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!

September 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 (Wed.) U.S.
Pray for God to draw the people he wants to participate in Advance this year. Pray for wisdom and guidance as we plan for training.

2 (Thurs.) Thailand
Pray for a new generation of missionaries to join Andre and Karen Provost on the field as team members in the church planting work in Thailand.

3 (Fri.) Costa Rica
Pray for Daryl and Jen Hoover and their family as they spend time in the U.S. Pray for meaningful connections with family and friends. May God grant rest, healing, and joy in their time of home leave. Pray for their son, Micah, as he begins the Vida220 program this fall.  

4 (Sat.) Thailand
Please pray for individuals to be called to the opportunity of child care assistant and home school helper in Thailand. Pray for individuals to join the team of missionaries there, in the service of caring for and tutoring their children.

5 (Sun.) Tanzania
Pray for Joe and Yvonne Garber as they serve as LMC international partner delegates to the Tanzania Mennonite Church. Pray for the church as well as they seek to enter new mission fields and develop leaders.

6 (Mon.) U.S.
Ask God to provide the needed funds for Binsa’s* assignment in Lancaster City, Pa. Pray for God’s spirit to draw persons to himself as Binsa connects with Buddhist and Hindu persons in her community. 

7 (Tues.) Chile
Pray for Aaron and Katarina Miller as they apply for visas to begin their mission internship in Chile. Ask for God’s favor to be on them as the paperwork is being processed. 

8 (Wed.) Asia
Pray for Skylar and Mia* as they transition from serving in Asia. Ask God to give them vision for this new season while still living missionally. 

9 (Thurs.) Germany
Pray for Darrel and Miriam* and their daughters as they settle back into routines after a visit to the U.S. Pray for Darrel as he gives leadership to workers in his region, for Miriam as she teaches religion in public school classrooms for the first time, and for the girls in school. 

10 (Fri.) U.S. 
Give thanks for all those who responded generously to the mid-year appeal supporting the Impact Fund. 

11 (Sat.) East Africa
Pray for Samson* as he serves as the regional representative for East Africa. Pray for good connections with our partners and for safety in travel. 

12 (Sun.) U.S. 
Pray for EMM employee, Barry Freed, in his cross-country trip, August 26–September 29. Pray for him as he engages with many churches and individuals and shares the recruitment needs of EMM throughout the world.

13 (Mon.) Southeast Asia
Pray for obedience and wisdom for Jeremy and Jennifer* as they determine how to get involved with new projects. Pray for good connections with co-workers and EMM partners. Pray for the children in school. 

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

15 (Wed.) Germany
Eric and Janelle* and their family are currently in the U.S. for their home leave. Pray for times of rest and refreshment and good connections with family and friends. 

16 (Thurs.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for God to call an additional person or couple to the role of church developer or community worker in Wales.

17 (Fri.) Asia
Pray for Ethan* as he continues in his role as regional representative as he supports workers in his region and connects with partners in East Asia. 

18 (Sat.) Wales
Pray for Kelly Lapp as she finishes the last month of her mission internship in Wales. Pray for healthy closure in relationships and a sense of well-being and vision for the upcoming season of transition.

19 (Sun.) Asia
Pray for Lea* as she continues to stay connected while supporting and encouraging friends and students even though she is currently stateside. Pray for direction for future ministry. 

20 (Mon.) Germany
Pray for Tyler* as he prepares to begin his second mission internship in Germany. Pray that the borders stay open and that he is able to travel with no problems. 

21 (Tues.) France
Pray for Jennifer Weaver as she raises funds and prepares for moving to France. Pray for good connections with supporters and for finances that need to be raised.

22 (Wed.) Chile
Pray for a creative person to be called to the role of Christian camp developer on Tenglo Island, Chile.

23 (Thurs.) Belize
Pray for Tim and Julie Groff as they pick up responsibilities again after a visit to the U.S. Pray for the boys as they begin school. 

24 (Fri.) Germany
Pray for Paul*, mission intern in Germany. Ask God to equip him to make disciples of others from his country of origin in the Middle East. 

25 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for encouragement for Michael Clancy as he works with people in addictions and pray for wisdom as he disciples and mentors several men. 

26 (Sun.) U.S. 
Pray for EMM staff as we plan fall events. Ask for wisdom, creativity, and attentiveness to the Spirit. 

27 (Mon.) Chile
Pray for an English teacher to join the work in Puerto Montt, Chile, to teach in rural and/or island settings.

28 (Tues.) Guatemala
Pray for times of refreshment and renewal for Ted and Julie Smoker during their home leave. Pray for their daughter Abby as she begins college this fall and for the other children in school. 

29 (Wed.) U.S. 
Give thanks for our volunteers who come so faithfully and help with answering phones, greeting guests, and creating a welcoming environment. 

30 (Thurs.) U.S.
Pray for God to stir in the hearts of young people and that they would answer the call into deeper discipleship and missional living by joining an EMM short-term assignment.  

*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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