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.

Prayer for Authors: December 2018

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:

Jody Hedlund
Regina Jennings
Julie Klassen
Nancy Mehl

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.

Peace to the brothers and sisters, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all who have undying love for our Lord Jesus Christ.“—Ephesians 6:23-24 (CSB)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For times of rest and peace in a busy release month and holiday season.
  • For the ability to set aside comparison, unrealistic expectations, and the need for control.
  • For Christian books, fiction and nonfiction, to reach lots of readers this Christmas and make an impact.

We know it’s a busy time of year as we start Advent, so thanks for taking a few moments to remember these authors and their books in prayer with us.

Prayer for Authors: November 2018

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 November:

Morgan L. Busse
Angela Hunt
Lauraine Snelling

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.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—those he redeemed from the hand of the foe.”—Psalm 107:1-2 (NIV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For the ability to tell stories of redemption and hope to those who need to hear it.
  • For logistical and organizational details to come together during a busy time.
  • For discouraged hearts of both authors and readers to find rest and renewal.

Once again, thanks for joining with the staff here at Bethany House to pray for our authors and other Christians telling great stories! It means a lot to us.

Prayer for Authors: October 2018

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:

Lynn Austin
Mary Connealy
Connilyn Cossette
Kristi Ann Hunter
Sarah Loudin Thomas
Becky Wade
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.

Turn your ear to listen to me; rescue me quickly. Be my rock of protection, a fortress where I will be safe.”—Psalm 31:2 (ESV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For times of retreat and relaxation in the middle of a busy schedule.
  • For the right readers to pick up these books at just the right times.
  • For discipline when starting new writing projects in the middle of releasing this one.

Many thanks to all of you readers who join with us to pray for our authors and their books. It means a lot to us!

Prayer for Authors: September 2018

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 September:

Lynette Eason
Dee Henderson
Beverly Lewis
Tracie Peterson
Dani Pettrey
Roseanna M. White

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.

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”—Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For peace when considering new or current career challenges or opportunities.
  • For experiences and connections that will be helpful when writing their next project.
  • For readers to find hope in the pages of books releasing this month.

As this new month begins, we want to say again that we always appreciate having such a great group of readers join us in this time of prayer. Thank you!

 

Prayer for Authors: August 2018

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 August:

Leslie Gould
Ronie Kendig
Judith Miller
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.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.“—Col. 3:15 (NIV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For renewed a sense of peace about future decisions, writing-related or otherwise.
  • For opportunities to share the message of their books with others.
  • For those who recommend books to readers, especially librarians or booksellers, to know who might need a message of hope.

Knowing that so many of you come to these posts each month to pray for our authors is a real encouragement to me…and to them. Keep it up!

 

Prayer for Authors: July 2018

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:

Susan Anne Mason
Tracie Peterson
Dani Pettrey
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.

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.“—Psalm 90:14 (NIV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For renewed joy in the writing or editing process in whatever they project they are working on.
  • For times of rest in the midst of the busyness of release month.
  • For readers who need to hear the message of a particular book to pick it up at bookstores or libraries.

Once again, we’re very grateful that you take time (some of you every month) to remember our authors in prayer. That means a lot to them…and us!

 

Prayer for Authors: June 2018

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:

Elizabeth Camden
Kristi Ann Hunter
Jill Williamson
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.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.“—Hebrews 12:1-2a (NLT)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For endurance in writing routines and in life in general.
  • For a fresh burst of creativity for current and future projects, whatever stage they are in now.
  • For those who will read these books to be encouraged by the truth within them.

We appreciate you joining us for this time of prayer, readers! Thanks for your faithfulness to bring authors before God.