The Importance Of Worship

The importance of worship in the world is this; that our songs and expressions fix our attention on One who is Himself the supreme reason for our living, enabling us to walk steadily through the gauntlet of the voices and fears that seek to demand our attention, toward Him.

The gift of worship is then completed by the fact that He is moving toward us through that gauntlet, dismissing fears and voices to come as we draw ever nearer to His Person — and He draws ever nearer to us.

The frequency of times set apart to engage our living worship in these singular expressions can shape and enhance the Godward motion of our lives.


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.