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
  • 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.

June 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 (Fri.) Central Asia
Pray for Anika and Jayden* as they continue in language and culture learning. Pray for deepening relationships with locals as they learn the language.

2 (Sat.) Thailand
Shirah Burns is beginning her two-month mission internship. Pray for her as she adapts to life in Southeast Asia and partners with long-term workers there.

3 (Sun.) Thailand
Pray for Bethany Tobin and Steve Horst as they work with Life Enrichment Church in a newer church planting location. Pray for team unity, for discipling relationships, and for their whole family as they adjust to this new location and assignment.

4 (Mon.) Global
Thank God for EMM’s strong financial support system! As we are in our mid-year fundraising season, pray for provision and generosity for the global work of God.

5 (Tues.) Cardiff, Wales
Alan and Carol Wert ask us to pray for the young people Carol mentors, as they complete a 10-month discipleship internship in the next few weeks and explore God's next steps for their lives.

6 (Wed.) Thailand
Pray for an individual or family to consider joining Life Enrichment Church (LEC) — an EMM partner church in Thailand — in providing leadership for the development of a ministry to children, youth, and families.

7 (Thurs.) Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pray for Bob and Miriam Phillips as they continue to serve at Crossroads Church and network with church planters. Pray that God would continue to lead them to the individuals they should mentor and disciple.

8 (Fri.) East Africa
Pray for an urban refugee worker to go to East Africa, where they will develop relationships with urban refugees through teaching English, sports outreach, or other creative means.

9 (Sat.) Global
Leon and Naomi Zimmerman are preparing to help train Christian leaders around the world. Pray that God will prepare their hearts and minds, and help them reach their fundraising goal.

10 (Sun.) Kaiserslautern, Germany
Pray for Micah Martin in his last two months as a mission intern. Pray that he would finish his time well, investing in relationships he has made over the past year.

11 (Mon.) East Africa
Pray for Felipe and Ines* as they learn language and culture, and pray for Felipe as he is waiting for his work permit and visa to be approved. Pray for safety on the roads during the rainy season.

12 (Tues.) Lancaster, Pa.
Thank God that EMM connects with people locally to educate and engage through events like Global Fair. Pray for EMM’s Advancement Team as they work to provide a fun and meaningful time at this annual event.

13 (Wed.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Timothy and Madison*, who are serving in business and outreach. Pray for many locals to hear and receive the truth of the gospel, for an outpouring of revival in their city, and for wise business decisions.

14 (Thurs.) Salunga, Pa.
Summer is a big time for EMM staff! Pray that there is strength and joy for each staff member throughout all of the trainings, meetings, and events that EMM leads throughout June, July, and August.

15 (Fri.) Cambodia
Pray for John and Debbie Coats as they mentor and teach local Christian leaders and teachers. Pray that the Cambodian church will be strengthened. Pray also that as Debbie manages and oversees health work, her service might lead to significant improvement of health in rural Cambodian settings.

16 (Sat.) Prague, Czech Republic
A church in the Czech Republic is inviting workers to come and join a team that is hoping to plant a church in a village outside of Prague. Pray for people who have an interest in pioneer church planting to come and learn more.

17 (Sun.) Akron, Pa.
Pray for the new EMM workers and their children who will be involved in EMM’s pre-service Launch training, which begins on June 17 (today) and runs through July 1. Pray also for the people teaching and resourcing these new workers.

18 (Mon.) East Asia
As the regional representatives for East Asia prepare to return to the field after a sabbatical, pray for an individual or family to explore the opportunities in business and education available in that region.

19 (Tues.) West Africa
Pray for J.C. Ebersole in his role as executive director of the Africa Association of Bible Schools.

20 (Wed.) Chile
Pray for a church developer to be sent to Chile, where they will disciple local believers in house church or simple church communities in the Andes Mountains, possibly also working in agriculture or teaching English.

21 (Thurs.) Cusco, Peru
Joanna and Duane Harrison returned last month from a three-year assignment in Peru. Pray for them and their three children as they adjust to life in the U.S., and as they discern what’s next for them.

22 (Fri.) Lancaster, Pa.
Pray for Donna Becker as she begins her mission internship. Ask the Lord to provide unique opportunities for her as she serves among immigrants at Habecker Mennonite Church for two months this summer.

23 (Sat.) Chile
Pray that the Lord would fill Nancy and Michael Hostetter with knowledge of His will and deep love each day as they work with pastors, leaders, and businessmen throughout the country.

24 (Sun.) Global
As we look at the varied opportunities for service available, we look forward to seeing who the Lord will send to some of these places. Ask the Lord to make the connections needed, pairing passions and skills with these unique opportunities.

25 (Mon.) West Africa
Pray for Beryl Forrester as he continues to walk alongside local churches and as he disciples, teaches, and resources local church leaders.

26 (Tues.) Czech Republic
Pray for an English tutor to go to the Czech Republic, where they will facilitate conversational English groups or classes in one of several possible settings and build relationships with their students.

27 (Wed.) Kaiserslautern, Germany
Praise God with Roberta and Mike Lotvola for God’s faithfulness over the last 10 years of their work. They are seeing the fruit of their ministry! Pray for wisdom as they continue to care for the many refugees coming into Germany.

28 (Thurs.) Sierra Leone
Rebekah Steiner is beginning her three-month mission internship in Sierra Leone. Pray that the Lord would go before her to provide meaningful ways of engaging with local people.

29 (Fri.) East Asia
Pray for William*, who is teaching English and serving as a witness for the kingdom. May he have wisdom as he interacts with locals. Pray for continued growth in his relationship with the Father.

30 (Sat.) Germany
Pray for Hannah and Jonas* as they reach out to immigrants from many nations. Pray for open hearts and minds to receive love and truth. Pray for the Lord’s provision for the many needs they see all around them.

*Names 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).