Off To Eire And Ox

I fly out today for Northern Ireland, and then later in the week it’s off to Oxford for the What Is Worship? events.

In between we’ll be meeting with the Vineyard Records UK key songwriters and leaders for a time of encouragement and ministry.

Many things are stirring in my heart for this time. Our worship times I expect to be deep and strong as a river, and our ministry times to be a sweet space of encounter with the Father.

I feel like we’re stepping across the threshold of a goldmine, ready to plunge into its depths together, looking for the vein of richest strike.

It will be a joy to lead with Kathryn Scott and some musician pals in N.I., and then with Prod and company in Oxford.

More as the week progresses…


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.