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!

November 2018 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. 

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1 (Thurs.) Spain
The EMM European regional retreat is being held from November 1 to 6. Pray for refreshment and renewal for all those attending and for grace and wisdom for those providing input for the adults, youth, and children.

2 (Fri.) Thailand
Join Mark and Sarah Schoenhals in praising God for the Isaan people who are coming to faith. Ask that many more will find Jesus and for protection for those who have begun the journey with Him. Pray also for health, protection, and stamina for their family.

3 (Sat.) U.S.
Thank God for the Leadership Team of EMM. Pray that they remain open, and listen well, to the voice of God's Spirit leading this organization.  

4 (Sun.) East Asia
Pray for Ethan and Emma*, and their family, that Christ's light will continue to shine through them for others to see. Pray for wisdom for Ethan in his role as EMM's regional representative for East Asia.

5 (Mon.) France
Pray for a team of interns to be recruited for an assignment in Marseilles, France, where a school and dormitory have created an international community ideal for discipleship opportunities.

6 (Tues.) Germany
Katja* returns from her year-long mission internship in Germany. Pray for her as she adjusts to life in the U.S. and continues online classes. Ask the Lord to cover her with His grace during the coming months of transition.

7 (Wed.) Costa Rica
Pray for Daryl and Jen Hoover, and their four sons. Ask God to guide them as they begin a new season with Vida220. They will help in leading discipleship training for 31 students, and in guiding seven leaders and five interns.

8 (Thurs.) Belize
Ask God to send a ministry assistant to join a Deaf Mennonite church in ministering to Deaf children and young adults who are often marginalized. This person will seek ways to find employment for Deaf young people or develop an industry that could provide employment.

9 (Fri.) Germany
Pray for Bryan and Karah*, and their four children. Ask God to give them wisdom and open doors for positive interaction with friends and neighbors and in the ministry to which He has called them.

10 (Sat.) Ethiopia
Ask for God to continue leading Werner and Joanne De Jong as they are halfway through a four-month discernment assignment. Pray for clear wisdom and guidance on how God is calling them to engage.

11 (Sun.) Spain
Bianca Neff, a recently appointed EMM worker and founder of Petra Peacebuilders, has returned to her home in Spain after connecting with various organizations in the U.S. Pray that these connections are beneficial for all those involved and that Bianca will be able to continue supporting EMM workers with resilience coaching and training.

12 (Mon.) Southeast Asia
A number of opportunities exist to serve a growing business that is making clean water affordable and accessible in Southeast Asia. Pray for more workers to join this transformational business.

13 (Tues.) Albania
Pray for Sonya Harnish as she spends time with friends, both believers and nonbelievers, that God will continue to work in those relationships. Ask God for patience and guidance for how He will direct her to new relationships and other ways He would use her to be a light for Him.

14 (Wed.) Guatemala
Join us in praying for a children at risk intern for an organization which focuses on prayer and service in an orphanage setting. This person can be part of the healing journey for the children living there.

15 (Thurs.) East Africa
Pray for Joe and Gloria Bontrager as they continue to encourage and support the growing leadership training programs in East Africa. God has already blessed above their expectations as young people are hungering for Bible knowledge.

16 (Fri.) U.S.
Thank God for the faithful financial support of so many people for the work of God through EMM. May they and their families be blessed by an increased awareness of God's presence.

17 (Sat.) Senegal
Beryl Forrester will be offering New Testament book studies to students who have been through a foundational course he taught. Pray for him as he prepares and leads these studies, and for the students in the class.

18 (Sun.) East Africa
Pray for a mission intern* as she continues to adjust to life in East Africa. Ask the Lord to show her ways to engage in local ministry in addition to her work as a child care provider for children of long-term EMM workers.

19 (Mon.) Belize
Tim and Julie Groff, and their three sons, have returned to Belize after a summer in the U.S. Pray that every member of the family will have positive interactions with those they encounter.

20 (Tues.) Chile
Teaching English in schools near Puerto Montt, Chile, opens doors for sharing and modeling Christian values and living. Pray for more teachers to be sent to this area that is welcoming to foreigners.

21 (Wed.) Cambodia
Pray for Kandace Glenn as she begins a second mission internship in Cambodia. Ask God for health as she adjusts, as well as for meaningful connections with students.

22 (Thurs.) U.S.
God has once again blessed us with another harvest. May our eyes and hearts be open to receive all that He has for us!

23 (Fri.) Czech Republic
Pray that God would reveal Himself to and soften the hearts of the many students, who Stacy Nofziger works with, who are wrestling with identity issues. Pray for wisdom for Stacy in her role as EMM's regional representative for Eastern and Central Europe.

24 (Sat.) Sierra Leone
Pray for nurses, midwives, and ultrasound/X-ray technicians to be sent to a rural hospital in Sierra Leone to serve and help train local staff.

25 (Sun.) North Africa
Nick*, working in a Muslim-majority country, requests prayer that he will speak the gospel boldly and clearly. He desires wisdom as he disciples six new believers.

26 (Mon.) Czech Republic
Ask that God might send an English tutor to facilitate conversational English groups or classes. This person will interact with participants informally as time allows and build relationships.

27 (Tues.) Kenya
Pray for Bud and Shari Yordy as they prepare to serve for four months as international volunteers at the Amani Gardens Inn in Nairobi, Kenya. Ask God to give them vision on how He wants to use them during this assignment.

28 (Wed.) Central Asia
Jayden and Anika* seek prayer as they learn the local language and as they interact with families near their new apartment. Their two children love playing with their neighbors in the nearby play area.

29 (Thurs.) U.K.
Continue to pray for Kelly Lapp, serving as a mission intern in Wales. Pray that she would develop deep, meaningful connections with the community in which she is part.

30 (Fri.) South Sudan
Nicole Hess continues to serve in health and community development. Pray that her influence will bring people to an awareness of the love and power of Jesus Christ so they will come to know Him.


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).