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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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July 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 (Wed.) Costa Rica
Pray for fresh creative ministry ideas and wisdom for Austin Zuercher to know how to minister effectively as things slowly reopen. Pray also for wisdom for Austin as he looks at college options. 

2 (Thurs.) Southeast Asia
We are praying for someone with business management experience to take the lead in an established, transformational business in Southeast Asia. Join us in prayer!

3 (Fri.) Czech Republic
Pray for Jan Heindel as she prepares for her upcoming sabbatical in September. Pray that the youth leaders she mentors will be willing to step up and lead the youth group and other programs while she is gone. Praise the Lord for the growth in these leaders and for the positive relationship Jan has with them.

4 (Sat.) South America
English teachers are needed for a bilingual Christian school in Peru. Pray that the Lord would call people to serve in this position.

5 (Sun.) Germany
Pray for wisdom and creativity for Mike and Roberta Lotvola as they give leadership to a discipleship program for young adults. Pray for joy in their family as they live and serve in Germany.

6 (Mon.) U.S.
The Oasis retreat will not be held at Black Rock this year but instead, workers and staff will meet virtually. Pray that it can still be a time of good connection and encouragement for those who attend, both adults and children.

7 (Tues.) Wales, U.K. 
Pray for mission intern, Kelly Lapp, as she prepares for a second internship as part of a missional community in Wales in the fall. Pray that she would receive all the funds she needs for this assignment as she pursues God's call for her.

8 (Wed.) Europe
Serve as an intern in Wales with the Glennwood Church by reaching out to the community with your life-giving gifts.

9 (Thurs.) Middle East
Pray for Lucy* as she continues to learn the language and work among a local refugee group.

10 (Fri.) U.S.
Please pray for continued, faithful giving to EMM's Impact Fund. These funds continue to allow EMM to recruit, train, send, coach, and care for our missionaries around the world.

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

12 (Sun.) U.S.
A group from Oxford Circle will take part in virtual Kingdom Team discipleship sessions this week, July 13–17. Pray that technology would work well and that this time would bring mutual learning about God.

13 (Mon.) Belize
Pray for wisdom for Nathanael and Spring Davis in pastoring/leading others, parenting, and culture. They also ask for wisdom and prayer in how to deal with the influences of the Jehovah Witness to the deaf community.

14 (Tues.) U.S.
Pray for someone to serve as an intern in Lancaster, Pa., with the Christian-Muslim Relations Team by using their technological and relational gifts.

15 (Wed.) West Africa
Pray for JC Ebersole as he gives leadership to the Africa Association of Bible Schools. Pray for wisdom in how to continue to train pastors and leaders in the midst of challenging times.

16 (Thurs.) U.S.
Continue to pray for a manager to lead the innovative and cross-cultural center located at EMM's new headquarters in downtown Lancaster, PA.

17 (Fri.) Albania
Pray for flexibility and creativity for the Torchbearer's Camp ministry due to the COVID-19 situation. Pray that Sonya Harnish and the team can continue to be faithful and attentive to how God would have them serve, sharing His love and mercy, even if it looks different then it has in the past. Pray for Sonya to have attentiveness to opportunities to get to know her neighbors.

18 (Sat.) Honduras
Pray for Leah Zeiset as she continues her mission internship with a local church and school. Ask the Lord to use this time to deepen her understanding of his heart for healing the brokenness in this world. 

19 (Sun.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for Alan and Carol Wert and their children as they desire to help people fix the broken pieces in their lives and find the place where they fit into God’s kingdom. Pray for Carol that she can offer hope and encouragement to her English students.

20 (Mon.) Central America
Pray for Josh Varner and Kayley Eshleman as they wrap up their assignments with the Vida220 discipleship program. Pray for grace as they say goodbye to many relationships they have formed over the past year.

21 (Tues.) Thailand
Pray for Jeremey and Jennifer Janzen in their role as regional representatives for Southeast Asia. Pray that they and their team can continue to find ways to bless and encourage those around them.

22 (Wed.) Southeast Asia
Pray for English teachers to join one of our teams in Southeast Asia, taking advantage of the visa it provides and the opportunity to build relationships with students and neighbors.

23 (Thurs.) U.S.
Glenna and Marty Sollenberger are excited to be part of reaching deaf communities with the good news of God's word through a new sign language center opening this summer. Continue to pray for the ministry of Wycliffe in providing the Word of God in languages that people can understand.

24 (Fri.) Germany
Pray for Tyler Auker as he raises funds for his second internship to Germany. Ask the Lord to provide for all of his needs in order to begin his assignment this fall.

25 (Sat.) Global
Praise the Lord for the continued meaningful relationships Angie Earl has with her Muslim friends. Pray that God would provide additional interns to help the Christian-Muslim Relations Team this summer.

26 (Sun.) U.S.
Please pray for Andrew Mashas as he starts to reschedule church visits and speaking engagements as churches begin to meet in person after several months.

27 (Mon.) Germany
Pray for Darrel* as he connects with other EMM workers as the regional representative for West Europe. Pray for him and Miriam* as they give pastoral leadership to those in their church.

28 (Tues.) Global
Pray that as we all examine our lives in light of the crises around us, we would be sensitive to the Spirit inviting us to live fully, following the call of God on our lives in service to our neighbors and the world.

29 (Wed.) U.S.
Please pray for the Capital Campaign Steering Committee as they continue to find new and creative ways to solicit funds for the project during the COVID-19 pandemic.

30 (Thurs.) Guatemala
Pray for Katelyn Shoup as she postpones her internship for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ask the Lord to give her grace as she adjusts her plans.

31 (Fri.) Global
Pray for Leon Zimmerman as he studies and then records a course that will be used overseas. Pray for God's anointing on this course. Pray for Leon and Naomi as they connect with leaders virtually rather than in person.

 *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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