December Prayer Time


Eva Gibson

Prayer Team Member

Father God, we come into Your presence. You are the Holy One, our Lord and Savior, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). You are the Light of the world and we write by Your light.

You have given wings to those You have called to write. May we fly from darkness into Your holy light. An awesome task faces us, but You are an awesome God. Overshadow us now with Your love and grace, and teach us to lean into You for our strength.

You set before Your servants a unique writing ministry, and we ask that You give us objectivity, insight, and times of refreshing rest. We ask You to provide us with the help we need. Stand beside us, Father God, for “the unfolding of Your words gives light” (Psalm 119:130 nasb).

As Christian writers, we long to bring forth words of hope to those struggling in the dark. Even as we seek Your face, the sun rises upon us and its light shines more and more unto the perfect day.

You have chosen us for great tasks, Lord, and You always keep Your promises. You encourage us. “You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you” (John 15:16 nasb). In Jesus’ name. Amen.


Marion Duckworth, of Vancouver, just released her novel, Miracle of Garden Valley. Marion is one of the original members of OCW and is now 91 years young.

Charles Earl Harrel, of Portland, will be doing a book-signing at Rainbow West Christian Bookstore in Lancaster Mall (Salem) on Saturday, December 9th from noon until 3 p.m. He is the author of The Greatest Moment: God’s Greatest Hour, Heaven’s Highest Call, and Your Moment of Destiny.

Julie Surface Johnson, of Prineville, just had two poems (and potentially a third) accepted by LIVE.

Maxine Marsolini, of Happy Valley, will soon have her gift/poetry book, Because of Love, available for purchase. Her daughter Felicia, who takes the author photos at the summer conference, collaborated with Maxine on the pictures.

April McGowan and Nora Peacock, both of Newberg, will be signing books at Coffee Cottage in Newberg on Thursday, December 14th from 4–6:30 p.m.

Sue Miholer, of Keizer, had a letter to the editor in the November issue of Christianity Today.

Christina Suzann Nelson, of Corvallis, has her debut novel, If We Make It Home, listed by Library Journal as one of the five best books in the Christian fiction genre for 2017.

Katie Powner, of Manhattan, Montana, is a finalist in the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) First Impressions Contest in the Contemporary category.

Jane Reid, of Tigard, has a devotional in the January/February issue of The Upper Room.

Richard Spillman, of Sandy, has a story titled “Persistence in Healing” in Life-Changing Miracles: Real-Life Stories of Unforgettable Encounters with God, compiled by James Stuart Bell and released by Bethany House this year.

The following had articles in the November edition of The Christian JournalJon Drury, of Vancouver, Washington; Annika Klanderud, of Dundee; Maxine Marsolini, of Happy Valley; and Jan Sheerin, of Bend.

The December–February issue of The Secret Place includes devotionals by Priscilla Tate Gilmore, of Salem, and Lynn Hare, of Portland.