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40 Days of Prayer: Day 38

Day 38: Topic: Keynote Speaker – Lauraine Snelling Jeremiah 1:9–Then the Lord stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me, Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. Dear Lord, we ask You … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 39

Day 39: Topic: The audio/visual team I Thessalonians 1:2-3–We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers. Lord, we give thanks for the members of the audio/visual team, lifting them in prayer … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 40

Day 40: Topic: God’s presence and blessing Psalm 127:1–Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain. Dear Jesus, Thank You for this conference. … Continue reading

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The Worst Publishing Advice Ever

by Tamera Alexander When I became a member of American Christian Fiction Writers in 2001 (or actually, American Christian Romance Writers back then), I joined this fabulous organization knowing little more than that I loved story and I wanted to … Continue reading

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Praying for Our Readers

by Cheryl Wyatt I recently saw the film Son of God, produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. One scene spoke to me with regard to praying for readers. I once asked God the best way to reach readers. His … Continue reading

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Praying Through the Burnout

by Casey Herringshaw Every writer, at some point, during their novel-creation career will most likely experience some period of burnout. It creeps up like a naughty third-wheel cousin and steals all enthusiasm you might have cultivated for this story. It … Continue reading

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A Christian Writer’s Prayer

by Deborah Raney I will soon celebrate the 20th anniversary of the day I wrote the first words of the first prologue of my first novel. It has been a wonderful two decades full of adventure and surprises–and adjustments. Almost … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 1

Day 1 Topic: That God’s will be accomplished at the conference Verse: Psalm 115:1–Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory. Dear Heavenly Father, ACFW was founded to bring together writers who wish to … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 2

Day 2 Topic: Good weather for travel Verse: Luke 8:24b–And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. Holy Father in heaven, I bless You and thank You for each … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 3

Day 3 Topic: Lisa Rector-Maas and the Early Bird Session Verse: Proverbs 2:2–Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding. Lord, we lift Lisa Rector-Maas to you for blessings and grace during the Early Bird Session. We … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 4

Day 4 Topic: Wisdom in decision making for the Executive Board as they meet before the conference Verse: Romans 15:5–Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 5

Day 5 Topic: Travel Safety Verse: Psalm 121:3b-4–He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Merciful Father, Almighty God, You are so awesome. You are always awake, always watching over us, … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 6

Day 6 Topic: For worship pleasing to God Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:9-Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. Lord, as we meet each day for a time of worship, help … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 7

Day 7 Topic: Health for all attending the conference Verse: Psalm 139:14a–I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Dear Lord, we pray that You put Your hand on all those traveling to the conference … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 8

Day 8 Topic: For a smooth registration Verse: Romans 8:28–And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Lord, you are a … Continue reading

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