dan wilt | author & speaker

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Meet Dan Wilt

Dan Wilt is the co-author of Sheltering Mercy | Prayers Inspired by the Psalms (Psalms 1-75) and Endless Grace: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms (Psalms 76-150) (with Ryan Whitaker Smith, Brazos Press), and is a writer, speaker, worship leader, poet, songwriter, and encourager of Christians in many streams of the Church.

Over 30 years, Dan has encouraged thousands in the US, UK, Canada, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, and other nations with his unique blend of Spirit-formation teaching and ancient-future faith. Drawing from many traditions of the Church, Dan explores topics such as finding our identity in the love of God, following the way of Jesus in times like these, worship, the Spirit-responsive life, and creativity.

He is part of the Anglican and Vineyard communions of the Church, and has taught in conferences, university settings, seminaries, and churches across the world. Dan is a doctoral candidate at Asbury Theological Seminary in KY, USA and holds degrees from Messiah University (B.A. Religion and Philosophy), St. Stephen’s University (M.Min. Classical Christian Spirituality and Formation). He has also studied at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem (Notre Dame) and the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.

Dan lives with his wife Anita outside of Nashville, TN, and they have three grown children.

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what is my calling?

Finding our identity in being the beloved of God is central to human flourishing as it was intended to be. What does it mean for you to be called by God, by name, and invited by His Spirit into the unfolding of His will in the time, place, and story you inhabit?


Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

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. Each prayer is a response 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 foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms.

"This beautiful collection of psalms expressed as poetic prayer reminds us of the relevance of reverence in our daily lives and the hope breathed through even the darkest of sufferings. Alight on a different poem each day, and find rest in its cadence, restoration in its celebration, and guidance from new songs grown from deep-rooted wisdom."

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