Unseen Rain

A peculiar beauty is found in this poem. It was a gift from a friend, but I wanted to share it.

My work is to carry this love as comfort for those who long for You;/ to go everywhere You’ve walked/ and gaze at the pressed-down dirt.

What i most want/ is to spring out of this personality,/ then to sit apart from that leaping./ I’ve lived too long where I can be reached.

Who says the eternal being does not exist?/ Who says the sun has gone out?/ Someone who climbs up on the roof,/ and closes his eyes tight, and say,/ I don’t see anything.

With one silent laugh/ You tilted the night/ and the garden ran with stars.

Rumi, Unseen Rain


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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