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 2022 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.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Timothy and Madison* and the boys as they wrap up their time in the U.S. and transition back to Southeast Asia later this summer.

2 (Mon.) Czech Republic
Agree with us in prayer for God to raise up a church planting team member to join the work in the Czech Republic.

3 (Tues.) U.S.
Pray for Travis Stauffer as he serves with youth groups in Lancaster City. Ask God to continue to give Travis a vision for expanding God’s Kingdom.

4 (Wed.) Costa Rica
Pray for wisdom and compassion for Jen Hoover as she ministers with mothers and babies in El Nido and for Daryl Hoover in his work on the VidaNet campus. Pray for their son Joseph as he transitions to the U.S. this summer to work and then finish high school in the fall.

5 (Thurs.) Belize
Pray for Bill and Judy Houser as they relate to the Belize Evangelical Mennonite Church as LMC international partner delegates. Pray for them as they support and encourage church leaders.

6 (Fri.) Thailand
Please pray for individuals to be called to the opportunity of childcare assistant and homeschool helper in Thailand. Pray for individuals to join the team of missionaries there, in the service of caring for and tutoring their children.

7 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for Binsa* as she has many opportunities to reach people in the Buddhist and Hindu community in the city where she lives.

8 (Sun.) Chile
Pray for Aaron and Katarina Miller as they serve on Tenglo Island. Ask God to bring about divine appointments with new friends and people they meet as opportunities to share about him.

9 (Mon.) Cambodia
Pray for John and Debbie Coats to have love, wisdom, and perseverance to deal with the struggles of their various ministries. Pray for them as they plan for their upcoming home leave and sabbatical.

10 (Tues.) U.S.
Give thanks for our faithful reception volunteers who serve as friendly faces, welcoming those who come into or call the EMM office.

11 (Wed.) Middle East
Pray for Jade* as she wraps up the school year of online teaching. Pray that she will make the most of the opportunities God brings her way. Pray for a good summer in the U.S. connecting with family and friends.

12 (Thurs.) U.S.
Pray with us that the Advance programs this fall will have many young adults to form discipleship cohorts and teams.

13 (Fri.) Albania
Pray for Sonya Harnish as summertime can be busy with working on her regular tasks as well as helping with the summer camps. Praise the Lord for the opportunity children, youth and adults have to hear about Christ, be encouraged in their faith, and find refreshment when they attend camp.

14 (Sat.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for young adults with a heart for community development to be called to participate in the Going Public internship in Wales.

15 (Sun.) Cambodia
Pray for Kandace Glenn as she works at translating a Bible study workbook into the Khmer language. Pray for perseverance as she continues in language study and joy in the opportunities she has to connect with students through CRU.

16 (Mon.) Southeast Asia
Please continue to ask God to provide an executive director for a transformational business in Southeast Asia.

17 (Tues.) Honduras
Pray for Myla Curtis as she serves with VidaNet. Ask the Lord to provide a way for her to return home to attend her sister's wedding in June.

18 (Wed.) South Asia
Pray for Clara* as she ministers with her husband in pioneer witness and intercession. Pray that God continues to reveal and draw people to himself.

19 (Thurs.) U.S.
Please pray for continued, faithful giving to EMM's Impact Fund. These funds continue to allow EMM to recruit, train, send, coach, and care for our missionaries around the world.

20 (Fri.) U.S.
Please intercede for the provision of an urban ministry/teaching intern sent to Baltimore, Md.

21 (Sat.) The Netherlands
Pray for Bob and Miriam Philips as they serve both with Crossroads The Hague church as well as with Serge Global. Pray for them as they train and mentor.

22 (Sun.) Southeast Asia
Pray for workers to join a family serving in Southeast Asia, building relationships in their neighborhood and through English teaching.

23 (Mon.) Central Asia
Thank God for the opportunity that Elizabeth* had to attend a couple of conferences and training in the past few months. Pray that she will know how to incorporate the things she has learned into her life and ministry. Pray for her as she prepares for home leave this summer.

24 (Tues.) U.S.
Pray for Krista Martin as she prepares for Kingdom Teams programs this summer. Ask God to supply all that she needs to train and lead the other K-Team staff and oversee the weeks of discipleship this summer.

25 (Wed.) Czech Republic
Pray for the people that Stacy and Vojta Prknovi have shared Jesus with that they would come to know Him personally. Pray for them as they continue to plan and prepare for the Mennonite Children's Choir of Lancaster that will be there in June.

26 (Thurs.) U.S.
Give thanks for the many individuals and churches who support EMM staff and workers in prayer throughout the year.

27 (Fri.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Owen and Abby* and the family who are in the U.S. for home leave and sabbatical. Their main focus for the sabbatical is rest and renewal in nature, reconnecting, traveling to visit family members, and personal development/education.

28 (Sat.) France
Pray for workers to join a developing team in Marseilles, France, to establish a witness and to reach out to the many immigrants in this city.

29 (Sun.) Belize
Pray for Luke and Sherell Charles as they continue to seek God's direction for their assignment and the timing of when to serve.

30 (Mon.) U.S.
Pray that many young people would hear the call to grow in discipleship and would sign up for this fall's Advance programs.

31 (Tues.) France
Pray for Jennifer Weaver as she finalizes and trains her MST, gathers support, and prepares for her assignment.


*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).

Eastern Mennonite Missions

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