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
  • Grow in prayer
  • 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 bi-weekly 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 Troy Landis. Let's pray ridiculous amounts of prayer!

Enhance your prayer life with this guided exploration of Andrew Murray’s timeless classic, With Christ in the School of Prayer.

July 2018 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 (Sun.) Indonesia
Pray for the Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster as they are currently on tour in Indonesia. Ask God for peace and safety as they travel, as well as open hearts and minds in a new culture.

2 (Mon.) Thailand
Pray for Shirah Burns, mission intern to Thailand, as she works alongside long-term workers this summer.

3 (Tues.) East Africa
Joe and Gloria Bontrager are non-resident workers to East Africa. Please pray for their continued involvement with Friends of MTCEA (Mennonite Theological College of Eastern Africa). Pray for discernment to know how to provide support most effectively.

4 (Wed.) Global
Thank God for you — the intercessors who are constantly lifting up the work of God through EMM. May you be blessed by noticing God’s presence in a special way today!

5 (Thurs.) Harlem, N.Y.
Pray for Jonathan Bornman, member of EMM’s Christian-Muslim Relations Team. This summer, he is continuing academic research in Harlem, N.Y., interviewing Senegalese Sufi Muslims, focusing on their value of nonviolence. Pray that he bears a good witness for Jesus.

6 (Fri.) Central Asia
Ask that God might send more teachers to an international school with 150 students from expatriate families.

7 (Sat.) Czech Republic
Jan Heindel, worker to the Czech Republic, seeks prayer for good connections during her home leave this summer. She is also seeking God's leading for which people/ministry(s) she should further engage in the fall.

8 (Sun.) Quarryville, Pa.
Pray for all of the workers and their families who will be attending Oasis at Black Rock Retreat from July 8 to 13. Pray for times of refreshment, laughter, resourcing, and quiet. Pray for the children’s ministry staff as they spend time with the missionary children and youth.

9 (Mon.) Belize
Pray for Tim and Julie Groff, workers to Belize, and their children as they spend time in the U.S. this summer. Pray for meaningful connections with family and friends and times of renewal.

10 (Tues.) Costa Rica
Stephanie Good is preparing to serve as a mission intern in Costa Rica. Pray that she will show the presence of God as she crosses cultures and engages local people.

11 (Wed.) Baltimore, Md.
Join us in praying for urban ministry/teaching interns to join a local church community that seeks to be part of gospel transformation through serving at a small school.

12 (Thurs.) Germany
Ask that God will open doors and hearts to receive Jesus as Bryan and Karah* minister in their city.

13 (Fri.) Lancaster, Pa.
Pray for the Kingdom Team experiences happening this month. Ask the Lord for divine connections and relationships to form between youth groups and the refugee students.

14 (Sat.) Salunga, Pa.
Thank God that EMM was birthed locally in Lancaster County and that so many local people financially support this ministry. Pray for the continued blessing of financial provision for EMM and its supporters.

15 (Sun.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Timothy and Madison* as they share farewells with teammates who are leaving this month and do not plan to return. Also, pray for the team as they discern how to move the business forward, and as they seek to live out the Good News.

16 (Mon.) Kosovo
An invitation stands for workers to join a small body of believers in Kosovo and participate in discipleship and congregational life. Pray for more long-term workers who desire to see the kingdom of God flourish in the region of East/Central Europe.

17 (Tues.) Czech Republic
Pray with Stacy Nofziger, regional representative for East/Central Europe, for persistence and continued opportunities to share the hope of Jesus with those around her.

18 (Wed.) Queens, N.Y.
Ask that God might send more workers to this bustling neighborhood in New York City to join a church-planting team in partnership with an existing local church.

19 (Thurs.) Dallas, Texas
Pray that God will continue to raise up intercessors and financial partners for Marty and Glenna Sollenberger, who serve as support staff for Wycliffe Bible Translators.

20 (Fri.) Global
Micah Martin and Brock Rohrer are mission interns who are preparing to return to the U.S. next month. Pray that details for plans and schooling come together.

21 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for EMM staff interacting with the workers on home leave this summer. Especially remember the deeply meaningful and important reentry retreat. Pray that the presence of God is there to bring peace, healing, and direction.

22 (Sun.) Southeast Asia
Recently Abby and Owen’s* region has seen an increase in violence, so pray for boldness for Abby and Owen to continue to share their faith and not to let the spirit of fear overtake them. Pray that the body of believers will be strengthened and will show love in the face of hate.

23 (Mon.) Marseilles, France
Let us persevere in prayer for God to send a team to Marseilles, a port city in southern France that is a crossroads of immigration and trade.

24 (Tues.) Middle East
Pray for Felix and Ruth* and their church community, that they will have wisdom and resources to help refugees. Also pray for their family, that they will continue to find ways to build relationships with their neighbors.

25 (Wed.) Chile
Ask that God might send workers to assist at a ministry center on Tenglo Island that offers a place for camping, retreats, and summer workshops for children.

26 (Thurs.) South Sudan
Pray that God will meet all of Nicky Hess's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs by His grace and power.

27 (Fri.) Wales, U.K.
As Kelly Lapp prepares for a mission internship in Wales, pray that she will model a faith-filled life in the post-Christian context of the U.K.

28 (Sat.) South Asia
Pray for Clara* as she spends time in the U.S. this summer. May God encourage and renew her while making His plans clear for her as she returns to South Asia for another term.

29 (Sun.) Vietnam
Ask that God will make Don Sensenig’s non-resident volunteer ministry exceedingly fruitful and that God will continue to be glorified through this ministry.

30 (Mon.) Sierra Leone
Rebekah Steiner, a mission intern to Sierra Leone, is mid-way through her three-month assignment. Pray for divine appointments and opportunities to share the love of Jesus with the people she is serving.

31 (Tues.) Hong Kong
Glenn and June Kauffman cross cultures in their ministries in the Washington D.C. region as well as in their non-resident volunteer assignment to Hong Kong. Pray for grace and understanding, so the Lord is well-represented through them.

*Name(s) changed for security 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).