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!

September 2018 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.

 *Name(s) changed or last name(s) omitted for security reasons.

 1 (Sat.) South Asia
Pray for Jack and Julia*, and their family as they continue their sabbatical. May they learn and grow in this season, waiting on God's timing to return to their mission assignment.

2 (Sun.) Middle East
Pray for Rose*, a mission intern, as she finishes her assignment this month. Ask the Lord for perseverance as Rose seeks to be engaged in her work until the end.

3 (Mon.) Thailand
May Mark and Sarah Schoenhals be salt and light to the people to which they have been sent (Matthew 5:13-14).

 4 (Tues.) Salunga, Pa., U.S.
Thank God for Nancy Ranck, the new Advancement administrative assistant. Pray for her as she learns many new things to keep all of EMM's constituents up to date on the latest communication from around the world. May she learn well and find joy in the journey.

 5 (Wed.) Germany
Ask that God will make Bryan and Karah's* ministry exceedingly fruitful, that He will be glorified through this ministry, and that the message of Jesus may spread rapidly (2 Thessalonians 3:1).

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

 7 (Fri.) Cambodia
May John and Debbie Coats have a continued and growing zeal to share the gospel with their community (Romans 1:15-16).

 8 (Sat.) Tenglo Island, Chile
Ask that God might send someone to work with the EMM team and a local couple in developing a Christian retreat center. This position is ideal for those with skills in design and creativity, construction, and/or gardening.

 9 (Sun.) East Africa
Pray that Joe and Gloria Bontrager will be filled with the Holy Spirit and will walk daily in His power (Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:16).

 10 (Mon.) Heredia, Costa Rica
Stephanie Good and Leah Zeiset begin one-year mission internships in Costa Rica. Ask for quick adjustments as they join the VidaNet discipleship school.

 11 (Tues.) Prague, Czech Republic
May all of Stacy Nofziger's physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs be met by God through His grace and power (Philippians 4:19).

 12 (Wed.) Salunga, Pa., U.S.
Thank God for all of the faithful financial support that EMM receives! Pray that this community of mission continues to be cultivated and cared for.

 13 (Thurs.) South Sudan
Pray for Nicky Hess as she continues to live into the joys and sorrows of her work and ministry. Ask for God's peace and strength for each day.

 14 (Fri.) Cusco, Peru
Pray for more English teachers who are willing to serve for a year or more at PROMESA, a bilingual Christian school.

 15 (Sat.) Heredia, Costa Rica
Daryl and Jen Hoover continue to pour into the lives of VidaNet teams. Pray for God to be their strength. May God give Jen love and compassion as she works with the mothers and children at El Nido.

 16 (Sun.) Hartville, Ohio, U.S.
Pray for  Jimm and Kaylene Derksen as they represent EMM at a missions fair and festival today.

 17 (Mon.) Middle East
Ask that God would grant Felix and Ruth* His direction for their ministry as they return to the Middle East after being on home leave (Psalm 37:5).

 18 (Tues.) Debre Zeit, Ethiopia
Werner and Joanne DeJong will be starting a four-month mission internship in Ethiopia. Pray for clear vision and direction as they discern a long-term call to East Africa.

 19 (Wed.) Lancaster, Pa., U.S.
Ask that EMM leaders and staff listen carefully to God's vision as plans proceed with moving to 450 N. Prince St., EMM's property in Lancaster City.

 20 (Thurs.) East Asia
Ethan and Emma*, and their children, have recently returned to East Asia after their sabbatical. Pray as they transition back to their responsibilities and for the children as they return to school.

 21 (Fri.) Central Asia
EMM is seeking a community development worker for Central Asia. Pray that God will direct someone to this role, which could include working with counseling, health, engineering, agriculture, architecture, or education.

 22 (Sat.) Lebanon, Pa., U.S.
Ask that God will strengthen Michael Clancy in his work in Lebanon and that others would join the work of discipling future leaders.

 23 (Sun.) Lancaster, Pa., U.S.
A refugee ministry worker is needed at a church in Lancaster. Pray that God might send someone to meet practical, social, and spiritual needs in a warm, welcoming environment.

 24 (Mon.) Heredia, Costa Rica
Pray that God will raise up intercessors for Austin Zuercher in his ministry with VidaNet (1 Thessalonians 5:24).

 25 (Tues.) Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
Kelly Lapp begins a one-year internship in Wales. Pray for Kelly as she will be joining a discipleship school and long-term workers.

 26 (Wed.) Middle East
Pray that God might continually protect Michael and Laura* from all harm and strengthen them physically (Genesis 2:7).

 27 (Thurs.) East Africa
Ask that God might send a seasoned church worker to serve as a ministry mentor to a circuit of churches in East Africa.

 28 (Fri.) East Asia
Pray that William* will be a vessel through which the love of God can flow to others (Romans 5:5; John 13:34-35).

 29 (Sat.) Germany
Katja*, mission intern, will begin taking a language class in Germany, in addition to online classes with Moody Bible Institute. Pray for energy, wisdom, and perseverance as she begins this busy semester.

 30 (Sun.) East Africa
Pray for a mission intern* as she begins an eight-month assignment in East Africa caring for the children of long-term workers. Ask for a quick adjustment to the culture and the ability to connect with the children.


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).