Prayer for Authors: May 2017

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:

Connilyn Cossette
Dee Henderson
Melissa Jagears
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.

With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands, and encourage those who have weak knees. Say to those with fearful hearts,Be strong, and do not fear.’–Isaiah 35:3-4 (NLT)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For courage to persevere in their writing and their personal lives.
  • For clarity of thought and focus in the midst of distraction (and deadlines).
  • For book buyers, librarians, bookstore employees, and others who connect readers with books.

Again, I love having all of you with me for this tradition of prayer. I know these authors appreciate it as well!

Prayer for Authors: April 2017

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:

Elizabeth Camden
Alton Gansky
Angela Hunt
Beverly Lewis
Judith Miller
Bill Myers
Frank Peretti
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.

I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.–Ephesians 3:16-17 (NLT)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For the ability to show grace toward others and themselves.
  • For curious readers to begin to ask questions about God because of the messages of these books.
  • For moments of peace and rest in God no matter how busy life gets.

Blessings on your Sunday, readers, and thanks for taking a little bit of it to pray along with us for these authors!

Prayer for Authors March 2017

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 March:

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.

Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.–Psalm 73:25-26 (NIV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For a great contentment in the Lord, and strength to face any difficulties that arise.
  • For patience with frustrating circumstances (or people) during a busy month.
  • For any future books the authors are currently in the process of writing and revising.

Once again, many thanks for joining me in prayer for these wonderful authors, readers! Have a wonderful Sunday.

Prayer for Authors February 2017

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:

Tamera Alexander
Julianna Deering
Dani Pettrey
Jill Williamson

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 as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress.–Psalm 59:16 (NLT)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For the ability to prioritize time with friends and family members during a busy season, and to know what to say no to.
  • For unexpected acts of encouragement or help that can only be credited to God’s work.
  • For readers to think about their faith differently after reading these books.

It’s always delightful to know that there are others joining me in praying for these authors, so thank you for stopping by the blog today!

Prayer for Authors: January 2017

Happy New Year! 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 January:

Jocelyn Green
Leslie Gould
Kristi Ann Hunter
Tracie Peterson
Kimberley Woodhouse

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.

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’–Revelation 21:4-5 (NIV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For a renewed sense of purpose and energy to accomplish writing and marketing tasks.
  • For readers who will pick up these books to be blessed by the messages they contain.
  • For patience when work is hard, ideas don’t seem to come, or a season of waiting seems like it will never end.

On this first day of the new year, I especially appreciate you taking a few moments to pray for our January authors, and I know they do as well. Many blessings on you in 2017!

Prayer for Authors: December 2016

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:

Regina Jennings
Ronie Kendig
Julie Klassen

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 he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth. And he shall be their peace.–Micah 5:4-5, ESV

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For moments to reflect on the joys of the writing life and not just the deadlines and demands.
  • For organized minds when accomplishing tasks and making decisions during a busy holiday season.
  • For those who will receive these (and other) books at Christmas to be blessed by them in unexpected ways.

As always, I appreciate that all of you take a few moments out of your busy lives to pray for our authors. It means a lot!

Prayer for Authors: November 2016

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:

Patrick W. Carr
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.

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.–1 Peter 1:6-7, ESV

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For the support of family and friends during a busy release month.
  • For peace and direction when making choices related to writing career changes or next steps.
  • For those who are seeking God (even if they don’t know it yet) to get a clearer picture of the Christian faith through these books.

During this month of giving thanks, I’m grateful for wonderful books and authors…as well as readers like you who come alongside us to pray!

Prayer for Authors: October 2016

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
Connilyn Cossette
Michael Phillips
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.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.–Philippians: 6-7, NLT

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For time to pause and reflect on God’s blessings instead of focusing on stresses or fears.
  • For those who get books to readers, including librarians and book store owners.
  • For God to use these novels in a powerful way to change hearts.

Again, we appreciate all of you who join us on the blog to pray for our authors. It’s an honor to have such a supportive group of readers.

Prayer for Authors: September 2016

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:

Davis Bunn
Beverly Lewis
Susan Anne Mason
Tracie Peterson
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.

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.– Psalm 37:4-5, ESV

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For peace and clarity when it comes to making career decisions.
  • For these new releases to get into the hands of readers at just the right time for what they’re struggling with.
  • For the authors to be able to invest in their relationships with friends and family even during a busy time.

Thanks again to everyone for praying, especially for those of you who are Prayer for Authors regulars. It’s so great to have a prayer-centered community of readers!

Prayer for Authors: August 2016

Normally these posts happen on the first Sunday of the month, but this time I accidentally scheduled the post for 2017, which is not helpful at all to our lovely August 2016 ladies with new releases. Since I’m sure they’d still appreciate prayer, here’s the post a few weeks late!  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:

Melissa Jagears
Laurel Oke Logan
Janette Oke
Judith Miller
Sarah Loudin Thomas

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.

Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son….The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command.– Hebrews 1:1-3, NLT

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For sustaining grace to get through deadlines, to-do lists, and the craziness of release month without losing focus.
  • For God to use these books to change hearts and minds.
  • For words and ideas to come for any current writing projects.

We appreciate you, BHP blog readers! Thanks for taking some time to remember these authors in your prayers.