Prayer for Authors: May 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 pos

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Authors with Books Releasing in May:

Rachel Dylan
Jody Hedlund
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.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.“—1 Peter 1:3-4 (NIV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For an eternal perspective while writing (and marketing and prioritizing family and thinking of ideas for the next book).
  • For opportunities to connect with, mentor, and learn from other writers.
  • For readers to take the truth in these books and share that truth with others.

Thanks again for joining us in prayer for these authors and for other people in your lives. I love this particular tradition, and I know our authors do too.

Prayer for Authors: April 2018

Usually, I post this update on the first Sunday of the month, but since last Sunday was Easter, I decided to wait a week. 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:

Patrick Carr
Mary Connealy
Beverly Lewis
Nancy Mehl
Debra White Smith
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.

Let us not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us work for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith.”—Galatians 6:9-10 (CSB)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For the ability to be a blessing to others through writing.
  • For energy and perseverance to develop as a writer and finish the next project.
  • For those who encounter these books to find something within them that makes them think.

We love having you gathering together with us in prayer, readers. Many thanks, as always!

Prayer for Authors: March 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 March:

Jennifer Delamere
Angela Hunt
Melissa Jagears
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.

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us.”—1 John 4:18-19 (ESV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For discipline and focus in all of the boring parts of the writing life.
  • For a renewed sense of joy in responding to readers and writing the next book.
  • For the readers who will be picking up these novels to learn or be reminded of an important truth.

Many thanks, readers, for so faithfully joining with us in prayer for these authors and others in your life. It’s always appreciated!

Prayer for Authors: February 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 February:

Lisa T. Bergren
Connilyn Cossette
Jocelyn Green

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.

Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you..”—Psalm 86:4-5 (ESV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For increased joy in the work of writing (and editing and marketing).
  • For wisdom in what new opportunities or commitments to say yes to, and which to turn down.
  • For the sales team that sells books into stores and help spread the word about new Christian fiction titles.

Many thanks, as always, for taking time to pray for these authors and many more who are busy creating the books we love to read. We at Bethany House appreciate you!

Prayer for Authors: January 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 January:

Mary Connealy
Angela Hunt
Melissa Jagears
Regina Jennings
Tracie Peterson
Roseanna M. White
Karen Witemeyer
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 has told each of you what is good and what it is the Lord requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God.”—Micah 6:8 (CSB)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For a strong start to a new year and the beginning of good routines and goals.
  • For opportunities to learn from and alongside other writers.
  • For the books going out this month to readers through thousands of different retailers and libraries.

On behalf of all of these authors, thanks for taking time to pray, readers. We appreciate you!

Prayer for Authors: December 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 November:

Alton Gansky
Angela Hunt
Regina Jennings
Julie Klassen
Bill Myers
Frank Peretti
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.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.–John 1:14 (NIV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For balance and moments of peace and reflection even when there are other demands on authors’ time and attention.
  • For freedom from comparison and inadequacy.
  • For booksellers to have a productive holiday season and the ability to deal well with stress amidst the busyness.

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy days to pray for these authors and their books. We appreciate having you join with us!

Prayer for Authors: November 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 November:

Julianna Deering
Sarah Loudin Thomas
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.

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.–1 Chronicles 16:10-11 (NIV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For mental energy for multiples tasks and decisions that may need to be made.
  • For readers to be surprised by unexpected truth and encouragement in these stories.
  • For future writing projects–the creativity for starting them and the dedication for finishing them.

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy days to pray for these authors and their books. We appreciate having you join with us!

Prayer for Authors: October 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 October:

Lynn Austin
Elizabeth Camden
Mary Connealy
Leslie Gould
Dani Pettrey

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.

Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.–Isaiah 40:28-29 (NLT)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For direction for any choices that need to be made for the future, and diligence in the daily tasks during release month.
  • For the ability to fight comparison to other authors.
  • For those here at Bethany House (and other publishing companies) to make wise choices and have a renewed ability to get quality books out to readers.

This Sunday, I’m so glad to have a group of readers who love to pray for our authors and be involved in their lives. Thanks for joining us!

Prayer for Authors: September 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 September:

Rachel Dylan
Kristi Ann Hunter
Ronie Kendig
Beverly Lewis
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.

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.–Psalm 62:5-6 (NIV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For books to go out into stores and libraries and into the hands of the readers who need them.
  • For physical health and energy during book launch month.
  • For a renewed sense of purpose and hope in God for their lives and writing careers.

We so appreciate you joining us in prayer for these authors (and others in your life). Thanks for being a part of this monthly tradition!

Prayer for Authors: August 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 August:

Victoria Bylin
Alton Gansky
Angela Hunt
Todd M. Johnson
Bill Meyers
Frank Peretti
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.

Oh, Lord God! You yourself made the heavens and earth by your great power and with your outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for you!–Jeremiah 32:17 (CSB)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For creative ideas and the energy to follow through on them.
  • For the ability to prioritize and spend time on what matters.
  • For new readers to discover these authors and their books.

Again, we’re so grateful that you’re joining us in prayer for these authors, especially for those of you who make a habit of it each month. Thanks for being such an encouraging group of readers!