Over the past few months, we have learned that social distancing does not have to prevent us from connecting with one another and with God. The Upper Room is here to support you as you discover new ways to create daily life with God.
Here are several resources to help you create and maintain spiritual wellness in the new normal of your daily life.
As we face the stressors of the pandemic, a contentious presidential election, and the hard truths of systemic racism, we long for the Holy One. Join Blue Christmas author Todd Outcalt and The Upper Room as we seek to find the light in a season of darkness.
The Upper Room is committed to praying with you during this season of uncertainty and isolation. We will be hosting a moment of prayer on Facebook Live on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 AM Central Time. These moments of prayer will also be available on The Upper Room YouTube Channel after they air.
During this time of pandemic the call-in meditation is available at no charge. There are two numbers available.
The Upper Room is committed to a ministry that is increasingly global, antiracist, and ecumenical. In these days we are called to give special and focused attention to being antiracist. This is the work of discipleship and spiritual formation.
The Upper Room wants to remind you that God meets us where we are. As small groups, leadership meetings, and worship move online, The Upper Room provides digital resources to help you meet with God and connect with others on your phone, tablet, or laptop, while sheltering in place.
Read reflections from readers, community members, and The Upper Room staff on The Upper Room daily devotional blog. This is a place where we can reflect together on the ways this experience is shaping our faith, our relationships, our creativity, our prayer lives, and our hearts.
In this time of global crisis, The Academy for Spiritual Formation is hosting holy and healing conversations with Academy leaders, trusting that their wisdom, joy, and insight will offer us connection and hope in these trying times.
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As local churches attempt to respond in to the COVID-19 outbreak in appropriate ways, many congregations have questions. The resources included in this list from Discipleship Ministries can assist your church as it seeks answers about this new reality.
Over the years The Upper Room has created short prayer resources to address specific needs. We are making Prayers For Hope, Prayers for Courage, Prayers for Illness, and Prayers for Comfort available at no cost for download or in print, while supplies last, from The Upper Room Bookstore. We pray for God’s grace and comfort in your life during this unusual and trying time.
Below are a few more free resources from The Upper Room to help you stay grounded during these times of uncertainty and isolation...
We are plagued by a pandemic and an epidemic, a worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 and a nationwide epidemic of systemic racism and unrelenting white supremacy. Click here for a growing list of resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism.
Stay informed about COVID-19 by visiting the Centers for Disease Control website.
While several strategies for reopening the world are being discussed, I encourage you—the people of God everywhere—to allow this season to be a formative one during which you can make new discoveries about God and increase your faith. Use this time to embark on a life of prayer, a life of study, and a life of action—involvement in the community.”