Virginia Tech Shootings

Please take a moment with me as you read this blog to pray for the families of the students who were killed today at Virginia Tech, and for recovery of the community in the aftermath.

Father of us all, come to those in grief right now who are searching for hope after this dark veil has fallen over them. Open their eyes to hear You; their ears to understand Your words to them in these hollow moments. Holy Spirit, be a balm to each shattered heart, and vanquish the fear that would take the heart of the surviving students.

Virginia Tech Shooting Reports on CNN.


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.