Amparo Gallo's congregation has been banned from gathering by the Cuban government.
Amparo Gallo's congregation has been banned from gathering by the Cuban government.
Oct. 28, 2021 | Cuba

Government Prohibits Church from Meeting

[219] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Amparo Gallo and congregation.

A house church of 1,000 members has been banned from gathering for services by the Cuban government. In recent weeks, the government announced that churches in Cuba could begin meeting again in person on Sunday, Oct. 10. On Oct. 8, however, Amparo Gallo’s house church in Santa Clara received word from the government that it would not be allowed to meet for in-person services. Pray for God's wisdom for these brothers and sisters as they determine how to honor God amid the Cuban government's restrictions, and pray that the government will lift the restrictions.

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  • I pray that this congregation would have wisdom to honor You in this difficult situation. May they have profitable interactions with government leaders, and may hearts be softened as they consider this case. May these believers be strengthened and encouraged in their faith, even as they cannot meet in person.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, give innovation and creativity to this church on how they can meet together and meet each others needs. Grow their faith and help them be strong in the Lord. May the government cease from making biased decisions and recognize the benefits of the church. Glorify yourself in the situation and may your will be done. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father God, human governments don't know that "God is not contained within four walls." His Spirit reigns in the hearts of Your people who've been forgiven by the blood of Jesus. You will make a way for them to congregate in different ways even in smaller groups. Help the people of Cuba to pray, keep their eye on you, and grow in Christ.
    Kathy G - USA
  • In the glorious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for the faithfulness of Amparo Gallo and congregation. We ask that they be conformed to the image of Jesus, a hedge of protection placed around them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. I ask wisdom for these brothers & sisters as they determine how to honor God amid the Cuban government's restrictions, &that the government will lift the restrictions. I commit all else into Your capable Hands. In Jesus' Faithful Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • God, you have said that where 2 or 3 are gathered in your name, you are right there. You help this church endure this persecution. Thank you that you will do this. Amen.
    Gustav J - USA
  • Lord I pray for those who are told not to meet. I pray they would have wisdom, discernment and hope as they figure out what to do. I pray they would fervently pray, seek You and be led to worship You. I pray for them to be united and held together as they go about their day to day. I pray for those stopping them from meeting to see the Truth of You.
    Joy H - USA
  • Please Lord send help to your children the heart of the king is in your hand
    Adekola A - USA
  • Thank You for those churches in Cuba that are now allowed to meet in person. Bless them and encourage them to make Your name known through their worship and witness. Grant wisdom for the members of Amparo Gallo's house church as they determine how to fellowship and honor You amid the government-imposed restrictions. Move the officials in their favor.
    Toni D - USA
  • O Lord, your word tells us to submit to the governing authorities, yet we also see times people had to defy demands of authorities because it went against your higher calling. Grant Ampao Gallo & his congregation wisdom in this tension to respond according to your will. Strengthen them with courage and humility. Change the minds of the officials. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • dear father, i ask that you may make possible a way for our brothers and sisters to meet in worship and attend services. give them wisdom and help them find a way to minister to each other. may your light shine through them, jesus and change the hearts of their oppressors. please provide bibles for them to read to feed on your word. amen
    esther l - Germany
  • Bring courage strength and provide and change the hearts of the government in Jesus name of Lord
    Sherry S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father. Thank you for the many blessings you have given to Amaro Gallo and the congregation. Through their unity and faith allow this to bring a change of heart to the government. In Jesus's name. Amen.
    Karen C - USA
  • Precious Lord, please open up these restrictions which limit these brothers and sisters from meeting in person. Your word says not to forsake the gathering...You are able. In Jesus name I pray, Amen
    Della H - USA
  • Oh God, I pray that you would move upon the government of Cuba to lift these restrictions and allow the church to have in person services. Encourage the leaders as they look for different methods of worship and sharing the Word to their church members.
    Gwendolyn M - USA
  • Father, Please give Amparo Gallo and congregation inventive ways to continue to meet and honor You with their praise and adoration. I pray that the Holy spirit would work in the hearts of government officials to determine to lift worship restrictions in Cuba, in Christ's name. Amen !
    john b - USA
  • Father God,
    You promise to bless Your children who are persecuted for the Kingdom and for righteousness! Please encourage Amparo Gallo and his congregation to not be dismayed and trust You. Give them wisdom to determine how to honor You amid the government's restrictions. Move the hearts of the government officials to lift the restrictions. InJesus
    Debbie D - USA
  • Father, we lift before You our Cuban brothers and sisters. Please grant them wisdom as they attempt to honor You and worship You alone. We ask that You will work in the hearts of the authorities there to reverse the restrictions on worship. Strengthen their hearts in Christ Jesus and guide them to a solution. May they stand firm for Jesus
    Gail M - USA
  • Lord You say that You place the governments in their positions, so now we ask that You will change the thinking of this government. We pray for freedom to gather in Your name regardless of where it is. Lord we ask for strength for this church and its leadership. We ask you for protection on this family. We ask this in Jesus mighty name!
    LaVoy N - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray that what the cuban government does to stop believers from gathering will become a blessing & opportunity as the Holy Spirit leads Amparo & congregation through this time of persecution. May your light shine bright in each believer as they continue to trust & worship you individually or where 2 or 3 are able to gather.
    Tracey B - USA
  • Father, I pray that the government of Cuba will favor the Christians there. That they will lift all restrictions and that they will be free to worship you! Bless Pastor Gallo and his congregation and may no weapon formed against them prosper in Jesus' name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father in Heaven. Please encourage these believers above the disappointment from the restriction. Keep their faith strong and grant them your grace through the persecutions. I pray that you will miraculously cause the restrictions to be released. Please cause your Word to go out forcefully and that many in Cuba will be added to the redeemed. Amen
    John S - USA
  • Dear Lord, these people are in a difficult spot. Please help them to know what you want them to do, and help them to be strong. I pray for however they have to fellowship right now that it would be very nice. I also pray for the government that they would let them be to worship freely. Please help the government in knowing You in Jesus name amen.
    Sierra H - USA
  • Lord,we know that You know&see all thingsThe government is threatened by what this church can do together&is attempting to break them up so that their impact is less.However,our Christian brothers&sisters can meet in smaller groups&continue to impact the country.Lord, please be with this church&as they honor You may Your glory shine brightly4all to see
    Donna H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers in Cuba. Please cause the government to allow them to meet again. Regardless, we please strengthen them for the battle, helping them stand firm in the faith, never losing hope. Help them to be a bright shining light for the gospel.
    In Jesus,
    Amen
    Lis S - USA
  • Father, I pray cancel any assignments of the enemy that would hinder the spreading of your Word and the deepening understanding of it. Lord, I ask for favor with the government to allow the house church the opportunity to gather for worship and for wisdom for the church leaders to know what you would have them do during this time. In Jesus' name. Amen.
    Maria L - USA
  • Help Amparo Gallo and his congregation meet without government inference.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord, I ask that this church in Cuba be able to meet again in person soon. Please give Amparo Gallo and the other leaders wisdom in how to honor you amid the restrictions placed on them by the Cuban government.
    Christa B - USA
  • Praise you Father for we know that we are the church. Let the pastor find direction in the scriptures through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Keep love, unity, and peace flowing through the membership. May they experience an increase of Faith and willingness to share the gospel during this time especially. To the glory of God the Father, Amen.
    Chdryl H - USA
  • Father I lift up this congregation before Your throne for wisdom and guidance. Please show them how to proceed - how to continue to grow and disciple their members and community in the face of the government restrictions. Please grant them favor with officials and provide for their needs. May they be salt & light for the Kingdom. In Jesus's name, Ame
    Beth G - USA
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