Pastor Esmir stands in the ruins of his home and church shortly after Cuban authorities destroyed the home.
Pastor Esmir stands in the ruins of his home and church shortly after Cuban authorities destroyed the home.
Aug. 01, 2014 | Cuba

Pray for Pastor Esmir & Family After Authorities Destroy Home

[428] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Pastor Esmir.

Pastor Esmir Torreblanca, his wife, Marieta, and their two children, ages 7 and 11, were left homeless on July 2 after Cuban authorities raided and demolished their home, which also served as a church. Government authorities, including state security and Cuban Communist Party officials, broke through the front door of their home in Santiago de Cuba at about 6 a.m. while the family was still sleeping. Officials were seen loading church property and the family’s belongings into trucks before bulldozing the building. Authorities also confiscated identification cards from church members who tried to interfere.

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  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, Lord Who provides as brothers and sisters in Christ we bless You for faithfulness of Pastor Esmir and family . We ask for provision of spiritual and physical food, a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Praying
    Carla M - USA
  • Dear Jesus, help this family. Provide for them. Give them a future and a hope.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Lord help Pastor Esmir and his family. Provide for them and let one of the cubans that did this act confess and let Pastor Esmir bring him to Christ. In Jesus' name. Amen
    Reatha G - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, our hearts ache for our brothers and sisters who have so little; and, what they have is taken from them. Be there everything, dear Jesus! Spirit, fill them to overflowing, so they have no wants. Feed them, clothe them, and protect them by your grace. Take them safely home to your kingdom, where they will rule with you forever.
    mark m - USA
  • Father Pastor Esmir and his family will continue to witness Your fullness in every area of their lives in Jesus name! Amen!!
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • We are praying for you here in Dallas, Texas. Remember the Lord your God is with you no matter where you go. (Joshua 1:9) We love you
    Charles O - USA
  • Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Lord God, I ask that you show beyond any reasonable to these people that God and the church of Christ cares for the persecuted brethren out there. That we wanna see them strong in faith, happy, full of joy, prosperous and in peace. I pray to You that You provide them with this and more. In Jesus' name! Amen!!
    Romans 8. 28-39
    Zechariah 4. 6
    Jeffrey H - Puerto Rico
  • Dear Father, I pray for Pastor Esmir and his family. Give them peace and comfort at this time. Let them know that earthly possessions are not important but your love in the most important thing. Help them to forgive their enemies in Christ's name. Protect them and restore for them a place to live and worship. Help them to be a witness in a dark place.
    Roberto T - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,Hallowed Be Thy Name,Thy Kingdom Come,please watch over Pastor Esmir and family. Help them find a home. Keep them safe,secure,from all harm and deliver them from any evil that threatens them as well as any other Christian in Cuba if you're willing.

    In Jesus Name Amen
    James H - USA
  • Father, please be with Pastor Esmir and his family during this time. Please provide them with a new home and please return their belongings back to them. Please strengthen and encourage the church in Cuba. Give them boldness and courage to stand against the attacks of the enemy. Let Your children trust in You and may you protect them and keep them.
    Roma K - USA
  • Ah My Lord, How evil and reckless those men are that would do this to an innocent family and church. My Lord, You tell us that the way of the wicked is destruction but may I ask for those who have done this to hear the Gospel and find true peace in You. Be with those whom they have harmed and provide shelter for the family. In Jesus Name Amen
    Linda C - USA
  • My God, the hate and darkness of the world tries to destroy your name and your people, but they will not prevail against the light of your love. Please comfort this pastor and his children, Lord; let them find their refuge in you.
    Nathan P - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for sparing the lives of this family. Please give them the encouragement they need to continue living for You and sharing heir faith. Thank you. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Alicia S - USA
  • May the Lord God Almighty keep blessing this man as He has blessed me and so many millions. I ask you Lord that you prove to Your enemies who you really are, a forgiving and loving and merciful God full of good things for everyone. May the Lord Jesus Christ make you be strong in the middle of your persecutors. Amen!!
    Psalm 74: 18-23
    Jeffrey H - Puerto Rico
  • Heavenly Father, We ask that You grant Pastor Esmir wisdom to know what to do and where to go in the face of these actions by local civil authorities, that You grant him comfort to all that has befallen him and his family, that You cause all of these things done to them to work for their good, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Michael S - USA
  • ABBA FATHER, please be with Pastor Esmir and his family. Provide for them in this earthly home and give them your strength to continue their ministry. Help them to forgive their persecutors and be the witness that converts them. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Cindy F - USA
  • Father help Pastor Esmir to forgive those who persecute him. Provide for his family and help him to continue to serve you. Help him to rebuild his home . May his faith in You be stronger then his fear of his persecutors.
    Lori P - USA
  • Dear Lord, remember our brother in Christ, Pastor Torreblanca, and his family as the profess the name of Your Son, Christ Jesus. Please bring justice to him and his family and, more importantly, may they harbor no ill will toward those who persecute them so that they may win them over for Christ. In Your Name I pray. Amen.
    Everett T - USA
  • Oh, Father God, how we grieve what lost souls are doing to Your church! Lord, please provide a new, even better home for Pastor Esmir and his family. We praise You that their lives were spared and that they are alive to continue to go and tell of Your love. Lord, please keep them safe, provide all their needs, and keep their church members safe.
    Ila F - USA
  • Pastor, Your home can be rebuilt these are material thing. Your treasures are in heaven. The Lord says go to a quiet place to pray He does not care where you go. Your family and congregation is safe and if you speak to the Lord from your heart he will take care and provide for you. I don't know verses but I do know how pray for those who hurt me.
    Carol R - USA
  • Pastor, Your home can be rebuilt these are material thing. Your treasures are in heaven. The Lord says go to a quiet place to pray He does not care where you go. Your family and congregation is safe and if you speak to the Lord from your heart he will take care and provide for you. I don't know verses but I do know how pray for those who hurt me.
    Carol R - USA
  • Father in Jesus' Name, we declare Cuba saved! We rebuke and bind the principalities and wicked spirits that lord over this island. We command the government to re- build this pastor's home, return his belongings and apologize. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Brenda T - USA
  • O Lord Jesus help them and give them a new place to live and worship. Bind the working of the enemy who comes in to kill, steal, and destroy the lives of Your children. Give this family favor with the locals and the government in that they will bring in the provision that they need. Turn this nation around to You. In Jesus Name. Amen.
    Mary R - USA
  • Holy Father God, Thank you for providing all that was taken from Pastor Esmir. Provide a new home and a place of worship and increase your annointing upon his ministry. Please restore the ID cards taken . Watch over this flock, Good Shepherd, protect them from ravening wolves. Teach them to depend on and trust only Jesus. In His Mighty Name. Amen
    kay a - USA
  • Father, Evil comes closer and closer to us and we pray that your will may come and give us peace. May all who suffer for your name sake be given the rewards of heaven quickly. Let us accept and be known to all who want to know you. May your love abound to all who seek your face and glory. Amen
    Paulette S - USA
  • Dear Lord. I pray for this pastor and his family and church to continue to give you praise. Your love is true shown by Jesus blood on the cross. Help this pastor to do your will Amen in Jesus name. Sandra USA
    Sandra L - USA
  • Jesus, bring a miracle by Your Spirit to provide a home for Pastor Torreblanca & his family. Hide them from further actions by the government and Communist Party officials. Protect the church members who tried to intervene and have their identification cards taken. I pray for a miracle that all the government authorities will be saved in Jesus Name!
    Patricia L - USA
  • Dear God, I pray for the safety of the Torreblanca family. Please give them the help they need. Please keep members of their congregation connected in Christian community. I pray for fair treatment for Christians in Cuba. Thank You.
    Marc V - USA
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