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.

 

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 post.

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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!