The government refuses to help repair churches damaged by the hurricane.
The government refuses to help repair churches damaged by the hurricane.
Feb. 28, 2019 | Cuba

Pastor Threatened for Repairing Damaged Churches

[278] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Cuban Pastor.

A Cuban pastor has been repeatedly threatened and harassed for helping repair churches damaged in a 2018 hurricane. The Cuban government considers the repairs illegal because it does not recognize any church building constructed after the 1959 revolution. But the buildings, some constructed without walls or floors, have for many years served believers who wish to worship without government interference. The pastor and other believers work on the church structures overnight to avoid interference from authorities, but one of the pastor’s neighbors has threatened him with a machete because of the repair work he is doing. The pastor also has been denied car registration and has not been allowed to put a sign on his own church. “At this moment, the church in Cuba needs more attention,” he said. “Pray for us to remain faithful under persecution.”

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  • Our Father, please help all the Pastor in Cuba. Their situation are not good. Please give them courage and strengthen them in faith. Please meet their needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
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  • Lord, May the prayers of your people asking for fatihfulness to you be so. Strenthen what remains. Provide joy, strength, boldness, love unspeakable, monetary needs, all things from your great hand. Bless this church with relationship to you and one another, and with mercy on those against you. Salvation to Cuba in Jesus name.
    kathy C - USA
  • Psalm 1
    4 Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff
    that the wind blows away.
    5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
    6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked will perish.
    Layne N - USA
  • Father I pray for protection for your people! I pray that you would guide and direct our paths! I pray Father that you would help the actions of the evangelists to go unseen by their persecutors! Open the eyes of the lost Lord that they would see your glory! I ask and pray in Jesus name, amen.
    Amy R - USA
  • Heavenly Father please blind the eyes of those who would oppose and cause hindrance while this pastor repairs churches. May he be able to work without harassment, and even have help from others. Lord Jesus please provide the finances for him to purchase materials needed.
    Carol L - USA
  • Father thank You for the pastor who is trying to repair the breaches in Cuba. Please help him Jesus. Please show mercy to the Christians in Cuba and help them remain faithful under persecution. Thank You that You love them. Thank You for sending Your angels to help them. Have mercy and thank You Jesus. In the Name of Yeshua i pray, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father , I pray for this pastor to remain faithful under persecution . I pray a hedge of protection around him and her his family and his congregation . I pray they may be able to worship You without fear Thank you Father in Jesus mighty name I pray .
    Ann S - USA
  • Father God protect and provide for your children. Give them peace and comfort in Jesus name Amen. Love, sister Yvonne.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Father please protect this Cuban Pastor from evil and harm. Give him the freedom to rebuild your Churches in Cuba. Don't let his work for you be hampered. Please open the eyes of the unbelievers so that they seek you with all of their hearts, minds and souls. Let this Pastor and your Church in Cuba thrive and grow giving them abundant resources.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Praying for this faithful pastor, oh Lord. Keep him safe from harm. Praying that he may remain faithful and help him as he deals with the road blocks in his life. Encourage him. Praying for Christians persecuted in Cuba. Praying for their ability to meet together for worship. And to love those who are poor and lead them to Christ
    margaret m - USA
  • Thank you Father that despite persecution, your faithful children continue to serve. Please send your Holy Spirit for encouragement, discernment, planning, strengthening, comfort and healing. Please provide the funds and coverage that Your building may be erected once again as a Pilar of community hope in the only God and Savior. Remove blind scales
    Cathy D - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    Thank You for the strong faith of our Cuban brothers and sisters. Help them to continue the work even in the face of this persecution. Give them strength and courage. Cover them in peace and help them to show Your love even to those who opposed them. Shine Your light into the hearts of darkness; let them come to You.
    In Jesus' name, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, I pray for your people in Cuba. Pour out your Spirit upon them and help them stay focused on you. May they know you are with them and will not forsake them. Help them to know that it is you the authorities are rejecting. Give the pastors wisdom in dealing with this. convict the hearts of those who oppose. Strengthen your children and bless them
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Lord, please send wisdom and justice for these Christians in Cuba. Lead, guide, protect them, and strengthen their faith to stay strong in the face of persecution. Soften the hearts of their enemies so that they, too, will accept the love of Jesus Christ. All things are possible with God.
    Betty A - USA
  • Lord, I lift up my dear brother & others & am believing they will not only remain faithful, but may their faith grow to be rock solid in Jesus' Name. Lift up the banner of Jesus Christ over this land, and may multitudes be drawn to You. Minister to the neighbor who has threatened him & draw him with Your loving-kindness. Open his eyes..In Jesus' name
    Lisa T - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please bless our brothers & sisters in Cuba. Strengthen them with love, faith & faithfulness. And we ask for miracles, Lord, for the churches to be rebuilt & be places of joy & fellowship, for persecutors to be won to you, for religious tolerance to sweep Cuba, with persecution considered anathema. Bless Cuba mightily, please Lord. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Dear Lord, we lift up this Cuban pastor & the church body. Please send words of encouragement & help to him. You see their heart to serve & the struggles they endure, send You ministering angels to them. May the Holy Spirit speak to this neighbor and change his heart. Open the eyes of the govt. to see the good in this community. Cast out darkness.
    Peg B - USA
  • Lord may Your fruit of Your Spirit, faithfulness, be evident to those watching as Your people work on damaged church buildings. In fact may they be an encouragement to those watch to come along side to help, whether believers or not. Bless all who contribute. In Jesus Holy Name, Amen
    Patsy Mae W - USA
  • Lord Jesus, the Cuban government seems to think that it will be able to suppress Your work in that place. Please reassure believers throughout that country that You are indeed in control and grant increasing boldness to declare the truth of Your word widely and grant favor with local officials for believers to gather and make repairs to churches, amen
    Matt B - USA
  • Praise you for the faithfulness of this Pastor and all your servants. Grant them grace and peace and love.
    Mark M - USA
  • Praise you for the faithfulness of this Pastor and all your servants. Grant them grace and peace and love.
    Mark M - USA
  • Heavenly FATHER, I pray you may equip this Pastor with strength and courage that ye may lift his spirits to continue to build these churches and preach the Word of GOD. And that the government officials may see a kind, unviolent, religious, GOD-fearing man whom merely wishes to tell people of the joy he has in his heart that he recieved for his GOD.
    Ricardo M - USA
  • Father of All goodness and mercy, in Jesus name, hedge in this pastor who loves and wishes to bring people to worship You, and all who work to repair places of worship, with Your protection. Let them work with joy and boldness and show Your love to the persecutors so through Your Holy Spirit they will be ashamed and come to know You, Father of goodnes!
    Terry L - USA
  • Father, the Church in Cuba, much like the country itself, is not in the international spotlight and suffers neglect. Thank You for this faithful pastor and front-line worker who sacrifices his time, energy and effort to serve You and Your people. Strengthen him in the inner man while he fights the good fight of faith. May others join him in the battle.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Help this pastor with all the help he needs and to give faith under persecution .
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father I pray for this pastor in Cuba that he will remain faithful to you through all this difficulty and persecution. I pray that His faith will be strengthened through these trials and that he will come to rely and love His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ even more. I pray that he shows his neighbor the love of Christ and prays for him.
    Paul K - USA
  • Father God we pray for these who seek to raise the church building. Father let us remember each of us can be that building. We pray the government will allow these members to rebuild and show the world there is a God who is Lord of all, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Lord God, I do pray that these believers would be upheld by faith in Your promises. May they know Your word and stand strong and unified under the truth You have proclaimed. Please enable them to repair buildings to meet in and may those opposing Your people be drawn to the truth they proclaim.
    Danielle H - USA
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