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

[184] 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, 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
  • Dear Jesus may you surround your people in Beit Hallel Messianic congregation and may You hold them close to You. May the surrounding communities see how deep, how wide, how far, and how vast Your love is through them. Lord would you hold them so closely to Your heart and keep their faith alive. Would their enemies become their brothers and sisters
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your great love for our brothers and sisters in Israel suffering persecution. Lord I pray that You will guard them and strengthen them. I pray that their lives will be a witness to their persecutors and that many would find Christ by their testimony. Give them courage to continue living for Your glory, in Jesus' name
    Barry D - USA
  • father in Jesus name we pray for Messianic Church who just like the apostles In the new testament met opposition proclaiming you as the messiah and they stood fast I pray you will strengthen them as they stand fast as they share your word that Jesus died on the cross and fullfilled the law by becoming the sacrificial Lamb open their eyes to thruth
    Naomi L - Bahamas, The
  • Please may they turn to You, O Lord. May they know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Soften their hearts so they may be convicted by the Holy Spirit and be converted to Christianity. Please may Your will be done in all things. You are so so so good God. In the most powerful name I pray in, of Jesus, amen.
    Ife K - United Kingdom
  • Lord in the land if your birth bring peace to the Beit Hallel congregation. Lord use them to reach their fellow Jewish citizens. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Father please help all Messianic Jews to humbly worship & serve You & to love those who persecute them. May their sweet spirit in Christ be an effective draw for the Orthodox Jews. Help them take their stand in Christ but with grace & kindness. Please remove the veil that darkens Jews' hearts so they see & embrace the Way, the Truth & the Life!
    Carolann P - Canada
  • Dear Lord We know that Jewish converts must warm your heart. I pray for this group of believers that they will find peace to worship you in their land. in Jesus Name, Amen
    Paula M - USA
  • Father, we pray for the Best Hallel Messianic and other churches in Israel to remain in You. We pray for much fruit and to grow in faith. We pray for blessings upon them and needs be met. We pray for repentance for Yad L'Achim and other anti-mission groups to see You. We pray for their eyes to be open and conviction to happen. In Jesus name, amen.
    Benjamin C - USA
  • In almost every epistle Paul wrote, he warns sternly against the habits of Judaism trying to force Christians to go back to Judaism. This has not changed for over 1990 years. Please FATHER, as I say in almost each prayer, please help each Christian to have a hard copy of YOUR HOLY WORD. It is so necessary for growth in faith. THANK YOU FATHER.
    Bobby C - USA
  • Dear Jesus Let Your Love be revealed through effective witness of your followers in Israel.
    Fill these Witness with Your Spirit of Truth. Let these protesters come to know you through the positive witness of these followers just as in the case of early ACTS Christians.

    In Jesus Name We Pray...
    Neelesh D - India
  • Dear GOD, I pray that You will show Yourself to these harrassers that You fight for Your Children. I pray that these believers will be encouraged and strengthened by You. That they will continue to REJOICE in You and not to lose heart and they know that You will not leave nor forsake them. In JESUS Name Amen.
    Michael M - USA
  • Lord, only You can open the eyes of the blind and unstop the ears of the deaf so that they can know Jesus as Savior. We ask that You remove the veil that is covering the anti-missionary group's hearts and minds. Thank You for the court siding with the congregation. Strengthen this congregation, may they forgive and love their persecutors.
    Beth P - USA
  • Blessed Father of Heaven, we place congregation Beit Hallel at the foot of the cross. Open the eyes of the non believers and in your mercy may you reveal your son Yeshua to every Jewish person.
    May you dispatch your Holly angels to protect our brothers and sisters. May your church prevail so that all Israel will call to you.
    In Jesus name, Amen.
    Randy S - USA
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