Vision Statement
The prayer ministry of Franconia Mennonite Conference exists to connect, encourage and communicate. We work to connect people with God and with each other and to encourage prayer in the local church, community and region. This website is a means of communicating the value of prayer, the opportunities for prayer and resources to strengthen the prayer lives of pastors, prayer leaders, intercessors and participants in the Franconia Mennonite Conference churches and related partners.

Prayer Blog

Franconia Conference Wednesday morning prayers Beginning Weds,  Feb. 1 and continuing through Weds. April 11, a group will meet at the conference center, 569 Yoder Road, Harleysville, 9am-10am to pray. Our prayers will be focused on praying for the region which includes the Franconia conference congregations, partners in mission, and conference related ministries. Everyone is invited to join our hearts with the heart of God to seek first his kingdom. Any questions contact Sandy Landes, prayer ministry coordinator, email: or phone 267-932-6050,x116.
Posted: January 17, 2012, 4:36 pm
Click here for Day-of-Prayer-and-Fasting-for-NNLNV-prayer-guide1 All are invited to set aside a day in October, Weds. Oct 12, to pray and fast and seek the Lord on behalf of our brothers and sisters of Norristown New Life in “Enlarging their Place in God’s World”,  as well as the work God wants to do in our communities in bringing forth the kingdom. A prayer gathering will be held on Weds am, Oct 12, 9 am -10:00 am  at the Franconia conference center to join your prayers with others. In addition, a group will gather in Norristown at the meetinghouse, 3 E. Marshall St., that day from 12 noon to 1 pm. to pray and walk through and around the property.
Posted: September 29, 2011, 4:14 pm
You are invited to join us this fall on Wednesday mornings, 9-10 am, at the Mennonite Conference Center on Yoder Road in Harleysville, Pa. to intercede for the work of the church in this region and the needs of local congregations and pastors of Franconia and Eastern District Conferences. As we gather, we will spend time listening and discerning together any words of encouragement for the leadership of the conferences as they continue to call us to be faithful followers of Jesus. Beginning September 7 and continuing through November 9, our corporate prayer will help us prepare the way for the joint conference assembly being held in November.
Posted: September 16, 2011, 2:19 pm
Pastors, intercessors, prayer teams and anyone else interested in seeing the church grow in unity: You are invited to a unique opportunity to join together in prayer, worship and seeking God as we hear from Amish brothers who will be in the area to do some work on reconciliation within the Anabaptist community. We will meet on Saturday, June 14, 10:00-12:30 pm at the Franconia Conference Center. Our guests will be Ben Girod, his son, Ben Jr, and Roy Yoder. Ben Sr. is a bishop in the Amish communities in Idaho and Montana; Roy is a minister. Ben has been a leader in the Anabaptist-Swiss Reformed reconciliation process. Ben carries a burden for the spiritual renewal and unity in the … read more
Posted: June 7, 2008, 3:42 am

Upcoming Events



  1. The Prayer Saturated Church by Cheryl Sacks, a primer for building a prayer ministry in your congregation
  2. Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala, an inspirational look at what corporate prayer can do in the life of a congregation
  3. The Presence Based Church by Terry Tekyl, a reminder to focus on the presence of God rather than people
  4. Praying Grace by Terry Tekyl, training manual for personal prayer ministry
  5. Intercessors, Discover your Prayer Power by Femrite, Alves and Kaufman, an understanding of different types of intercessors
  6. Intercessory Prayer by Dutch Sheets, the power of intercession
  7. Partners in Prayer by John Maxwell, teaches the value of prayer coverage for pastors
  8. Being with God series by Graham Cooke, Graham’s writing is a fresh look at our relationship with God, Crafted Prayer is excellent
  9. Unlocking our Inheritance: Spiritual Keys to Recovering the Treasures of Anabaptism by Janet Keller Richards, a thoughtful prayer-provoking book
  10. Prayer by Philip Yancey, a helpful and encouraging examination of prayer for Christians today
  11. A Praying Life by Paul E. Miller, Connecting with God in a Distracting World, a new book that helps bring the intimacy of prayer and relationship with God into the practical realities of life.

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Sandy Landes is the Prayer Coordinator for the Franconia Mennonite Conference.  She has a passion to see people’s lives transformed by the power of God.

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