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Cover Reveals!

Here are the covers to my next books! Spinster will be the 7th volume in my Lady Wynwood’s Spies series. I don’t yet have a release date because I’m still writing it and it’s taking a bit longer than I had anticipated, but within the next few months, I’m pretty sure. This is the cover for Lissa and the Spy, a novella I’m writing that will be in Once Upon a Courtship , a multi-author box set releasing in October this year. You can preorder Once Upon a Courtship now for only 99 cents! And then click here for how you can get additional free Christian romance ebooks! When the box set is unpublished in January 2025, I’ll release Lissa and the Spy as a separate ebook. I’m thinking that I might make it only available to my newsletter subscribers, and if that’s the case, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter so you can download it for free. But that wouldn’t be until spring of next year. In the meantime, preorder Once Upon a Courtship!

Sunday Prayer

Captain’s Log, Stardate 08.20.2006

Leave any prayer requests in the comments and I’ll be praying this week. You don’t have to be Christian to leave a prayer request. If you’d rather not advertise to everyone on the blogosphere, just leave an unspoken prayer request or e-mail me. If I forgot your prayer request, e-mail me. Not to be mean or anything, but if you don't e-mail me or comment to update your prayer request, I'm only going to pray 3 Sundays.
Lord, you are holy.

Please give Jaen and her family strength and grace. Cover them with your peace and provide for them. Shower them with blessings, Lord.

I pray Angie B.'s daughter's surgery went well, and that you heal her quickly and smoothly.

Give Nancy B.'s aunt and family your grace and strength.

I pray for healing for Synner's dad. Ease his discomfort and help Synner to care for him and prepare for the conference.

Give Gail, Bob, and Brenda your abundant grace.

Help Heather to not listen to Satan's lies. Give her the courage and strength she needs. Help her to walk ahead despite the attacks, trusting in you completely.

I pray against the spiritual warfare in Pammer's life. Please let all things come together for good for her.

Help Squirl's bones to knit together quickly and smoothly. Help her to continue to do her exercises without injury or pain. Be with her as she starts on her new book.

Thank you for helping Dineen do her Early Bird chapter and synopsis. Continue to help her with her writing and her graphic design business.

I pray for justice for Robin and her family soon, Lord. I pray that you will help their faith remain strong no matter what happens. I pray she's having a great time at the Women of Faith conference.

Buoy Ronie up in her writing. Let her know in all ways that you are still with her, still leading and guiding her. I pray her husband passes his test with flying colors.

Help Ron's back heal completely and continue to be with him in his writing.

Help Sharon H. to rest in you despite all the rubble in her path. Continue to help her in her writing, to not be distracted or discouraged.

Help Kelli S. in all she has to do this week. I pray for your favor and grace on her.

Help Sarah S. to write for you, and I pray for success with her writing projects and her sales.

I pray for healing for Gina C.'s son.

I lift up ChristianFictionQueen and pray for your hand over her body, over her workplace, and over all aspects of her life. Let her know you're always with her.

Thank you for providing Cathy W. with a mentor. I pray you'll continue to help her to grow in her writing so that she can serve you.

I pray for complete healing of Malia's back and knee. Give wisdom and favor to her doctors, therapists, nurses, and the insurance people. Help everything work out well.

Help all the SAYSFers hear back soon about their manuscript submissions. I also pray for physical healing and health for them all.

I pray for grace, rest, and peace on Mary D. Bless her trip, open her heart to what you desire for her, and continue to use her for your honor and glory.

Help Brittanie to know you even more, day by day, and to be able to share your love to others around her. Continue to provide for her, and help her to see your hand in her life.

Help Lynette continue to plow through with her new project. Give her wisdom and creativity so that her words can be used to draw others to you.

I pray for healing for Mir for her allergies and tinnitic. Help her finish her manuscript and continue to bless her.

I lift up Gina H. and pray you will help her to organize her time to be able to write for you. Be with her family.

I pray you will give strength and joy to Paula M. this week. I pray for protection from any spiritual warfare.

I pray you will lift up Megan D. Be with her in her writing and job.

Continue to give wisdom and encouragement to Donna F., so that she can share it abundantly with others. Provide for her and bless her.

Help Mair to feel the refreshing of your presence even more.

Continue to help Angie P. and Pattie to be smoke free. Give them all the strength they need each day. I pray for complete healing for Pattie.

Give Dream wisdom with her writing career.

Help Katie's brother to continue to heal quickly from shoulder surgery.

Give Angie A. your guidance and wisdom in her writing.

Open doors for Ane, Lord. Throw them wide open. Give her wisdom and peace.

Help Winter to feel better physically, and thank you for more peace and unity in the FRG. Help her in her schedule and her time.

I pray for complete healing for Sarahsermons's mom's health.

Guide Judy G.'s projects to the right publishers.

I pray for help for Sigrun in her housing problems. Give healing to her sicknesses and allergies. Open her heart more to your love and truth, and help her to be able to share your love and joy with the people around her.

Be with Audra S. in her friendships, her family, and her writing. Help Bob to open his eyes to your truth.

Please help Diana D.'s ankle to heal quickly. Also open her up more to your love and joy, and help her to share it with others, especially her family.

I pray LaShaunda's pregnancy continues smoothly. Also give her wisdom on her writing and her family.

Please help Gina W. through her morning sickness. Lay your hand over her baby, her time, her body. Continue to help her with her writing, as well.

Help MamaRose's daughter heal completely.

Give Connie S. all she needs for each day.

I pray for the quick sale of Kristin B.'s house and that you'll provide a job for her husband. Give him a good job with good managers and coworkers. Give her wisdom and trust in you in all things. Lead and guide her.

I lift up Vicki G. and her family to you. Direct her writing and guard her heart. Help her to be faithful with her time and not be distracted. I pray for a successful surgery for Mr. G. and a quick, smooth recovery. I pray for complete healing for him.

Give love and patience to my friends married to non-believers.

I lift up your persecuted church, Lord. Give them all they need to spread your word and serve you.

Please continue to provide for me and my family, Lord. Thank you for all you've given to us. Please help me to finish my Marketing Info sheet on time. Give me wisdom on how you want this book to progress. Give me wisdom on the various marketing projects I'm on, too. Thank you for helping me to exercise. Please continue to help me to be disciplined and Just Do It. And while I'm at it, please help me stop eating so darned much. And most of all, Lord, humble me so that I can serve you better.

Thank you for gracing us each day. Amen.


TMI:

Diet:
Okay, maybe it's crass to have a TMI right after Sunday prayer, but I have to gripe. I'm sooooooooooooo sore. I did Power Yoga on Friday and while it was a good workout--targeting abs and doing some back stretches--I really didn't think it was THAT bad. I felt pretty good afterward, even.

But Saturday (actually right now it's an hour into Sunday), I was more sore than I've been in a long time. I haven't even felt this sore when I go running for the first time in months.

And not just my abs. My legs and arms and upper back (some of that might be because of the Denise Austin workout I did before the yoga, but usually it's not that tough a workout and I wasn't heaving or anything, so I think it's got to be the yoga, mostly).

I'm not complaining about the workout, because I'm really glad I did them. I just wish I could, say, bend down. Or get myself up from the couch.

I'll do a light workout tomorrow, hopefully--get some circulation going so that this lactic acid gets shunted out of my muscles.

Comments

PatriciaW said…
A pray for Crystal and her two children who lost their husband and father (age 41) suddenly this past week.
Ronie Kendig said…
Camy--It means *so much* to me that you pray for me. I can't tell you how much it blesses me. Thanks, girlfriend!
Camy... you totally rock. this prayer is EXACTLY what I need today. thank you so much, my friend.

Praying for you too!
Thanks for the continued prayer, Camy. Stephen's shoulder still gives him quite a bit of pain as he slowly works on strengthening it. He's also been getting a lot of headaches lately.

My sister just got two puppies, and I think I'm having an allergic reaction to them. I've never had a problem with allergies before (beyond food), so please pray for me as I adjust to this, especially until the puppies (Australian shepherd/lab mix) are old enough to move outside.
Unknown said…
Thank you for the prayers, girl! I love reading your prayer aloud and praying for so many. I love joining forces to knock on the throne room door!

Please continue to pray. Next week will be HARD. I don't think I've ever gone through anything so stressful in my life. Praising that He's still on the throne and in the miracle business!
Cheryl Wyatt said…
Camy, thank you for always being so faithful with your prayers.

Love, Squirly

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