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!

July 2021 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.) Costa Rica
Pray for Austin Zuercher during his busy summer. Pray for times of refreshment while he comes stateside to attend the Oasis Retreat and then immediately returns to many responsibilities at VidaNet. 

2 (Fri.) U.S.
Pray for volunteers to serve at our Central Administrative Office in Lancaster, Pa. One of the most pressing needs is for volunteer receptionists to be a welcoming presence at our office.

3 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for Krista Martin as she coordinates and leads the summer Kingdom Teams partnering with the School District of Lancaster to offer the Leap into Language program for refugee students. 

4 (Sun.) U.S.
Pray for missionaries and staff as they meet for Oasis this week at Black Rock Retreat. Pray for encouragement and refreshment for all who participate.

5 (Mon.) Belize
Pray for Bill and Judy Houser as they relate to the Belize Evangelical Mennonite Church as LMC international partner delegates. Pray for them as they support and encourage church leaders during the challenges of the pandemic.

6 (Tues.) U.S.
Pray for networking and recruitment opportunities for EMM staff members as they participate in the Mennonite Church USA virtual conference from July 6 to 10.

7 (Wed.) U.S.
Michael and Ruth* serve on the Christian-Muslim Relations Team, helping to equip others for fruitful relationships with Muslims. Pray for them to continue to grow in prayer and equipping others in prayer as a vital part of mission. 

8 (Thurs.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for additional long-term workers to be called to the church and community development work in Wales.

9 (Fri.) Germany
Pray for Mike and Roberta Lotvola and their three girls as they wrap up their assignment and return to the U.S. in August. Pray for good closure and for all the transitions in their move. 

10 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for EMM staff members as they lead summer training, programs, and retreats. Ask God for energy and meaningful engagement with workers and youth as we serve, learn, and grow together.     

11 (Sun.) Middle East
Pray for Lucy* as she wraps up her visit here in the U.S. and prepares to head back to her assignment. Pray for comfort as she says goodbye and for peace as she transitions back to her responsibilities. 

12 (Mon.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for continued guidance and spiritual leading for mission intern Kelly Lapp, as she begins thinking about returning home. Pray that the peace which surpasses all understanding will guard her against feeling overwhelmed with decisions she needs to make about her future. 

13 (Tues.) West Africa
Pray for JC Ebersole as he serves as the executive director of the Africa Association of Bible Schools. Pray that the various Bible schools can be a good resource and source of encouragement to pastors and leaders.

14 (Wed.) Peru
Pray for a certified teacher to be called to teach English virtually to the high schoolers at Promesa Mennonite School in Cusco, Peru.

15 (Thurs.) Albania
Pray for Sonya Harnish as she settles back into her routines and responsibilities after a visit to the U.S. Pray for relationships with those in her community to continue to grow.

16 (Fri.) Global
Continue to pray for our regional representatives as they consider opportunities for service most needed in their respective regions.

17 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for Marty and Glenna Sollenberger as they serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators at the International Linguistics Center in Dallas, Texas. Pray for encouragement and perseverance in their roles in information technology and in the library. 

18 (Sun.) Chile
Pray for Aaron and Katarina Miller as they continue to raise funds and prepare for a mission internship in Chile. Ask the Lord to provide all they need and to prepare their hearts for what he has for them. 

19 (Mon.) Netherlands
Pray for encouragement and creativity for Bob and Miriam Phillips as they reach out through an art ministry. Pray for wisdom as they work in leadership development.

20 (Tues.) U.S.
Give thanks for continued, faithful giving to EMM's Impact Fund which allows EMM to recruit, train, send, and care for our workers around the world.

21 (Wed.) France
Pray for Peter and Christy* and their family as they prepare to move to France in August. Pray that their visa will come through so they have time to settle in before the children begin school in September. Praise the Lord for Christy’s completion of her nurse-midwifery course. 

22 (Thurs.) Global
Pray for insight and discernment as we consider how to best engage young adults in missions, both locally and abroad.

23 (Fri.) Thailand
Mark and Sarah Schoenhals understand the importance of prayer and it is their desire to grow in prayer – especially corporate prayer – that is strategic and abundant. Pray for the multiplication of disciples and house churches, which is the vision of the Life Enrichment Church and the Schoenhals. 

24 (Sat.) Southeast Asia
Continue to ask God to provide an executive director for a transformational business in Southeast Asia. Pray for wisdom, and also for effectiveness from a new ad on a “business as mission” website.

25 (Sun.) Germany
Pray for Jonas and Hannah* as they serve in intercultural church planting and mentoring church planters. 

26 (Mon.) U.S.
Pray for Kendall Martin as he continues in his mission internship with the Christian-Muslim Relations Team this summer. Pray that his time providing necessary support to the team helps him to see opportunities to share his faith with people around him. 

27 (Tues.) Chile
Pray for unity among those participating in the house church network and in the Businessmen's Christian Fraternity in Chile.

28 (Wed.) U.S.
Please pray for the Moving in Mission Capital Campaign as we approach our final goal. Give thanks for the many supportive partners who have made this Hub 450 space and ministry possible.

29 (Thurs.) Costa Rica
Pray for Wendell and Melanie Nofziger as they give leadership to VidaNet. Pray for grace for the family as they transition into their roles and for friendships for the children. 

30 (Fri.) U.S.
Pray that young adults would answer the call of God in their lives and join EMM's Advance program as a way to grow in discipleship and serve in local ministry. 

31 (Sat.) West Africa
Pray for Mike Baker in his role as the regional representative to West Africa and as he connects with the church leaders and other EMM partners. 

*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).

Eastern Mennonite Missions

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