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
  • Twenty-four hours of prayer

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!

April 2020 Mission Intercessor

EMM's monthly prayer guide. Sign up to receive Mission Intercessor via email here, or sign up to receive a print version here.

1 (Wed.) Global
Please pray for president Gerry Kenner and EMM leadership as they continue to make staff and workers’ well-being an utmost priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pray that each one would remember that God is with us in the midst of the storm: “Hear the words of our Lord to his disciples when they were in the midst of a storm, frightened and wondering where he was: ‘It is I,’ he said. ‘Don't be afraid.’” (John 6:20).

2 (Thurs.) East Africa
Pray for John and Jane* as they wrap up their work over the next few months in anticipation of an extended home leave in the U.S. Pray that they would connect in meaningful ways with their friends, colleagues, and neighbors. Pray for the whole family as they prepare for the upcoming transitions.

3 (Fri.) Central Asia
Pray for Alexander* in his role as regional representative as he connects with, and encourages those in his region, and as he mentors others who are starting up businesses. Pray for Alexander and Maria* and their children as they anticipate home leave this summer. 

4 (Sat.) Wales, U.K.
Ask God to provide individuals to participate in a Going Public internship in partnership with Glenwood Church. Areas of service include youth or children's work, community work, teaching, sports, and creative arts.

5 (Sun.) Germany
Pray for Mike and Roberta Lotvola as they provide leadership to a discipleship training program.

6 (Mon.) Central America
Please pray for the Central America workers who had been planning to meet together from April 6–10. Pray for their spiritual encouragement and strengthening in this season. 

7 (Tues.) U.S.
The harvest is ready, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord to send young adults to serve as summer staff for the Kingdom Teams as well as youth groups to participate in this discipleship outreach program.

8 (Wed.) Germany
Ask God to provide a church development worker to contribute to an inner-city church by assisting in children’s ministry, Sunday worship, immigrant ministry, and/or church building renovation and maintenance.

9 (Thurs.) U.S.
Pray that the Holy Spirit would give Don Sensenig direction as he has almost daily interaction with Vietnamese in Lancaster and central Pennsylvania, in health, legal, and educational settings. Thank God for the many ways EMM’s supporting churches have ministered to Vietnamese refugees and immigrants over the years.

10 (Fri.) Thailand
The Life Enrichment Church has been going through a time of restructuring. Pray for them in the process of choosing new leaders and implementing new elements of church structure. Pray for Mark and Sarah Schoenhals and their family as they have begun home leave.

11 (Sat.) Global
Pray for David and Grace Shenk as they continue to enable a ministry of peacemaking and encouragement for churches, especially working with Christian-Muslim relations.

12 (Sun.) Honduras
Pray that Kayley Eshleman's Vida220 team would be an encouragement to the local youth. Pray that they would see an increase in faith and discipleship in their own lives as well as in the lives of those they serve.

13 (Mon.) U.S.
Pray for a highly motivated manager to lead the innovative cross-cultural center that will be located at EMM's new headquarters in downtown Lancaster, Pa.

14 (Tues.) Czech Republic
Pray for individuals who have a desire to facilitate conversational English groups or classes in one of several possible settings. These individuals would also build relationships and participate in a Czech church.

15 (Wed.) Belize
Pray for Nathanael and Spring Davis as they walk alongside church and community members in friendship and mentoring relationships.

16 (Thurs.) West Africa
Ask God to provide a man who can speak French to carry on the leadership development work of a seasoned worker in West Africa.

17 (Fri.) Spain
Pray for the two men that Rolando* is discipling that they will find meaningful employment and continue to grow in their walk with God. Pray for Rolando and Andrea’s* family as they anticipate coming to the U.S. for the summer. 

18 (Sat.) Thailand
Pray for Shirah Burns, a mission intern, who completed her assignment. Pray for the Lord to revive her spiritually and emotionally and give her wisdom for next steps.

19 (Sun.) Albania
Pray for Sonya Harnish as she works in administration with a Bible school and Christian summer camp. Pray also for her work with a ministry to disadvantaged children.

20 (Mon.) Germany
Pray for Preston*, a mission intern, as he gives leadership to a small church. Ask the Spirit to move in power and for wisdom and discernment in difficult situations.

21 (Tues.) Germany
Pray for Jonas and Hannah* as they wrap up their sabbatical and look towards reengaging in an intercultural church plant and discipleship.

22 (Wed.) Peru
Pray for a few teachers who would be willing to serve long-term at PROMESA, a bilingual Christian school in Cusco, Peru.

23 (Thurs.) Germany
Pray for Lucas* as he disciples over 40 young persons who have come to faith. Ava* is very involved in the girls' school; pray for boldness as she shares life with those she has developed relationships with. Praise the Lord that the girls are doing well, both in school and outside of school.

24 (Fri.) Honduras
Pray for mission intern Leah Zeiset as she continues to build relationships in her community. Ask the Spirit to give her boldness and confidence to initiate even though language continues to be a challenge.

25 (Sat.) Global
Pray for Andres Prins as he has many opportunities to teach and train Christians on how to develop meaningful relationships with Muslims. Pray for safety in travel.

26 (Sun.) U.S.
Pray that individuals would give generously to EMM's Impact Fund so EMM can continue to recruit, train, send, coach, and care for missionaries around the world.

27 (Mon.) Spain
Pray for Paula* as she travels and equips others in the important work of peacebuilding.

28 (Tues.) Kosovo
Ask God to call workers to strengthen and encourage a small body of believers in disicpleship and congregational life in this Muslim-majority nation.

29 (Wed.) U.S.
Continue to pray for the Moving in Mission Capital Campaign as staff and volunteers connect with persons interested in the 450 North Prince Street project.

30 (Thurs.) Guatemala
Pray for Josh Varner, mission intern with Vida220. Pray that his understanding of God would deepen, and that he would have increased strength, focus, and courage in the daily tasks. Ask God to let his team see the spiritual impact they are having in the community around them.

*Name(s) changed or last name(s) omitted for sensitivity reasons.

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.

Ministry prayers

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).

Relationship prayers

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).

Sign up for one hour of prayer, joining with people all over the world
You’re invited to join us in our annual week of prayer and fasting, scheduled this year for April 6–9. In particular, consider participating in our 24 hours of prayer from 12 noon, Wednesday, April 8, until 12 noon on Thursday, April 9. The week of prayer and fasting, we'll send a list of prayer prompts to all people who are signed up. You can pray from wherever you are!

Questions? Contact Krystle Thorne.

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