Members of the radical group stand outside the church. Credit: Middle East Concern.
Members of the radical group stand outside the church. Credit: Middle East Concern.
Apr. 23, 2020 | Israel

Messianic Jews Harassed by Ultra-Orthodox

[224] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Messianic Jews.

Messianic Jews in the city of Arad have faced ongoing harassment from a group of ultra-Orthodox Jews, but they are thankful that their most recent interaction was more peaceful. A large population of ultra-Orthodox Jews lives in Arad, and groups often stand outside the Messianic meeting place to curse and insult those entering the building. A few months ago, members of an extremist Jewish group scouted the homes of Messianic congregation members, noting the license plates of their vehicles. In January, two ultra-Orthodox men visited the Messianic meeting place, taking photos of the inside of the building and of workers there. On Feb. 22, a small group of ultra-Orthodox gathered outside the Messianic meeting place before a service, but instead of cursing attendees they simply tried to dissuade them from attending. The Messianic Jews used the opportunity to pray for the men and explain that Jesus is their Messiah. Pray that those harassing the Messianic Jews will come to faith in Jesus Christ.

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  • God our Heavenly Father, please draw these children to you through your son Christ Jesus. Lead them to the truth in your word that Jesus in the true Messiah they have been waiting for. Keep the Messianic Jews in Arad under your protection and grow and keep them in their faith. Amen.
    Rebekah R - USA
  • Lord, May they see that Jesus is the Messiah. Soften their hearts that they may believe before the Lord's return and miss the rapture. May they hear the words from Yahweh our God to trust in his son who came to redeem mankind. Guide and direct the believers who trust in you. Give them the strength to stand and win others to you as they were won.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Father God i pray for all our Sisters and Brothers in prayer. Comfort them and give them strength and peace in the midst of persecution in Jesus name Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Father God, let the people of Jesus be reminded that ALL humans apart from Christ can only hate. That is why He came and gave His life to save us from our sins. We praise Him. Hate and violence will never extinguish Your powerful plan and never separate us from the love of Christ. Let the love of JESUS be made known in Israel and all over the world.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father God I pray for Messianic Jews throughout the world who are persecuted for being followers of Jesus Christ your Son. Give them grace to love those behind persecutions and forgive them for the lack of knowledge regarding the Messiah. I also pray for our Jewish brothers and sisters who stand in opposition to message of the cross, open their eyes.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father, we will always have those who will not listen. I pray for these who oppose your children. I pray that you put the words in the mouth of those who belong to you and help them to share the truth with these who are harassing them. I pray your Spirit would open their eyes. You have promised to reward all that seek you with your presence. Anoint!
    polly c - USA
  • Lord Jesus bless these Messianic Jews as they stand strong in their faith. Send your Holy Spirit to them to provide guidance and wisdom. Send other Christians to them to help them grow in their faith and provide community. Give them courage and strength to stay strong in their faith. Provide for their needs. Give them comfort, peace and love
    Angie E - USA
  • Dear God,
    Praise the Lord that some more recent meetings between these groups have been more peaceful. Lord, I pray that we may come together as one family in Christ. I pray for those demoralized by the insults of the ultra-Orthodox. Please protect these people from further harm. May love win. God bless. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Oh Father God I thank you for your intervention of peace between these groups I pray that Your message of love for Jesus Christ will give eyes to see,ears to hear that they may be saved! Help them to believe the Truth the Light and the Way! Hallelujah In Christ Amen!
    Pat D - Canada
  • Father God, Open ears to hear you in this situation. Open minds to perceive you. Open eyes to see you. Father make the comfort of your presence be felt strongly by those who are being persecuted. Please bring them a strong anointing. I ask for a miracle in this situation. In the name of Jesus AMEN
    Sarah L - USA
  • Give these new Christians the strength of the early apostles and help them gain faith .
    Debbie V - USA
  • I pray for these messianic Jews that are being harassed by the ultra orthodox Jews in Israel. I pray that you would anoint them with the power of the Holy Spirit and that they would have something that these other Jews feel provoked to have which is Jesus himself. I pray you will draw them into faith and salvation in Jesus " Name.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father I pray for these Messianic Jews did they will remain strong during this opposition to their belief that Jesus is their Messiah. And then they will have you are Spirit speak through them is they try to tell others from the scripture that Jesus is indeed the Messiah. In his name I pray amen
    William S - USA
  • Abba, please continue to work in the hearts of the persecutors. For they too are your sons and daughters! Please open their eyes so they can see and receive our Lord Yeshua! Also, be with your faithful servants always, keeping them clothed and fed as promised! Just as you have the lily of the field, be their caretaker, because they need you Lord. Amen!
    Bre D - USA
  • Abba, please continue to work in the hearts of the persecutors. For they too are your sons and daughters! Please open their eyes so they can see and receive our Lord Yeshua! Also, be with your faithful servants always, keeping them clothed and fed as promised! Just as you have the lily of the field, be their caretaker, because they need you Lord. Amen!
    Bre D - USA
  • Lord, please arm the messianic jews with prophecy from Isaiah 53 and other messianic scriptures. I pray that you will open their hearts that they be open to the prophecies and receive Jesus as their Messiah.
    Evi B - USA
  • Lord we thank you for Israel and our messianic brothers and sister who are trying to spread the good news of the gospel. Lord please give them wisdom and utterance so that people will accept You as their Lord and Savior. We thank you for softening their hearts so that Your Word will penetrate. Heavenly Father we love You and want to serve You! Amen!!!!
    Donna H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Messianic Jews in Israel: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the eyes of Jews around them to their Messiah. Bring the ultra-Orthodox Jews harassing them to repentance. Bring peace to Israel. In Jesus' Name.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Almighty God, I thank you that these believers have faith in Yeshua and continue to worship you as Messiah. Lord, I pray that their testimony will have an impact on many Jews and give them curiosity about the gospel. I pray that you will draw them into your kingdom. Glorify the name of Jesus in Israel and show them that Jesus is Messiah. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Holy Father, thank You that there was a softening of the ultra-Orthodox, and may their hearts become rich ground for the sowing of Your word. Be with the believers as they practice Jesus' teaching on love and forgiveness. May there be a harvest of souls who come to know Jesus and are added to Your family. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Father in heaven, give these Jews a jealousy that leads to their conversion as they learn who thou truly art and what thou hast done for the sons of Israel and all the world.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    These are Your chosen people; we know how deep Your love is for them. We pray that the one harassing the Messianic Jews will realize through their witness that you are their Messiah. Touch their hears for Your kingdom. Shine Your light and blessings on these who are boldly standing for You.
    In the blessed name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father we thank you that you are Lord, we pray that the body of Christ will be united, please bring the unsaved to your saving knowledge, restore the backsliders and uphold the believers that are persecuted and afflicted. Lord let more souls be won to your kingdom in Jesus name.
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Yes, Lord please help the ultra-Orthodox Jews would come to faith in You Jesus. May they see & be converted by the amazing grace God gives the Messianic Jews to pray for and love their persecutors. Bless, protect the Messianic Jews Lord and give them peace that passes all understanding. We thank You Lord for protecting them!
    Anne W - USA
  • LORD, thank You for these Messianic Jews and continuing to give them boldness and courage in spite of persecution. Continue to allow Your Word to not return empty. Awaken Your Truth within those harassing Your flock, drawing them to Your throne of Grace. For Your Glory!
    Joe R - USA
  • Most High, turn the hearts of these Jews to see from scripture that Jesus is who they say he is not. By your Spirit let them see the truth.
    mark h - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for these brothers and sisters in Christ and their willingness to follow You despite persecution from their neighbors. I pray that You would strengthen them in their faith, knowing that all costs are worth pursuing You. I pray that those harassing the Messianic Jews will come to faith in Jesus, knowing that He is the Messiah sent by You
    Lysander S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I thank You for the heart You have given the Messianic Jews for those who are persecuting them. May they have many opportunities to declare the hope they have in You as their Messiah. May relationships be formed that will allow for deeper conversations, and may there be many who come to worship You as their Savior.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Praise to you heavenly Father for our brothers in Christ who see Jesus Christ as the Messiah in their Jewish tradition. Thank you that they can see Christ our Savior & help them on their path to salvation in Jesus. We pray that their faithfulness be a spark for other Jewish believers to finally see our Christ as Messiah for all. In Jesus holy name Amen
    Robert C - Canada
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