Prayer for Authors: December 2019

Since it’s the first Sunday of the month, we’ll be continuing the Bethany House Fiction tradition of taking time to pray for authors who have new releases coming out this month. I’m Amy Green, the fiction publicist here, and I’m thankful for all of the readers who show their support for our authors in the way that matters most: by praying for them. To read more about the reasons behind this time of prayer, go to this post.

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Authors with Books Releasing in December:

Regina Jennings
Julie Klassen
Susan Sleeman
Jaime Jo Wright

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 whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”—Colossians 3:17 (NIV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For the ability to have times of rest during a busy holiday season and launch month.
  • For excellence in storytelling as they work on future projects.
  • For those who will receive one of their books (or other books by Christian authors) for gifts this year to be impacted by the message they contain.

It’s a joy to have such a great group of readers joining us in prayer for these authors. Thank you so much for doing so!

Prayer for Authors: October 2019

Since it’s the first Sunday of the month, we’ll be continuing the Bethany House Fiction tradition of taking time to pray for authors who have new releases coming out this month. I’m Amy Green, the fiction publicist here, and I’m thankful for all of the readers who show their support for our authors in the way that matters most: by praying for them. To read more about the reasons behind this time of prayer, go to this post.

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Authors with Books Releasing in October:

Misty Beller
Mary Connealy
Tracie Peterson

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.

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”—1 Chronicles 16:11 (NIV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For times of growth and inspiration while seeking God’s face through prayer.
  • For good use of time, especially knowing what is and isn’t worth pursuing.
  • For those who read these books to be impacted by the truth inside of them.

As ever, we’re so thankful to have readers who join in praying for our authors and their books. Thanks for being a part of this with us!

Prayer for Authors: August and September 2019

Since it’s the first Sunday of the month, we’ll be continuing the Bethany House Fiction tradition of taking time to pray for authors who have new releases coming out this month. (And yes, I was on vacation over August 1, so we’re catching up with two months of authors this time.) I’m Amy Green, the fiction publicist here, and I’m thankful for all of the readers who show their support for our authors in the way that matters most: by praying for them. To read more about the reasons behind this time of prayer, go to this post.

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Authors with Books Releasing in August and September:

Elizabeth Camden
Jan Drexler
Leslie Gould
Angela Hunt
Beverly Lewis
Kate Lloyd
Nancy Mehl
Judith Miller
Dani Pettrey
Lauraine Snelling
Jen Turano
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.

All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.”—John 6:37-38 (NIV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For lots of wisdom when thinking through how to allocate time and energy.
  • For good connections and relationships with readers, other writers, publishing staff, booksellers, and many others.
  • For readers who are searching for comfort, truth, or encouragement to find it in these novels.

We here at Bethany House are so thankful for all you do to encourage authors along with us by lifting them up in prayer. Thanks for taking a moment of your day to do so!

Prayer for Authors: July 2019

Since it’s the first Sunday of the month, we’ll be continuing the Bethany House Fiction tradition of taking time to pray for authors who have new releases coming out this month. I’m Amy Green, the fiction publicist here, and I’m thankful for all of the readers who show their support for our authors in the way that matters most: by praying for them. To read more about the reasons behind this time of prayer, go to this post.

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Authors with Books Releasing in July:

Connilyn Cossette
Ronie Kendig

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.

I call to you from the ends of the earth when my heart is without strength. Lead me to a rock that is high above me, for you have been a refuge for me, a strong tower in the face of the enemy.”—Psalm 61:2-3 (CSB)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For strength for the additional tasks needed during release month.
  • For safety during any travel, either personal vacations or writing conferences.
  • For the right readers to pick up these books at a time when they need it.

It’s a powerful thing to have a group of readers gathering together to pray for these authors. Thanks for joining with us!

Prayer for Authors: June 2019

Since it’s the first Sunday of the month, we’ll be continuing the Bethany House Fiction tradition of taking time to pray for authors who have new releases coming out this month. I’m Amy Green, the fiction publicist here, and I’m thankful for all of the readers who show their support for our authors in the way that matters most: by praying for them. To read more about the reasons behind this time of prayer, go to this post.

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Authors with Books Releasing in June:

Jody Hedlund
Tracie Peterson
Roseanna M. White
Karen Witemeyer

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.

“May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”—Romans 15:5-6 (NLT)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For patience for the hard times or times of waiting, and moments of encouragement.
  • For those who work behind-the-scenes to get books to readers.
  • For good rest, especially sleep, during busy seasons of writing or marketing.

Thanks again for taking time to pray along with us. I’m always encouraged to know that so many readers care enough about our authors and their books to pray for them.

Prayer for Authors: May 2019

Since it’s the first Sunday of the month, we’ll be continuing the Bethany House Fiction tradition of taking time to pray for authors who have new releases coming out this month. I’m Amy Green, the fiction publicist here, and I’m thankful for all of the readers who show their support for our authors in the way that matters most: by praying for them. To read more about the reasons behind this time of prayer, go to this post.

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Authors with Books Releasing in May:

Morgan Busse
Amanda Dykes
Becky Wade

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.

“To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.”—Colossians 1:27-28 (ESV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For perseverance in personal and writing tasks that might be monotonous.
  • For first-time readers of these authors to discover spiritual truths in the books.
  • For grace-filled conversations between authors and readers that are mutually encouraging.

I really appreciate these monthly times of prayer. What a joy it is to know that readers are praying for our authors and their books! Thanks so much for joining us.

Prayer for Authors: April 2019

Since it’s the first Sunday of the month, we’ll be continuing the Bethany House Fiction tradition of taking time to pray for authors who have new releases coming out this month. I’m Amy Green, the fiction publicist here, and I’m thankful for all of the readers who show their support for our authors in the way that matters most: by praying for them. To read more about the reasons behind this time of prayer, go to this post.

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Authors with Books Releasing in April:

Lisa Bergren
Davis Bunn
Jennifer Delamere
Beverly Lewis

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.

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without pretense. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who cultivate peace.”—James 3:17-18 (CSB)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For efficiency with tasks or parts of the writing/publishing process that they enjoy less.
  • For readers who wouldn’t normally read faith-based fiction to pick up one of these books.
  • For upcoming writing projects at whatever stage they might be in.

I really appreciate these monthly times of prayer. What a joy it is to know that readers are praying for our authors and their books! Thanks so much for joining us.

Prayer for Authors: March 2019

This Sunday, we’ll be continuing the Bethany House Fiction tradition of taking time to pray for authors who have new releases coming out this month. I’m Amy Green, the fiction publicist here, and I’m thankful for all of the readers who show their support for our authors in the way that matters most: by praying for them. To read more about the reasons behind this time of prayer, go to this post.

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Authors with Books Releasing in March:

Kate Breslin
Mary Connealy
Susan Anne Mason
Tracie Peterson

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.

For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”—2 Corinthinans 4:17-18 (NLT)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For patience and perseverance in trials, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual.
  • For multiplied time to deal with many requests (and the ability to prioritize well).
  • For readers to be reminded of the truth of who God is through these books at just the right time.

Once again, thanks so much to all of you who are “regulars” on these prayer posts. We appreciate you taking the time to pray for these authors and their books!

Prayer for Authors: February 2019

Since it’s the first Sunday of the month, we’ll be continuing the Bethany House Fiction tradition of taking time to pray for authors who have new releases coming out this month. I’m Amy Green, the fiction publicist here, and I’m thankful for all of the readers who show their support for our authors in the way that matters most: by praying for them. To read more about the reasons behind this time of prayer, go to this post.

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Authors with Books Releasing in February:

Elizabeth Camden
Rachel Dylan
Leslie Gould
Jocelyn Green
Kristi Ann Hunter

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.

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”—Ephesians 4:2 (NIV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For opportunities to speak with grace and truth to those who might not agree with the message of their books.
  • For moments of rest and renewal even in the midst of busyness.
  • For those of us at Bethany House and other publishing companies who work to edit, design, market, and sell these books.

I really appreciate these monthly times of prayer. What a joy it is to know that readers are praying for our authors and their books! Thanks so much for joining us.

Prayer for Authors: January 2019

These are supposed to be posted on the first Sunday of the month, but since I forgot to schedule this yesterday and these authors still need prayer, we’ll just do this a day later! We’ll be continuing the Bethany House Fiction tradition of taking time to pray for authors who have new releases coming out this month. I’m Amy Green, the fiction publicist here, and I’m thankful for all of the readers who show their support for our authors in the way that matters most: by praying for them. To read more about the reasons behind this time of prayer, go to this post.

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Authors with Books Releasing in January:

Tracie Peterson
Jen Turano
Kimberley Woodhouse
Jaime Jo Wright

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.

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.“—Psalm 145:3-4 (NIV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For the pursuit of life-giving goals rather than exhaustion from the need to compete or live up to unrealistic expectations.
  • For young readers in particular to find these authors’ books that share truths close to their hearts.
  • For a renewed ability to listen well to God’s voice and leading in life.

Thanks so much for taking time today to pray for these authors! We’ll see how God works through them in this new year.