Wonderful Father, You created us to bring You glory. You shape us, each with different talents, experiences, and dreams, to use in Your service. Each book written is a unique expression of Your gifts.
And in each book, You speak to Your people through the writer, to accomplish Your mission.
Bless those authors who have submitted themselves to You and trusted in You, whose books have revealed Your love for us. Bless those who’ve worked to coordinate and judge, whose service makes the contest possible. Be with each author as they hear the results; wrap them in the comfort of Your peace knowing they surrendered themselves to You, for Your purposes. Everything, O Lord, is always in Your hands.
In the precious name of Your son Jesus, we thank You and give You praise. Amen.