books to serve you on your journey of life and faith

Meet Dan Wilt, D.MIN.

author & speaker

DAN WILT, D.MIN. is the author of Sheltering Mercy : Prayers Inspired by the Psalms (Ps. 1-75) and Endless Grace: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms (Ps. 76-150) (Brazos Press) with Ryan Whitaker Smith, and is an internationally respected speaker, storyteller, and creative leader.

As a spiritual life writer and voice of encouragement for the times in which we live (Jesus in the WildA Well-Worn PathReceive the Holy Spirit, Roots: Advent and the Family Story of Jesus), Dan uses the power of devotional and creative storytelling to move listeners toward a greater awareness of God’s intimate companionship on their journey.

For over thirty years in 12 countries he has served as a keynote speaker in events, conferences, and seminars, encouraging over 2 million listeners each week with his “spiritual storytelling” on Keep the Faith Radio in the US. With a professional background in creative leadership and spiritual formation education, he has companioned hundreds of leaders in the arts on their journey of leadership, discipleship, and faithful influence.

Dan has provided inspiring devotional content for organizations like Ramsey Solutions, the Christian Music Broadcasters Association, Mulberry Clinics, Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland, and others, as well as providing guided retreats for teams in local churches, ministry organizations, and universities. 

His email newsletter at reaches thousands with spiritual formation encouragement and insight each week. As a worship leader, songwriter, and educator, Dan is the founder of the internationally respected He leads and trains today’s worship community with poetic sensibility, contemplative awareness, and theological depth for congregations globally.

He makes his home in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee with his wife of over thirty-five years, Anita. They have three adult children.

The Psalms can help us pray with fresh vision.

Lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi—the way we pray, shapes the way we believe, shapes the way we live. When we pray with the Psalms, our prayers freight Love’s covenant history—and our way of believing and living changes. Praying Scripture will help you recover the spiritual vitality that is your inheritance in Jesus.


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.

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