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!

December 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.

1 (Sun.) Chile
Pray for the construction work being done on the Siloé property on Tenglo Island. They are enlarging the meeting area in preparation for the summer camps in January 2020. Pray for protection, favorable weather, and unity among the workers.

2 (Mon.) Kenya
Rosslyn Academy, a K12 school for missionary and international children in Nairobi, is in its hiring season for teachers for the 20202021 school year. Pray that the vacancies are filled.

3 (Tues.) Chile
Mike and Nancy Hostetter are currently in the U.S. connecting with supporters and family. Pray also for times of refreshment as they move into a time of sabbatical.

4 (Wed.) Wales, U.K.
Ask God to provide an intern to serve with Going Public in partnership with Glenwood Church, from September to July. Interns can choose from a variety of ministry placements within the community.

5 (Thurs.) Germany
Pray for Darrel and Miriam* and their family as they minister in a church that has become a home to immigrants from many nationalities. Pray also for Darrel as he gives oversight and leadership to EMM workers in West Europe.

6 (Fri.) Costa Rica
Pray for Kayley Eshleman as she engages in discipleship training through Vida220 in Costa Rica. Pray for God's love to compel, change, and propel her into mission as she prepares for outreach in Central America.

7 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for Michael Clancy as he disciples men in prison and those who have been released. He also is training others to mentor and walk alongside these men. Pray for transformation in the lives of these men.

8 (Sun.) U.S.
Please pray for the church relations team as they prepare to speak in churches in 2020.

9 (Mon.) Thailand
Pray for Nathan and Valerie* as they coach, train, and equip others to serve in Asia. They have decided to complete their assignment this summer. Pray for them as they seek God's direction for their next steps.

10 (Tues.) U.S.
Thank God for EMM's faithful and generous donors who continue to carry God's work around the world through EMM. Pray for God's peace and grace to be poured out in their lives.

11 (Wed.) Spain
Ask God to continue to give Paula* wisdom and strength as she works to empower peacebuilders and foster their resilience. Pray for wisdom for Paula and her team as they plan for 2020.

12 (Thurs.) Africa
Pray for those attending the annual Africa retreat being held December 1215. Pray for those providing input for the adults and children. 

13 (Fri.) Guatemala
Ted and Julie Smoker and their family are here in the U.S. for home leave. Pray for times of refreshment and good connections as they spend time with family and friends. Pray also that they can raise the funds needed to continue to minister among the Kʼekchiʼ people.

14 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray that next year’s Kingdom Team staff can grow in leadership and discipleship skills as they work with youth groups and connect with refugee children and youth during the summer.

15 (Sun.) Global
Pray for Angie Earl as she serves as a consultant on the Christian-Muslim Relations Team. Pray for wisdom as she interacts with many people from other countries.

16 (Mon.) Chile
There are many opportunities to serve in Chile. Pray for more workers to be sent to this region where people are very open to the gospel.

17 (Tues.) Netherlands
Praise God for the opportunity Phil and Linda Gottschalk have to teach students from all over the world as these students then return to their countries and share Jesus.

18 (Wed.) Thailand
Please pray for Shirah Burns as she adjusts once again to the culture and people of Thailand. Pray for strength, grace, and wisdom as she walks with long-term missionary families to support their children's care and education. Pray that her language learning efforts go well and for discernment regarding future involvement in Thailand.

19 (Thurs.) South Asia
Pray for Clara* and her new husband, Daniel*, as they settle into married life. Pray for her in the transition of moving and joining her husband in ministry. Pray for them as they continue to discern God's leading in ministry.

20 (Fri.) Germany
Pray for Preston* as he enters the holiday season in Germany. Pray for opportunities for him to share the amazing news of God's incarnation among people. Pray for barriers to dissolve and for people to hear and understand what the joy of the season signifies. Pray for ears and eyes and hearts to be open.

21 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for Marty Sollenberger as he works in information technology with Wycliffe Bible Translators at the International Linguistics Center in Dallas, Texas. Pray for his wife, Glenna, in her work as a library cataloger at Dallas International University.

22 (Sun.) Albania
Pray for more church workers to be sent to Albania, for a life-giving impact on this Muslim-majority country.

23 (Mon.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Timothy and Madison* as they continue to work in business for transformation. Pray for the many opportunities they have to share with others about the Living Water. Pray for lives to be transformed.

24 (Tues.) Guatemala
Pray for Andi Starner as she serves children in Guatemala. Pray for God's peace to flood Andi and for His love to be so very evident to her. Pray for hope and joy to fill her and that those around her would experience God's care for them.

25 (Wed.) Germany
Pray for Eric and Janelle* and their children as they learn the language and continue to develop relationships. Pray for wisdom as they walk alongside and support those who come to the international church in which they are involved.

26 (Thurs.) U.S.
Pray for the end-of-year financial giving toward the work of EMM around the world. Ask for God's continued gracious provision on this mission.

27 (Fri.) Sierra Leone
Pray for Janet Millward as she has just completed her internship in Sierra Leone and has returned home. Pray for the Lord to teach and guide Janet as she draws closer to him. Pray for God's purposes and glory to be revealed in and through Janet.

28 (Sat.) Peru
Pray for English teachers willing to commit to serving long-term at PROMESA, a bilingual Christian school in the Cusco area.

29 (Sun.) Global
Pray for Leon and Naomi Zimmerman as they provide leadership training for ministry partners around the world. 

30 (Mon.) Costa Rica
Pray for Josh Varner as he engages in discipleship training through Vida220 in Costa Rica. Pray for God's love to compel, change, and propel him into mission as he prepares for outreach in Central America.

31 (Tues.) U.S.
Ask God to provide a community worker to serve in Queens, N.Y. during summer 2020 to assist with community summer programs, including daily enrichment and tutoring programs for children.  

*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).