Anti-missionary groups oppose Messianic (Christian) meetings.
Anti-missionary groups oppose Messianic (Christian) meetings.
Oct. 08, 2020 | Israel

Congregation Facing Repeated Harassment from Anti-Missionaries

[197] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Beit Hallel Messianic Congregation.

The Beit Hallel Messianic Congregation in Ashdod, southern Israel has experienced systematic harassment from the local anti-missionary group. The attacks include intimidation, harassment, fear tactics, vandalism, curses, chanting, blocking the entrance to the church and disrupting services. The congregation initially won a court case against its harassers and obtained a restraining order, but that restraining order has been repeatedly ignored and violated. Ultra-Orthodox anti-missionary groups, such as Yad L'Achim, oppose Christian activity in Israel. Messianic Jews are Jews who recognize Jesus as the Messiah, but groups like Yad L’Achim do not see Messianics as true Jews. Pray for these Christians in the region as persecution from orthodox groups continues to increase.

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  • Father, comfort, protect and give peace to the Christians in the Beit Hallel Messianic Church in Israel. Show them your love, help them to witness of your forgiveness and salvation. May they be a shining light to the one true God. In Jesus name.
    Rhonda F - USA
  • Father God, I ask that you convict the extremists in Israel who oppress and abuse the people of Christ. dispel the lies and let them know the coming wrath if they do not repent: that their schemes will NOT prevail. Please protect all Christians in Israel and let them be united in Christ and a light to the world. Thank you for sending Jesus to us all!
    Kathy G - USA
  • OLORD, you love Israel. Open their eyes to the Messiah you sent. May they see Jesus for who he truly is. Bind the evil one who drives Yad L'achim and closes their heart to your love and forgiveness. May the witness of Beit Hallel change their heart of stone to a heart of flesh, as said by God. Bless and grow Beit Hallel to a beautiful house of God.
    SM D - USA
  • Our Father, thank You that there are no difference between Jews or Greeks. Because of Jesus Christ we are all Your children. Thank You for adopting us one by one. Please send calls of faith to all the members of Yad L'Achim, and let them born new. In the name of Jeesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Jesus, we know that You fellowship with those who are persecuted by the children of physical Abraham, as You were persecuted in the same way. Strengthen our brothers and sisters who have come to know You as Messiah; give them supernatural wisdom to minister to those upon whose hearts the veil remains. Capture their hearts as You did Saul's!
    Gina A - USA
  • Father, you see these who persecute your children. You know they are blinded by Satan. I pray you move in this region, Give your children wisdom and boldness in dealing with those who oppose them. Open the eyes of the blind, shake them, Lord. Guide those who are truly serving you. Use them for your glory.
    polly c - USA
  • Lord help these messianic Jews to stand strong and be encouraged in their faith in Ashdod. Help them to be a light despite the persecution and continue to meet. Soften the hearts of these Orthodox Jews to see the error of their acts. Help justice to be served by the authorities and help them not to ignore the ill treatment that is going on. In Jesus
    Cynthia H - USA
  • Lord, please guide, guard and give courage to Beit Hallel Messianic Congregation in Ashdod. I pray that they are able to proclaim the wonder and knowledge and love of Yeshua, and may their witnessing bear much fruit. May they stay encouraged and firm in the faith when facing harsh opposition. Amen.
    Alicia N - USA
  • Father, I would like to pray for my brothers and sisters in Israel. The population of Christians has dwindled down considerably as it is. Protect those who are already enlightened and help bring others through the gospel through them and your Holy Spirit. Protect them from the enemy meanwhile and bring enough peace to the area so that they may operate.
    Angela L - USA
  • Help this congregation remain loyal to their mission,
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord God, I do pray that these Christians would have wisdom and strength to stand for You. May they know how to respond to their persecutors, and I ask that the church leaders in particular would be unified in how to direct their flock. May the example of Your gospel transform the hearts of those so opposed to Your Son.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Give courage to local authorities to honor the just judgement of the protection order. Holy Spirit, work in the hearts of the judges and police to stand by Jews who honor Jeshua. Convict those who, like Saul, persecute You by persecuting Your People. Guard and give courage to Beit Hallel Messianic Congregation.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • We pray for our brothers and sisters, foreigners in their own land. May they live such good lives among those who harass them that, though the Orthodox Jews accuse them of doing wrong, they may see their good deeds and recognize the power of God on them as they walk with Him. Grant them supernatural love for their enemies and a burden for their souls.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, like Paul, the orthodox Jews are deceived and need a Damascus Road experience, in others words a personal encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that You will remove their spiritual blinders and open their deaf ears to come to a saving knowledge of Yeshua, the Messiah. Protect, encourage and mature the Beit Hallel Messianic Congregation.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Lord, please be with these believers. What joy to be Jewish Christians, to accept You as Messiah as a Jew. What a special calling! Please help them to live this out. Please soften these Orthodox believers' hearts and call them to a higher love. Lord, we pray they would recognize You as Messiah, as well. Please draw near and encourage and protect.
    Amy G - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We lift up the Best Hallel Messianic Congregation and all the Christians in the area. Continue to give them strength, courage and wisdom as they face this on going persecution. I pray those opposing them, that they would see You as the true Messiah. May the light of these Christians flood the darkness! Work through them for all to see You!
    Madison F - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the congregation of Beit Hallel. Please keep them encouraged and on fire in their faith against all opposition. Help them to love their persecutors and may there Witness win their persecutors over to the truth. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
  • Father thank You for the church in Israel. I pray that You would open the eyes of those in Israel to know that Jesus is the Messiah. Please be with Beit Hallel Congregation and keep the members safe and give them peace during this difficult situation. Help them know how to handle what they confront. In Yeshua's Name, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father please strengthen this group. Please help them to stand firm in their faith, to love those who persecute them and to be a powerful witness to the world.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father I pray for the Beit Hallel Messianic Congregation. May they be faithful to you and proclaim your gospel to others. I pray you would turn the hearts of these Ultra-Orthodox anti-missionary groups from their hatred to understanding and faith in you. Strengthen the faith of the Messianic congregation and may their witness bear fruit.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Holy Father God, please give this congregation favor with the authorities so that the restraining orders will be enforced. Allow them to meet in peace and safety. May they be good neighbors and citizens as a witness of Your holiness. Enable them to share the gospel in openness, truth and love so that many will recognize their Messiah and believe.
    Sharon L - USA
  • Father, please protect these believers in Jesus from evil. Help them to show love, grace and forgiveness to those harassing them. Draw the antagonistic Jews to Jesus for salvation. Give the Christians wisdom to know what to do in this situation. Please stop the attacks. Thank you. May the believers trust Jesus fully. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • I pray in Jesus name for the continued growth of the Christian community among the Messianic Jews. I pray the power of your Word will pierce the darkness in the Ultra-Orthodox anti-missionary groups. I pray that your name will be glorified thru the witness of the Holy Spirit revealing Christ's love thru those who walk in His Light & Salvation.
    Tracey B - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, we trust you for your peace to prevail in the hearts and the minds of children of Israel to be able to live with believers in Christ. Let the love of the Father fill their hearts and their minds in Christ Jesus our Lord and saviour. We pray that authorities will maintain law and order without any fear or favour.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father God, I pray for your people in Israel, that they would receive Jesus as Messiah. I pray that you would glorify His name and draw many to your kingdom. Please protect your church there and keep them safe. Help the gospel message to be proclaimed loudly and for many ears to hear and hearts to receive your free gift of salvation. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father I pray for your intervention , do command the perpretators to hold their peace and leave the other group alone to fulfil your mandate for their lives . You gives choice to every one let not the opposition try to choose for others, grant protection to those that suffering harassment, and command the aggression to cease, grant understanding
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father, I pray for the salvation of every Jew and the peace of Jerusalem. These Messianic Jews in Israel are experiencing persecution from the Jewish orthodoxy just like the early church did. I ask for Your favor to rest upon them and that You would supply their needs and protect them from all evil. Pour out Your Spirit upon Israel to save the lost.
    Alan G - USA
  • Lord I lift up these dear groups. May they be hidden in Christ. Surely Lord You bless the righteous and surround them with YOur favor as w a shield. PS 5:12. TY Lord they ARE growing stronger in You through all they have endured. Encircle them w encouraging believers. We lift up the persecutors. May they have their eyes & hearts opened in Jesus' N
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father, I thank You that for the Beit Hallel Messianic Congregation that, in Your strength, is currently enduring the persecution coming against them. I pray Your hand of protection to continue over them and that their steadfast witness will be a light unto those who oppose Your truth. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Nancy E - USA
  • Father, Protect and provide safety to the Messianic Jewish community. They are true Jews in that they accept Jesus as their Messiah. Keep them strong in their time of persecution and may they reach others who do not follow Jesus.
    Betty D - USA
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