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!

February 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 (Sat.) East Asia
Pray for Lea* as she continues to teach and interact with students and fellow teachers. Pray that God's light will shine through her and that she will have opportunities to share Him with those she has contact with.

2 (Sun.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Ben and Lena* as they minister through business for transformation. Pray that they can share God's love and hope through the relationships they have with those in their community and business.

3 (Mon.) Honduras
Pray for Wendell and Melanie Nofziger as they work and minister at Academia Los Pinares — Wendell as an elementary school principal and Melanie as a fourth grade teacher. Join with them in praying for grace to live and speak the gospel truths daily.

4 (Tues.) U.S.
Please continue to pray for Gerry Keener, Joe Hollinger, Andrew Mashas, and others as they share the vision of the 450 North Prince Street, Lancaster, Pa., project with many supporting congregations in February.

5 (Wed.) Southeast Asia
Nathan and Valerie* ask for prayer that they will finish their assignment well. Pray that the transition will be smooth as they hand off responsibilities to those who will take over. Pray for peace in the midst of the transitions.

6 (Thurs.) Global
Pray for Hannah Zimmerman as she prepares to teach the children and youth at the Southeast Asia workers’ retreat. Pray for meaningful conversations and that she can be an encouragement to both the children/youth and their parents.

7 (Fri.) Czech Republic
Pray that Jan Heindel could develop deeper connections at Café Connect and with other students, so that they will experience the presence of God. Pray also for personal renewal and refreshment for Jan.

8 (Sat.) Kenya
A guesthouse host/hostess are needed to help guests from around the world feel welcome and cared for at Amani Gardens Inn. Pray that God would provide an individual or couple to fill this role.

9 (Sun.) Middle East
Pray for Michael and Laura* as they pioneer in establishing, expanding, and walking beside home fellowships by mentoring the leaders. Pray also that more people in that region will find hope and peace in their lives through reconciliation with God and those around them. 

10 (Mon.) Global
In 2019, $1,267,537.86 was given toward the Impact Fund. Praise God for all the faithful donors and supporters who continue to give financially to God's work through EMM. Please pray for an abundance of giving in 2020.

11 (Tues.) Middle East
English teachers can find unique opportunities for service in the Middle East. Pray for individuals to be interested in these opportunities and to have the courage to follow God’s leading.

12 (Wed.) Southeast Asia
Pray for all the workers attending the Southeast Asia workers’ retreat from February 1217. Pray for renewal and refreshment. Pray for those resourcing both the adults and the children/youth.  

13 (Thurs.) Kenya
Praise the Lord that Stuart and Amaris Allan and their family have settled into their new ministry and family roles in Kenya. Amaris enjoys her work at Kijabe Mission Hospital and Stuart continues developing meaningful relationships as he manages Amani Gardens Inn.

14 (Fri.) U.S.
Ask God to provide Kingdom Team summer staff to work in Lebanon and Lancaster, Pa., as well as Phenix City, Ala.

15 (Sat.) Southeast Asia
Praise God with Timothy and Madison* for those who have accepted Christ. Pray for strength for the new believers as some are pressured to give up their faith. Pray that Timothy and Madison can continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in their community.

16 (Sun.) Global
Pray for people who love the church to look into EMM opportunities. From South America to Eastern Europe, around and between, we've got opportunities for people to support new and growing churches!

17 (Mon.) Middle East
Pray for Lucy* as she learns the language and works among the local refugee population.

18 (Tues.) Thailand
Shirah Burns is a mission intern in Thailand, working with the children of long-term workers as well as building relationships with her host family. Pray for her health as she adjusts to a different diet.

19 (Wed.) Guatemala
Pray for Ted and Julie Smoker as they pick up responsibilities again after spending time in the U.S. Pray for the children as they settle back into school and other routines.

20 (Thurs.) Germany
Pray for a mission intern, Preston*. Pray that he would be able to continue having encouraging discipleship conversations with his housemates as well as needed times of rest.

21 (Fri.) Central Asia
Pray that God would bring His Kingdom to the people in Central Asia, especially in the areas of abuse and domestic violence, and that He would heal wounded hearts. Pray for Elizabeth* as she seeks God's guidance on her part in this work.

22 (Sat.) Southeast Asia
People with web design and media production skills are needed to assist with a growing transformational business in Southeast Asia. Pray for skilled applicants to respond to this calling.

23 (Sun.) Germany
Pray for Eric and Janelle* as they study language, practice hospitality, and build relationships supporting an international church that serves refugees.

24 (Mon.) Guatemala
Pray for mission intern Josh Varner and his Vida220 discipleship team in Guatemala City. Ask the Lord for divine opportunities to share Christ's love with those they are serving.

25 (Tues.) U.S.
Pray for wisdom for Angie Earl as she mentors an intern who is serving with the EMM Christian- Muslim Relations Team until May.

26 (Wed.) U.S.
Pray for someone to assist with the summer program at Immanuel Community Church in New York City. This individual would tutor children and have other community involvement.

27 (Thurs.) Kenya
Pray for Jim and Kathy Wohlers who are in the middle of their three-month assignment as hosts at Amani Gardens Inn. Ask the Lord to provide opportunities for them to share the hope of Christ to the guests and staff that they meet.

28 (Fri.) France
Continue to pray for people who are considering service in Marseilles. May the Lord speak guidance and peace to them in their discernment.

29 (Sat.) Guatemala
Pray for mission intern Andi Starner as she is halfway through her seven-month assignment. Pray that she would continue to have energy to keep up with the children she serves, as well as insight into how best to represent Christ to those little ones. 

*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).