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.

March 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 (Wed.) East Asia
Emma and Ethan* are working to establish a network of businesses that carry the gospel into unreached places. Praise God for the progress that has been made, and pray that He will allow and bless new businesses.

2 (Thurs.) Guatemala
Pray for Brooke Leaman as she prepares for a mission internship in Guatemala beginning this month. Pray that the Lord will give her his heart for the children with whom she will be working.

3 (Fri.) Lancaster, Pa.
Thank God for EMM President Nelson Okanya. Pray that Nelson, his wife Jess, and their two boys will remain strong and healthy. Pray that they will have time and space to be together as a family, and that Nelson can lead EMM in wholeness.

4 (Sat.) Cambodia
After seeking God’s will, Ryan and Bethany Umble were able to move into a larger house. They ask for prayer that their new house will be a place of hospitality and welcoming others.

5 (Sun.) Central Asia
Pray for another family to join a growing missionary team in the capital city of a nominally Muslim country in Central Asia where a variety of exciting healthcare opportunities exist.

6 (Mon.) Cambodia
Pray for Kandace Glenn, who is serving on a mission internship in Cambodia. Ask the Lord to renew her spirit and give her fresh vision and love for students and others to whom she ministers.

7 (Tues.) Chile
Pray that Michael and Nancy Hostetter will be instruments of God’s grace in their community. They also ask for prayer for peace and safety for their missionary friends in Venezuela, as the country is suffering from political unrest.

8 (Wed.) Nairobi, Kenya
Pray that someone will serve as an urban refugee worker in Nairobi, Kenya. This person will develop relationships with urban refugees through teaching English, sports outreach, or other creative means.  

9 (Thurs.) Germany
Pray for Jonas and Hannah* as they relate to a number of people with deep wounds from the past. Also pray that they will have strength as they juggle youth ministry, pastoral needs, and preaching, as well as caring for their young children.

10 (Fri.) Marseilles, France
EMM has a vision to build a team in Marseilles, France. Pray for more long-term workers to be sent to this warm and friendly city of immigrants.

11 (Sat.) Guatemala
Pray for Zachary Ranck, who is serving on a three-month mission internship in Guatemala. Pray that the Lord will reveal specific ways for Zachary to show the love of Christ to the orphans with whom he will be working.

12 (Sun.) Wales
Pray for Carol and Alan Wert’s oldest son Dylan as he applies to universities and makes decisions regarding his future. Also pray for all the youth who were recently equipped at an evangelistic youth event called Firestarters, that God will empower them to share their faith in the community.

13 (Mon.) East Asia
Pray that Logan and Anna* would not lag in diligence, but would be fervent in spirit. May they rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and continue steadfastly in prayer (Romans 12:1112).

14 (Tues.) Global
Thank God for the many ways God’s work through EMM is supported! Faithful friends bring their time, prayers, and finances to sustain this mission. Pray that God blesses each person involved!

15 (Wed.) Orange Walk, Belize
Pray for someone proficient in American Sign Language to serve as a Deaf ministry assistant in Belize. The person will join a Deaf Mennonite church in ministering to Deaf children and young adults, who are often marginalized.

16 (Thurs.) North Africa
Pray that God’s hand of provision and protection will continue to be evident in Nicholas’s* life, and that God’s works will be revealed through any challenges that come. Pray also that Nicholas’s relationships and meetings in the community will be blessed and fruitful.

17 (Fri.) Queens, N.Y.
A multitude of people groups live in the bustling New York City neighborhood of Flushing, Queens. Pray for more long-term workers to join a church-planting team there in partnership with Immanuel Community Church.

18 (Sat.) East Asia
Pray for Skylar and Mia* as they continue to build relationships with local people and help develop transformational and contextual bridges to the gospel. Join them in praying for a local movement to the Father.

19 (Sun.) Ghana
Pray that as J.C. Ebersole directs the Africa Association of Bible Schools while living in the U.S., he will be filled with the Holy Spirit and will daily walk in His power (Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:16).

20 (Mon.) Salunga, Pa.
Thank God for administrative assistants! EMM has many amazing people who serve with outstanding talent in these roles to serve this mission. Pray that their minds and hearts are at peace and that they have joy in their daily tasks.

21 (Tues.) Germany
Tyler Auker is beginning a three-month mission internship in Germany. Pray that he will be led by the Spirit to share Christ with refugees as well as Germans he encounters.

22 (Wed.) Global
Pray for Jonathan Bornman as he prepares for many speaking opportunities with the Christian/Muslim Relations Team in 2017. He asks for wisdom in balancing his time. Pray also for safety in all the traveling he does.

23 (Thurs.) Guinea-Bissau
Pray that the people of Guinea-Bissau will confidently continue the church development work that Michael and Karen Baker have done. Pray for wisdom for Michael and Karen as they continue to serve the church in Guinea-Bissau while living in the U.S.

24 (Fri.) Halle, Germany
Pray for someone to serve as a church development worker in Halle, Germany. This person will contribute to an inner-city church by assisting in children's ministry, Sunday worship, immigrant ministry, and/or church building renovation and maintenance.

25 (Sat.) Nairobi, Kenya
Pray for Betsy Stewart, serving on a six-month mission internship in Kenya. Pray that she will be given inspiring words to share with the guests and fellow workers at Amani Gardens Inn. Also pray that she will be led to other opportunities to serve in Nairobi.

26 (Sun.) The Middle East
Join Laura and Arthur* in praying for more workers to join them in their work. Pray that the knowledge and presence of the Lord's peace would come to their region.

27 (Mon.) Prague, Czech Republic
Pray for more long-term workers to be sent to join an international church planting team in a village on the outskirts of Prague, Czech Republic.

28 (Tues.) South Asia
Jackson and Olivia* are approximately halfway through their mission internship in South Asia. Pray that they will be enabled to show Christ to their neighbors, and that they will be refreshed each day to continue in their work. Pray also for good health.

29 (Wed.) Global
Pray that Andres Prins’ ministry will be exceedingly fruitful, that God will be glorified through his ministry with the Christian/Muslim Relations Team, and that the message of Jesus may spread rapidly and be honored (2 Thessalonians 3:1).

30 (Thurs.) Peru
Pray that Duane and Joanna Harrison and their children will be accepted by the locals, believers, and missionaries in the area where they are laboring; also pray that they will be encouraged and joyful in their work. Pray for their children, as they begin a new school year this month.

31 (Fri.) Southeast Asia
Timothy and Madison* have seen many answers to prayer in the past months. Praise God for locals in their region who have recently come to Christ, including one couple who works with their business! Pray for the continuing spiritual journeys of these local Christians.

*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).