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.

Prayer for Authors: July 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.

Authors with Books Releasing in July:

Mary Connealy
Kristi Ann Hunter
Tracie Peterson
Dina Sleiman

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 the ability to prioritize time with God even in a busy season with lots of things on the to-do list.
  • For readers to have a deeper or new understanding of their faith after finishing one of these novels.
  • For times of refreshment and encouragement in unlikely places.

As always, I’m grateful for and encouraged by those of you who take a few moments to pray for these authors. It means a lot!

Prayer for Authors: June 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.

Authors with Books Releasing in June:

Lawana Blackwell
Elizabeth Camden
Angela Hunt
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.

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.”– Romans 12:17-18, ESV

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For the ability and desire to live at peace with everyone (even unfair critics or difficult associates or family members).
  • For a renewed sense of purpose in all they do, but especially in their writing.
  • For encouragement for those who sell and recommend books, that they would know that their work makes a difference in many lives.

Again, I so appreciate having a team of prayer warriors around our authors. Thanks for joining us, and I’ll see you next month!

Prayer for Authors: Spring 2016

Since it is 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. (You may have noticed we were missing our April authors last month. That’s because I was traveling and did not schedule the post, so we’re including them this month, because they need prayer too!) 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 one way that matters most: by praying for them. To read more about the reasons behind this time of prayer, go to this post.

Authors with Books Releasing in April or May:

Victoria Bylin
Connilyn Cossette
Kathryn Cushman
Lynette Eason
Dee Henderson
Delia Parr
Dani Pettrey
Michael Phillips
Melissa Tagg
Becky Wade
Jill Williamson
Roseanna 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.

Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and redeemed his people. He has sent us a mighty Savior from the royal line of his servant David, just as he promised through his holy prophets long ago.”– Luke 1:68-70

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For perspective during busy times and the ability to compare daily stresses to what matters most.
  • For encouragement from others (and God!) to arrive at just the right time.
  • For readers to connect with the spiritual journeys of the characters in the books.

We appreciate all you do to support our authors, but most of all, we appreciate your prayers for them. Thanks so much for joining with us today!