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
  • Grow in prayer
  • Mission Intercessor prayer guide
  • Prayer and Fasting community events
  • 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 bi-weekly 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 Troy Landis. Let's pray ridiculous amounts of prayer!

Enhance your prayer life with this guided exploration of Andrew Murray’s timeless classic, With Christ in the School of Prayer.

November 2017 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 (Wed.) Global
Christian/Muslim Relations Team member Jonathan Bornman requests prayer for his research and writing. Pray also for his relationships with many different Muslim friends; some close to home, some in New York, and some scattered around the world. He desires to be fruitful for the kingdom of heaven.

2 (Thurs.) U.S.
Pray for God to call and prepare young people to serve as staff on EMM's Kingdom Teams for two months next summer. Kingdom Team staff help lead sessions and service opportunities for youth groups as they engage in ministry to local refugee children and youth.

3 (Fri.) Tanzania
Pray that all of the Kaye family’s needs — physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual — will be met by God through His grace and power (Philippians 4:19).

4 (Sat.) Kaiserslautern, Germany
Pray for Micah Martin and his fellow discipleship teammates in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Ask the Lord to give him deep relationships with the people he interacts with on a weekly basis in various volunteer positions.

5 (Sun.) Amsterdam
Join Phil and Linda Gottschalk in praying for the people affected by the refugee crisis in Eastern Europe, for those who are fleeing their home countries and also for those who are resettled. Pray for peace and understanding on both sides. Pray for the Gottschalks as they serve at Tyndale Theological Seminary.

6 (Mon.) Puerto Montt, Chile
Pray that God would continually protect Michael and Nancy Hostetter and their family from all harm and strengthen them physically (Genesis 2:7). Pray they will have wisdom and discernment.

7 (Tues.) Tanzania
Non-resident volunteers Joe and Gloria Bontrager ask for continued prayers for the Tanzania Mennonite Church as well as the Mennonite Theological College of Eastern Africa as they strive to spread the kingdom of God through ministry and training in Tanzania.

8 (Wed.) Salunga, Pa.
Pray for more mission interns! Pray that God will raise up both young and old who are ready to step into life on mission and cross cultures, engage the world, and make disciples of Jesus. Currently recruiting for locations in the U.S. and abroad.

9 (Thurs.) Prague, Czech Republic
Pray for Stacy Nofziger as she gives English lessons and continues to study Czech. Stacy had the opportunity to meet with a young man who had received a Bible and had questions about faith. Pray that this man will continue to ask questions and come to know Jesus.

10 (Fri.) Chiloé, Chile
English teachers with a love for rural living and adventure are needed to serve in the Chiloé archipelago of southern Chile. Pray for workers to partner with Chilean brothers and sisters as they seek to provide education and opportunities to children at risk.

11 (Sat.) Asia
William* is teaching freshmen and sophomores this semester as well as teaching an English Sunday school class at church. Pray for many opportunities to share Jesus as he interacts with his university students. William asks for prayer and financial support for a church center as construction has begun for a retirement home, which is phase one of this church center building project.  

12 (Sun.) Czech Republic
Pray for a youth worker to help conduct English camps during the summer in the Czech Republic.

13 (Mon.) South Sudan
Pray for Nicole Hess as she walks through both mountaintop and valley experiences. Pray for emotional support and that God would refresh her spirit in the midst of the challenging circumstances. Join with her in praying that her goal to begin a basketball club will become a reality.

14 (Tues.) Salunga, Pa.
Thank God that EMM can provide pastoral care not only to workers in other places, but also to those who live closer. Pray that those who provide this resource are given wisdom and discernment to walk carefully with people in the many situations they are facing.

15 (Wed.) South Asia
Pray that Clara* would not lag in diligence but would be fervent in spirit. May she rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and continue steadfastly in prayer (Romans 12:11–12).

16 (Thurs.) Europe
Personnel Placement Coach Jimm Derksen visited a number of Eastern and Central European countries in October, learning about opportunities to serve in these places. Pray for people who are interested in this part of the world to be connected with EMM to learn more.

17 (Fri.) Lancaster, Pa.
EMM is participating in Lancaster County’s Extraordinary Give for all 24 hours of today. Pray that the money raised will bless others and fulfill God’s purposes!

18 (Sat.) Southeast Asia
A transformational business in Southeast Asia provides many opportunities for spiritual, economic, and social growth as well as a positive environmental impact. Workers with media technology, computer programming, engineering, or managerial skills are needed for the business to continue to grow.

19 (Sun.) Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Pray for Kandace Glenn as she returns to North America from her internship in Cambodia. Pray that she would rely on the Lord in the midst of the disorientation of transition. Pray also for guidance in next steps for her.

20 (Mon.) Kaiserslautern, Germany
Pray that Roberta and Mike Lotvola and their daughters will experience good health, have wisdom in all their outreaches and activities, and they would find joy and rest in the Lord. Also pray that they would be enriched by the relationships they have with those in their community.

21 (Tues.) Dangriga, Belize
Pray for quality time together for Tim and Julie Groff as well as spiritual growth and refreshment as they transition into the fall months back in Belize. Pray for their sons in school and for their friendships with others. Pray also that the church among the Garifuna in Belize would be strengthened and encouraged.

22 (Wed.) Heredia, Costa Rica
Pray for Brock Rohrer in the VidaNet discipleship program in Costa Rica. Pray that he would grow in knowledge and depth of insight as he continues in the discipleship program.

23 (Thurs.) Salunga, Pa.
It is with thanksgiving that we praise God for EMM’s stakeholders, who surround the work of God through EMM with prayer, engagement, and finances. May God bless you and continue to stir your heart for mission.

24 (Fri.) Germany
Pray that Darrel and Miriam* and their daughters will be a vessel through which the love of God can flow to others (Romans 5:5; John 13:34–35). Pray for their good health and wisdom in all they do.

25 (Sat.) Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Pray for the youth with whom Lucille Zimmerman interacts, that they would know and experience the Father’s love for them. Pray that the church would see the youth as an important part and would invest resources and time in working with them. Pray for Lucille as she wraps up her time in Thailand, that she can finish well.

26 (Sun.) Amsterdam
Pray with Bob and Miriam Phillips for the advance of the gospel in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. Pray for their health and the health of their children and grandchildren.

27 (Mon.) Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand
Stephen and Bethany Horst have had opportunities to deepen relationships with a friend with whom ministry had been difficult. Pray that the seeds planted in their relationships would become fruitful and strengthened by God. Pray also for God’s guidance and protection for their family in their new community in Thailand.

28 (Tues.) Germany
Katja* is beginning her nine-month mission internship in Germany. Pray for her as she transitions to life in Germany and learns the language. Pray for meaningful connections that form life-giving relationships.

29 (Wed.) San Lucas, Guatemala
Josie Groff is returning from her three-month mission internship in Guatemala. Pray for ease in transitioning as well as discernment for where God is leading her next.

30 (Thurs.) U.S.
EMM is interested in sending people to multicultural cities in our own country. Pray for workers with a heart for urban, intercultural living and holistic ministry. Exciting opportunities exist, including one in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens, New York City.  

*Name(s) changed for security reasons.

In the work week leading up to Easter Sunday (April 10–14 in 2017), EMM staff traditionally devote time to prayer and fasting. Anyone is welcome to join us for the following events during the week:

Prayer and fasting hour
12–1 p.m. on Monday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 12
EMM meetinghouse, 53 W Brandt Blvd., Salunga, PA 17538
On Monday and Wednesday, join EMM staff at the Salunga meetinghouse to worship, pray, and fast during what is usually the lunchtime hour.

Prayer and fasting (community prayer event)Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m.
Westview Community Room at Landis Homes, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543
After praying and fasting individually throughout the day on Tuesday, all are invited to come together at Landis Homes for an evening of corporate worship and intercessory prayer for local and global EMM ministry.

Breaking the fast
Thursday, April 13, 12–1 p.m.
EMM meetinghouse, 53 W Brandt Blvd., Salunga, PA 17538
After three days spent in prayer and fasting, join EMM staff on Thursday for a lunch of soup, bread, and thankfulness.

For more information, contact Jessica Herlein.


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).