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40 Days of Prayer: Day 28

Topic: Spotlight Sessions Verse: Proverbs 2:6–For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. Dear Lord, Guide the editors and agents as they share the platform. Give them wisdom to impart the needs of their publishing houses … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 29

Topic: Paid critiquers as they work on submissions Verse: 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17–Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen your … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 30

Topic: Agents at the conference Verse: Psalm 143:8a–Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; for I trust in You. Our Heavenly Father, We lift up our agents who are giving of their time and expertise to attend our conference. … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 31

Topic: Editors at the conference Verse: Psalm 141:2–May my prayer be counted as incense before You; the lifting of my hands as the evening offering.Verse: Father, Thank you for the editors attending this conference. We are so blessed to have … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 32

Topic: Brandilyn Collins as she emcees Verse: Psalm 66:16–Come and hear, all who fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul. Lord, we pray for energy, a clear mind, wisdom, a clear voice, and … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 33

Topic: Finances for those attending Verse: Psalm 121:2–My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Lord, we thank You for being a God who provides for all of our needs. We glorify You for making a way … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 34

Topic: Those teaching workshops Verse: Proverbs 8:1–Does not wisdom call, and understanding lift up her voice? Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You, Lord, for those teaching workshops at this year’s conference, and thank You for their willingness to share their knowledge … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 35

Day 35 Topic: The praise band as they practice and lead worship Verse: Psalm 150:6–Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord! Lord, thank You for choosing to inhabit our praises. We lift up every member of … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 36

Topic: Those teaching continuing education Verse: Psalm 28:7a–The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Abba-Father, You are El Shaddai, the strength Giver. As the continuing education teachers prepare for their … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 37

Topic: ACFW members unable to attend the conference Verse: 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. Lord, we … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 38

Topic: Robin Jones Gunn, Keynote Speaker Verse: 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. Lord, please wrap your arms around … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 39

Topic: The conference committee Verse: I Thessalonians 1:2-3–We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers.Verse: Father God, we come corporately before You today to ask for a special and intense sense … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 40

Topic: God’s presence and blessing Verse: 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. Precious heavenly Father, We thank you for the … Continue reading

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The Best Writing Partner

By Nancy Ellen Hird About the time I began writing for publication, I heard a businessman say he realized God wanted to be his business partner and so the man wrote up a contract. It occurred to me that God … Continue reading

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If Kids Don’t Read Like We Read. . .

By Nancy Ellen Hird In her book Writing Irresistible Kidlit (Writer’s Digest Books, 2012), industry insider and former agent Mary Kole writes that kids read differently than adults. She writes they read: • Voraciously • Communally (Friends pass books to … Continue reading

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