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!

May 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. (Wed.) Costa Rica
Pray for Kayley Eshleman as she prepares for a mission internship with Vida220 this fall. Ask the Lord to provide as she raises funds for this assignment.

2. (Thurs.) Cambodia
Ryan and Bethany Umble are completing their assignment this summer. Pray that they will not feel overwhelmed as they desire to finish well while also preparing to move the family. Pray for wisdom and grace for the logistics of the move as well as for peace in the process.

3. (Fri.) U.S.
Kingdom Team summer staff members are needed to serve alongside youth groups as they relate to refugee children in Lancaster, Pa. Pray that God might provide more staff for these roles.

4. (Sat.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for Alan and Carol Wert, and their family, in their daily activities, that they will reflect Christ in what they say and do. Pray for protection over their physical health.

5. (Sun.) East Africa
EMM is looking for new regional representatives for East Africa. Join us in prayer for this role that requires a wide range of skills.

6. (Mon.) Kenya
Debbi DiGennaro and her family will be completing their service this summer and returning to the U.S. Pray for them as they conclude their ministry, say goodbye, and transition back to the U.S.

7. (Tues.) U.S.
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.

8. (Wed.) Germany
Jonas and Hannah* are excited to see how Jesus, the Light of the world, is pushing back the darkness and transforming lives, one little step at a time. Pray for them as they prepare to go on sabbatical beginning in July.

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

10. (Fri.) Sierra Leone
Jon and Heleen Yoder serve at the Mattru United Brethren in Christ Hospital. Renovations have begun to the hospital's maternity ward. Praise the Lord for the funds that have been raised for the project and for those who are doing the work. Ask that all the renovations can be completed before the rainy season begins in June.

11. (Sat.) U.S.
In the midst of all the summer events, EMM will come face-to-face with many people from supporting churches. Pray for good connections and a heightened awareness of God's mission through EMM.

12. (Sun.) Costa Rica
Ask for strength and wisdom for Jen and Daryl Hoover as they minister with the VidaNet program. Pray for each of their four sons as they attend school and interact with friends and peers.

13. (Mon.) Cambodia
Pray for children's program workers to help with children's character development, and possibly discipleship and mentoring within a rural house church movement.

14. (Tues.) Germany
Roberta and Mike Lotvola serve with a discipleship training program. Pray for wisdom and joy as they teach young people from various parts of Germany and as they work with their three daughters.

15. (Wed.) East Africa
Pray for a mission intern* serving in East Africa. Ask the Lord to give her boldness to practice language skills with locals to share Christ's love with her neighbors.

16. (Thurs.) Global
A Muslim and a Christian in Dialogue by David W. Shenk and Baddru D. Kateregga is being translated into both the Amharic and Bosnian languages. Pray for this process and that this book will continue to reach many as a witness to the way of peace.

17. (Fri.) U.S.
Thank God for the staff of EMM's Central Administrative Office in Salunga, Pa., who work very hard to care for the global workers. Pray for rest and peace as they continue to provide all the much-needed resources for all workers.

18. (Sat.) East Africa
Pray for wisdom for Joe and Gloria Bontrager as they continue to develop and publish materials for partner churches in East Africa.

19. (Sun.) U.S.
Pray for the Kingdom Team summer staff team that is currently developing. Ask God to unify their hearts to work together with His heart for those they will be ministering to this summer.

20. (Mon.) Middle East
Jade* is moving to a new city in the country where she is teaching. Pray for a good transition and that all the details of the job and housing arrangements will be worked out.

21. (Tues.) Bosnia and Herzegovina
Pray for more workers to serve long-term in Bosnia and Herzegovina by working alongside a small evangelical church situated in a predominately Muslim city of 200,000 people.

22. (Wed.) Belize
Pray for Tim and Julie Groff as they walk alongside local believers and church leaders. Ask that they can be an encouragement as they continue to grow as a community and a family.

23. (Thurs.) Honduras
Pray for the GO! Honduras team of youth who will participate in a four-week discipleship program with VidaNet this summer. Ask the Lord to prepare their hearts to grow deeper in relationship with Him through this experience.

24. (Fri.) Thailand
Pray for wind and rain in northern Thailand so that the hazardous air will be lifted as it is causing adverse health reactions. Continue to pray for Nathan* as he teaches English - that the people in his class will come to know Jesus. Join in praying for Nathan and Valerie's* visa situation.

25. (Sat.) Costa Rica
Pray for Stefanie Good and Leah Zeiset as they are more than half-way through the outreach portion of the discipleship program with Vida2020. Ask the Lord to use their experiences to bring transformation in and around them.

26. (Sun.) Global
Gerry and Donna Keener recently completed their service as non-resident workers to Vietnam so that Gerry can focus on his responsibilities as EMM's president. Pray that God would grant him much wisdom and sensitivity to God's Spirit.

27. (Mon.) U.S.
Pray for Amanda Martin as she prepares for a summer internship in New York City. The 10-month EQUIP missionary training teaches interns principles that lead to reproducible church planting.

28. (Tues.) Germany
Darrel and Miriam* are working with an intercultural church in Germany. Ask God to bless them with His love flowing between people of many cultures who worship together.

29. (Wed.) Wales, U.K.
Ask that God might send more people to the Going Public internship, in partnership with Glenwood Church. These interns will gain experience alongside British young adults in ministries such as youth, children, community work, social action, teaching, sports ministry, and creative arts.

30. (Thurs.) Spain
Rolando and Andrea* serve with relationship building and church planting. Praise God for the opportunity that their son, Daniel, had to share about God with his classmate. Ask that God would move in the life of this classmate as well as in the lives of other people with whom Rolando and Andrea have shared. May God continue to use their family in the various ministries in which they are involved.

31. (Fri.) Kosovo
An invitation stands for long-term workers to join a small body of believers in Kosovo and participate in discipleship and congregational life. Pray to the Lord of the harvest for more workers to be sent to this landlocked country in the Balkans.

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).