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!

June 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 (Tues.) Chile
Pray for Mike and Nancy Hostetter and their daughter Victoria as they spend time in the U.S. this summer. (Victoria will return to row with the Chile rowing team in the fall.) Pray also for Christina, who will row with the Chile rowing team this summer and then return to Temple University in the fall. 

2 (Wed.) Southeast Asia
We continue to ask God to provide an executive director for a transformational business in Southeast Asia, ideally by the end of June. Pray for wisdom and effectiveness from a new advertisement on a “business as mission” website.

3 (Thurs.) U.S.
Pray for the many volunteers, youth, students, and kids that we will serve as we plan and prepare for the Kingdom Teams program this summer.

4 (Fri.) South Asia
Praise the Lord with Clara and Vince* for how God is moving in the various villages where they are ministering. Pray for God's provision for the fellowship to be able to purchase land and build a meeting place. 

5 (Sat.) Hong Kong
Pray for Glenn and June Kauffman as they relate to the Hong Kong Mennonite Church as LMC international partner delegates. Pray that they would be a source of encouragement and support as the church navigates a difficult political climate.

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

7 (Mon.) U.S.
Ask God to raise up supporters for Binsa* for her work among the Buddhist and Hindu communities. Pray also for her as she gives leadership at a local congregation. 

8 (Tues.) Germany
Pray for mission intern Peter*, as he grows in discipleship and training to minister to his own people group from the Middle East. Pray that his boldness would be a catalyst for a movement towards the gospel. 

9 (Wed.) Middle East
Pray for God to minister his peace and refreshment to Michael and Laura* this summer as they spend time in the U.S. Praise the Lord for their faithfulness for the faithfulness of their supporters. 

10 (Thurs.) U.S. 
Please pray for the Moving in Mission Capital Campaign and for the remaining $500,000 that is needed. Praise God for the many partners who have already given generously.

11 (Fri.) Czech Republic
Pray for safety for Stacy and Vojta Prknovi as they travel back to the U.S. with their daughter this summer. Ask God to cover them with his grace as they attend a full summer of EMM training and equipping events and retreats throughout June and July.

12 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for Kendall Martin as he continues serving with the CMRT in Lancaster, Pa this summer as well as helping with a summer Leap into Language program alongside the School District of Lancaster. Pray that he would grow as a disciple of Jesus, sharing Christ's love and hope with those he serves.

13 (Sun.) Central Asia
Pray that Maria* and her students can finish the school year well. Pray that Maria will feel God's peace during the extra stress involved in end-of-year activities. Pray for Alexander* as he connects with and mentors local business people and runs his yak meat business. Pray for the boys as they head into their school break. 

14 (Mon.) 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.

15 (Tues.) Thailand
Pray for Andre and Karen Provost as they continue in the work of evangelism and as they mobilize others to evangelize. Pray also as they provide pastoral training to Lai, with whom they have been partnering in evangelism. Praise the Lord for the way he is working and drawing others to himself.

16 (Wed.) South Asia
Pray for God to call a teacher for an international missions school in South Asia: to teach Bible, theology, and missions. Pray for someone with a pastoral call who will invest in the spiritual and character formation of the students.

17 (Thurs.) Central Asia
Pray for Elizabeth* as she spends some time in the U.S. this summer. Pray for meaningful connections with family, friends, and supporters. May God renew and refresh Elizabeth for continued ministry. 

18 (Fri.) Netherlands
Pray for Phil and Linda Gottschalk as they wrap up their time in the Netherlands and for good transitions as they return to the US. Pray for rest, refreshment, and meaningful connections with family and friends. 

19 (Sat.) U.S. 
Give thanks for the many individuals who have supported the Impact Fund by remembering EMM in their will. These estate gifts are an essential source of funding for the mission of God through EMM all around the world.

20 (Sun.) 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.

21 (Mon.) U.S.
Pray for our newly appointed long and short-term workers who have just begun this summer's Launch training intensive. Ask God to be moving and to give each individual greater revelation of himself and how they fit into his plan of making disciples of all nations. 

22 (Tues.) Germany
Pray for additional workers to be called to a city in Germany to join in the work of church development there.

23 (Wed.) East Asia
Pray for Skylar and Mia* as they connect with their community here in the U.S. while also staying connected with friends and partners in Asia. Pray for the boys in their schooling. Pray for the family as they discern God's direction for their ministry in Asia. 

24 (Thurs.) Chile
Pray for Aaron and Katarina Miller as they prepare to begin a mission internship in Chile this fall. Ask God to provide all the funds they need and to prepare their hearts for the months ahead. 

25 (Fri.) Belize
Pray for unity and health for the leadership team in Dangriga. Pray for safe travels and times of refreshment for Tim and Julie, and the boys as they spend time in the U.S. this summer. 

26 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for Hub 450 and the mission of hospitality in Lancaster City. Pray for the ability to connect with Lancaster refugee and immigrant populations and for volunteers and partners to come together, create a place of community and welcome, and share Christ's love with all our neighbors.

27 (Sun.) Thailand
Pray for Steve and Bethany (Tobin) Horst and their children as they continue to settle back into their home and community in Thailand. Pray for them to have wisdom as they reconnect with their responsibilities. Pray for the church in Nam Yuen that is working to take root despite the many obstacles. 

28 (Mon.) Honduras
Pray for God to call and send elementary and secondary teachers to a bilingual Christian school, Academia Los Pinares, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

29 (Tues.) North Africa
Pray for Andres and Angelica Prins as they connect with supporters that the needed funds will be raised for a September departure for North Africa. Pray for good fruit to come from the online training that Andres is providing for some EMM workers. 

30 (Wed.) U.S.
Ask God to bring more young adults to be part of the Advance program this fall. Pray that the right individuals would hear about this opportunity to connect with other young adults, grow in discipleship and serve in a local community.

*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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