Happy January, everyone! Today we’re starting a new Bethany House Fiction tradition: taking time on the first week of every month to pray for authors who have new releases coming out. I’m Amy Green, the fiction publicist here, and these authors mean a lot to me. I appreciate you joining me to pray for them. To read more about the reasons behind this time of prayer, go to this post.
Authors with Books Releasing in January:
Verse of the Month: Feel free to use the text of this verse to guide your prayers for these authors, as well as other people in your life who you want to remember in prayer today.
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.” Philippians 1:9-10, NIV
General Suggestions for Prayer
- For readers to find the authors’ books at just the right time for God to use the books’ messages in their lives.
- For peace and focus during release month (often a busy and stressful time for authors).
- For God to give clarity and endurance to the authors as many begin new projects.
- For freedom from comparison, worry, and pride—that the authors will be able to put their identity in God and not in their writing.
If you have a prayer request on your mind, for yourself or for someone you care about, share it below. I’ll read through every comment and pray for your requests as well. Thanks for joining us!