Prayer for Authors: July 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 July:

Connilyn Cossette
Ronie Kendig

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 call to you from the ends of the earth when my heart is without strength. Lead me to a rock that is high above me, for you have been a refuge for me, a strong tower in the face of the enemy.”—Psalm 61:2-3 (CSB)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For strength for the additional tasks needed during release month.
  • For safety during any travel, either personal vacations or writing conferences.
  • For the right readers to pick up these books at a time when they need it.

It’s a powerful thing to have a group of readers gathering together to pray for these authors. Thanks for joining with us!

Prayer for Authors: June 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 June:

Jody Hedlund
Tracie Peterson
Roseanna M. White
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.

“May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”—Romans 15:5-6 (NLT)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For patience for the hard times or times of waiting, and moments of encouragement.
  • For those who work behind-the-scenes to get books to readers.
  • For good rest, especially sleep, during busy seasons of writing or marketing.

Thanks again for taking time to pray along with us. I’m always encouraged to know that so many readers care enough about our authors and their books to pray for them.

Prayer for Authors: May 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 May:

Morgan Busse
Amanda Dykes
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.

“To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.”—Colossians 1:27-28 (ESV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For perseverance in personal and writing tasks that might be monotonous.
  • For first-time readers of these authors to discover spiritual truths in the books.
  • For grace-filled conversations between authors and readers that are mutually encouraging.

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: April 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 April:

Lisa Bergren
Davis Bunn
Jennifer Delamere
Beverly Lewis

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 the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without pretense. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who cultivate peace.”—James 3:17-18 (CSB)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For efficiency with tasks or parts of the writing/publishing process that they enjoy less.
  • For readers who wouldn’t normally read faith-based fiction to pick up one of these books.
  • For upcoming writing projects at whatever stage they might be in.

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: 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!