Prayer for Authors: October 2021

Since it’s 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 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.

Authors with Books Releasing in October:

Mary Connealy
Jody Hedlund
Tracie Peterson
Katie Powner
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.

“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” – Psalm 16:11 (NIV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For joy in the creative process of writing (and in their personal reading).
  • For moments of inspiration and just the right words for authors working on new projects.
  • For those who recommend books to others or give them as gifts to match the right person with a book they might need.

As always, thank you so much for praying with us! It’s always an encouragement to us here at Bethany House, and to our authors.

Prayer for Authors: September 2021

Since it’s 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 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.

Authors with Books Releasing in September:

Misty M. Beller
Elizabeth Camden
Jennifer Delamere
Amy Lynn Green
Beverly Lewis
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.

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33 (ESV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For peace when making decisions or facing stressful or anxious days.
  • For moments of inspiration and just the right words for authors working on new projects.
  • For the books releasing this month to be read by those who need them most.

We’re so grateful to know there are readers like you praying for these authors (and others). Thank you!

Prayer for Authors: August 2021

Since it’s 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 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.

Authors with Books Releasing in August:

Amanda Dykes
Tammy L. Gray
Todd M. Johnson
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.

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” – 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For endurance during release month, and as they work on future writing projects.
  • For independent bookstore owners connecting readers with encouraging books.
  • For health and strong relationships between authors and their family members, especially in busy seasons.

Once again, thank you so much for joining us in prayer for these authors and their books. We’re grateful for all of you.

Prayer for Authors: June 2021

Since it’s 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 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.

Authors with Books Releasing in June:

Rachel Dylan
Laurel Oke Logan
Janette Oke
Susan Anne Mason
Lauraine Snelling
Jaime Jo Wright
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.

“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.” – 1 Chronicles 29:11 (ESV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For God to get glory from these new books and authors’ interactions with readers.
  • For good physical, emotional, and mental health for these authors and their families.
  • For readers finding these books to encounter truths that they need to hear.

It’s delightful to have all of you praying along with us here at Bethany House. Thanks for taking the time!

Prayer for Authors: May 2021

Since it’s 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 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.

Authors with Books Releasing in May:

Ashley Clark
Angela Hunt
Becky Wade
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.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For a release from anxiety, worry, and comparison, both related to writing and all life circumstances.
  • For creativity and perseverance in the writing process.
  • For Christian bookstore owners and workers doing ministry work of connecting readers to books to encourage their faith.

Thanks again for taking time to pray for these authors. It’s small thing that makes a big difference, and we really appreciate this community!

Prayer for Authors: April 2021

It’s the second Sunday of the month (we skipped the first this month because of Easter), and 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.

Authors with Books Releasing in April:

Nicole Deese
Leslie Gould
Kristi Ann Hunter
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.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.”—Psalm 23:1-3 (NKJV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For a clear sense of mission and purpose in both career choices and interactions with readers.
  • For readers to pick up one of these books in the time where they needs its message most.
  • For those authors who are working on their next book, for the endurance and inspiration they need to complete it.

We’re always grateful to be able to ask you for prayer for these authors, and it’s a joy to pray for them along with you. Thank you!

Prayer for Authors: January 2021

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.

Authors with Books Releasing in January:

Misty Beller
Jody Hedlund
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.

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”—Matthew 11:28 (KJV)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For true and renewing rest after (and even in the middle of) busy seasons.
  • For these authors to be encouraged by messages from readers describing the impact of their books.
  • For all those who work in roles to connect these books to readers, including bookstore owners and employees, librarians, and publishing staff to start the year off with new energy and goals.

As we start this new year, thank you for joining with us in prayer for these authors and their books. We all appreciate it!

Prayer for Authors: October 2020

Happy 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 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 October:

Mary Connealy

Nicole Deese

Amanda Dykes

Rachel Dylan

Angela Hunt

Regina Jennings

Susan Anne Mason

Tracie Peterson

Katie Powner

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.

“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.”—Philippians 4:4-5 (NLT)

General Suggestions for Prayer:

  • For joy to overflow, both in their writing and their personal lives.
  • For bookstore owners struggling financially to be able to keep their doors open.
  • For the books releasing this month to have a lasting impact on readers who need their messages and stories.

Thank you all for taking a few moments to pray with us. It’s so appreciated!

Prayer for Authors: September 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 September:

Julie Klassen
Beverly Lewis
Roseanna M. White
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.

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 in writing and decision-making, career-related or otherwise.
  • For authors being published this month to reach readers who have never heard of them but need the stories they’ve written.
  • For health and safety for these authors and their families.

As always, I’m glad to have all of you joining us in prayer. It’s a wonderful way to support authors and their novels!

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!