An Invocation Of The Holy Spirit

This rich welcoming, this “crying out for” (the meaning of “invocation”) for the Holy Spirit of God to envelope us in His light was sent to me by good friend and colleague Gregg Finley, the Dean Of Arts at St. Stephen’s University.

It ministered to me deeply as I read the prayer, and I felt God so near as its simple words rolled through my mind and spirit.

Most powerful Holy Spirit,
come down
upon us
and subdue us.

From heaven,
where the ordinary
is made glorious,
and glory seems
but ordinary,

bathe us
with Your brilliance
of Your light
like dew.

An Invocation of the Holy Spirit (from Celtic Daily Prayer: from The Northumbria Community


Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy, along with its companion volume, Endless Grace, 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.