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 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 (Sat.) France
Pray for a team of interns to be recruited for an assignment in Marseilles, France, where a school and dormitory have created an international community ideal for discipleship opportunities.
2 (Sun.) Netherlands
Ask the Lord to continually renew Phil and Linda Gottschalk as they serve at Tyndale Theological Seminary in the Netherlands, teaching young people from around the world in a post-Christian culture.
3 (Mon.) U.S.
Pray for Andrew Mashas, church relations and development coordinator, as he works to gather sponsors for Global Fair. Thank God for the businesses and organizations that make Global Fair possible every year!
4 (Tues.) Germany
Bryan and Karah* will be completing their assignment and returning to the U.S. in July. Pray for them to finish well. Pray for the whole family as they say goodbye and walk through this time of transition.
5 (Wed.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for Victoria Derosier in her last month of a mission internship in Wales, U.K. Ask God for divine insight for ways she can minister as her time draws to a close.
6 (Thurs.) Southeast Asia
Continue to pray for deepening relationships between Owen* and the eight persons he specifically connects with. Pray for boldness for Abby* to do Bible studies with their helper.
7 (Fri.) U.S.
Pray for an individual to join a local church community in Baltimore, Md., that seeks to be part of gospel transformation, including a small school run by the church. This position provides opportunities to learn principles of holistic urban ministry.
8 (Sat.) Belize
Pray for Nathanael and Spring Davis as they model a Christian marriage and family. As they continue to share Jesus with those around them, pray that hearts will be open and receptive to accepting Christ.
9 (Sun.) East Africa
EMM is still recruiting for a new regional representative for East Africa. Continue praying for this role that requires a wide range of skills.
10 (Mon.) Albania
Pray for Sonya Harnish who is on a three-month home leave. Pray for rest, renewal, new vision, and excitement for moving to a new city and ministry when she returns to Albania.
11 (Tues.) East Africa
Pray for a mission intern* as she returns from a nine-month internship in East Africa. Ask God for a smooth adjustment to life in North America as she jumps right into a busy schedule.
12 (Wed.) U.S.
Pray for the Kingdom Team staff as they begin training for a busy summer of programs. Ask God to deepen their relationships with Him so they can minister effectively with youth this summer.
13 (Thurs.) Africa
Nicholas will be completing his assignment this summer. Pray for him in the upcoming transitions and that he will finish well.
14 (Fri.) Honduras
Pray that Bobby and Amanda Peoples will experience joy in Honduras as they see youth transitioning to independence after being raised in an orphanage.
15 (Sat.) U.S.
Thank God for the many wonderful financial supporters of the work of God through EMM. Pray that they are filled in every way through God's generous spirit.
16 (Sun.) U.S.
Summer is a busy time with various retreats taking place here in the U.S. Pray for Hannah Zimmerman as she prepares and connects with the children and youth who attend these retreats.
17 (Mon.) U.S.
Pray for all the new workers attending Launch from June 16 to 28, that they will be equipped for serving overseas.   
18 (Tues.) Costa Rica
Ask God to continue to encourage Austin Zuercher as he transitions from one group of short-term workers to another with VidaNet in Costa Rica.
19 (Wed.) Peru
Pray for more English teachers
to serve for a year or more at PROMESA, a bilingual Christian school in Cusco, Peru.
20 (Thurs.) Thailand
Praise the Lord for new believers who have been baptized. Pray for them as they grow in Christ. Ask for wisdom, stamina, and vision for Steve and Bethany to continue making the most of every opportunity in many home visits. Pray for additional workers to join the team.
21 (Fri.) Global
Join us in praying that EMM would meet its mid-year Impact Fund goal so that we can continue to cross cultures, engage the world, and make disciples of Jesus.
22 (Sat.) Central Asia
Pray for Jayden and Anika* and their children as they are on home leave before beginning a new assignment. Pray for refreshment and renewal as they reconnect with family and friends.
23 (Sun.) Cambodia
A children's program worker is needed to help with a children's character development program in Cambodia. A college degree in education is preferred.  
24 (Mon.) Netherlands
Bob and Miriam Phillips are long-term workers in the Netherlands. Pray for continued vision as they work in leadership development and evangelism.
25 (Tues.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for Kelly Lapp as she finishes her last month of a 10-month internship. Pray that she will have vision for these remaining weeks of ministry as she also looks ahead to future plans.
26 (Wed.) Thailand
Pray for the Schoenhals family as they settle into new schools and routines. Heidi is being homeschooled and Hannah has started in a new school. Pray that the girls will have good friends, that Hannah's new school will be a good fit, and for Mark and Sarah as they work out a teaching schedule. Pray for Mark and Sarah that they will find a good balance with family and ministry life.
27 (Thurs.) Chile
Michael and Nancy Hostetter request prayer for fortitude and perseverance for the first generation Christians that are meeting in house church groups in their region of Chile.
28 (Fri.) Kosovo
An invitation stands for workers to join a small body of believers in Kosovo and participate in discipleship and congregational life. Pray for more long-term workers to come who long to see the kingdom of God flourish in this region of East and Central Europe.
29 (Sat.) Germany
Pray for a mission intern* as he begins serving in Germany. Ask the Lord for quick-forming relationships as he adjusts to language and culture.
30 (Sun.) Germany
Pray for an individual to contribute to an inner-city church by assisting in children's ministry, Sunday worship, immigrant ministry, or church building renovation and maintenance.

*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).