The Maranatha Baptist Church preceeds the Cuban Revolution.
The Maranatha Baptist Church preceeds the Cuban Revolution.
Jun. 27, 2019 | Cuba

Government Revokes Permission for New Church Construction

[195] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Members of Maranatha Church.

Cuba’s Communist government recently revoked permission for the Maranatha Baptist Church in Holguin, Cuba, to construct a new building. The church, which was established in 1932, had received permission in 2017 to proceed with the construction project. About 700 people worship in the primary church building each week, with others gathering in daughter churches across the city. Pastor Amando Ramirez told the Nuevo Herald that he believes the government is punishing Cuban Christians for their rejection of a new constitution that would legalize gay marriage. In the two years since the church received permission for the new construction, they have spent roughly $1,500 on the necessary permits (the average monthly salary in the region is $30). Pray for the believers of Maranatha Baptist Church and for the wisdom of Pastor Amando.

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  • Father God, grant wisdom and grace moving forward to this and other fellowships in Cuba seeking to construct new buildings to know how to proceed based on exorbitant costs and government red tape and allow them to see a way to grow and flourish outside of official channels in creative and dramatic ways so that Your kingdom is not thwarted by beuracracy
    Matt B - USA
  • Father, Your Church in Cuba is much more than physical structures. Nevertheless, Your people need places to gather for worship and fellowship. I pray that the Cuban authorities who have oversight of this matter will reconsider their actions and realize that the people of Maranatha Church are a valuable asset to the neighborhoods where they are located.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Lord God have mercy on your children who have been refused permit to continue with construction though it was granted earlier. Help them Lord and spoil the plan of the enemy for the church in Cuba. Cuba shall be saved in the name of Jesus Christ. I pray for Pastor Amando for wisdom to hear from you and listen to your voice for guidance.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • MESSAGE FROM GOD
    My Child I am here for you. I know the desires of your heart. I know every intimate detail of your life. I am with you always. Don't ever feel you are alone for I am with you till the end of time. I will walk through the valley of death with you. Do not fear! www.Heistheword.com
    Estelle S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray fr these Cuban believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. In particular, I pray these things for the Maranatha Baptist Church & Pastor Amando. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. Bless the work of Your church. Remind them & may it be well in their hearts the eternal reward You have for them despite the earthly being taken. Let Your Light shine brightly here still. Guide pastor Armando in everything he is to do. I commit all else into Your Hands. In Jesus' Gracious Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Cuban believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. In particular, I pray these things for the Maranatha Baptist Church & Pastor Amando. Bring the President to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord, please remind us that we are the temples of Christ. Through the Spirit may they be able to freely share Your Word in the streets of Cuba.

    "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them."
    Matthew 18:20 NIV

    In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

    Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
    William R - USA
  • Thank you Lord for the faithfulness of these believers. I pray that you will give Pastor Amando wisdom in how to proceed. If it is your will provide all they need to build a new building. Help them to remember and show to the people around them that the building is not the church, the believers are. Please encourage them as your witnesses in the area.
    Wendy C - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Thank you for the faithfulness and endurance of Your church in Cuba through so many obstacles over the years. We ask that you would strengthen the believers, soften the hearts of those that oppose them and grant Pastor Amando the wisdom to lead Your flock. Provide a place to worship and bless Your Word to transform lives in Cuba.Amen
    Pamela S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Cuban believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. I pray these things particularly for the Maranatha Baptist Church & Pastor Armando. Bring the President to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God I implore your your intervention for Christians that are Under Constance harrassment in heathen lands, Christians in Cuba are not allowed to build their Church for unknown reason, Lord in high Heaven thou art the most High, you made a way thru the Red Sea for your people, you can move any mountain in the way do come to their. Aid,
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Cuban believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. In particular, I pray these things for the believers of the Maranatha Baptist Church & Pastor Amando. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God, please help Pastor Amando and this church to know how to respond to this situation. Give them great wisdom. Bless them and give them the building they need. Regardless of their building issues, May the church be strong, United and on fire for you. May they represent you and be a beacon of truth to their community. Use them greatly. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
  • Father, we pray for the worshippers of the Maranatha Baptist Church in Cuba, we pray your Holy Spirit will touch the hearts of the officials who can approve the construction of this church. Father, we pray you will not allow the people to become discouraged in this matter, give strength and, wisdom to the pastor and, may their faith be strengthened.
    Ron C - USA
  • Abba may pastorAmando and members of Maranatha Baptist church be blessed for their stand against gay marriage.Pray for their special protection.May those in the govt responsible to withdraw the permit for church planting be uprooted & replaced with God fearing men.Empower these Your children with courage, strength. Provide their needs God &surround the
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we Plead Your Holy Blood over Pastor Armando and the Body of Christ; Please Grant them Your Protection, Fortitude, Comfort, Knowledge, Wisdom, Guidance, Favor, Way to fellowship and spread Your Gospel to others and each other, and Blessed Assurance. Please Change and Open the hearts of the government and others to You, In Jesus' Name,Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • FATHER GOD, IN JESUS' HOLY NAME, we lift Pastor Armando and the Body of Christ who attend the Maranatha Baptist Church up to You; The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, and the government from using anything against them, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Father, you know the frustration of the situation with the church permits. Please give wisdom to pastor Amando to know what to do now. Please grant permission for them to build or work out something even better Lord. Thank you for how you will work. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Cuban believers: Protect, provide for, comfort. strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. I pray this all in particular for believers of the Maranatha Church & Pastor Amando. Bring their President to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for Pastor Amando and all the members of Maranatha Church. Be with them and guide them in what they should do. Give them wisdom and courage to stand up for what they believe in. That satan is attacking them shows that they are making a difference. Don't let satan win - let them triumph through their faith in You!
    In Jesus' name, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Our Father, please help Members of Maranatha Church in Cuba. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Cuban believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. In particular, I pray these things particularly for the Maranatha Church & Pastor Amando. Bring the President to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father you are greater than all things! I pray Pastor Amando and the Cuban Christians remain strong! That no weopon formed against them will prosper Father. That you are guiding them through these changing times where right will be wrong and wrong will be right ! That as they stand against the new constitution you are their strength and song.
    Anita R - USA
  • Father, intervene here and allow this Church of yours to meet. Bring millions of Cubans to faith in you through your Church.
    Mark M - USA
  • Please grant the permission to expand and build this church so all can worship You, even in troublous times. Keep Pastor Amando and his church focused on righteousness and truth. May the officials and persecutors take their complaints to the foot of the cross and kneel in repentance before You, their sovereign Lord.
    Pam M - USA
  • Lord, I pray that Your church in Cuba would have wisdom, strength, and peace as they go through all this. Let them not yield or compromise Your word, Lord, but hold tight to the faith they have received. May those who stand against them be convicted of what they are doing, and come to faith.
    Chloe G - USA
  • Than You Lord that You own the cattle on a thousand hills and money is no object for You.I pray for wisdom for pastor Amando and these believers and for strenghth to continue serving You faithfully wherever You put them.Help the government authorities to have a change of mind and heart concerning the building according to Your will and to know You.
    Jean R - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without you John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper
    barry p - USA
  • Lord Jesus, You are working among Your people when evidence of their convictions are threatening to governments! I praise You for their stance on the laws of Your Word! I ask that they not loose heart with the threats and penalties that are inflicted on them, but rather strengthen them to continue to deliver the message of truth to their city.
    Patricia W - USA
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