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.

September 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 (Fri.) Kenya
Pray for East Africa Regional Representatives Debbi and Aram Digennaro and their two children. May they remain alert to opportunities to bless and serve their communities, and may their actions and attitudes clearly represent Christ’s love for the people whom they are serving.

2 (Sat.) Belize
Pray for a ministry assistant to join a Deaf Mennonite church to work with Deaf children and young adults, who are often marginalized. This person could also interpret for Deaf youth in high school and explore employment possibilities for them.

3 (Sun.) Orlando, Fla.
Praise God with Anita and Jamie Farr, who are working with Wycliffe Bible Translators, that funds have come in to translate the New Testament into the language of the Baruga people in Papua New Guinea! Pray with the Farr family for the details surrounding the planning and printing of these Scriptures.

4 (Mon.) Salunga, Pa.
EMM is so blessed to be financially carried by many faithful supporters. Thank God for them and ask for God's presence to be poured out in their lives.

5 (Tues.) East Asia
Pray that non-resident workers June and Glenn Kauffman will live and labor each day for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). Also pray that they will find refreshment and encouragement from Him daily.

6 (Wed.) Germany
Pray for Katja* as she prepares for a mission internship. Ask the Lord to give her His heart for the people with whom she will be working.

7 (Thurs.) Middle East
Michael and Laura* have identified an ideal property for teaching Sunday school to the many children in their congregation. They have offered to buy the property, but the owner wants a higher price than they can afford. They ask for prayer that the owner’s heart will be softened to accept a lower price, so these children can be blessed with a place to study the Bible.

8 (Fri.) Queens, N.Y.
Immanuel Community Church is situated in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country: Flushing in Queens, New York City. The church is looking for people to join them in making this neighborhood their place of work, worship, play, and ministry. Pray for a person or persons to join this church’s ministries.

9 (Sat.) Global
Pray that God will make Christian/Muslim Relations Team member Andres Prins’ ministry exceedingly fruitful, and that the message of Jesus may spread rapidly and be honored (2 Thessalonians 3:1).

10 (Sun.) Chile
English teachers are needed for isolated rural or island schools near Puerto Montt. Pray that God will provide the right person for this placement.

11 (Mon.) Thailand
Join Dave and Summer Houser in praying that their discipleship students will grow in Christ. Pray also for wisdom for the Houser family as both Dave and Summer navigate new service opportunities and difficulties in getting through the visa process.

12 (Tues.) Peru
EMM is pleased to have nine people join in a fundraising trek in Peru to raise money for the growing needs of the PROMESA school. Pray that a minimum of $80,000 is raised through this adventure so the school can build new facilities. Pray also that the trekkers would be protected and strengthened in their task.

13 (Wed.) Guatemala
After summer home leave in the U.S., Ted and Julie Smoker and their five children are returning to serve in Guatemala. Pray for a safe and easy transition back, good health for their family, and quick re-adaptation to the language and culture.

14 (Thurs.) Cambodia
Kandace Glenn has only a few months left of her one-year mission internship in Cambodia. Pray for meaningful ways for her to connect with the dorm students she is ministering to.

15 (Fri.) Belize
Nancy Marshall and her daughter Sulmi are concluding their 12 years of service in Belize and moving back to the U.S. Pray for a smooth transition and safe travels, as well as Sulmi’s transition into the U.S. school system. Pray also for the Deaf church Nancy and Sulmi are leaving behind in Belize. May it flourish as new EMM workers arrive to continue the work there.

16 (Sat.) Southeast Asia
A team of people involved in a transformative business in Southeast Asia need someone to help school their children. Pray for someone to take advantage of this unique opportunity, mixing English-speaking education with opportunity to learn a new language and build relationships in the community.

17 (Sun.) East Asia
Pray for refreshment for William* after traveling to the U.S. on home leave. Now that he is back, may he have new visions for ways to contribute to his community.

18 (Mon.) Peru
Pray that God will provide a medical professional who has a heart to serve in healthcare ministry among the Quechua people group. This position involves working with the health program of the Peruvian Mennonite Church.

19 (Tues.) Middle East
Pray that Ruth and Felix* can continue to develop a supportive community within their church. They also ask for prayer for meaningful connections with neighbors and local people in their community.

20 (Wed.) Global
Pray for EMM staff members who are traveling to locations around the world to provide onsite care for workers. Well-being checks are a vital service provided by EMM to encourage workers to maintain a healthy life while serving in mission. This gives missionaries staying power and blesses both family and ministry.

21 (Thurs.) Wales
Praise God for Alan and Carol Wert’s recent move to a new home to join a missional community in Cardiff. Pray that the family can find times of peace and rejuvenation even in this time of transition.

22 (Fri.) Guatemala
Josie Groff is beginning her three-month mission internship in Guatemala. Pray for her adjustment to the culture and life in the children’s home where she is serving.

23 (Sat.) Thailand
Upon returning to Thailand after home leave in the U.S., pray for good health for Mark and Sarah Schoenhals and their two daughters. As they look for new housing in their Thai city, pray that God will provide.

24 (Sun.) Chile
A group of business people meet on a regular basis to encourage one another in their faith and the working out of faith in business. Pray for someone to be sent to join this group and the movement of business for transformation in Chile.

25 (Mon.) Global
This summer, Christian/Muslim Relations Team members Grace and David Shenk attended the Islamic Society of North America’s convention and handed out 2,200 copies of A Muslim and a Christian in Dialogue, a book co-written by David. Praise God for this open door, and pray that those who read the book will be inspired to build peace and relationships between Christians and Muslims.

26 (Tues.) Germany
Tyler* is preparing to go back to Germany for a one-year mission internship this fall. Pray that the needed funds come in quickly for this assignment.

27 (Wed.) South Asia
Jack and Julia*, with other believers in South Asia, have been praying for God’s presence throughout their country. Pray with them for God to be made known. Also pray that Jack and Julia’s sabbatical will be a time of refreshment and growth as a family.

28 (Thurs.) Germany
This month, mission intern Micah Martin and other youth are joining a discipleship program in Kaiserslautern. Pray that the group would form a close, supportive team committed to seeing God work in and through them.

29 (Fri.) Sierra Leone
New workers Jonathan and Heleen Yoder’s home was badly damaged by a falling tree last month. Thank God for keeping them safe, and pray for His peace and rest as they navigate this unexpected situation. Also pray for encouragement for Jonathan as he practices medicine in a region with dire medical needs and high mortality rates.

30 (Sat.) Costa Rica
Brock Rohrer is soon starting his mission internship, joining a multicultural group of students in the VidaNet discipleship program. Pray that he would form deep relationships and quickly develop language skills.

*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).