Forty Days of Prayer — Day 19

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Day 19–Those attending as they get into final preparations James 1:5–But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives toall generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. Father, we come to you today in confidence knowing that you’re a generous God who delights in answering our requests. Today, conference is in …

Forty Days of Prayer – Day 20

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Day 20–Conference veterans Eph. 6:8–With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints.Father God, We lift up the conference veterans to you. We pray they would leave the conference with more than they expected. We pray you meet them …

Forty Days of Prayer – Day 22

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Day 22–Those in the Book of the Year contest Psa. 31:14-15a–But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord, I say, You are my God. My times are in Your hand. Father God, I confess that it is often difficult to not compare—my writing career to how someone else’s has developed, my books to how someone else’s has been …

Forty Days of Prayer – Day 23

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Day 23–Volunteer workers Rom. 6:13b–Present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for filling the hearts of the volunteer workers with the spirit of servitude. As they honor and serve you, give them the strength to assist ACFW participants, teachers, and staff. Help them …

Interview with James Scott Bell

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Brandilyn Collins took a moment to interview James Scott Bell. This article first ran in Afictionado. Enjoy! In deference to our upcoming conference, in which James Scott Bell will serve as keynoter, I was asked to run the man down (no, not literally) and ask him a few questions. The idea was to let you all know a bit more …

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Day 24–For all attending to have a servant’s heart toward those around them John 3:34-35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.Dearest Heavenly Father, Conference …

Forty Days of Prayer – Day 25

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Day 25–For technology at the conference to work I Cor. 14:33a–For God is not a God of confusion. Lord, You are not a God of disorder or confusion. You bring order from chaos, and light from darkness. In this age we depend so much on technology; our computers, laptops, projectors, DVDs, microphones, mp3’s, sound systems, lights, etc. Father, we ask …

Forty Days of Prayer – Day 26

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Day 26–Conference first-timers Phil. 4:6 – Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Dear Heavenly Father, Your Word says to be anxious for nothing, but You know many conference first-timers are anxious about everything. Some have never been to a writing conference before, and they are …

Forty Days of Prayer – Day 27

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Day 27–Sydney Zech, conference coordinator 1 Thes. 1:3a–Constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love . . . Father, today, and each day, as the conference draws ever closer, we lift up Sydney, our conference coordinator, to you. Sydney has been working diligently toward the 2007 conference since the final day of our last conference. The …

Forty Days of Prayer – Day 28

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Day 28–Those leading Late Night Chats Prov. 2:6–For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.Heavenly Father, thank You for these servants willing to meet late hours with eager authors. Bless their efforts, Lord, even as You give them an additional boost of energy to meet the busyness of the day. Be the unseen Guest in each …