Prayer for Authors: August 2020

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 Lokkesmoe, 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
Tammy L. Gray
Kristi Ann Hunter
Susan Sleeman

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 all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken.”—Psalm 62:5-6 (NLT)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For productive writing sessions in the midst of busy life schedules.
  • For God to teach them lessons and give them spiritual insights that they can include in future stories.
  • For struggling bookstores and libraries who are facing limited sales and health concerns for employees.

It’s always so great to know that we have a community of readers willing to pray for these authors. Thanks for joining us!

Prayer for Authors: July 2020

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:

Misty M. Beller
Jennifer Delamere
Amanda Dykes
Jody Hedlund
Dani Pettrey
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.

“One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 3:13-14 (ESV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For endurance for pressing on, whether it’s through life trials or writing struggles.
  • For words and concepts from these novels to stick with readers and make them think.
  • For focus and the ability to know how to spend their time wisely.

Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your day to lift these authors, and others, up in prayer. We appreciate you more than we can say!

Prayer for Authors: June 2020

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
Judith Miller
Tracie Peterson
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.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.”—Psalm 46:1-3 (ESV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For God’s “very present help” as they write or edit another book.
  • For the booksellers and librarians with a heart for ministry who have been unable to connect with readers for a time.
  • For these books to reach those who need to hear the message they contain.

Whether you’re a regular at these monthly prayer posts or this is the first one you’ve found, we’re glad you’re here. Thanks for praying with us!

Prayer for Authors: May 2020

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:

Kimberly Duffy
Laurel Oke Logan
Janette Oke
Jen Turano
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.

A thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.”—John 10:10 (CSB)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For endurance in times when motivation and creativity is wearing thin.
  • For a special blessing on these books and the messages of hope they contain.
  • For Christian booksellers who are experiencing and hard time financially right now.

It’s so great that, in these trying times, we can go together to God in prayer. Thanks for joining us!

Prayer for Authors: March 2020

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:

Lisa T. Bergren
Mary Connealy
Connilyn Cossette
Jody Hedlund
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.

Let your eyes look forward; fix your gaze straight ahead. Carefully consider the path for your feet, and all your ways will be established.”—Proverbs 4:25-26 (CSB)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For the ability to look “straight ahead” without distractions in areas where focus is needed.
  • For many readers to find these books and recommend them to friends who don’t know God.
  • For inspiration and determination when approaching new marketing or writing projects.

We really appreciate you taking time to pray for these authors and their books, releasing into the world this month. Those prayers make a difference!

Prayer for Authors: February 2020

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:

Morgan L. Busse
Jocelyn Green
Susan Anne Mason
Christina Suzann Nelson

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 kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”—Ephesians 4:32 (ESV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For peace and kindness in relationships, both family and friends and others around them.
  • For the discipline needed to keep writing and meet other deadlines during a busy time.
  • For readers who pick up one of these books to resonate with the spiritual themes.

Thanks so much for taking a few moments of your day to pray for these authors. It means a lot to us here at Bethany House!

Prayer for Authors: January 2020

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:

Rachel Dylan
Tracie Peterson
Roseanna M. White
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.

Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that 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 (ESV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For all the organization needed to keep up with deadlines and tasks during a busy time.
  • For inspiration and ideas for future books (or ways to revise current manuscripts).
  • For those who recommend books to others to find books with a message that will benefit readers.

We’re always grateful to have you praying with us, readers, but that’s especially true as we head into a new year. Thanks so much!

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!