Pastor Osmani and his wife are being forced from their home by Cuban authorities.
Pastor Osmani and his wife are being forced from their home by Cuban authorities.
Jan. 07, 2021 | Cuba

Authorities Try to Force Church from Home

[185] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Pastor Osmani and wife.

After a two-year standoff, authorities informed a Cuban pastor on Nov. 13, 2020, that he had 24 hours to vacate his home, which functions as a house church. Housing authorities had notified Pastor Osmani Lobato in 2018 that, based on a change in a 2012 law, they were expropriating the house church located in La Palma, Cuba. Pastor Osmani had received the home after the founding pastors of the church emigrated to the United States and donated the building to the Assemblies of God denomination. Even after authorities told Osmani they were expropriating the house, the church continued to meet. When authorities again told the pastor to abandon the property, denominational leaders warned the housing authority that they would not allow the church to be dislodged. Pastor Osmani requests prayer that the church would remain open.

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  • Our father in Heaven, we ask your will would be done in this situation and that you would kill and destroy the works of the Devil for Pastor Osmani and his wife! When one part of the body suffers, we all suffer. So May the body of Christ pray, pray, pray....especially for the servants of our god in persecuted nations. God bless them so immensely. Amen!
    Alexandra C - USA
  • God, as You have so faithfully provided for Osmani and his wife, we ask that You continue to keep them united in fellowship with the community of believers You have blessed them with. We pray for their safety be priority, God, and we pray Osmani and his wife can continue serving You. May their witness bear much fruit, God. May they walk in Your wisdom
    Amanda W - USA
  • Jesus, please show Pastor Osmani Lobato and his family how to respond with Your love to everyone who harasses and accuses them. Let it be Your kindness and mercy that show in this situation. And please give the church favor in the eyes of the authorities so they can continue to meet.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Heavenly Father of Heaven and Earth. Hear Your saints in Cuba and help them keep their house church. Lord Jesus give wisdom and discernment to the Pastor and his wife in how to handle this situation. Let your peace and joy be with them regardless the outcome. We thank You for all You have done and continue to do. In Jesus Precious Name Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for Pastor Osmani and wife and their love to share the word from you. May they find favor from those who seek to do their ministry harm. Protect this church and those who worship you. Provide for their needs and keep them strong in body, mind, and spirit. Give them encouragement and support. May they feel your presence. AMEN
    SM D - USA
  • Father thank You for Pastor Osmani and his family. I pray that You would allow them to keep the church open. Please be with them and give them strength during this battle. In the Name of Yeshua, amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • I do pray that You would grant Your people the wisdom and courage to stand for You in the face of persecution. May they be dependent on Your word and trust the promises You have made to them there. May Your people be able to continue to meet and encourage one another in following You, and may they show Your love to those around them.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of hope, as brothers and sisters in Christ we unite our hearts praying for Pastor Osmani and family. We praise You for their faithfulness, that their hope is in a living God, a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, be with Pastor Lobato, his family & their church as they minister to the community. Lord protect your church. Soften the hearts of the government & put a veil over their eyes so that they ignore this church so it can go about your work. Bless the Pastor & congregation & walk beside them as they reach out to their community in your name. Praises!
    Sharon W - USA
  • Father God, change the heart of the authorities that they will rescind the order to vacate and that the church can flourish, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Praying for the church in Cuba which is cracking down on them and making it hard for the church to continue.
    margaret m - USA

  • Dear Father in Heaven, I think you for these precious believers and ask you to keep the church, Your church, open! May Pastor Osmani and his wife be strengthened in Jesus' Name. May their church continue to grow and make disciples in Jesus Name! Bless them Lord with your favor, we pray!
    Marian P - USA
  • Father I pray that you intervene in their behalf. I praise your name for their faithfulness to fight against those who would remove them and try to disband the church. Father soften the hearts of those working in the housing authority. Bring them to you, change their hearts. Protect your children Lord and give them strength to continue the fight. Amen.
    Aleasha M - USA
  • Dear God, please allow this pastor and his congregation to continue to meet. Stop the authorities from their persecution, and may those authorities come to faith in Jesus Christ very soon. Bless Cuba with a great Revival and Awakening, dear Lord, for Your Glory!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father I pray that somehow this house church will be able to remain open. I pray that the Cuban authorities will have a change of heart and allow this church to remain open. I pray for wisdom and courage for Pastor Osmani and his wife in dealing with this difficult situation. God bless them and their house church.
    Paul K - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, the God of all comfort, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Osmani. We continue to pray for family, for provisions, a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord of Hosts, You are sovereign over all the affairs of men. You have allowed the authorities to do this to Your children. We know that You do not make mistakes at all. May You be glorified in all of this. Please cause the church to be able to continue to meet. Please work in the hearts of the officials to bring them to salvation.
    Susan B - USA
  • Lord, thieves and those who don't know you will always find ways to steal and abuse the righteous, because they follow Satan. Please HELP Pastor and his wife and all believers in Cuba to continue worship services unhindered. You are the great provider. May the church grow and the oppressors be convicted of their sins. Praise Jesus.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Thank You Father for the courage of our Cuban brothers and sisters. Thank You for the strength and beauty of Your Bride in Cuba. We trust You to provide for Pastor Osmani and his family, and we ask that You will strengthen their faith and their testimony as they wait on You for the provision of their needs. Keep their church open, if that pleases You.
    Toni D - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven, I think you for these precious believers and ask you to keep the church, Your church, open! May Pastor Osmani and his wife be strengthened in Jesus' Name. May their church continue to grow and make disciples in Jesus Name! Bless them Lord with your favor, we pray!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Father God we trust your power to keep the doors of Pastor Osmani's church open. I pray that you keep them from harm and let the authorities do the right thing and give the church their property. Cuba is the Lord's and all its fulness and those who fellowship at Assemblies Of God in that community. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Oh Abba, my dear brother in Christ is taking much abuse and hardship to be Your light to all those around! Do exceedingly & abundantly more than he could think of imagine. Give him abundant finances to assist him as well as others. Provide the greatest angelic protection. Send the sinners to him so they may hear the Gospel in Jesus Name! Glory Glory!
    Sam C - USA
  • Father God, place Your all-powerful hand on Cuban Pastor Osmani & his wife & their house-church home. Work in this situation, Spirit, for Your Church. Bless all the house-churches in Cuba. We ask for resources, wisdom for Christians & softened hearts of the housing authorities. Take care of these lives in persecution as only You can. Amen.
    Marlyne P - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers. Please encourage them in your Word, please open other doors for them, please provide for them. Grant them a steadfast faith and that they would be a bright light shining for You.
    In Jesus' great name,
    Lis S - USA
  • Help this pastor get a new church building.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I pray that Pastor Osmani& His wife will be able to remain at their home and church property because they are witnesses to the power of the cross. Your precious blood saves sinners, even oppressive sinners in high places. Heavenly Father keep their housing, health, & lives secure. Hide them from the enemy. Holy Spirit you are in Cuba.
    Rosalind W - USA
  • Father God, please make the way to keep this church open and functioning. Please give grace and favor with the authorities that have the power to close the church. Cause them to decide to leave the curch and pastor alone. Let it be seen as a great victory over the enemies of Christ that You may receive all the praise. Give courage to Osmani and wife.
    Sharon L - USA
  • Lord send your Holy Spirit to intervene in Pastor Osmani's situation to continue to live & hold church in his house. Give them wisdom, creativity, strength, hope, peace and your love. Provide for them physically & spiritually. Bring many to salvation & into a deeper relationship with you thru this situation & in this area. Cause a revival there!
    Angie E - USA
  • Father God, I pray that Pastor Osmani and his wife will remain steadfast in their faith and that You will make a way for their church to remain open so that Your love can be shown to this community and many others come to know Christ. Please bless and protect them and use them to help build your kingdom.
    Helen W - USA
    MIRIAM S - Argentina
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