Whispers Of New Creation

This is a reading I wrote in 2008, in response to a dream I had the night before Easter, on Holy Saturday. I can still hear the whispers in the day and the night.

Dan Wilt

We hear a voice, now sweet, now strong,
Now fading into days to come
Compelling us to listen.

It lingers in the fragrant flow’r
It solos in the songs of wind
Restraining us from movement.

It writhes and twists within our souls
And groans for freedom’s everlife
To dance with new creation.

It whispers from an age ahead
It stirs our hopes and haunts our dreams
Inviting us to listen.

It speaks of death and hate and harm
Confronted by a love more firm
A life more everlasting

It speaks of veils now torn in two
No separations yet to come
No walls to keep us distant

It speaks of life beyond our times
It sings that we will live beyond
And wake to see perfection

It speaks of peace between us all
It speaks of eden’s garden walk
In everlasting union

We hear a voice, now sweet, now strong,
Now fading into days to come
Compelling us to listen.



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.