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
  • Prayer and Fasting community events
  • 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 2017 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 (Sat.) U.S.
Many EMM workers will be in the U.S. on home leave this summer. Pray that their conversations and church presentations would be seasoned with salt so that mission vision grows throughout communities.
 
2 (Sun.) Lancaster, Pa.
Kingdom teams, a one-week local mission program for youth, are happening throughout this month. Pray that God will reveal more of Himself to the youth groups who are participating, and that the youth will truly bless the refugees with whom they interact.
 
3 (Mon.) Belize
Pray for a worker proficient in American Sign Language to serve as an interpreter for Deaf high school students and help them explore employment possibilities.
 
4 (Tues.) Orlando, Fla.
EMM has a booth at the July 4–8 Mennonite Church USA Convention. Pray that EMM staff will connect with individuals interested in mission opportunities.
 
5 (Wed.) Southeast Asia
Continue to pray for safety for Abby and Owen* as they strive to reach a remote group of people. Pray that they will build strong relationships within their community.
 
6 (Thurs.) Cambodia
Pray for health and healing for John and Debbie Coats and those around them, especially a local coworker who is suffering from cancer.
 
7 (Fri.) Southeast Asia
Praise God for discipleship and multiplication in the community where Timothy and Madison* are serving. Pray for perseverance, as changed lives don’t come about quickly or easily.
 
8 (Sat.) Lancaster, Pa.
Addison Hurst is serving in a summer mission internship that involves working in marketing for a local business. Pray that this internship helps develop his skills and deepen his life of discipleship.
 
9 (Sun.) Quarryville, Pa.
Oasis, a retreat for missionaries on home leave, is being held July 9–14 at Black Rock Retreat. Pray that participants will be refreshed and ready to continue ministry wherever God has called them. Pray also that Oasis will be a safe place for the children of missionaries to connect and share about their unique lives.
 
10 (Mon.) South Sudan
Nicole Hess has begun teaching health education to Sudanese secondary students, and is excited about the opportunity to connect with them. She can feel overwhelmed by the many needs of these children; pray that she can be a vessel of God’s love.
 
11 (Tues.) Vietnam
Pray for wisdom and efficiency for Don Sensenig as he continues to serve the church in Vietnam while living in the U.S. Pray also for the fruitful outreach of the Vietnamese church to the surrounding community.
 
12 (Wed.) East Asia
Pray that strong believers will arise around Skylar and Mia* to encourage them in the mission that God has given them. Pray for a deepening movement from the Holy Spirit within their community.
 
13 (Thurs.) Global
Thank God for the wonderful supporters of EMM who give gifts of money, time, and prayer! EMM does not take this for granted. Praise God for making His work possible through a large community of believers!
 
14 (Fri.) East Africa
Daniela* is in the last month of her yearlong internship. Pray for her as she spends time teaching, visiting, and saying goodbye to many friends. Ask the Lord for wisdom and guidance as she looks to the future.
 
15 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for times of refreshment for Jamie and Anita Farr and their children amid a busy summer of traveling. Praise God for the many who have received access to God’s Word through the ministry of Wycliffe Bible Translators, where Jamie works.
 
16 (Sun.) U.S.
Brooke Leaman arrives in the U.S. today after a six-month internship in Guatemala. Pray for a smooth transition back into North American culture. Pray also that Brooke will have discernment in making future plans.
 
17 (Mon.) Lancaster, Pa.
Pray for the Kingdom team staff, who are about halfway through this summer mission program for youth. May they have renewed vision for the youth they are working with, and energy for the long days of ministry they help to lead.
 
18 (Tues.) U.S.
As EMM staff works during the busy summer months of heightened interaction with workers on home leave and donors at events, pray for times of grace and rest. May staff have chances to breathe deeply of God’s presence.
 
19 (Wed.) North Africa
May all of Nicholas’s* needs; physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, be met by God through His grace and power (Philippians 4:19).
 
20 (Thurs.) U.S.
Pray for Betsy Stewart as she returns home after her six-month internship in Kenya. Ask the Lord to give her wisdom and direction as she discerns what He has next for her.
 
21 (Fri.) Chile
Pray that Mike and Nancy Hostetter and their children will continue to grow in love for God, one another, and their community.
 
22 (Sat.) Global
Pray for Sheryl Martin as she continues her ministry with the Christian/Muslim Relations Team, striving to build bridges between Christians and Muslims. Pray that she would be renewed and encouraged daily.
 
23 (Sun.) Global
There are many worldwide opportunities to share Christ through education. Pray for more teachers who are willing to go and teach in areas such as leadership, theology, or ESL.
 
24 (Mon.) Salunga, Pa.
Pray for the Finance Team at EMM as they juggle spreadsheets, data, and the wonderful flow of financial gifts every day. May they have joy and perseverance in the important tasks each new day brings.
 
25 (Tues.) Kenya
Pray for continued spiritual refreshment and encouragement for Allyah and Zach Miller. Pray that relationships within the Kenyan church will not fade as the Millers are now primarily ministering from the U.S.
 
26 (Wed.) New York City
Pray for young people to be trained in reproducible church planting by participating in the 10-month EQUIP missionary training among unreached people in the city.  
 
27 (Thurs.) Czech Republic
Pray that Jan Heindel’s solace and comfort would be found in Christ, and that she would be encouraged by the relationships she has built with believing and unbelieving friends.
 
28 (Fri.) Eastern Europe
Pray for more long-term workers to be sent to Eastern Europe, partnering with small churches by investing in relationships and discipling new believers.
 
29 (Sat.) Germany
Pray for strength and perseverance for Hannah and Jonas* as their immigrant ministry brings them into contact with many difficult situations each day. Praise God for the spiritual growth they see in a young man that Jonas is mentoring, and for the upcoming baptism of two new believers.
 
30 (Sun.) Czech Republic
Pray for a worker to serve as an English tutor, building relationships with students to open doors for the gospel.
 
31 (Mon.) Belize
Pray for a smooth transition for Phyllis and Galen Groff as they end their time with EMM after over 25 years of service. Pray for safe travel throughout the next few months and for discernment in their next phase of life.

*Name(s) changed for security reasons.

In the work week leading up to Easter Sunday (April 10–14 in 2017), EMM staff traditionally devote time to prayer and fasting. Anyone is welcome to join us for the following events during the week:

Prayer and fasting hour
12–1 p.m. on Monday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 12
EMM meetinghouse, 53 W Brandt Blvd., Salunga, PA 17538
On Monday and Wednesday, join EMM staff at the Salunga meetinghouse to worship, pray, and fast during what is usually the lunchtime hour.

Prayer and fasting (community prayer event)
Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m.
Westview Community Room at Landis Homes, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543
After praying and fasting individually throughout the day on Tuesday, all are invited to come together at Landis Homes for an evening of corporate worship and intercessory prayer for local and global EMM ministry.

Breaking the fast
Thursday, April 13, 12–1 p.m.
EMM meetinghouse, 53 W Brandt Blvd., Salunga, PA 17538
After three days spent in prayer and fasting, join EMM staff on Thursday for a lunch of soup, bread, and thankfulness.

For more information, contact Jessica Herlein.

 

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).