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.

  • Prayer and fasting community events
  • Core prayer team
  • Grow in prayer
  • Mission Intercessor prayer guide
  • Scripture prayers

In the work week leading up to Easter Sunday (March 26–29 in 2018), 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, March 26, and Wednesday, March 28
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, March 27, 9–10 a.m.
Bethany Chapel (West entrance) of Landis Homes, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543
All are invited to come together at Landis Homes for a time of corporate worship and intercessory prayer for local and global EMM ministry.

Breaking the fast
Thursday, March 29, 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.


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.

March 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 (Thurs.) Germany
Hannah and Jonas's* desire is for God to use their lives to show His hope. Pray for breakthroughs in the lives of people they walk with who struggle with addictions, mental illness, spiritual oppression, and spiritual blindness.
2 (Fri.) Heredia, Costa Rica
Brock Rohrer is in the VidaNet discipleship program based in Costa Rica. Pray that he would have opportunities to multiply the healing and freedom which he is experiencing to others around him.
3 (Sat.) Dallas, Texas
Marty and Glenna Sollenberger are support staff for Wycliffe Bible Translators. Pray that they will receive the Lord's encouragement as they work to glorify His name.
4 (Sun.) Global
Thank God for the wonderful provision for EMM through the continued support of faithful friends. May God's grace be generously poured out on all who give!
5 (Mon.) Hong Kong
Pray that June and Glenn Kauffman will grow in God's wisdom as they support the developing church in Hong Kong.
6 (Tues.) East Africa
A team of two missionary families are looking for a child care provider to assist them in caring for four young children while the parents are engaged in their language study and ministry. Pray for someone to take advantage of this unique opportunity, which could also be a pathway for this person to explore long-term cross-cultural ministry.
7 (Wed.) Lebanon, Pa.
Pray for soon-to-be EMM worker Michael Clancy as he strives to balance the demands of pastoring a congregation, building relationships, and preparing to serve as an urban missionary, while also being an active father and husband. Join Michael in praying that additional funds will come in so he can begin his assignment with EMM.
8 (Thurs.) Germany
Katja*, a mission intern, has been able to form relationships with several women from the Middle East through a German class. Pray that she is able to engage in conversations about Jesus with them.
9 (Fri.) Thailand
Pray that Summer and Dave Houser will receive wisdom from God that they can pass on to the youth they train and disciple through the mission agency Youth With a Mission (YWAM).
10 (Sat.) Global
God has given EMM a vision of the world as a newly growing garden in spring (Isaiah 61:11). Pray that righteousness and praise will spring up in God's people in every nation, including our own!
11 (Sun.) Nyabange, Tanzania
Praise God with Joe and Gloria Bontrager for the growth and revitalization in the Mennonite Theological College of Eastern Africa and for the new local leaders who are being equipped to lead the Tanzania Mennonite Church. Pray for finances to cover repairs to the dormitories and classrooms.
12 (Mon.) Global
Pray for people interested in learning more about the world and cross-cultural ministry to consider mission opportunities that involve language and culture immersion in either North Africa or East Asia.
13 (Tues.) West Asia
Pray that Felix and Ruth* can continue to find ways to build community and develop local friendships. Pray that their work with a local immigrant church will be fruitful.
14 (Wed.) Cardiff, Wales
Pray that young people will participate in a 10-month mission internship that helps youth become involved in the community according to their giftings.  
15 (Thurs.) Thailand
Pray for Bethany Tobin and Steve Horst as they have recently transitioned to a new location in Thailand. Pray for them as they begin to do team life with another EMM family and learn how to engage in ministry in this new location.
16 (Fri.) Lancaster, Pa.
Pray that God would give wisdom and discernment as to whom He has called to direct Kingdom Teams this summer. Ask the Lord to prepare this individual to lead the program well.
17 (Sat.) Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Pray for Ryan and Bethany Umble's work with Cambodian college students, that the students will experience God's love in powerful ways as they learn more about Him.
18 (Sun.) Lancaster, Pa.
Pray for EMM's Board of Directors as they listen to heart of God and seek to do His will in leading the organization.
19 (Mon.) Asia
Pray for continued opportunities for Lea* to go deeper in her talks with others about Jesus and His power in their lives. Pray also for encouragement for local believers, that they will see the fruit of their witness.
20 (Tues.) U.S.
February is a big month for EMM visiting colleges. Pray for EMM staff and alumni who will be participating in events at Hesston College, McPherson College, Bethel College, Eastern Mennonite University, and Lancaster Bible College. Pray for meaningful connections with students who are considering their post-college paths.
21 (Wed.) Mattru Jong, Sierra Leone
Jonathan and Heleen Yoder ask for prayer that God will give them patience, the will to be present with the people they meet, and that they can bring His hope and healing to the people around them.
22 (Thurs.) Nairobi, Kenya
Pray for a worker to serve as a host or hostess at Amani Gardens Inn, a Mennonite guesthouse in the middle of busy Nairobi.
23 (Fri.) East Africa
Pray for an EMM worker family* as they try to build bridges of friendship in a community where they often feel like outsiders. Their desire is to introduce Jesus to their friends who don't know Him.  
24 (Sat.) Kaiserslautern, Germany
Micah Martin is now halfway through his one-year mission internship. Pray that his eyes would remain open to see where God is working in the lives of those around him.
25 (Sun.) Middle East
Pray that Laura and Michael* will bring God's peace to a region filled with conflict and injustice.
26 (Mon.) Guatemala
Pray for EMM workers in Central America as they gather for their annual retreat during the last few days of March. Pray that the adults and children will be blessed and refreshed.
27 (Tues.) Cardiff, Wales
Pray that Alan and Carol Wert and their children will be a blessing to others, build deeper relationships, and share the good news of Jesus.
28 (Wed.) Tenglo Island, Chile
Pray that a worker will be sent to serve with an EMM team and a local Chilean couple to develop a Christian retreat center/camp.  This position is ideal for those with skills in design and creativity, construction, and/or gardening.
29 (Thurs.) Cardiff, Wales
6. Pray for a young woman who is discerning a mission internship in Wales. Pray that she would have clarity about whether this internship is where God is leading her.
30 (Fri.) Heredia, Costa Rica
Ask the Lord to prepare Stefanie Good's heart in the coming months as she prepares to begin a mission internship with the VidaNet discipleship program in the fall.
31 (Sat.) Global
As always, mission opportunities for teaching English abound! Pray that God would bring more applicants interested in serving in this practical, relational way. This type of service is possible in South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

*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).