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

[208] prayers in [13] 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.

Write your own prayer for Members of Maranatha Church

  • LORD,
    Cover, Guide, Lead & Protect these Cuban believers. Cancel out the enemy's plan. I Thank You Lord that Your plans are still prevailing no matter what. YOUR WAYS ARE NOT LIKE MANS. Open door doors Lord for things to get down. Do Miracles in Cuba. Change polices and rules. Help Pastor Armando not to loose Hope. Give strength and direction. Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • I pray oh Lord for the Cuban golvernmentthe people worship freely and rebuke all powers of darkness from Cuba and bring provision on the church buildings
    Sherry S - USA
  • Father, Sustian the faith of these people and pastors. May you provide ways, favor with government, finances, wisdom and grace to your own. Bind satans attempts to destroy your church, use every bit of this trial to bring growth, honor to your name, light and truth to Cuba. Salvation, peace, strength to endure, amen.
    kathy C - USA
  • Father, we know you can do all things. You see this situation here in Cuba concerning this Baptist church. I pray you move according to your will. Lord, guide the pastor in knowing what to do and how to handle this. you are able to supply the money if need be. Lord, I place it in your hands, move. Speak to the hearts of those who oppose.
    polly c - USA
  • Help these members get another permit in a better location to serve God.
    Debbie V - USA
  • God, I am thankful for this body of believers shining the light of Jesus in the darkness of communist Cuba. I pray for the believers, that they not become discouraged by this setback, but remain confident in the God they serve. I pray for Pastor Amando, that he be wise and discerning regarding this situation, while seeking your prayerful guidance.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters of the Maranatha Church and the difficulty they are facing because of their stand on marriage. May their commitment to truth shine brightly in a dark world that needs Jesus. I pray for Pastor Amando to have the wisdom necessary in dealing with a worldly government.Let them know they are being prayed for. Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • You have said that You will honor those who honor You . We claim this today for the believers of the Maranatha Baptist Church. We pray for their ongoing testimony before the Communist officials. If You are pleased to build this building nothing and no one can stop You. Encourage our brothers and sisters while they wait for Your deliverance.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord I pray that you will intervene for this body of believers in Holgiun, Cuba. I pray, if it is thy will, that they will be able to move forward with this building project to Your glory. I pray for the believers of Maranatha Baptist Church and their pastor as they go through this trial. Praying for the wisdom of Pastor Amando.
    margaret m - USA
  • I stand with Maranatha Baptist Church in Holguin, Cuba, In the mighty name of Jesus I pray that you give the pastor and all leaders of this church wisdom in order to veer the church in the right direction, Dear God we are asking for the Government to reverse the decision for the church to leave the premises but allow them to continue using it .. Amen
    jacqueline k - Kenya
  • Thank you Father that you see into the hearts of men. Thank you that you have great love for all men. We pray that you will convict those in the government of their sins and there would be repentant hearts that turn to you and life in you. We pray that you will give wisdom to your children and a love that only comes from you to love the lost.
    Paula L - USA
  • Jesus, please clear the way for this church to be built. Let the govnment see that it would bring jobs and improve the area.
    michele r - USA
  • Heavenly Father, may our prayers for the members of Maranatha church be heard by you to bring about wisdom & help for this church to grow. I pray for favor with the Cuban government with a changed mind about the permit to build. I also ask that you strengthen the church to remain steadfast in their commitment to your standards in marriage in opposition
    Diana F - USA
  • 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
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