I Thanked My God: A Thanksgiving Reflection

front-leaf-closeI thanked my wife today for staying so close to me, being so good to me, loving so fully with me.

I thanked my children today for playing so hard with me, thinking so long with me, wondering so often with me.

I thanked my family for running so strong with me, praying so patiently for me, caring so fully for me.

I thanked my friends for listening so long to me, laughing so hard with me, fighting so fierce with me.

I thanked my God for everything – my wife, my children, my family, my friends.

For dwelling so true in me.


Sheltering Mercy and Endless Grace help 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. Sheltering Mercy helps the reader pray Psalms 1-75; Endless Grace leads in prayer through Psalms 76-150.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. Each book contains 75 prayers drawn from the Book of Psalms, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning there. 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.

These artful, poetic, and classic devotional books are a perfect gift, and feature compelling stunning illustrations and hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms. Co-written with Ryan Whitaker Smith, Brazos Publishing.

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