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
  • Week of prayer and fasting
  • 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!

March 2019 Mission Intercessor

Workers featured each month in Mission Intercessor are also featured in the corresponding EMM prayer calendar. Contact EMM at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your free copy. 

*Name(s) changed or last name(s) omitted for sensitivity reasons.
1 (Fri.) U.S.
Ask God to guide Michael Clancy as he works with community development in Lebanon City, Pa.

2 (Sat.) Guatemala
Stefanie Good is in the outreach portion of her mission internship in Guatemala with VidaNet. Ask God to increase her understanding of His power to transform lives.

3 (Sun.) Honduras
Keep Bobby and Amanda Peoples in your prayers that they will continually be encouraged, seeing God's love in their work with children and youth.

4 (Mon.) Global
Thank God for the wonderful ways in which EMM is faithfully supported. Pray that everything needed for God's vision through EMM would continue to be provided for.

5 (Tues.) Southeast Asia
Pray that Timothy and Madison* might be steadfast, immovable, and always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that their labor is not in vain.

6 (Wed.) Kenya
EMM is seeking a person (or persons) to fill the East Africa regional representative role. Pray that the Lord would piece together all that is needed for this role, whether in one person or in two people able to work well together.

7 (Thurs.) Global
Jonathan Bornman continues to have many opportunities to build bridges between Muslims and Christians. Pray for his Muslim friends who might be interested in the gospel.

8 (Fri.) North Africa
Nicholas* desires God's wisdom and love in all of his relationships with fellow students and language teachers. Pray that he might have a clear mind to focus on his studies and friendships with others.

9 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray that God might send mission interns to serve through a variety of community ministries in Baltimore, Md., including a small school run by a church. These individuals will learn the principles of holistic urban ministry.

10 (Sun.) Albania
Pray for clarity for Sonya Harnish regarding further ministry involvements and the courage to walk forward after being in a season of uncertainty on how God would best have her invest her time. Pray for the ability to listen well and for wisdom and courage in conversations as she continues to build friendships with locals and foreigners in the Korça area.

11 (Mon.) Honduras
Leah Zeiset is in the outreach portion of her mission internship with VidaNet in Honduras. Pray that God would use her to share His love with those she meets.

12 (Tues.) U.S.
Ask the Lord to show Marty and Glenna Sollenberger glimpses of the fruit of their labors in computer support and library services with Wycliffe where they have been serving for many years.

13 (Wed.) Global
Thank God for President Gerry Keener and the Leadership Team of EMM as they carry the staff and workers through a time of transition. Pray for clarity and perseverance as they stay the course.

14 (Thurs.) East Africa
Ask that God might send practicing or retired professors to teach for a semester at one of two possible universities in East Africa.

15 (Fri.) Hong Kong
Pray for Glen and June Kauffman, non-resident workers to Hong Kong, as they nurture prayer-filled relationships with Mennonite churches in East Asia.

16 (Sat.) East and Central Europe
Pray for God to send church workers for East and Central Europe. Many small churches in countries like Kosovo and the Czech Republic are seeking encouragement and support.

17 (Sun.) Costa Rica
Austin Zuercher appreciates your prayers as he leads teams in the VidaNet training in Costa Rica, and as he travels throughout Central America encouraging church leaders.

18 (Mon.) Cambodia
Pray for mission intern Kandace Glenn, asking for wisdom for her as she assists in providing leadership for a women's dorm ministry.

19 (Tues.) Cambodia
Ryan and Bethany Umble, and their family, will be completing their assignment and returning to the U.S. this summer. Pray for them as they hand off their responsibilities and train others to pick up their roles. Ask for peace for the whole family during this time of saying goodbye and transitioning to the U.S.

20 (Wed.) Global
Thank God for the staff of EMM. Pray that they have strength and joy as they continue to carry the God-given vision found in the EMM document,
A Garden in Spring.

21 (Thurs.) Sierra Leone
Pray for doctors, nurses, public health specialists, and professionals from a variety of other disciplines to consider serving at a mission hospital in Sierra Leone. Current EMM workers on location see a great need and opportunity to serve.

22 (Fri.) Wales, U.K.
Pray that Alan and Carol Wert can be a blessing to all they meet in their various engagements through football, meals shared around the table, teaching and preaching, school and work. Pray for their daughter, Cerys, as she finishes high school in the next couple of months and makes choices about her future.

23 (Sat.) Southeast Asia
Ask that God might send an engineer to provide technical assistance in developing new equipment for more efficient manufacturing, product design, and development for a water filtration organization.  

24 (Sun.) South Asia
Pray for Jack and Julia*, and their children, as they near the end of their sabbatical and as they prepare to continue their ministry overseas.

25 (Mon.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for mission intern Kelly Lapp as she discerns her future and considers returning to Wales for another one-year internship. Ask God to direct her path during this time of discernment.

26 (Tues.) Thailand
The Southeast Asia workers' retreat is being held March 26-31 in Thailand. Pray for good conversations, meaningful times of worship, input, and renewal for each adult and child/youth who attends.

27 (Wed.) U.S.
Pray for people to consider ministry opportunities in the states, whether it's in Lancaster County or somewhere such as New York City. A number of churches ask EMM to recruit for people to come alongside them in their service and outreach to their neighborhoods.

28 (Thurs.) Thailand
Pray for Hannah Zimmerman as she continues to serve in her role of Third Culture Kid (TCK) trainer. She will give leadership to the children's ministry at the Southeast Asia workers' retreat, March 26-31. Pray for good relationships with the children, youth, and parents.

29 (Fri.) Kenya
Pray for divine appointments to be made as short-term volunteers Bud and Shari Yordy minister as hosts at the Amani Gardens Inn.

30 (Sat.) Belize
Nathanael and Spring Davis serve in Belize. Pray for Nathanael as he pastors a church for the Deaf community in Belize, and for Spring in a variety of roles as mother, nurse, midwife, and friend. Ask that relationships will lead to deeper friendships and opportunities to share Jesus as Lord and Savior.

31 (Sun. ) East Africa
Pray for an intern* serving in East Africa, as she ministers to the children of long-term workers. Ask God to give her insight into how she can best nurture and care for the children.

You’re invited to join us in our annual week of prayer and fasting, scheduled this year for April 15–18.

Participate in a way that works for you, setting aside special time to listen to the Lord, and to lift up the work and mission of EMM, the mission you are called to, and other things God lays on your heart. Consider if there is a type of fast God is leading you to practice in conjunction with the focused time of prayer.

In particular, consider participating in our 24 hours of prayer from 12 noon Wednesday, April 17, until 12 noon on Thursday, April 18. Contact Jess Herlein or click the button below to sign up for a one-hour time slot.

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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).