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!
October 2019 Mission Intercessor
1 (Tues.) Central Asia
Pray for Alexander and Maria* as they connect with people through business for transformation and teaching. Pray also for the boys in school and in relationships with their peers.
2 (Wed.) Middle East
There are English teaching job opportunities at a university in the Middle East. Pray for more workers to be sent to this region.
3 (Thurs.) Europe
The Europe worker retreat will be held October 3–8. Pray for those resourcing the adults and children and for each participant that they will find joy and will be refreshed to return to their places of service.
4 (Fri.) U.S.
Pray for a technology intern to handle technology and media needs for EMM's Christian-Muslim Relations Team.
5 (Sat.) Global
Pray for Leon and Naomi Zimmerman as they prepare leadership training materials for upcoming trips. Ask for safety in travel as they resource churches around the world.
6 (Sun.) Germany
Jonas and Hannah* and their family are in the U.S. for a sabbatical. They would like to build good rhythms for family time. Jonas and Hannah intend to spend time in writing as well. Pray for meaningful times together and for rest and renewal.
7 (Mon.) Guatemala
Pray for Andi Starner as she begins her seven-month mission internship in Guatemala today. Ask the Lord for a quick adjustment to climate and culture.
8 (Tues.) U.S.
Please pray for EMM staff members as they meet with various church leadership teams, councils, and Sunday school classes to share the vision for the renovation of EMM’s Lancaster City property. Pray for good dialogue and energy around this project.
9 (Wed.) Czech Republic
Praise the Lord with Jan Heindel for the trust that is building between her and those she is connecting with. Pray for her as she mentors one of the female youth leaders in her church. Pray for wisdom and creativity for those areas to which she gives leadership in the church.
10 (Thurs.) U.S.
The people who financially support the work of God through EMM are the best! Thank God for them and pray they are blessed in every way.
11 (Fri.) East Asia
Pray for strength and perseverance for Lea* as she relates to those who are interested in learning more about her relationship with God. Pray that the Holy Spirit will give her the words to speak when the opportunities arise. Continue to pray for rest in a busy schedule.
12 (Sat.) Thailand
Ask God to send someone to serve as a child care assistant and home-school teacher for missionary children in Thailand.
13 (Sun.) Germany
Pray for Mike and Roberta Lotvola as they continue to disciple young adults. Pray for wisdom in finding a healthy rhythm of work and rest.
14 (Mon.) Wales, U.K.
The Going Public internship provides opportunities for individuals to gain experience in a whole host of areas alongside British youth in working with youth or children's work, community work, social action, and creative arts. Pray for young adults to join this internship.
15 (Tues.) Southeast Asia
Lift up Ben and Lena* as they continue the important ministry of bringing fresh water to many people in their region. Pray that they can find healthy rhythms and know when to pause and disengage from their work.
16 (Wed.) Europe
EMM has many opportunities to serve in Europe. Whether it’s education, working with churches, or starting something completely new. Pray for more workers to be sent to this region.
17 (Thurs.) Honduras
Pray for wisdom for Wendell Nofziger as he gives leadership to the elementary school at Academia Los Pinares. Pray for his wife, Melanie, as she walks with and disciples women. Pray for good friends for their children.
18 (Fri.) Costa Rica
Pray for Kayley Eshleman, mission intern with VidaNet. Ask the Lord to open her heart and mind, seeking more of Him as she goes through discipleship training.
19 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for the Friends of EMM gathering as people enjoy brunch with President Gerry Keener at EMM’s property in Lancaster City, Pa. to learn about the vision and renovation plans for this space. Pray that God would create in people’s hearts the desire to be a part of what God is doing in Lancaster City.
20 (Sun.) Southeast Asia
A web designer/app developer or media technician is needed to serve a growing business for transformation that is bringing affordable access to clean water. Pray that God might send the right person.
21 (Mon.) Honduras
Pray for Bobby and Amanda Peoples as they continue to work with children and youth who are at risk. Pray for wisdom in research and development for new programs.
22 (Tues.) Netherlands
Pray for Bob and Miriam as they share God's love, mentor, and disciple ministry leaders in Amsterdam.
23 (Wed.) U.S.
EMM will be at the Messiah College career and grad school expo today. Pray for fruitful connections with students.
24 (Thurs.) Germany
A mission intern* in Germany has begun regularly guest teaching at a local college. Pray for wisdom and grace as he serves in this capacity.
25 (Fri.) Global
Praise God for the many opportunities Andres Prins has had to travel and be a witness to the power of Christ. Pray that the seeds sown will produce abundant fruit for God's glory. Pray for progress of the Amharic translation of “A Muslim and a Christian in Dialogue.”
26 (Sat.) U.S.
Thank God for EMM staff members and all the roles they play to keep the mission of God through EMM strong and flowing. Pray for perseverance and joy in the journey of serving!
27 (Sun.) Czech Republic
Pray for wisdom and focus for Stacy Nofziger Prknová as she plans lessons for the many groups she teaches. Pray for good connections with her students. Pray also for wisdom in finding a good balance with her schedule.
28 (Mon.) U.S.
Pray for the recruitment team at EMM as they discern how to "sow generously" into recruitment. Ask for God to show them where to focus their energy, so they can truly partner with God as He sends laborers into His harvest.
29 (Tues.) Sierra Leone
Jon and Heleen Yoder plan to complete their assignment in December. Pray for them during their last few months that they will be at peace about what they are able to accomplish and can release the rest to others to carry on. Continue to pray for their ministry to children with disabilities.
30 (Wed.) Costa Rica
Pray for mission intern, Josh Varner, as he goes through the VidaNet discipleship training. Ask God to be deepening his understanding of his identity in Christ.
31 (Thurs.) Sierra Leone
Janet Millward is halfway through her three-month mission internship in Sierra Leone. Pray that she would have perseverance in harsh conditions and that those she is serving would experience the love and care of Christ.
*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.
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).
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).