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Meet Dan Wilt

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 SpiritRoots: 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 Mulberry Clinics, Ramsey Solutions, the Christian Music Broadcasters Association, 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 through reaches thousands with spiritual formation encouragement and insight each week. As a worship leader and songwriter (Vineyard Worship), Dan leads with poetic sensibility, contemplative environments, 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 remarkable adult children.

To contact Dan for speaking or devotional engagements, email with the details of your event.





Dan is available as a speaker for in-person and online conferences, seminars, and workshops. He is also available as a worship leader for events. As he is limited in the amount of events he can do each year, please send as much detail as possible in your request help us discern the invitation.

 To contact Dan for speaking requests, please email with “Speaking Request” in the subject line, and in the body include the a) event name, b) dates, c) times and amount of sessions requested, d) any expense information, and e) who the event is intended to reach. He’ll be back in touch within 14 days.

We look forward to prayerfully considering partnering with you in your event.

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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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