Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

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Sheltering Mercy helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms--through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns--as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. While each prayer corresponds to a particular psalm and touches on its themes and ideas, it is not a new translation of the Psalms or an attempt to modernize or contextualize their content or language. Rather, the prayers are responses to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and beautiful hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms.

Author: Ryan Whitaker Smith, Dan Wilt
Publisher: Brazos Press
Published: 02/08/2022
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.11h x 5.04w x 0.87d
ISBN: 9781587435461

About the Author
Ryan Whitaker Smith is an author and filmmaker from Nashville, Tennessee. His current projects include Jesus Music, a forthcoming documentary about the history of contemporary Christian music, and film adaptations of the award-winning memoir Surprised by Oxford and G. K. Chesterton's The Ball and the Cross. He has collaborated with his father, Michael W. Smith, on songs, music videos, and concert specials.

Dan Wilt is a songwriter, speaker, educator, and author who has his own teaching ministry in worship and spiritual formation through He is the founder of and has written several devotionals, including A Well-Worn Path and Songs Are a Place We Go. Wilt is also a contributing author to Perspectives on Worship: Five Views and an internationally respected communicator on worship and the arts. He lives outside Nashville, Tennessee.