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

[231] prayers in [18] 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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  • Lord, please strengthen and encourage the church in Cuba. Grant wisdom and love to the believers there to share your truth with those who will listen. May they be granted favor with authorities to be able to worship you together. Remind them of their brothers and sisters around the world who love and care for them.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father we pray for this church be allowed to worship again openly. May the prayers of the saints be as strong as the mighty wind to make a change, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Jesus, send Your Holy Spirit to give wisdom and discernment to all the pastors and Christians in Amparo Gallo. Encourage and guide each leader. Strengthen the Christians and give them courage and joy even as they suffer. Bless the children and help them seek You and see through the lies.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Father, once again, your children are faced with decisions, and we need your guidance. I pray for this congregation. Give the pastor wisdom in knowing how to deal with this. Knowing of course, we are to obey you rather than man, and yet you want us to honor those over us. Guide them. Send someone who can help them in the courts. Move in Jesus' name
    polly c - USA
  • Father, you see this situation and I am glad that you are Lord over it and will always take care of your people through every difficulty. Making a way where there seems no way. I hope that this congregation has been able to meet again, but if not, please especially give the leadership wisdom and knowledge of your will in this situation.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    We pray that You would guide and direct Amparo Gallo and the congregation in his house. Show them what to do, so that Your name would be glorified! Move in hearts of the government, that they would allow this church to be able to meet!
    In the Holy name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Thank You for the faithfulness of Your people during the Covid restrictions. I ask that You will help Amparo Gallo's church to find creative ways to enable fellowship and teaching among the believers there. Give wisdom in how best to worship and serve together when gathering together as a whole is prohibited. Let them honor You in their response.
    Karen K - USA
  • Father, for you have commanded the heart of Nebuchadnezzar to recognize your glory and permitted Daniel and his friends to continue worship you. Please turn the hearts of the official according to your wish, so our brothers and sister may continue, together, to pray to you and praise you. May your blessings to this community be delivered thru them.Amen
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • 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
  • Praying for you that God open doors for meetings and to preach the gospel.
    Itzalia O - Puerto Rico
  • Father God, I pray that these restrictions in Cuba will be lifted and the churches can once again meet in homes and in person. I know you have a heart for the oppressed in Cuba and other places, dear Lord. I pray that a new government to take place in Cuba, one that honors you dear Father God. In Jesus name I pray. Amen
    Marti V - USA
  • 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
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