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40 Days of Prayer: Day 22

Please join us in today’s prayer, written by a member of ACFW’s Forty Days of Prayer team.

Topic: Finalists in the Carol Awards

Verse: Psalm 31:14-15a–But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord, I say, You are my God. My times are in Your hand.

Heavenly Father,
What an exciting time in the lives of the Carol Award Finalists! Thank You for choosing them for this honor. Thank You for blessing them with the gift of storytelling.

Lord, as the time of the conference approaches, an onslaught of thoughts and emotions are plaguing them. Fear, anticipation, nervousness, feelings of insecurity and inferiority. The enemy whispers in their ears, telling them they’re not good enough, they won’t win against those other authors, and many other lies as they anxiously wait.

I pray, Lord, that You would use this time to strengthen their faith in You. That they would remember that the steps of the righteous are ordered of the Lord, and that all gifts come from You. I pray that You would bless them in their writing, help them to write only that which is honoring to You. Help them to touch all those that read their work. I pray You would bless their book sales and finances. I pray, Lord, that You would also bless them in their family life. But above all, Father, we pray that You would use this experience to draw them closer to You. Teach them to trust Your will.

We ask this in the precious name of Jesus Christ, amen.

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