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!

August 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 (Thurs.) U.S.
The re-entry retreat will be held August 1–4 at Black Rock Retreat Center in Quarryville, Pa. Pray for all the workers who are completing and transitioning back to North America. Pray for the staff who will resource the adults, children, and youth.

2 (Fri.) Honduras
Academia Los Pinares in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, is in urgent need of teachers for the upcoming school year. Pray for teachers to take advantage of this unique opportunity to use their skills.

3 (Sat.) Middle East
Pray for Jade* as she continues to settle into her new home and city. Pray that a job comes through for her as verbal agreements for her original job are falling through. Pray for good connections and friendships to develop.

4 (Sun.) U.S.
Continue to pray for an urban ministry/teaching intern to serve in Baltimore. This individual would learn principles of holistic urban ministry as they join a local church community that seeks to be part of gospel transformation through various ministries, including a small school.

5 (Mon.) Middle East
Praise the Lord with Michael and Laura* that the Lord of the harvest is answering prayer! Pray for Laura as she continues to invest in a ministry of hospitality, providing a welcoming and loving presence to friends, family, and seekers.

6 (Tues.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for Kelly Lapp as she prepares to return to the U.S. after her nine-month mission internship in Wales. Ask the Lord to give her wisdom and discernment for what He has next for her.

7 (Wed.) West Africa
Ask God for continued wisdom and discernment in J.C. Ebersole’s role as director of Africa Association of Bible Schools.

8 (Thurs.) East Africa
Continue to pray with us for an individual or two to consider serving as EMM's regional representative(s) for East Africa.

9 (Fri.) West Africa
Praise God for the many opportunities Beryl Forrester has had to travel and resource church leaders on biblical teaching from an Anabaptist perspective. Pray for Beryl as he spends time in the U.S. this summer and shares with people some recommendations to expand these teachings for church leaders in West Africa.

10 (Sat.) U.S.
Thank God for the many people who faithfully support the mission of God through EMM. Pray for encouragement, vision, and perseverance for these people who help this work financially. May they be transformed through their giving!

11 (Sun.) Belize
Pray for Phyllis and Galen Groff as they continue to walk alongside the church in Belize. Pray for strength and encouragement to persevere as they disciple others.

12 (Mon.) U.S.
Stefanie Good has just returned from her 10-month mission internship with the Vida220 discipleship program in Costa Rica. Pray that she would continue to grow in her discipleship journey as she transitions to life in the U.S.

13 (Tues.) Belize
Nathanael and Spring Davis and their family are on home leave and will return to Belize in mid-August. Pray for good times of refreshment and connections with family and friends. Pray for renewed energy and vision as they return to Belize.

14 (Wed.) Costa Rica
Pray for a discipleship team member to live and serve in Costa Rica, joining a 10-month international discipleship school that provides intense training, practical ministry and leadership opportunities. 

15 (Thurs.) Chile
Pray that Michael and Nancy Hostetter will reflect the love of Jesus in their many relationships as they work with business men and women, church planting leaders, and individuals in Chile.

16 (Fri.) U.S.
Please pray for the August 16–17 EMM Board meeting happening in Holmes County, Ohio. Pray that Board members can connect well with area leaders and churches who are now part of LMC.

17 (Sat.) Hong Kong
Pray for Glen and June Kauffman to be encouraged and directed by the Holy Spirit as they encourage others in Hong Kong.

18 (Sun.) U.S.
Remember Leah Zeiset in prayer as she transitions back into life in the U.S. from her 10-month mission internship with the Vida220 discipleship program in Costa Rica.

19 (Mon.) Global
Pray for safety for Andres Prins as he travels in his role with the Christian-Muslim Relations Team. Pray for wisdom in preparation for presentations and for the many conversations he will have. May the Holy Spirit continue to draw many persons to Himself.

20 (Tues.) U.S.
Amanda Martin has recently finished her summer mission internship in New York City. Pray that she would continue to live on mission with God and be open to where He would want to use her to be His hands and feet. 

21 (Wed.) Central Asia
Pray for Alexander and Maria* and their boys as they return to their responsibilities after time in the U.S. this summer. Pray for wisdom to know what to say “yes” to and how to keep healthy boundaries with ministry and family.

22 (Thurs.) Southeast Asia
Media artists are needed to serve with a transformational business in Southeast Asia. Pray for one or more of these artists to invest time and skill in the communication pieces needed to foster continued growth for this business.

23 (Fri.) Global
As David and Grace Shenk continue to serve in many roles with the Christian-Muslim Relations Team, ask God to strengthen them physically and spiritually and make them a blessing to many people.

24 (Sat.) U.S.
Praise God for an amazing summer of Kingdom Teams! Pray that God would continue to be transforming the youth groups who were involved as well as those they ministered to.

25 (Sun.) Germany
The immigrant/refugee ministry of Darrel and Miriam* requires much empathy and wisdom. Ask God to equip them for every challenge as they serve in Eastern Germany.

26 (Mon.) U.S.
Thank God for EMM's property at 450 North Prince Street in Lancaster, Pa. Pray that the vision that God has for engaging with many people in this property would be fulfilled. May this be a building filled with hospitality and love.

27 (Tues.) Wales, U.K.
Alan and Carol Wert and their family are in the U.S. for the month of August. Pray for rest and refreshment for them as well as good connections as they work at fundraising.

28 (Wed.) Chile
Pray for people to consider mission service in Chile. Whether it's English teaching, camp ministry, or simple church development, opportunities await.

29 (Thurs.) Global
Pray for safety as Leon and Naomi Zimmerman travel to Africa in August to train and equip church leaders. Pray for wisdom as they plan and prepare their teaching resources.

30 (Fri.) U.S.
Pray for the several mission interns who are preparing to begin assignments in various locations this fall. Ask God to give them peace as they prepare to say goodbye to family and friends and walk into new circumstances.

31 (Sat.) Southeast Asia
Pray for a childcare worker/homeschool teacher in Southeast Asia.

*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).