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The 5 Most Common Answers to Prayer

The 5 Most Common Answers to Prayer

In my time at Xulon Press, I’ve had the opportunity to see God’s continual influence on our authors and the books they publish. One of the most powerful things I’ve seen is how prayer is connected to publishing. Here at Xulon Press, here are the 5 most common answers to prayer that we’ve heard from our authors—and a few specific testimonies on how they’ve been answered!

  1. Prayers for Direction. We had an author who wanted to write a book, but didn’t know where to begin. They were almost paralyzed until God opened their eyes to the beginning while they were sleeping. They credit prayer for the direction they received.
  2. Prayers for Inspiration. We heard from an author who’d been totally stuck for months with writer’s block, but finally found fresh inspiration after a dedicated time of prayer. They said all the effort in the world couldn’t help them—until they stopped and prayed.
  3. Prayers for Support. There was a brand-new author who simply felt alone, without support in the writing process. They found that support through prayer as God came alongside them, and also brought others to help and encourage them.
  4. Prayers for Finances. We spoke with an aspiring author who had the message for a great book, but lacked the finances to begin. They prayed and prayed, and miraculously the money was provided without even asking anyone for help. Time and time again, I’ve heard answered prayers about finances for our authors.
  5. Prayers for Influence. We worked with an author who really wanted his book to have an impact. After praying for God to use it to touch lives, they heard from someone who thanked them for writing the book—it saved their marriage. This author credits it to answered prayer.

While ink, paper, editing and marketing are so important to publishing a Christian book, there is no replacement for prayer—and I’ve seen how prayer and publishing are divinely connected. An author’s book is never complete without prayer. No matter where you are at in the publishing process, we are praying for you.


Donald Newman, Director of Sales for Xulon Press, has over 20 years experience working with Christian authors and editors. As a Pastor for that same time, Don truly believes that every Christian book has the ability to minister to each one who reads it. "You just never know what a book can do. One book can change thousands of lives and other times we see where one book can change one life that changes thousands of lives. Just look at the many books that have touched more than one generation. Nothing has the ability of touching many generations for God like a well written Christian book." Don leads and manages the sales team at Xulon with this one thought in mind..."Books change lives everyday". At Xulon Press we are in the business of changing lives, one book at a time.

2 Comments on “The 5 Most Common Answers to Prayer

  1. Dear Donald.
    I thank God for reading your the 5 most common answers for prayer and I feeled to be encouraged indeed.God blessed.

  2. Donald,

    I’ve recently completed my manuscript, copy edited as well. Now all I need is the finances to get the ball rolling. When I read the 5 most common prayers it gave me the encouragement I needed at this time. I have been in prayer about this entire project and now the financing is all that’s needed.

    Thank you so much for these encouraging testimonials.

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