to "get the word out" while we can. Thank you Father.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father, our hearts grieve for the persecution of the Chinese church and we thank you they are not daunted by press on to the high calling of Jesus Christ. Thank You for the pastor's release and watch over him and bless his ministry that this church may bear incredible fruit. May they have all they need to minister to those near them in Wuhan.
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, I thank you for those who are faithful in China and who are persevering under the eye of the government. I thank you for these Christians and for this pastor who has been serving through the internet through the covid crisis. Please continue to help the Christians and to give them what they need to remain faithful to you through the difficulty.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Today, I pray for Pastor Luo and the folks in his church. May you use them greatly there in Wuhan to really make Jesus visible to their interrogators. May his words linger in the thoughts of the police so that they will not be able to dismiss them. Bless and protect that group of believes from the Nanjing Road Church. May Jesus be lifted up, AMEN
    Mark H - USA
  • Father , Please keep pastor Luo and the Christians in Wuhan safe and strong in faith. May they be wise in evangelism to avoid the authorities. In jesus name, Amen
    Gene H - USA
  • Thank you Father for the faithfulness & powerful testimony of pastor Luobelievers in Wuhan. Put far from them any root of bitterness or pride of life; fill them with faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness. Enable them to enkindle fervent charity among their community, being fruitful, faithful stewards. May You be glorified in China
    Julie C - USA
  • Father, I thank you for your faithfulness toward the people of China. I know we see but through a pin hole most days but we trust that what we don't see is becoming brought into the arms of our Savior. I pray for joyful endurance over Pastor Luo and the church their in China. I pray for continued perseverance through your Holy Spirit and May the peace
    Justin W - USA
  • God, I pray for these Christian brothers and sisters who have been faithfully serving you in Wuhan. I pray they will find favor with the government officials, and be allowed to freely continue their service to their community and to the God they serve. I pray the fear of the corona virus will lead many in Wuhan to saving faith in Jesus Christ.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for Pastor Luo and his congregation. May the serving they are doing in Wuhan be a testimony to many, and lead them to Christ. As additional pressure has been placed on the Christian church in China; may they see a great upsurge on converts. Bless them abundantly with your love and peace.
    sandra s - USA
  • Father God, I thank you for Pastor Luo's faith and courage to face the long interrogation. I pray his testimony of the love Christians have for their neighbors in Wuhan will touch the hearts and souls of those who heard it . May your church grow in the midst of the persecution as you grant endurance and faith to grow. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Thank you that this pastor was released after interrogation, and that he was able to tell the authorities about the service the Christians were giving the communities during the pandemic. Let that word stir hearts among the police and others who are determined to stop the church and its activities. Bless every effort of these Christians to continue.
    NANCY T - USA
  • Father, we pray for Pastor Luo to grow in faith and not be discouraged by fear or doubt. We pray that he becomes strengthened in You with all wisdom. We pray that the needs of his church be met and we pray that You would bless him and his people. In Jesus's name, amen.
    Benjamin C - USA
  • Father, thank you that Pastor Luo was released. Please give him courage, strength, and wisdom to continue to lead the church in this difficult time and place. May he trust Jesus fully. May the church be a light to show the love of Christ to others. May many people be saved. Provide for the needs of your people, Lord, and protect them. Thank you! Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord, I pray that you would grant favor to Pastor Luo with the authorities. May you grant favor to those he is discipling so they can do Your work. Thank You that Pastor Luo was released. May You guide every circumstance he encounters and use them for Your plans and purposes.
    Cheryl W - USA
  • LORD Jesus please continue to grow Your Kingdom through Pastor Luo & all with him in Wuhan & all of China! Father there's nothing too difficult for You! Let thousands even millions hear the gospel at this time & put their faith in Christ Jesus. Let Your divine protection surround them in all they do and let Your great Love overcome all! In Jesus name!
    Helen O - USA
  • Bring justice to Christian's and provide for all,and keep them strong in the lord in Jesus name amen
    Sherry S - USA
  • Father God protect Pastor Luo and all the Christians in China. Bless them with Your joy which is their strength to continue to be steadfast and immovable always abounding in Your work. Let them not grow weary in doing good. May Your Holy Spirit reign forth in China and around the world lifting up a standard against the evil being done. In Jesus Name!
    Norma C - USA
  • Father, thank you for the new option of online meetings. Please grant the believers in Wuhan favor with the authorities to continue gathering.
    emily g - USA
  • Lord & Savior, Thank You for this incident that enlightened authorities to Your good works through Your children. Give favor to the church in China and save those in authority as they are convicted and learn of salvation for them. Give wisdom to Pastors in China how to avoid protect church members in covert ministry. Impart joy, peace, strength, love!
    Jim E - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on our faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Heavenly Father, protect those who are being persecuted in China because they are using the Internet to spread the Gospel and profess their faith in You. We know that You are using the Internet for good. Surround them with Your angels in the Name of Jesus, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Dear Lord, we pray you protect Pastor Luo and he will keep evangelizing in your name. We pray they can keep spreading your word online during the pandemic. We pray the authorities leave Pastor Luo alone and he stays safe in Jesus name amen.
    Connie V - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I thank you that even in the face of persecution, this faithful pastor shared the gospel and demonstrated the love Christ has for us in the face of this pandemic. I pray this pastor is released and able to continue in his ministry. I pray that you would blind the eyes of those who want to attack Christians in China. Amen.
    Joan B - USA
  • Father, we ask you to use this situation to bring about incredible and unexpected fruit. We pray for the salvation of the authorities who questioned this pastor. We pray for increased boldness among this congregation. We ask that your name be spread far and wide. Please protect this pastor and give him joy, wisdom, and courage in how to proceed.
    Jackie V - USA
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