Orthodox Jews harass Messianic Christians arriving for a worship service. (World Watch Monitor)
Orthodox Jews harass Messianic Christians arriving for a worship service. (World Watch Monitor)
Jul. 11, 2019 | Israel

Most Messianic Congregations Lack Official Approval

[203] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Messianic Congregations.

While a few Messianic Christian churches in Israel have been able to obtain official nonprofit status and its accompanying benefits, most of the more than 300 Messianic congregations in the country have not. “This requires legal work as well as the approval of the Ministry of the Interior,” said VOM’s regional director for the Middle East. “Most congregations face challenges in becoming official, government-recognized churches.” Pray that more Messianic congregations will be able to gain nonprofit status so they can function as publicly recognized churches.

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  • Father God, I ask in the name of Jesus for the spirit of sin and stubbornness in Israel to be BROKEN so ALL will receive their Messiah, the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Please let Your Spirit reign over the "Messianic" congregations and compel them to proclaim the NAME OF JESUS without fear. He is the only name and the only way to salvation!
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father, In your own country, such persecution of you, nothing new. Lord protect your people, giving favor with officials and others, may salvation come to this nation as your followers live for you faithfully. Fill you own with love and faith to endure and may Isreal be a saved nation for your glory. Amen.
    kathy C - USA
  • Father, let justice be done in Your holy land! Speak to those in authority to acknowledge these churches to have the freedom to worship and the ability to operate legally. In Jesus name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Our Father, we truly understand
    Loyalty - Duty - Respect - Selfless Service -
    Honor - Integrity and Personal Courage but we need Your help to press through, so help us! In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Keep our fellow Christians safe.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord, You know what Your believers need & what is needed for their houses of worship. May Your purposes for them be fulfilled in Jesus' Name. We lift up the harassers. May their hearts be softened as they are drawn by Your Spirit.. May they turn to You, may eyes and hearts be opened. The banner of Jesus Christ flows over Israel in Jesus' Name.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father, while these Christians have freedom to worship, they still face persecution. May those who mock and harass them see Jesus living through them and want to know Him for themselves. Open the way for more of these churches to gain non-profit status. Give wisdom and guidance to the leaders in how to deal with this issue. Thank You! Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, thank You for Your Church in Israel. Thank You that they shine Your light to people You love. Father, keep giving them the grace to do this as they become publicly known. I pray specifically that as these congregations become public non-profit organizations, the fact that Your people will risk this will make Your love known to others. Amen!
    Sindre Hellenes G - Norway
  • Lord Jesus, I thank You for these true believers You have raised up in Israel. May they be able to be recognized as churches and therefore be able to spread Your gospel to more people. Give them wisdom and patience and grace as they participate in the legal processes and may Your glory shine forth gloriously from their transformed lives.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for being with Your people and thank You for giving us wisdom to bless and support them. I want to ask Your favour to the Messianic Christian Churches. Please let them find away to open their doors and welcome people to hear the gospel. Please help Messianic Jews; let them live and work for You. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Heavenly Father thank you for these Messianic believers. Show them Your ways, teach them Your paths, leave them in Your truth. Plead their cause with those who strive against them so that these churches may be legally proclaiming Your Truth that your way may be known on Earth and your salvation to all Nations
    Julie C - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for all the Messianic churches in Israel; Lord be with them, encourage them and strengthen them. I pray they would all be able to function as publicly recognized churches. May Your name be glorified and their faith be powerful!
    In the precious name of Jesus Christ, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Lord I lift up these non-profit churches and pray that You would hold them in the palm of Your hand. I pray for them to gain status and be recognized. I lift up any needs they may have, whether its staff or finances or peace or hope or godliness. I ask that You would provide abundantly and that they would know it is You who deserves the glory for it.
    Joy H - USA
  • Jesus, give Your gospel freedom amongst Your people in Israel. May Your justice and mercy flow through Your chosen people, and bring many to Your salvation.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Father I pray for Messianic Churches to gain nonprofit status . I pray protection around these believers that the gospel may continue to go forth in Jesus name
    Ann S - USA
  • Lord, may your Word no return void among the Jewish communities around the globe. From Jerusalem to Chicago to NYC to L.A., may Jews come to faith in THEIR Messiah, Christ our Lord. May they see that they are the original branch, that they fit naturally into this Tree of Life, whereas the rest of us were grafted in, contrary to nature.
    Mark M - USA
  • Praise You Lord for the 300 congregations who know that Messiah has come and are worshiping Him there in the Holy Land. We know that no one and nothing can thwart Your purposes. So we ask You to move the hands of the officials necessary to facilitate their becoming registered if this is Your best for them. You are able to provide for them without it.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father in Heaven You alone are worthy of all praise! We praise You and thank You for every single Messianic believer in Israel! Come to the aid of these Congregations and let no weapon formed against them prosper! Most of all give them a powerful witness of Messiah Yeshua, the Salvation of Israel! In His powerful Name, Amen
    Maria T - USA
  • Lord God, You have established Yourself as the One True God of Israel. Father, i pray that the saving knowledge of Your Son be proclaimed throughout the Holy Land. i pray for the Messianic churches to receive the non profit status they need to proclaim the Glory of Jesus Christ and it's in His Wonderful Name i pray... Amen!!!
    Larry E - USA
  • Señor jehova tenemos está tan especial petición, en tu pueblo escogido rogamos por que muy pronto tus iglesias sean reconocidas públicamente, y que las personas puedan atender a tu evangelio. Quita señor esa seguera espiritual, para que tu santo pueblo pueda venir muy pronto a tus pies, rogamos pues que obres para que el proceso sea pronto. Amen
    Sylvia L - USA
  • Lord, we pray for Messianic churches in Israel. Please keep these believers unified and growing. We ask that you give them favor with the appropriate people in government to grant them official status as nonprofit organizations. Thank you that you are not limited by human opposition. Increase these believer's faith as they wait on you.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father God i pray that you will provide for our Brothers and sisters. Open Doors that no man can close in Jesus mighty name Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Jesus- bless your beloved people in Israel. Help them to stand firm in the midst of their trials. May they be a light to those still living in darkness.
    Adrienne S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for members of the Messianic Christian Churches: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. May these congregations gain nonprofit status in order to function officially. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we Plead Your Holy Blood over the Body of Christ in Israel; Please Cause Your Peace, Love, Truth, Justice, and Word to go forth and Prevail, and Order their steps. Please Change and Open the hearts of the Jews to You, and Cause them to Truly Repent, Believe in, Follow, and Grow in You according to Your Will, In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' HOLY NAME, we lift the Body of Christ in Israel up to You. The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, the Jews, and the government from using anything against them. Please Grant the Body of Christ Your Protection, Fortitude, Way to fellowship and spread Your Gospel to others and each other, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Father, I lift up to You, your children in Israel. I ask that You would open doors for them, that they might receive nonprofit status, enabling them to serve you more efficiently. And for those congregations that do not yet have it, I ask that you would grant them favor and growth and maybe even an interest among the young people due to their status
    Andrew B - USA
  • Praying for God's work in Israel. Praying the gospel will continue to be able to be presented without deterence. Praying that more Messianic congregations will be able to gain nonprofit status so they can function as publicly recognized churches. Thankyou for Your work in Israel!
    margaret m - USA
  • Father I pray for these messianic congregations in Israel that you would protect their right to be in Israel and be recognized so that the Jews will come to Jesus. We pray for the Holy Spirit to pour out on your people Israel and that she will open her heart to Jesus and know that he is the Savior of Israel and the world. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for members of these Messianic Christian Churches: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. May their congregations gain nonprofit status & function in an official capacity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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