Northern Illinois University Tragedy

We choose to look to God, with hope, in the face of the tragedy at Northern Illinois University this week. From our university community here at St. Stephen’s University, our prayers go out to the students, faculty, staff and families of NIU.

Lord, thank you that You are present with
Each family,
Each student,
And the faculty and staff at NIU.

We ask that You would
Whisper to the questions of the heart,
Dissolve the fear of the future,
Console the inconsolable grief.

In your living Name we pray, Lord 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.