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!

February 2019 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.

*Name(s) changed or last name(s) omitted for security reasons.

1 (Fri.) Vietnam
Middle and high school teachers are needed to teach “Essential Skills and Dispositions” courses at a private school. Ask that God might send the right people to fill these roles.

2 (Sat.) Middle East
Bible studies are multiplying in homes throughout the region and the power of God’s word is transforming lives. Join with Michael and Laura* in rejoicing at how God is bringing together people from different religious backgrounds in these Bible studies.

3 (Sun.) U.S.
Pray for young adult applicants to fill summer Kingdom Team staff positions for Lancaster, Pa. Ask that God might send both male and female staff members to interact with students.

4 (Mon.) Sierra Leone
Pray for Jonathan and Heleen Yoder as they discern their future in Sierra Leone. Pray for additional workers to join in with the discipleship and community work they started.

5 (Tues.) U.S.
In this time of continued transition and leadership adjustment, please continue to pray for all of EMM.

6 (Wed.) Czech Republic
Pray for the women in Stacy Nofziger’s English class who are interested in Christianity. Pray for continued opportunities for her to share the reason she has hope. Also, ask God to continue strengthening relationships with people she met at the English camps.

7 (Thurs.) France
Pray for a team of interns to be recruited for an assignment in Marseilles, France, where a school and dormitory have created an international community ideal for discipleship opportunities.

8 (Fri.) Thailand
Praise God for the healing journeys that happened in the lives of some of the people that Stephen Horst and Bethany Tobin work with. Join them in prayer for continued healing in both believers and non-believers’ lives and for more people to choose to follow Jesus.

9 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for the many conversations that are happening with interested individuals regarding short-term assignments. Ask God to give clear direction for where He is leading people.

10 (Sun.) Germany
Pray for Jonas and Hannah* as they plan for an upcoming sabbatical leave. Ask that God might provide rest during this season.

11 (Mon.) U.S.
Ask that God might send a community worker to assist with summer programs for school-age children in Queens, New York City, U.S.

12 (Tues.) East Africa
Pray for a worker* as he teaches peace and conflict studies and ethics courses. Lift up another worker* as she pilots a project to get community health volunteers to visit premature babies in the hospital.

13 (Wed.) U.S.
Join RiversEdge Fellowship in praying for an administrative assistant to use their organizational gifts within this diverse congregation in Lancaster City, Pa., that includes a large Nepalese refugee population.

14 (Thurs.) Guatemala
Pray for Andi Starner as she finishes high school and prepares for a mission internship in Guatemala beginning in the fall. Ask God to calm her nerves about the unknowns of this next season for her.

15 (Fri.) U.S.
Thank God for the staff of EMM who work very hard to care for the workers where they are on location. Pray for rest and peace as they continue to provide the much-needed resources for all EMM workers.

16 (Sat.) Czech Republic
Jan Heindel is enjoying the many experiences she has as she interacts with the people of Prague. Continue to pray that she will be able to model a Biblical lifestyle as she teaches and serves in the Czech Republic.

17 (Sun.) Southeast Asia
Praise God that Shirah Burns plans to return to Southeast Asia after a brief internship last summer! Pray for health as she moves forward in plans to return in the fall.

18 (Mon.) Central Asia
Praise God that a coffee ministry is going well for Jayden and Anika.* Pray that this outreach will thrive, God's word will be able to be shared with non-believers, and that it too could serve as a way to disciple those who are believers.

19 (Tues.) U.S.
EMM is recruiting a regional representative for Southeast Asia. Pray for discernment as we interact with a number of couples who have expressed interest.

20 (Wed.) Germany
Ask that the ministry of hospitality and prayer with which Eric and Janelle* will be serving would be powerful and effective in bringing the gospel to those who have never heard.

21 (Thurs.) Southeast Asia
Pray for God to give Ben and Lena* clear vision as they serve in business for transformation in Southeast Asia. Ask for them to have favor with the people they work with.

22 (Fri.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for Victoria Derosier’s Missionary Support Team as they work to raise remaining funds for Victoria’s term. Ask God to provide in abundance for all that she needs.

23 (Sat.) Honduras
Opportunities exist for elementary or high school teachers to teach at Academia Los Pinares in Honduras. Pray for more teachers to be sent through EMM.

24 (Sun.) South Sudan
Nicole Hess is thankful that the basketball courts at her school are finished. Pray with her that those courts would be a place where the peace of God is experienced for each and every child that steps foot on them.

25 (Mon.) U.S.
Thank God for the wonderful way EMM is financially supported. Pray that everything needed for the work of God through EMM would continue to be provided.

26 (Tues.) Czech Republic
English tutors are needed to facilitate conversational English groups or classes in one of several possible locations. Pray that God might send the people to serve in this way.

27 (Wed.) Kenya
Pray for Debbi DiGennaro in her role as the regional representative for East Africa, as she and her family live in Nairobi, Kenya.

28 (Thurs.) Germany
Pray for a mission intern as he prepares to serve in Germany following the summer 2019 training events.

*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).