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

[264] prayers in [15] 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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  • 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
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Cuban believers: Protect, provide for comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. In particular, protect, guide & strengthen the pastor who is facing threats as well as his family & congregation. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, thank You for this pastor who is still moving out in faith in You to do the necessary repair work. Protect and strengthen him as he continues to serve others. We ask that You would intervene and bless the church in Cuba and provide for their needs. May pastor's neighbor have a change of heart and end his threats. We look to You to act
    Gail M - USA
  • Lord we ask that You turn this country into a Christ honoring country. Bless the believers who profess and follow You. We ask that these people who reject You forsake their pagan idols and trust in You, the living Word.
    Diana M-USA
    Diana M - USA
  • The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, and the authorities from using anything against them. Lord Jesus, Please Change and Open the hearts of the authorities and others to You, and Cause them to Truly Repent, Believe in, Follow, and Grow in You according to Your Will, In Jesus' Holy Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' HOLY NAME, we lift the Body of Christ in Cuba up to You. Lord Jesus, Please Grant the Body of Christ Your Protection, Fortitude, Favor, Way to Fellowship and spread Your Gospel to others and each other, Spiritual and Physical Provision, and Blessed Assurance, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord, please strengthen our brothers and sisters in Cuba. Give them hope in Christ, and provide for their needs. Give them winsomeness and creativity when dealing with authorities and neighbors, and show them how they can continue to gather together safely. Help them to be faithful to you and to your Word. Be their Refuge and Strength and Defender
    Jackie V - USA
  • Lord, Your word goes forth in power in Cuba, despite many years of oppression and persecution. Grant our brothers and sisters there a supernatural favor with government officials, and empower them to stand strong in the face of any adversity. Give them a Nehemiah anointing to build!
    Gina A - USA
  • Father, thank you for the faithful ministry of this pastor. May these different congregations be encourage by your provision through him in spite of government restriction. Cause your church to grow in the midst of renewed pressure from the Cuban government.
    Leslie F - Mexico
  • Daddy we thank You for the courage of the Cuban church,please LORD strengthen Your church to bear under the weight of recent persecution,may Your church stand strong,not fall or faulter. Daddy reach the Cuban Govt.and change their stony heart to heart of flesh in the name of Jesus Christ!
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Heavenly Father, I lift up these faithful people to you and ask for strength to persevere under persecution. I pray that they will remain faithful to your word. I pray that you provide and protect them. Give them encouragement and the hope that can only come from you. Thank you, In Jesus name, amen.
    Susan D - USA
  • Father and Creator, I pray for this Cuban Pastor that he find the strength and courage he needs to continue his ministry, and reach those who are currently living without You Lord. I pray that You give him safety and wisdom through this difficult time, and that You allow him success in rebuilding Your church. I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen!
    Steven M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Cuban believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, growing in numbers & maturity & committed to Christ. In particular, sustain & assist the pastor who is facing harassment as well as his family & congregation. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Jesus is Your name that I come to You on behalf of the Cuban Pastors and Your children my Lord that You would rebuild their church building but also let them know that they are the Church. Change the Cuban people government to one that loves You and want to see Your will carried out in the life's of all the Cuban people! I pray the same for all the peo
    Otis H - USA
  • Lord, we pray for our brothers and sisters in Cuba. Bless their plans and means of repair and hearts in worship. Bless the communities that have churches and increase their numbers. Lift the darkness and create great yearning for you in the hearts of your people - Cuba.
    linda b - USA
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