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!

January 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 (Fri.) Czech Republic
Pray for Jan Heindel as she enters a time of sabbatical. Her plans include spiritual, emotional, and physical rest as well as equipping for further ministry. Pray for encouragement for the young girls in the Czech Republic that she relates to as they are experiencing loneliness and isolation during their lockdown.  

2 (Sat.) U.S.
Please pray with us as we finish up our annual review of all our opportunities for service, to determine which ones are of special priority right now. Pray for special grace to guide us as we conduct this review with the backdrop of the pandemic.

3 (Sun.) Germany
Pray for Tyler* as he hopes to return to Germany for a 6-month internship. Ask the Lord to provide the funds needed as well as a clear path with open borders.

4 (Mon.) Chile
Pray for Michael and Nancy Hostetter as they relate long-distance to the house churches in Chile. Praise the Lord for the exciting things he is doing and for the miracle of healing experienced by a member of the church. 

5 (Tues.) Hong Kong
Pray for Glenn and June Kauffman as they relate to the Hong Kong Mennonite Church as LMC international partner delegates. Pray that they would be able to be a source of encouragement and support as the church navigates a difficult political climate.

6 (Wed.) Thailand
Pray for a young adult intern to fill the role of child care assistant and home school tutor to missionary families in Thailand. Pray for God to lead and open the way for service.  

7 (Thurs.) Guatemala
Pray for restoration and blessing for the people in Guatemala who have suffered, and for safety for those who are working tirelessly in the work of restoration. Pray for peace and patience and for differences to be reconciled as many different communities and organizations work together.

8 (Fri.) Global
A colleague from another missions agency recently said in conversation that missionaries are leaving the field right now, not going to the field. Pray for wisdom and courage as we continue to invite people into mission during this time. 

9 (Sat.) Germany
Pray for Mike and Roberta Lotvola as they transition out of their roles and pass leadership onto others. Pray that they can end well as they look to complete their assignment in August. 

10 (Sun.) U.S. 
Thank God for the faithful financial support from many prayerful partners during 2020. Praise God for a year of significant support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

11 (Mon.) Belize
Pray for Nathanael and Spring Davis as they mentor and walk alongside church and community members, especially during the challenges of the coronavirus and the devastation of the hurricanes last year. 

12 (Tues.) U.S.
Ask God to give EMM staff wisdom in how to move forward with short-term opportunities as we navigate an ever-changing COVID-19 world. 

13 (Wed.) Thailand
Praise the Lord for the friendships that have developed for each of the Janzen children. Pray for continued good connections for Jeremy and Jennifer with neighbors and the family of their language teacher. May God continue to open doors for them to minister his love and good news. 

14 (Thurs.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for more young adults to join the Going Public program in Cardiff, Wales, U.K. Pray that the ministries of Glenwood Church Centre flourish and meaningful connections with the community are made despite the difficult circumstances and need for safety precautions due to COVID-19.   

15 (Fri.) Germany
May God bless Eric and Janelle* as they continue to learn the language and develop relationships. Pray that they can be an encouragement to the international church where they attend. 

16 (Sat.) Southeast Asia
Pray with us as we explore new ways of recruiting for an executive director for a transformational business in Southeast Asia.

17 (Sun.) Belize
Pray for Galen and Phyllis Groff as they settle back into their home and ministry in Belize. Pray that they can be a source of encouragement as they walk alongside the church leaders. 

18 (Mon.) Costa Rica
Pray along with Daryl and Jen Hoover for future direction for VidaNet. Pray for the many throughout Central America whose lives have been ravaged by the devastating hurricanes. 

19 (Tues.) U.S. 
Thank God for EMM's Advancement team! Pray that they feel God's joy as they do their work of communicating stories of God's transforming love through the work of EMM.

20 (Wed.) U.S.
Pray for more people to serve in cross-cultural missions locally, through various ministries and organizations already in place. Pray that immigrants and refugees would feel welcome and care from the disciples of Jesus in their local communities.   

21 (Thurs.) Southeast Asia
Pray for a new social program that has begun. It is a voucher program to make water filters accessible and affordable to those who can not afford them. Praise the Lord for the ways he has grown the business over the years and the blessing it is to many. 

22 (Fri.) U.S.
Pray for the participants in the Advance program as they gather today for a day of resourcing and encouragement. Pray that they would have a meaningful time together while maintaining safe COVID-19 regulations. 

23 (Sat.) Asia
Pray for Ethan* as he continues to oversee workers in his region, but moves to volunteer status. Pray for the team that is developing to go and minister from the Eurasian side of the Silk Road.  

24 (Sun.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for mission intern, Kelly Lapp, as she connects in her discipleship community. Ask God to provide opportunities for her to share her faith. 

25 (Mon.) U.S.
Pray for encouragement for Michael Clancy as working with people in addictions can be very difficult. Pray for wisdom as he disciples and mentors several men. 

26 (Tues.) U.S.
Please pray for the continued support of EMM's Everyone Moving in Mission Capital Campaign. Praise God for the significant support for the campaign in 2020.

27 (Wed.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for the Wert family and the continued demands and adjustments of teaching and learning online, and for a healthy balance of work, personal and ministry time. Pray also for those in the church to remain strong in the faith and for others who are being reached for the first time online. 

28 (Thurs.) Thailand
Pray with us for people to consider serving in Thailand. Our workers there partner with a small but mighty group of believers from within the largest people group without a Christian witness in that country. 

29 (Fri.) Central Asia
Pray for times of refreshment and learning as Lea* is on sabbatical. Pray for clear direction for her future ministry. 

30 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for Krista Martin as she prepares for the summer Kingdom Teams program. Ask God to give her wisdom and creativity in opportunities for youth groups to connect and serve. 

31 (Sun.) Germany
Pray for wisdom for Lucas and Ava* as they help to lead a church that is home to persons from many nationalities. Pray also for Lucas as he gives oversight to other EMM workers in West Europe

*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).

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