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 2020 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.) Czech Republic
Jan Heindel is in the midst of a home leave in the US. Pray for creative ways to connect with supporters and that she can find community again with family and friends. Pray for the ministries in Prague while she is gone.  

2 (Fri.) U.S.
Pray for EMM's recruitment team as they experience staff transitions and relearn how to work together and serve the mission of EMM.

3 (Sat.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for Kelly Lapp as she plans to begin her internship in Wales this month. Pray that the process for acquiring her visa and purchasing plane tickets goes smoothly. 

4 (Sun.) Germany
Pray for creativity for Mike and Roberta Lotvola as they lead the young adult discipleship program during the current pandemic. Pray for their daughters as they attend school. 

5 (Mon.) East Africa
Pray for Joe and Yvonne Garber as they serve as LMC international partner delegates to the Tanzania Mennonite Church. Pray that these relationships would be mutually encouraging for the sake of the gospel.

6 (Tues.) U.S.
Pray for a mission intern to serve with RiversEdge Fellowship, a diverse congregation in Lancaster City that includes a large Nepalese refugee population. Pray that God calls someone with the gift of coordination and communication to serve the church’s various ministries.

7 (Wed.) Thailand
Pray for Jeremy and Jen* as they continue to learn the language and expand their circle of relationships. Pray for wisdom as they lead the team in their region. Pray for the children as they make new friends and attend school. 

8 (Thurs.) Guatemala
Pray for encouragement for mission intern Katelyn Shoup whose plans were changed due to the pandemic. Ask the Lord to give her clear direction and vision for this season as she waits to begin her assignment. 

9 (Fri.) Europe
The European workers’ retreat will be held virtually this year. Pray for meaningful connections for both adults and children. 

10 (Sat.) U.S.
The Moving in Mission Capital Campaign continues to move forward with vision and energy. Continue to pray for the people to financially support this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage in missions. 

11 (Sun.) Germany
Pray for Darrel and Miriam* as they interact with and minister in their church and for Darrel in his role as regional representative for workers in his region. Pray for good relationships and learning as their daughters attend school.

12 (Mon.) Honduras
Pray for Leah Zeiset who needed to return back to the U.S. because of the pandemic. Ask the Lord to provide renewed vision and direction during this unexpected time.

13 (Tues.) Vietnam
Pray for Don Sensenig as he serves as a consultant for ongoing relationships and ministry in Vietnam.

14 (Wed.) Southeast Asia
Pray for God to call an engineer to serve as a mission intern in Southeast Asia, providing technical assistance and developing new equipment for a growing manufacturer of water filters. Pray for someone gifted in product design and development to fill this need. Pray for hearts and lives to be transformed through the essential work of this growing company.

15 (Thurs.) Global
Pray for Angie Earl as she reaches out to Muslim friends and shares God's love with them. Pray for her and the rest of the Christian-Muslim Relations Team as they seek to build bridges between Christians and Muslims. 

16 (Fri.) Southeast Asia
Continue to pray with us for an executive director of operations for an established transformational business in Southeast Asia.

17 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for the young adults who will be involved in Advance — a new discipleship program starting this month. Ask God to bring the group together in unity of spirit as they get to know one another and engage in discipleship training. 

18 (Sun.) South Asia
Pray for Clara* and her husband as they serve in ministering to house churches. Continue to pray that believers will grow in their walk with God and that His Word would spread to many more people and villages. 

19 (Mon.) U.S.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to EMM's mid-year appeal for the Impact Fund. God has been gracious to us during this unprecedented time and we are able to continue to provide the services needed to all of our global workers. 

20 (Tues.) Spain
Pray for a mission intern to join Petra Peacebuilders, a non-governmental organization caring for workers involved in humanitarian and peace work worldwide. Pray for someone who can provide executive assistance to the CEO, supporting the work of on-site resilience training, coaching, and debriefing. Pray that God would make this work effective for the spread of his kingdom.

21 (Wed.) Costa Rica
Pray for Micah Hoover as he completes his senior year here in the U.S. and for meaningful friendships as he lives apart from his family. Pray for wisdom and grace for the staff and leadership at VidaNet as they process next steps. 

22 (Thurs.) Global
Pray for people to begin the long-term appointment process. As we wait and discern the global situation in the months and year ahead, pray that this would be a season of preparation.

23 (Fri.) Czech Republic
Pray for people to consider joining our team in the Czech Republic, joining in with local churches as they serve their communities and in some cases, seek to plant new churches. 

24 (Sat.) U.S.
Praise the Lord for the rest and renewal that Peter and Christy* have been experiencing. Pray for a good homeschooling experience for the children (and for Peter and Christy) and for Christy as she continues her studies.

25 (Sun.) Germany
Pray for Crystal* who has just begun her mission internship in Germany. Pray that this would be a time of spiritual growth as she serves with the local church there. 

26 (Mon.) U.S.
Please pray for EMM staff and missionaries who continue to connect with supporting churches during this pandemic. 

27 (Tues.) Guatemala
Pray for Tim and Julie Groff as they continue to minister to the Garífuna people, and for their sons as they settle into another year of school. Pray for God to supply their needs as they fundraise from a distance due to postponing their home leave until next summer.

28 (Wed.) Global
Pray for David Shenk as he meets with his editor in preparation for publishing his memoirs. There are stories of David and Grace serving with global missions work.

29 (Thurs.) Czech Republic
Pray for Stacy and Vojta Prknovi as they prepare to welcome their new baby and adjust to being parents. Pray also for Vojta in his involvement with prison ministry. 

30 (Fri.) Thailand
Pray for those who are considering serving as a mission intern in Thailand as a child care assistant or home school teacher. Ask the Lord to give clarity and discernment as we pray about this opportunity. 

31 (Sat.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for Alan and Carol Wert as they continue to minister in children's homes and with teaching. Pray for significant interactions with those in their neighborhood and community despite current restrictions.

*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).