Douglas Kaine McKelvey, author of “Every Moment Holy,” talks about his introduction to the Book of Common Prayer and how it changed his thinking about structured prayer. McKelvey offers liturgical prayers for all occasions, like going on vacation, gardening, or grieving the loss of a pet.
Douglas Kaine McKelvey is an author, lyricist, poet, and screenwriter who was born in New Hampshire and grew up in East Texas. His published works include the best-selling prayer book Every Moment Holy: New Liturgies for Daily Life, a critically-acclaimed middle-grade chapter book titled The Angel Knew Papa and the Dog, a novel-length story in Andrew Peterson’s Wingfeather Tales collection (The Places Beyond the Maps), a family book journal (Stories We Shared) and picture books illustrated by Caldecott-Winner Richard Egielski, Thomas Kinkade, and Jamin Still, as well as a new novel currently awaiting publication. McKelvey has also penned more than 300 lyrics recorded by a variety of artists including Switchfoot, Kenny Rogers and Jason Gray. He is a regular contributor to the Rabbit Room website and to the annual Molehill publications. Douglas and his wife Lise live in Spring Hill, Tennessee. They have three daughters and two sons-in-law.