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May 21, 2014

Core prayer team

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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!

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September 2020 Mission Intercessor

Workers featured each month in Mission Intercessor are also featured in the corresponding EMM prayer calendar. Contact EMM at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your free copy. 

1 (Tues.) Chile
Pray for Michael and Nancy Hostetter as they mentor businessmen and businesswomen who are seeking to conduct their businesses in Christ-like ways, as well as guiding local Chileans in the ministry of planting and leading house churches. Pray also for them as they partner with those working to raise awareness of the childhood sexual abuse crisis in Chile.

2 (Wed.) Southeast Asia
Pray for someone with business management experience to serve as the director of a water filter factory in Southeast Asia. 

3 (Thurs.) Germany
Pray for Preston*, former mission intern, as he adjusts to his new role as a Ph.D. student and assistant in a new location in Germany. 

4 (Fri.) Asia
Lea* is currently in the U.S. due to travel restrictions to her country of service. Pray for wisdom in discerning future plans.

5 (Sat.) Guatemala
Pray for Allen Eshleman as he begins his role as an LMC international partner delegate relating to the K’ekchi’ Mennonite Church in Guatemala. Pray that he would soon be able to reschedule his trip to meet with the church leaders there to encourage them.

6 (Sun.) Central America
Pray for our partners at VidaNet who will not be having their discipleship training this fall after their director passed away suddenly this summer. Ask God to give their board and leaders wisdom as they navigate this season. 

7 (Mon.) Middle East
Join with Michael and Laura* in counting their blessings in the midst of disappointments. Two blessings that have come out of the pandemic: Praise the Lord for the unity that He is bringing among leaders of different ethnic groups; and there is exciting growth in the number of house fellowships as well as transformation in the leaders who are being mentored. 

8 (Tues.) Honduras
Pray for continued health improvements for mission intern in Honduras, Leah Zeiset. Pray that she would continue to regain strength and energy after a season of sickness. 

9 (Wed.) East Asia
Pray for Ethan* as he serves part-time as the regional representative for the work in East Asia. Pray for the workers and ministries that seek to share the Good News that they can offer hope in the midst of challenging times. 

10 (Thurs.) U.S.
Please pray for EMM church relations as speakers begin to share again in churches across the constituency.

11 (Fri.) Cambodia
Pray for John and Debbie Coats as they resume the children's program that many children will hear the good news. Pray also that the children and teachers will remain healthy. Pray for peace and wisdom for John and Debbie as they wait and process when they should take their home leave. 

12 (Sat.) U.S.
Praise God for bringing Dave Houser to serve at EMM as the discipleship coach. Ask the Lord to guide him in wisdom as he adjusts to this role and looks to develop areas of discipleship especially for youth and young adults. 

13 (Sun.) Middle East
Pray for Jade* not to give up as she repeatedly sows, waters, and waits for fruit. Pray for her friend, that she will be responsive to the Father's love. Pray for creativity for Jade as she does online tutoring. 

14 (Mon.) Wales, U.K.
Ask the Lord to open doors and borders for young people to serve as mission interns in Wales, U.K., along with the Going Public discipleship program.

15 (Tues.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Ben and Lena* as they relate to and care for those who work at the water filter factory. Pray that the business can continue to be a blessing to many who get clean water through the filters and that they will give their lives to the One who gives life-giving water.

16 (Wed.) U.S.
Continue to pray for guidance and discernment as we make decisions regarding the management of our hospitality center at the 450 North Prince Street building. 

17 (Thurs.) U.S.
Please pray for the Farewell to Salunga event taking place on September 19. We hope to raise $35,000 at this fundraising event for the new green space at the 450 North Prince Street building. 

18 (Fri.) Guatemala
Pray for Katelyn Shoup as she plans to serve as a mission intern in Guatemala next year. Ask the Lord to guide her path and make her way clear. 

19 (Sat.) Central Asia
Join Elizabeth* in praying for a revival in her country. It is her desire to be positioned and prepared to partner with God and participate in what He does.

20 (Sun.) Southeast Asia
Pray for a mission intern to serve as a home school helper in Thailand for two of our long-term worker families. 

21 (Mon.) Germany
Pray for perseverance as Eric and Janelle* continue to learn the language. Pray that they can be a blessing as they support an international church that serves refugees. 

22 (Tues.) Global
Pray for patience, perseverance, and discernment during these days of restricted travel, as we continue to invite people into cross-cultural missions. Pray for creativity to grow out of limitations.

23 (Wed.) Asia
Skylar and Mia* continue to be in the U.S. as they are not able to get back to their country of service. Pray for peace and wisdom as they seek God's direction for them. 

24 (Thurs.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for Kelly Lapp who is planning to serve in Wales, U.K. beginning this fall as long as travel is possible, and the program Going Public continues with its schedule. Please pray that these needs would be met so she is able to begin her internship along with the others beginning this fall. 

25 (Fri.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Owen and Abby* that relationships will continue even while they are away from their village. Pray for the provision of food and finances for many of their friends who are out of work. Continue to pray for health and safety for them, their family, and friends. 

26 (Sat.) U.S.
Please pray for wisdom and discernment for potential new donors to the Moving in Mission Capital Campaign for 450 North Prince Street.

27 (Sun.) Belize
It is Nathanael and Spring Davis's desire to equip and encourage the local church leaders to fully embrace the leadership in the church. Pray for wisdom as they mentor and disciple both leaders and members of the church. 

28 (Mon.) West Africa
Pray for someone available and willing to be apprenticed by a seasoned EMM worker, to continue the support and development of the leaders of our partner churches in West Africa. 

29 (Tues.) North Africa
Nicholas* is in the U.S. due to the virus and his visa situation. Pray for wisdom and peace as he processes his future. 

30 (Wed.) Germany
Pray for mission intern, Tyler*, as he prepares to return to Germany. Ask God to provide for his financial needs as well as preparing meaningful connections that will lead to an abundant harvest. 

31 (Thurs.) Belize
Pray for Galen and Phyllis Groff as they seek to stay connected with relationships in Belize while being here in the U.S. due to the virus situation. Pray also for ministry opportunities here in the U.S. and for wisdom in planning for the future.

 *Name(s) changed or last name(s) omitted for sensitivity reasons.

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June 15, 2015

Scripture prayers

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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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