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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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December 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 (Wed.) Guatemala
Pray for Ted and Julie Smoker as they continue to connect with partners in Guatemala while they are in the U.S. Pray for safety as Ted takes a two-week trip to Guatemala this month.

2 (Thurs.) Peru
Pray for God to fill the need for an English teacher at PROMESA school in Cusco, Peru.

3 (Fri.) West Africa
Pray for a team of EMM staff and others who will be traveling in West Africa for the first two weeks of December. This will be a time of meeting local leaders and learning of some of the needs and vision for the region as well as exploring long-term service for some people. Ask God to give direction and discernment to each on the team as well as good connections with local leaders. 

4 (Sat.) Chile
Aaron and Katarina Miller will be starting their 18-month mission internship in Chile this month. Pray for them as they transition and adjust to culture, language, and climate. 

5 (Sun.) Belize
Pray for Bill and Judy Houser as they relate to the Belize Evangelical Mennonite Church as LMC international partner delegates. Pray for them as they support and encourage church leaders.

6 (Mon.) Germany
Pray for Eric and Janelle* as they offer hospitality to those in their neighborhood and as they volunteer in their children's schools. It is their desire that the kindness of Jesus, working through them, would draw their neighbors and friends to repentance and freedom in Christ.

7 (Tues.) U.S.
Please pray for Advance participant Travis Stauffer that God would use him in his giftings and that he would be a blessing to those he is serving in his internship.

8 (Wed.) Costa Rica
Pray for Daryl and Jen Hoover as they settle back into their routines and responsibilities after spending some time in the U.S. Praise the Lord for his faithfulness in providing participants and staff for the fall program of VidaNet. Pray for their son Micah as he also participates in the program. 

9 (Thurs.) U.S. 
Pray that many people would respond to the invitation to support EMM's Impact Fund so that all of EMM's expenses for the year are met. 

10 (Fri.) U.S.
Please intercede for the provision of an urban minister/teacher sent to Baltimore, Md.

11 (Sat.) Chile
Pray for Michael and Nancy Hostetter as they prepare for and welcome new short-term workers this month. Pray for wisdom as they continue to mentor businesspersons. 

12 (Sun.) U.S.
Pray for EMM staff as we think of creative ways to engage young adults in the local area. Ask God for wisdom, creativity, and excitement for partnering with and encouraging things that other young adults are doing.

13 (Mon.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Timothy and Madison* as they are on sabbatical. They also continue to connect with friends and coworkers in Southeast Asia. Pray for their sons as they experience many different things this year in the U.S., including new school opportunities. 

14 (Tues.) Indonesia
Pray in advance for the Mennonite World Conference Global Youth Summit in Indonesia, scheduled for July 2022.

15 (Wed.) Belize
Praise the Lord for the growing church in Belize. Continue to pray for wisdom and discernment for those in leadership including Tim and Julie Groff. Pray for Julie as she homeschools their sons Simeon and Gabe, and for a good school year for them. 

16 (Thurs.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for God to raise up an additional church developer/community worker to serve in Wales, U.K.

17 (Fri.) East Africa
Pray for Regional Representative Samson Mehari as he connects with partners in East Africa. Pray for safety in travel and favor as he assists in resettling refugees in Canada. 

18 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for young adults who are discerning a call to mission to choose a mission internship with EMM as an opportunity to bring clarity and focus to this call.

19 (Sun.) Middle East
Praise the Lord with Jade* for the provision of a teaching job at a university. Pray for wisdom in faith conversations as she interacts with friends and students and enjoys offering hospitality.

20 (Mon.) Thailand
Ask God to call and send a two-week prayer team to travel and pray through the Isaan region of Thailand.

21 (Tues.) U.S.
Pray for Angie Earl as she balances family and her work with the Christian-Muslim Relations Team. Pray for continued opportunities to share God's love in her relationships with her Muslim friends. 

22 (Wed.) Middle East
Pray for God's Spirit to embolden, equip, and send an additional English teacher, called to the Middle East.

23 (Thurs.) Belize
Pray for God's encouragement for the leaders at Jesus' Deaf Church and for continued growth in the church. Pray for Nathanael and Spring Davis and their children as they spend time here in the U.S.  

24 (Fri.) Central America
Pray for Myla Curtis, a VidaNet intern, as she spends the holidays at home with family before returning to Central America in January. Pray that her time with family refreshes her and that she is ready to head into ministry with her team.

25 (Sat.) Global
Give thanks for God's willingness to send His own son into this messy, dangerous, human world. Pray for God to increase that calling in each of our hearts, to increase our openness to be sent, and to support others who are engaging in the mission of God. 

26 (Sun.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Jeremy and Jennifer* as they walk with their team in Southeast Asia, giving encouragement and support as they minister in various places. Pray for wisdom in knowing what opportunities to pursue and for balance in work and family life. 

27 (Mon.) U.S.
Join us in praying for Kingdom Team staff to join this work in the Lancaster area for the summer 2022 season.

28 (Tues.) Global
Ask God to open new doors of ministry locally where Jonathan Bornman can connect with Muslim neighbors and friends. Ask the Lord to inspire and direct his writing as he has numerous projects that await his attention. 

29 (Wed.) U.S.
Pray for the EMM Finance Team as the end of the year is a busy and often stressful season. Ask God to supply what they need for each day. 

30 (Thurs.) Peru
Please pray for Ana Maria Gonzales as she discerns possible, ongoing future ministry at the PROMESA school in Peru. Pray also for EMM staff as they walk with her in this discernment process. 

31 (Fri.) Czech Republic
Pray for Jan Heindel as she organizes and systemizes things for Battle for the Heart, a spiritual formation curriculum, in the Czech. Pray for wisdom in knowing how to use the training she received in spiritual care in walking with those around her. 

*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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