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!

November 2019 Mission Intercessor

Workers featured each month in Mission Intercessor are also featured in the corresponding EMM prayer calendar. Contact EMM at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your free copy. 

1 (Fri.) West Africa
Pray for J.C. Ebersole as he serves as the executive director for the Africa Association of Bible Schools. Pray for safety in travel when visiting on location in Africa.

2 (Sat.) U.S.
Ask God to provide an administrative assistant for the Christian-Muslim Relations Team to work in Lancaster, Pa.

3 (Sun.) Belize
Pray for Galen and Phyllis Groff as they coach and mentor local church leaders as well as other EMM workers in the region.

4 (Mon.) Chile
Pray for people to consider mission service in Chile. Opportunities await in English teaching, camp ministry, or simple church development.

5 (Tues.) U.S.
Tonight is EMM’s vision and fundraising banquet. Pray that God would move powerfully among those in attendance, stirring vision, and creating desire to give freely.

6 (Wed.) Sierra Leone
Pray for Janet Millward who is serving in healthcare for three months at a hospital in Mattru Jong, Sierra Leone. Ask for God to give Janet peace, discernment, and a heart of love for those she is serving. Pray for God's continued care of Janet as she cares for her patients. Pray that they would see Jesus in her, and come to know Him for themselves.

7 (Thurs.) Spain
Praise the Lord for good contacts Rolando* has had with inmates in the prison ministry. Pray for the message to bring life changes to many. Pray for his wife, Andrea*, as she continues her education and their sons in their involvement in many activities. 

8 (Fri.) U.S.
In the coming months, EMM staff and campaign volunteers will be sharing about EMM’s Lancaster City property with congregations during Sunday sermon times and in Sunday school classes, as well as in other settings. Pray that these sharing times will be meaningful for all. 

9 (Sat.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Owen and Abby* as they resume their responsibilities after an unexpected home leave in the U.S. They are beginning another two-year term.

10 (Sun.) U.S.
Thank God for the many ways EMM is financially supported! Pray that, as in the past, the provision of God will be there for the vision of God through the people of God.

11 (Mon.) Global
Ask God to give Jonathan Bornman wisdom and knowledge as he writes and rewrites chapters for his Ph.D. study program. Pray also for the meeting at Oxford Centre for Mission Studies when he will present those chapters.

12 (Tues.) Costa Rica
Please pray for Kayley Eshleman and Josh Varner who are serving in discipleship training with VidaNet in Costa Rica. Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in their lives and transform them during this intensive 11-month discipleship experience.

13 (Wed.) Belize
Join Tim and Julie Groff in praying for the Dangriga Christian Fellowship as leaders are developed and for vision and fruitfulness in the church. Pray also that the church will continue to find new ways to reach out to their community to share God's love.

14 (Thurs.) U.S.
Ask God to provide an administrative assistant for a diverse congregation in Lancaster City, Pa. that includes a large Nepalese refugee population.

15 (Fri.) Albania
Pray for wisdom and guidance for Sonya Harnish as she works with Bible school and camp administration. Pray for the Spirit's leading as she disciples and walks alongside others.

16 (Sat.) East Africa
Continue praying for the next regional representative for East Africa as EMM interacts with a few interested candidates.

17 (Sun.) Costa Rica
Jen and Daryl Hoover and their family are currently on home leave in the U.S. Pray for times of refreshment and good connections with family and supporters. Pray also that things will run smoothly in Costa Rica while they are away.

18 (Mon.) Guatemala
Please pray for Andi Starner who began a seven-month service assignment in Guatemala last month. Andi is ministering to children at risk in partnership with the organization We Help Children. Pray for compassion, wisdom, and discernment for Andi, and for God's love and guidance as she is stretched in this new and challenging environment.

19 (Tues.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Jayden and Anika* and their children as they adjust to their new location and assignment in Southeast Asia. Pray for peace in the midst of the transitions.

20 (Wed.) Germany
Please pray for Preston* as he forms friendships and disciples new believers in a multicultural context. Pray for the Holy Spirit's power to break through boundaries of culture, language, and religion. Pray for God's love and truth to be revealed among this small community of nations -- including old, new, and not-yet believers.

21 (Thurs.) Thailand
Pray for wisdom for Mark and Sarah Schoenhals as they continue to walk alongside the Life Enrichment Church, encouraging a vision for multiplication. Pray for encouragement for them as they provide pastoral care for church leaders.

22 (Fri.) Europe
EMM has many opportunities for service in Europe. Whether it’s education, working with churches, or starting something completely new, pray for more workers to be sent to this region.

23 (Sat.) East Africa
Pray for John and Jane* and their children as they adjust to being a family of five! Pray also for John as he continues teaching and working at interfaith dialogue.

24 (Sun.) Kenya
Please pray for Chris and Lois Leuz as they near the end of a two-month assignment in Kenya, where they have been serving in hospitality at Amani Gardens Inn. Pray for God's direction as Chris and Lois bring closure to their time of relationship-building ministry to travelers and locals in Nairobi.

25 (Mon.) Costa Rica
Pray for Austin Zuercher as his job with VidaNet requires meeting new short term workers and terminating with those he has worked with for some time. May these relationship adjustments go well for him.

26 (Tues.) U.S.
Thank God for the Communications Team at EMM! These are the people who carefully put together the Missionary Messenger six times per year, telling the stories of God's work through EMM around the world. Pray for staff members Micah, Linda, Hilary, and Nancy as they carry out this faithful work with joy and attention to detail. 

27 (Wed.) Kenya
Pray for wisdom for Stuart Allan as he gives leadership at Amani Gardens Inn and for his wife, Amaris, in her health care roles. Pray for the children as they continue to build friendships and adjust to a new culture.

28 (Thurs.) Kosovo
An invitation stands for long-term workers to join a small body of believers in Kosovo and participate in discipleship and congregational life. Pray to the Lord of the Harvest for more workers to be sent to this landlocked country in the Balkans.

29 (Fri.) U.S.
Pray that God might send a refugee ministry worker to a local church in Lancaster, Pa. to support Karen refugees.

30 (Sat.) Kenya
Please pray for Jim and Kathy Wohlers as they prepare for their three-month assignment beginning in January. The Wohlers will be serving at Amani Gardens Inn in hospitality. Pray that God will prepare their hearts and minds to engage well with the people they meet. Pray that they will be messengers of good news and carriers of blessing.

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