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40 Days of Prayer: Day 31

Day 31: Topic: Editors at the conference Psalm 141:2–May my prayer be counted as incense before You; the lifting of my hands as the evening offering. Dear Lord, We come before You to pray for the editors at this 2014 … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 32

Day 32: Topic: Brandilyn Collins as she emcees Psalm 66:16–Come and hear, all who fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul. Papa God, We’re here to talk with You about Your daughter, our … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 33

Day 33: Topic: Finances for those attending Psalm 121:2–My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Father God, You are Jehovah-Jireh, our Provider. As we prepare for the ACFW conference, we face different needs – and finances … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 34

Day 34: Topic: Those teaching workshops Proverbs 8:1–Does not wisdom call, and understanding lift up her voice? Dear Lord, We come to you today and thank you for all you have done for us. We pray for those who are … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 35

Day 35: Topic: The praise band as they practice and lead worship Psalm 150:6–Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord! Lord, we thank You for those You have brought together to usher us into Your presence … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 36

Day 36: Topic: Those teaching continuing education Psalm 28:7a–The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Dear Lord Jesus, I pray for each of the continuing education speakers for the conference … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 37

Day 37: Topic: ACFW members unable to attend the conference Jeremiah 29:11–For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Dear … Continue reading

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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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