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!

June 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 (Mon.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Owen and Abby* as they are temporarily living in another city. Praise the Lord for the provision of a guesthouse and space for the children to play. Pray for Owen as he teaches online and is also continuing to work on his master’s degree online. They are grateful for the technology that allows them to stay connected to the community where they live and work.

2 (Tues.) U.S.
Pray for a highly motivated manager to lead the innovative and cross-cultural center located at EMM's new headquarters in downtown Lancaster, Pa.

3 (Wed.) Global
Pray for Hannah Zimmerman as she continues to connect with EMM workers’ children around the world. Pray for creativity as she provides resources and encouragement for children and parents.

4 (Thurs.) Czech Republic
Ask God to provide an English tutor to facilitate conversational English, interact with participants, and build relationships.

5 (Fri.) East Asia
Pray for Ethan* and his family as they are currently based in the U.S. Pray that their family would find stability, would see the Father providing for them financially, would learn how to engage in mission in this new context, and that the Father would continually release HIS faith to their family.

6 (Sat.) Honduras
Pray for Leah Zeiset, a mission intern in Honduras, as she continues to build relationships with her host family. Ask God to give her opportunities to deepen her understanding of culture and language.

7 (Sun.) Netherlands
Pray for Bob and Miriam* as they continue to serve through leadership development, evangelism training, and arts outreach. Pray that they will testify to the gospel of God's grace.

8 (Mon.) Wales, U.K.
Ask God to provide individuals to participate in a Going Public internship. There are opportunities to gain experience in a whole host of areas alongside British youth, including children's work, community work, social action, teaching, sports ministry, or creative arts.

9 (Tues.) East Africa
Pray for John and Jane* and their children during this time of home leave in the U.S. Pray for times of refreshment and for creative ways to connect with supporters.

10 (Wed.) U.S.
Please pray for EMM's supporting churches across the U.S. as they navigate how to be the church while remaining socially distant. 

11 (Thurs.) Peru
Pray for Steve and Beth Gibbs as they relate to the Peru Mennonite Church as LMC international partner delegates. Pray that they would continue to develop relationships of mutual encouragement with Peruvian church leaders.

12 (Fri.) Germany
Pray for Preston* as he continues to serve a small community in Germany where there is a lot of need and many people must fight against immense pressures to follow Jesus faithfully.

13 (Sat.) Southeast Asia
Jayden and Anika* are in the U.S. due to COVID-19. Pray for their teammates and community during this time. Pray for peace for Jayden and Anika as they wait and wisdom as they discern their next steps.

14 (Sun.) Spain
Ask God to provide individuals to intern with Petra Peacebuilders, a non-governmental organization that cares for peacebuilders and humanitarian workers worldwide.

15 (Mon.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Timothy and Madison* as they walk with the employees of the water filter plant during this time of closure. Pray for health and provision for each worker and their families. 

16 (Tues.) West Africa
EMM is looking for a man who can speak French to carry on the leadership development work of a seasoned worker in West Africa. Pray that God would provide someone to fill this need.

17 (Wed.) U.S.
Pray for Michael Clancy as he walks with men in the daily trauma of their lives. There are many ups and downs for them and Michael reminds them that God is with them in their struggles. 

18 (Thurs.) Honduras
Pray for Kayley Eshleman, mission intern with Vida220 in Honduras. Ask the Lord for continued openness in the community as her team ministers and leads activities.

19 (Fri.) Costa Rica
Daryl and Jen Hoover continue to minister to the staff at VidaNet. Pray for good family times as they spend time together at home with their boys.

20 (Sat.) U.S. 
Pray for wisdom for Krista Martin, Emily Sensenig, and Kaitlyn Harnly as they adapt and lead EMM's summer Kingdom Team program in new ways.

21 (Sun.) Spain
Pray for Rolando and Andrea* as they make decisions on coming to the U.S. this summer. Pray also for the provision of housing and a vehicle during their home leave. Praise the Lord that Rolando has been able to continue to connect with those he is discipling and that they are continuing to grow in the Lord.

22 (Mon.) Europe
EMM has a variety of service opportunities in Europe, such as in the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina where new workers are desired to come and serve alongside the evangelical church in Tuzla. Pray that individuals would respond to these opportunities.

23 (Tues.) Central Asia
Please pray for peace and for wisdom as promised in James 1 for Elizabeth* during these uncertain times. Pray that she will be sensitive to what the Lord wants her to be doing.

24 (Wed.) Guatemala
Pray for Katelyn Shoup as she trains for her mission internship in Guatemala. Ask the Lord to use this time to deepen her understanding of his heart for the world and her role to play in his mission.

25 (Thurs.) Germany
Pray for wisdom and creativity for Eric and Janelle* in staying connected with the church community and those they are mentoring and discipling. Praise the Lord for the good family times they are experiencing.

26 (Fri.) U.S.
Please pray for EMM's church relations staff to gain new ideas on how to relate and advocate to churches across the U.S. during this season in which churches are not meeting in person on Sunday mornings.

27 (Sat.) South Asia
Pray that house churches would continue to grow in faith and that God's Word and the message about Jesus would expand to more villages. Please also join Clara* in asking for favor for her husband to get an American tourist visa so he can visit and meet her family as well as share at requested meetings.

28 (Sun.) Honduras
Teaching opportunities exist for elementary and high school teachers at Academia Los Pinares in Tegucigalpa. Pray for more workers to be sent to this high-quality, Christian, bilingual school.

29 (Mon.) U.S.
Praise God for the continued giving to the Impact Fund as we work tirelessly to support our missionaries around the world during this global pandemic. 

30 (Tues.) Guatemala
Pray for Josh Varner, mission intern with Vida220. Ask God to guide his team as they spend the last few weeks serving in their community.

*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).