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!

May 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 (Sat.) Czech Republic
Pray for times of refreshment and renewal as Jan Heindel wraps up her time of sabbatical and prepares to return to the Czech Republic. 

2 (Sun.) Southeast Asia
We continue to ask God to provide an executive director for a transformational business in Southeast Asia. Pray for wisdom, and also for effectiveness from a new ad on a “business as mission” website. 

3 (Mon.) Chile
Pray for Aaron and Katarina Miller who are participating in Launch training in preparation for a mission internship in Chile this fall. Ask God to form them and give them vision as they prepare. 

4 (Tues.) East Asia
Pray for the regional representative for East Asia, Ethan,* as he supports and encourages workers who have been forced to stay stateside. Pray for favor as he also maintains relationships with partners in East Asia.

5 (Wed.) Peru
Pray for Steve and Beth Gibbs in their role as LMC international partner delegates to the Peru Mennonite Church. Pray for the Peru church as they deal with the economic effects of COVID-19 and other challenges.

6 (Thurs.) U.S.
Please pray for God to call young men and women who will staff our Kingdom Teams programs this summer. Pray for young adults to join who have a heart for discipling youth and God's mission in the world. 

7 (Fri.) Germany
Praise the Lord for his faithfulness to Eric and Janelle* and their family over the past two years as they settled into their home and assignment in Germany. Pray for them as they return to the US for the summer before beginning a new four-year term.

8 (Sat.) U.S.
Ask God to put it on the hearts of young adults to be part of the Advance program this fall to grow in discipleship and get involved in local cross-cultural discipleship. 

9 (Sun.) Belize
Pray for Galen and Phyllis Groff as they continue to support and encourage partners in Belize, while living in the U.S.

10 (Mon.) U.S.
Pray for the right partner to sense a calling to operate a food business out of the new café space on the first floor of Hub 450. 

11 (Tues.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Ben and Lena* to finish well as they wrap up their assignment. Pray for their children in the transition of saying goodbye to friends and their home. 

12 (Wed.) Wales
Pray for mission intern Kelly Lapp as she grows in her roles and responsibilities. Ask God to give her vision for how to use her gifts and talents in new ways. 

13 (Thurs.) U.S.
Pray for Michael Clancy as he mentors a few men who are living in a Christian community house which is now up and running in LEbanon, Pa. Pray for the men who live there that they can build a strong Christian community of accountability and support. 

14 (Fri.) Thailand
Please pray for the role of homeschool helper in Thailand to be filled. Pray for someone to join the team of missionaries in Thailand in the service of caring for and tutoring their children.

15 (Sat.) Costa Rica
May the Lord give physical and emotional strength for Daryl and Jen Hoover and their family in their many responsibilities. Pray for wisdom and direction for the VidaMissions Teams. Pray also for unity amidst the transitions with the new directors of VidaNet. 

16 (Sun.) Central Asia
Pray for people with a heart for using business as a kingdom blessing to consider moving to Central Asia. 

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

18 (Tues.) U.S.
Pray for Saren Williams as she works on training modules and prepares for her mission internship with the Christian-Muslim Relations Team in Lancaster, Pa., this summer. 

19 (Wed.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for Alan Wert as he ministers at the local children's home and for Carol as she equips and teaches English. Pray for their children as they study and work. 

20 (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. 

21 (Fri.) Guatemala
Pray for Ted and Julie Smoker and their family as they are in the U.S. for a sabbatical. Pray for times of refreshment and renewal and meaningful connections with family and friends.

22 (Sat.) Peru
Pray for medical workers to serve the Peru Mennonite Church in coordinating their public health work. 

23 (Sun.) East Asia
Pray for Lea* as she continues to stay connected and supports and encourages friends and students even though she is currently stateside. Ask God to give her direction for future ministry. 

24 (Mon.) U.S.
Pray for the current Advance participants as they wrap up the program. Ask God to give them vision for continuing lives of discipleship and sharing their faith wherever He leads them. 

25 (Tues.) Germany
Darrel and Miriam* and their girls will be coming to the U.S. this summer. Pray for meaningful connections with family and friends and times of refreshment. 

26 (Wed.) U.S. 
Praise God for the new donors that are partnering financially with workers returning to the field on new assignments. 

27 (Thurs.) Thailand
Praise the Lord for the house church community that Jeremy and Jennifer* and their family have become a part of. Pray for continued and deeper connection with the local people in their communities. 

28 (Fri.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for long-term workers to consider the beautiful land of Wales as a place to practice their discipleship to Jesus, committed community with other believers, and winsome witness to Christ.

29 (Sat.) U.S. 
Pray for the EMM staff and events team as they make plans and decisions for events throughout the rest of this year. Ask God for wisdom, safety, and connection. 

30 (Sun.) U.S.
Pray for Krista Martin and the Kingdom Team staff as they prepare for a summer of Kingdom Teams. Ask God to provide for all of their needs.

31 (Mon.) Belize
Pray for Nathanael Davis as he pastors at Jesus' Deaf Church in Orange Walk and for Spring who practices her midwife and nursing skills, when possible.  Pray for them both as they walk alongside church and community members in friendship and mentoring relationships.

*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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