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!

April 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 (Thurs.) Germany
Pray for Mike and Roberta Lotvola as they teach and disciple young adults. Also, pray for their daughters in school. 

2 (Fri.) Albania
Pray for people to serve in Albania, cultivating a life of building relationships with people through church and/or youth work, or university education, in a place with a small minority of Jesus followers. 

3 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for Saren Williams as she prepares for her mission internship working with the Christian-Muslim Relations Team in Lancaster, Pa. Pray for grace and diligence as she finishes a college semester and works on EMM online training modules. 

4 (Sun.) Hong Kong
Pray for the Mennonite churches in Hong Kong to continue to grow and flourish. Praise the Lord for the encouragement and prayer that Glenn and June Kauffman can provide as they relate to the church community there as LMC international partner delegates and non-resident EMM workers. 

5 (Mon.) Tanzania
Pray for Joe and Yvonne Garber as they serve as LMC international partner delegates to the Tanzania Mennonite Church. The church has ambitious goals to reach their nation for Christ. Pray that Joe and Yvonne can be an encouragement and blessing to them in this mission.

6 (Tues.) U.S.
Please pray for young adults to consider and make plans to participate in the Advance program this Fall, serving cross-culturally through various ministries in a local U.S. city while growing in discipleship with a like-minded community. 

7 (Wed.) Belize
Pray for Luke and Sherelle Charles as they continue to plan and prepare for moving to Belize. Pray for their financial support to come together.

8 (Thurs.) Chile
Pray for a rugged-nature lover to move to Chile, where a beautiful piece of property awaits further development as a Christian camp!

9 (Fri.) Global
Pray for creativity and continued opportunities for Leon and Naomi Zimmerman to provide theological teaching and leadership development to EMM’s global partner churches and movements.

10 (Sat.) U.S.
Give thanks to God for the generous churches, individuals, and businesses who give to the Impact Fund, the fund that enables staff to support EMM workers around the globe. 

11 (Sun.) Cambodia
Pray for Kandace Glenn to find a good balance between work and personal time. Pray for strength and good health as she meets with staff and students, plans and leads retreats, Bible studies, and other activities for the dorm, and continues to study the Khmer language. Pray for the students who have heard the gospel — and now believe — to be strengthened in their faith.

12 (Mon.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for mission intern Kelly Lapp, as she continues to be in lockdown with her housemates. Pray that vaccines would continue to be available so that the extended lockdown can be lifted. Ask God to give her a vision for how to be using this time.

13 (Tues.) Vietnam
Praise the Lord for Don Sensenig's faithfulness in serving as a consultant for ongoing relationships and ministry in Vietnam. Pray that he can be an encouragement to our brothers and sisters in Vietnam. 

14 (Wed.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Timothy and Madison* and their boys as they prepare to come to the U.S. this summer. Pray for refreshment and good connections with family and friends. 

15 (Thurs.) U.S.
Praise the Lord for the opportunities Angie Earl has to share the good news with her Muslim friends. 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
Persevere in prayer with us for an executive director to join a thriving transformational business in Southeast Asia. 

17 (Sat.) U.S.
Please pray that God would call young adult men and women to engage as Kingdom Team staff in cross-cultural ministry in Lancaster and Lebanon, Pa. this summer.

18 (Sun.) Germany
Pray for Tyler Auker as he prepares to begin his mission internship in Germany. Ask God to clarify his calling and his focus for this season. 

19 (Mon.) Spain
Pray for Paula* as she serves as a coach and organizational leader for Petra Peacebuilders. This is an organization dedicated to providing preemptive resilience support for people working to build peace in places where fieldwork takes a heavy toll.

20 (Tues.) U.S.
Give thanks to God for the many volunteers who give their time serving His mission through EMM.

21 (Wed.) Cambodia
Praise the Lord for God's faithfulness to John and Debbie Coats in the big and small things in their lives. Pray for them as they walk in obedience and trust. 

22 (Thurs.) U.S.
Pray for teachers to join the ministry of Mt. Clare Christian School in southwest Baltimore, Md. Pray that God would call those with his heart for children and discipleship. 

23 (Fri.) Middle East
Pray for Jade* to continue to put her hope and trust in Jesus as she goes through a transition in her job. Pray for God's provision and direction. Praise the Lord for the opportunities she has to share about the hope that she has in Christ. 

24 (Sat.) Global
Pray for people who are considering mission service while the global pandemic continues to loom; pray for hope, perseverance, and courage to take steps forward even in the midst of so many unknowns. 

25 (Sun.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Owen and Abby* as they continue to build relationships and share the good news. Praise the Lord for the opportunities to disciple and walk alongside those in their community. 

26 (Mon.) U.S.
Pray for the Advance participants as they finish their last month of the program. Ask God to give them vision for how they will continue to be witnesses of the gospel in their communities. 

27 (Tues.) Global
Praise the Lord for the opportunities Jonathan Bornman has had to connect various friends and partners. Pray that Jesus will be glorified and his kingdom advance according to his will. Pray for Jonathan as he makes plans for an upcoming sabbatical. 

28 (Wed.) U.S.
Praise God for the donors and volunteers who have given generously towards the Moving in Mission Capital Campaign. Pray that the fundraising goal will be reached and that God's spirit will be present to all who enter Hub 450. 

29 (Thurs.) Thailand
Pray for Steve and Bethany Horst and their children as they return to Thailand this month. Pray for smooth transitions back and comfort as they say goodbye to family and friends in the U.S. Praise the Lord for new believers and pray with Steve and Bethany for 2021 to be a year of God's kingdom coming and growing in Ubon Ratchathani province.

30 (Fri.) Spain
Pray for Christine Bye as she prepares for a mission internship in Spain. Ask God to work out the details of visa issues and paperwork. 

*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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