Prayer For New Orleans & Area

We’re praying for our friends in the Southern United States. What devastation in New Orleans and beyond.

This will keep you updated. CNN.com

I also encourage you to watch for something.

In the midst of disaster and suffering, the dark sides of humanity will come forward. Suffering doesn’t so much form character as it does expose the character that is already there.

Yet, something else comes forward in the face of suffering. The imago Dei (image of God) that men and women are created in tends to shine through.

People show love, kindness and courage when we as a human family are suffering significant loss together. The Image breaks through the surface, time and time again, in these times. A firefighter runs into a burning building. A stranger risks her life to save a stranger.

We can run but we can’t hide; our eyes betray us — we are made in the image of God. Watch and listen for it in the news.

RELEASES FEB. 8, 2022 | Brazos press

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. Co-written with Ryan Whitaker Smith, Brazos Publishing.

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