Thanks so much for praying for me and my writing ministry! Here’s an update from my last prayer closet report.
I finished and submitted an article to The Lookout magazine. That same day, they emailed me, requesting another article!
I am moving forward with the new venture I mentioned the last time. Now I’m waiting to hear from an editor.
My agent is back at it full swing. Praise God. She’s such a gem.
I’ve been getting lots of work done. Deadlines have a way of doing that. This time, my deadline is a writer’s conference next week and that’s the focus of The Prayer Closet this week.
As I mentioned in my latest Writing Updates blog, I’m headed to Dallas next week for the annual American Christian Fiction Writer’s conference. Would you pray for the following?
Pray for my final preparations, that I will be ready, well rested, and that I not forget anything important (business cards are important, toothbrush is not as . . . J).
I can’t read name tags. Yet much of professional conferences is about networking. Pray that God will bring to me the people I most need to see. Pray for my interactions with other writers, that we will be mutually encouraging to each other.
I want to find an accountability partner/critique partner at the writer’s conference.
Pray that I hear what God wants me to hear, that I am attentive to His voice, and that I am a willing learner. Pray that God meets me where I’m at and that He gives me the writing tools I need to move forward in my writing life.
Pray that I am a blessing to others. Pray that I will have an others focus and a servant’s heart.
My ankle is still not completely healed from my fall three months ago. Pray that God will give strength to my feet to endure the extra walking and standing a conference demands.
I will have two appointments with editors about my most recently completed novel. I won’t know which two of my four choices or the times for each appointment. Pray that I present myself well, that I am well prepared, and that I find favor in their sight.
Pray for traveling mercies, for the time I spend with my cousin the night before who works with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Pray for my husband for the time while I’m gone. He has several health issues that make life more difficult for him while I am not at home.
I look forward to sharing with you next week the Lord’s answers to your prayers!
“Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
for he breaks down gates of bronze
and cuts through bars of iron.” – Psalm 107:15,16 (NIV)