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

[159] prayers in [13] 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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  • 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
  • Father you are able to deliver your people and we ask that you would deliver victory into the hands of Pastor Osmani. We pray that they would find favour in you. They need a place of worship and we ask that they will be able to remain in the house that was given to them. Father we ask and believe you for this in Christ name amen.
    Diane E - Canada
  • SWEET GOD ALMIGHTY please let Pastor Osmani and his Wife stay in their home! SWEET GOD ALMIGHTY is trying to talk to you two! Always positive! I proudly work for SWEET GOD ALMIGHTY IN THE US (have stalker, sad case)! SWEET GOD ALMIGHTY gives me great advice! REVELATION!!!! STAY STRONG IN OUR SWEET LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST! AND GOD ALM
  • Dear Father - thank you for Pastor Osmani and his wife, and the church that meets in their home. Thank you for providing this place for your local church here. I ask that you protect this property from the will of the housing authorities in Cuba. I ask that you destroy the scheme of the enemy here. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Richard B - New Zealand
  • Father God, I pray for this Pastor, his wife and the church, that you would provide for them all that they need and bless them even more than they could ever think or imagine. Please open up Cuba for the spread of the gospel and draw many into your kingdom. I pray for freedom for believers and a turning of people to Jesus. I pray for your will on earth
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord, please intervene and allow Osmani to remain and continue to peach Your Word from his home. Protect him and his wife as they witness for You. May many come to salvation through Christ Jesus as a result of Osmani sharing Your Word. In the name of Christ Jesus, AMEN!
    Linda R - USA
  • Lord you see the arm-twisting happening right where Ps O is. Strengthen the believers who worship there even as the threats keep coming. Thwart the efforts to re-possess the property by your mighty power and ingenuity. Let the worshipers not be dismayed but see the unfair claims through to the end. Be their defense and their shield. Let Ps O be strong.
    Tan-Yeo L - Singapore
  • In the name of King Jesus, our heavenly Father, as brothers and sisters in Christ we bring Pastor Osmani and family before You. We adore You for their faithfulness. We ask for provision for them, love of the King for them, a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father: Please work in the hearts of the authorities to allow Pastor Osmani's church to remain open, Give him and the leaders of the church favor in the eyes of those in charge. May they show forth the love of Christ in all they say and do. May Your Word continue to go forth in that place. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
  • God, please help this church remain open. Don't let the opposition prevail here, but show your church victorious.
    emily g - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Osmani, his wife & the church that meets in their home: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of authorities to You. May they let the pastor, his wife & other believers keep gathering. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, You said that the gates of he'll would not prevail against Your Church. I ask that the plans to clise this Church would not succeed. Grant favor with the authorities so this house of worship would remain open. Thank You Jesus. Amen
    Fabiana C - USA
  • Father, we believe You to provide for this family and congregation, and to come to their defense against the governmental authorities who would seek to dislodge them. Show Yourself mighty on their behalf, and prove once again that You are Lord. Strengthen Pastor Osmani, his wife, and their congregation with Your presence. Bring many into the Kingdom!
    Gina A - USA
  • Dear Jesus I lift up Pastor Osmani and his wife who are faithful to Your call to not forsake the assembling together. Thank You for their testimony of obeying You rather than man. Assure them of Your continual presence, and your promise to never leave them, nor forsake them. Please help them to continue to meet and be a blessing to their community.
    Betsy B - USA
  • Father, I pray that the authorities trying to force Osmani from their house church will be defeated. May they be allowed to remain open and be a blessing and witness in their community.
    Betty D - USA
  • Thank you for Pastor Osmani and his wife and church leadership remaining steadfast in following you. Change the law in Cuba to allow for your people to congregate and worship you for you alone are worthy of all their praises. Go before them with your light and truth and lead them in the eternal ways.
    Lori R - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for the faithfulness of this church as they continue to meet despite opposition from the government. Give them courage to continue being obedient to Thee and provide a way for this church to remain open. In Jesus's name, Amen.
    Rachel T - USA
  • God of the Universe, to You we humbly seek for Your power to defeat this government entity desiring to frustrate Your work. Please give Pastor Osmani and his church wisdom and courage to live for You. Please continue to grow the Church through them. All For Your Glory!
    Joe R - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We praise You for providing a house for this Cuban pastor and his family to live. We also thank You for providing a place for the saints to meet in that area of Cuba. We pray that the local government authorities will not to harass Pastor Osmani and those saints, that their church will remain open, in Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • Father God, please provide for the way to keep this church in Cuba open. You are greater than all governments a nothing can stop the preaching of your word. In Jesus name, amen!
    Gene H - USA
  • Father God we pray urgently for this pastor and church to be allowed to stay open. May your hand move upon this church to be a light to a lost and dying world. Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Lord God, we depend on you for power and wisdom. Grant Pastor Osmani Lobato insight now and boldness to speak your message of truth and faith. Guide that church community in their witness. Come bring your Kingdom to Cuba.
    Jim T - USA
  • Lord! Your hand is in everything and you are sovereign. You are stronger than the Cuban government. Your will is what will come to pass, not theirs. May you make it possible for Pastor Osmani and his wife to continue to live there and minister there. The enemy is prowling against them, but we know you are greater! Amen
    Corinna H - USA
  • Abba! I thank You that Your Son, Christ Jesus, is our High Priest before You, interceding, mediating and advocating for Pastor Lobato, his wife and his flock. We come to Your throne of grace with confidence receiving mercy and the grace to help Pastor Robato in this time of need. Thank You for Your Son, Christ Jesus. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for your Word spreading in Cuba. May Pastor Osmani stand firm and his church and others that are suffering persecution be able to remain open. Bring your presence in dreams and visions to all who persecute so the world may come to know you as the way, the truth and the life. In Jesus mighty and powerful name. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Dear Father, we pray for this house church to remain open and able to serve its community. May you bless Pastor Osmani and his wife, along with the congregation under their care, with everything they need to continue sharing the good news of your kingdom; in the name of Jesus, amen!
    Edwin P - USA
  • Father, preserve and protect Pastor Osmani, his wife and the believers who meet in their home for worship, instruction and fellowship. May the Cuban authorities reconsider their decision to expropriate Pastor Osmani's home and instead allow it to stay open. Bless the flock whom the pastor shepherds and prepare them to endure suffering for Jesus' sake.
    Patrick V - USA
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