2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer
Day 22: Carol Award Finalists
Psalm 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, we worship You, not awards. Even when we hold an award in our hands, we want our attention focused on You. Everything we are and have comes from You. Every good and perfect gift, every talent, every story–from You. Lord, in Your infinite grace and mercy, we ask You to bless with a deep sense of fulfillment all those who entered their books–their creativity in print–in the Carol Awards, whether they finaled or not. Lord, hold in the palm of Your Hand all those who finaled and grant them such confidence in You that they will rejoice no matter which book rises to the top among these excellent works.
Lord, nothing else matters except pleasing You. We lay our elation and our disappointments at Your feet. We ask You to use the results of this award process to further Your Kingdom, encourage those who write for You, and reach even more readers with hope-giving stories. We ask this in the precious Name of Jesus. Amen.