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
  • 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.

May 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.

1 (Tues.) Germany
Lucas and Ava* serve as regional representatives for West Europe. Please pray for wisdom and tact as they minister to the workers in their region and pastor their growing international church. Pray that they would know the Holy Spirit’s presence today.

2 (Wed.) Honduras
Pray for Brock Rohrer, a mission intern at the VidaNet discipleship network in Costa Rica, as he is on outreach in Honduras. Ask the Lord to provide divine encounters to share the love and truth of Christ there.

3 (Thurs.) Guatemala
Pray for Ted and Julie Smoker’s ministry of encouragement among the K’ekchi’, and as they start a coffee business and raise a growing family.

4 (Fri.) Global
A heartfelt thank-you to the many financial supporters who surround EMM not only with their money, but also their prayers and engagement. May they be blessed in every way by God’s daily presence.

5 (Sat.) Thailand
Pray for Dave Houser as he teaches English, that people in his class will come to know Jesus. Join Summer and Dave Houser in praying for anointing and fruitfulness in their ministry opportunities. Continue to pray for health for the whole family.

6 (Sun.) Southeast Asia
A number of opportunities exist to serve a growing business that is making clean water affordably accessible in a sensitive location in Southeast Asia. Pray for more workers to join this transformational business.

7 (Mon.) North Africa
Pray for Nicholas* as he continues to learn the local culture and language. Give him wisdom and understanding as he studies, talks with people, leads Bible studies, and seeks the Lord for the future.

8 (Tues.) Queens, N.Y.
Pray for God to send a community worker who will assist or direct community summer programs, including daily enrichment and tutoring programs for children.

9 (Wed.) The Netherlands
Please pray for strength and health for Phil Gottschalk, who has a very busy spring semester teaching at Tyndale Theological Seminary. Also pray that the right publisher will be found for Phil’s book on the Christian response to refugees. Pray for safety in travel for Linda Gottschalk as she goes to Warsaw in May for a conference.

10 (Thurs.) Kaiserslautern, Germany
Micah Martin, a mission intern in Germany, has had the opportunity to lead a local youth group for the past few months. Pray that he would be able to continue having meaningful conversations about Christ in the midst of some language barriers.

11 (Fri.) Heredia, Costa Rica
Pray for Daryl and Jen Hoover, that they may be filled with the Holy Spirit as they walk in discipling relationships with those around them.

12 (Sat.) Salunga, Pa.
Pray for the new gathering, “Friends of EMM,” the first meeting of which will take place on May 19. Ask God to bring people together with a desire to engage in mission through EMM here in Lancaster County, as well as around the world.

13 (Sun.) Thailand
Sarah and Mark Schoenhals are encouraged by the individuals they are working with in discipleship and leadership training. Pray that they will experience joy and mature in their faith. Continue to pray for new believers to be raised up where Mark and Sarah live and in the surrounding communities.

14 (Mon.) Marseilles, France
Join EMM in praying for a team to be sent to Marseilles, a port city in southern France that is a crossroads of immigration and trade.

15 (Tues.) Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Pray for Kandace Glenn, who was a mission intern in Cambodia last year. She is raising support to return to Cambodia as a long-term worker.

16 (Wed.) Chile
Pray for a missions-minded teacher to be sent to Chile. Numerous openings are located on various islands and boarding schools, and positions involving sports are available as well.

17 (Thurs.) Global
Pray for Andres Prins, who serves on EMM’s Christian-Muslim Relations Team. May he form meaningful relationships based on dialogue, Christian witness, peacemaking, and hospitality.

18 (Fri.) Germany
Katja*, a mission intern in Germany, has built several meaningful relationships with women from various Middle Eastern countries. Pray that as these relationships develop, she would have the opportunity to share Christ with these women.

19 (Sat.) Global
Pray for health and strength for Grace and David Shenk as they travel and speak. Pray for peace as they transition from their home to a retirement home apartment next month.

20 (Sun.) Salunga, Pa.
Thank God for the staff of EMM at the Salunga offices. God is meeting the administrators of this mission work powerfully in prayer. Pray that they continue to listen carefully and obey God’s spirit.

21 (Mon.) Central Asia
Maria and Alexander* serve as regional representatives for West, Central, and South Asia. Pray for discernment as they give guidance to other EMM workers in this sensitive region of the world.

22 (Tues.) 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.

23 (Wed.) Orange Walk, Belize
Pray for Nathanael Davis as he pastors a church for the Deaf. Pray for wisdom and discernment in raising up leaders in the church. Pray for Spring Davis as she homeschools their four children, and pray that God will bring a homeschool helper for them.

24 (Thurs.) Nairobi, Kenya
Pray for God to send a host or hostess to show hospitality to guests from around the world so that they feel cared for and welcomed at Amani Gardens Inn (formerly the Mennonite Guesthouse).

25 (Fri.) Southeast Asia
Ben and Lena* serve a significant role in a transformational business in Southeast Asia. Pray for health and wholeness for their youngest child. Pray for the many people at the business with whom they have discipling relationships, that these people would grow in their faith and understanding of the kingdom.

26 (Sat.) Lancaster, Pa.
Praise God for a full Kingdom Team summer staff! Pray that God would be preparing the hearts of each member — Krista, Ellen, Johanna, Sara Beth, and Sidney — as they prepare for ministry this summer.

27 (Sun.) West Africa
Mike and Karen Baker serve as non-resident missionaries to West Africa, overseeing the work of the churches in Guinea-Bissau from a distance. Pray for clear communication with leaders there, and for those leaders as they seek to make disciples who are making disciples.

28 (Mon.) Cusco, Peru
Pray for more English teachers to serve long-term assignments at PROMESA, a bilingual Christian school in Cusco, Peru.

29 (Tues.) Honduras
Pray for Amanda and Bobby Peoples as they prepare to come to the U.S. for home leave this summer. They are also in a time of discernment for the next steps in their ministry in Honduras.

30 (Wed.) U.S.
Pray for all the long-term workers who are preparing to come to the U.S. for home leave this summer. May they have safe travels and find meaningful rest, refreshment, and direction during their time at home.

31 (Thurs.) Wales
Pray for Kelly Lapp, who is preparing for a mission internship in Wales beginning in the fall. Ask God to provide the funds she needs to participate in the program.

*Name(s) changed for security reasons.

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).