As people on mission with God, we understand that everything flows out of our relationship with Him. We pray with passion and persistence for His kingdom to come and His will to be done in every way and move forward as He leads us.
- Core prayer team
- Mission Intercessor prayer guide
- Scripture prayers
We at EMM believe that God is calling us into "ridiculous” amounts of prayer.
So we are looking for intercessors willing to commit to one hour of EMM-related prayer each week. These intercessors will receive a monthly email with one or two priority prayer requests to help guide their prayers.
No meetings are required. Members of this core prayer team are encouraged to share what they are hearing in prayer and are welcome to join EMM prayer gatherings as they are able.
Prayer is the channel through which God's power flows to bring His kingdom on earth. Our vision is to see that channel growing in size and strength so that we can see even greater transformation taking place around the world.
To join EMM's core prayer team, please contact Krystle Thorne. Let's pray ridiculous amounts of prayer!
July 2019 Mission Intercessor
The Christian-Muslim Relations Team is part of Peacemakers Confessing Christ International (PCCI). Pray for PCCI as they work to develop a website and videos so that they will clearly portray their mission, vision, and values. Pray also for each partner within PCCI as they work at witness, dialogue, peacemaking, and hospitality each in their own context.
2 (Tues.) U.S.
Several EMM staff members are at the Mennonite Church USA Convention this week in Kansas City, Mo. Pray for meaningful conversations with individuals looking for service opportunities.
3 (Wed.) East Asia
Ethan and Emma* have left their country of assignment, but continue to work at mobilizing workers throughout the region. Pray for Ethan as he also continues in his role as the regional representative for East Asia.
4 (Thurs.) U.S.
Pray for an individual to join a local church community in Baltimore, Md., and be on staff at a small school run by the church.
5 (Fri.) U.S.
The Oasis retreat for workers will be held July 7–12 at Black Rock Retreat in Quarryville, Pa. Pray for those who will resource both the adults and children. Pray for each participant that they will find refreshment and encouragement.
6 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for wisdom as Angie Earl mentors and oversees a summer intern, Anne Dabroski. Pray that the Lord will enable Anne to put the many translations of the People of God study course online this summer and that these resources will bring Muslims to faith in Jesus. Pray also for the Lord to bless Anne immensely this summer in her own life of discipleship and call, and as she starts her senior year at Messiah College.
7 (Sun.) U.S.
Pray for workers participating in EMM’s commissioning service today at Black Rock Retreat in Quarryville, Pa. Pray that God would use this event to call others to serve Him in a culture not their own.
8 (Mon.) U.S.
Pray for EMM staff as they meet with individuals and church boards to share the vision for the renovation of EMM’s new Central Administrative Office and Hospitality Center at 450 North Prince Street, Lancaster, Pa.
9 (Tues.) Belize
Pray for Tim and Julie Groff as they work the soil, plant the seeds, and wait for the Holy Spirit to bring the harvest of people choosing to follow Jesus.
10 (Wed.) U.S.
Thank God for the wonderful group of faithful financial supporters surrounding EMM. Pray that God would pour out blessings on them.
11 (Thurs.) Czech Republic
Pray for Jan Heindel as she helps with summer English camps. Pray for all those attending that they will see God's love and want to know more of Him. Pray that Jan will have time and space to get adequate physical, emotional and spiritual rest.
12 (Fri.) U.S.
Amanda Martin is half-way through her three-month GO! Summer assignment in New York City. Pray for renewed energy as she assists with various summer programs.
13 (Sat.) Germany
Eric and Janelle*, and their family, have recently arrived in Germany. Pray for them in this time of transition. Pray for good friendships for them and their children.
14 (Sun.) Czech Republic
Pray that God might send a worker to facilitate conversational English groups or classes.
15 (Mon.) Asia
Pray for Skylar and Mia*, that they might continue relationship building through their business efforts. Ask that their workers and customers become interested in the good news and God’s love.
16 (Tues.) Europe
EMM has many opportunities for service in Europe. Whether it’s education, working with churches, or starting something completely new, pray for more workers to be sent to this region.
17 (Wed.) Cambodia
May John and Debbie Coats have increased connection with their neighbors to share God’s love in a country with only 1.2% of the population being Christian. Pray for continued success and growth for the character building program for children in local villages.
18 (Thurs.) Guatemala
Stefanie Good is in her last month of outreach in Guatemala. Pray that she is able to finish strong and have positive closure for relationships she has formed in the last nine months.
19 (Fri.) Honduras
Wendell and Melanie Nofziger, and their family, are in the U.S. for the summer. Pray for good times of refreshment and connections with family and friends. Pray that they will return to their work in Honduras with new vision and energy.
20 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for the Kingdom Teams staff as they are about half-way through a busy summer. Ask God for renewed energy and vision as they minister to youth groups.
21 (Sun.) Czech Republic
Pray for wisdom and discernment for Stacy (Nofziger) Prknová and her new husband, Vojta, as they seek the Lord's direction for them in ministry. Pray also that fundraising will go well for her one-year extension.
22 (Mon.) East Africa
EMM is recruiting for new regional representative(s) for East Africa. Join us in prayer for this role that requires a wide range of skills.
23 (Tues.) Southeast Asia
Timothy and Madison* and their sons are wrapping up their time in the U.S. Pray that they will feel refreshed as they transition back to their work in Southeast Asia. Pray for comfort as they say goodbye to family and friends.
24 (Wed.) Honduras
Leah Zeiset is in her last month of outreach in Honduras. Pray for her as this discipleship experience comes to a close and she looks forward to where God is leading her in the future.
25 (Thurs.) U.S.
Pray for wisdom and joy for Marty and Glenna Sollenberger as they serve with Wycliffe in Texas, Marty in computer support and Glenna in library services and ethnomusicology.
26 (Fri.) U.S.
Thank God for the many EMM events that take place in the summer months. They provide opportunities to see and connect with many people. Pray that EMM staff members have the stamina to carry out all the logistics for all of the events and to enjoy the time!
27 (Sat.) East Africa
John* will attend a conference in the Middle East, and his wife, Jane*, will join him for a few days. Pray that they would learn much from others who are working with Muslims in interfaith dialogue and outreach among the poor. Pray for the children who will stay with friends for a few days.
28 (Sun.) Global
Opportunities for teaching English abound! Pray for applicants interested in serving in this practical, relational way. Locations vary across the globe.
29 (Mon.) Asia
Pray for continued healing for Lea* for some ongoing health concerns. As Lea interacts with students and friends, ask that the Holy Spirit will continue to draw people to Himself.
30 (Tues.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for Victoria Derosier as she returns home from her mission internship in Wales. Ask God to give her vision for bringing the kingdom in this new season.
31 (Wed.) Chile
EMM is looking for someone to assist in a ministry center that offers a place of camping, retreat and summer workshops for children. Pray that God would provide someone with camp development experience.
Sometimes you don’t know exactly how to pray for the EMM workers you carry in your heart. That’s a good time to “pray the Scriptures.” Turn the scriptures below into prayers by inserting the name of the missionary you are supporting in prayer.
Father, I ask that _________________ will be filled with the Holy Spirit and will daily walk in the Spirit’s power (Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:16).
I pray that _________________ will speak the Word of God with boldness (Acts 4:31; Ephesians 6:19).
I ask that ___________________ will present the gospel clearly to unbelievers (Colossians 4:4).
Father, I ask that You will open doors and hearts to receive Jesus as _______________ ministers in his/her place of service (Colossians 4:3).
I pray that You will make _____________________’s ministry exceedingly fruitful and that You will glorify yourself through this ministry and that the message of Jesus may spread rapidly and be honored. (2 Thessalonians 3:1).
Please grant ______________________ Your specific direction for his/her ministry (Psalm 37:5).
May ____________________ have a renewed and growing zeal to share the gospel with unbelievers (Romans 1:15-16).
May ______________________ be salt and light to the people to which he/she has been sent (Matthew 5:13-14).
I ask that ______________ would not lose his/her focus in ministry but that he/she would have his/her priorities ordered by You. I pray that ______________ will set his/her mind on things above and not on the things of the earth (Colossians 3:2-3).
Provision and protection prayers
May all of ___________________’s needs --- physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual --- be met by You through your grace and power (Philippians 4:19).
I pray that You will raise up intercessors and financial partners for _________________ (1 Thessalonians 5:24).
God, I ask You to protect _____________________ from the attacks of Satan (Romans 15:30-31; 2 Thessalonians 3:2-3, John 17).
Father, I ask that any loneliness experienced by _______________ will become fruitful solitude (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 18:9-10; Hebrews 13:5).
Father, continually protect ____________________ from all harm and strengthen him/her physically (Genesis 2:7).
Lord, I pray that _______________ would be accepted by the nationals, the believers, and the missionaries in the area where he/she is laboring (Romans 15:30-31).
I ask that You would grant _____________________ peace and assurance about the care of his/her family members that are back home (1 Peter 5:7).
Lord, I ask You to bless and strengthen ____________________’s family (Ephesians 5:22-6:4).
O God, raise up strong believers around _____________________ who will encourage him/her in the tasks that God has given to him/her (Philemon 20).
Spiritual maturity prayers
Lord, I pray that You will create in ____________________ a servant’s heart (Philippians 2:5-10).
I ask that ____________________ will live and labor each day for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).
Father, I ask that ___________________ will be a vessel through which the love of God can flow to others (Romans 5:5; John 13:34-35).
I ask that __________________ will have a growing and intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ (John 15:4-5).
I pray that _______________________ will have a deeper and clearer understanding of the Word of God (John 16:13).
Fill _____________________ with Your joy in all situations and let this joy sustain him/her in all situations (Nehemiah 8:10).
Father, I pray that ____________________ would see people and things from your perspective (Proverbs 3:5).
I ask that __________________ will be completely yielded to Christ and willing to die to self in all matters (Mark 8:34-35).
I pray that ___________________ will be growing in humility (1 Peter 5:5-6).
Father, I ask that ____________________ will endure persecution in a Christ-like manner and will be willing to give his/her life for the gospel’s sake if that is what is called for in the situation (1 Peter 2:21-23).
I ask You to create a thankful heart in _____________________ especially in times of difficulty (Ephesians 5:20).
I ask that __________________ will labor from godly motives and not from a desire to please people (2 Corinthians 4:2).
I pray that _____________________ would long to be holy and live a life of obedience to the Word of God (1 Peter 1:15-16).
Father, I pray that You would enable ___________________ to pray for those who persecute him/her and for those who spitefully use him/her (Matthew 5:44).
I pray that ________________ would not lag in diligence but would be fervent in spirit. May _________________ rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and continue steadfastly in prayer (Romans 12:11-12).
May _______________ be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that his/her labor is not in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58).