Dear Upper Room Community,
In this strange season, where so many of us are physically separated from our communities, churches, families, and friends, we give thanks more than ever for the worldwide community that is The Upper Room. We have heard from many of you that the meditations in the daily devotional guide are speaking to you in deep and meaningful ways. Because our editorial schedule works a year in advance to facilitate the translation, printing, and distribution of all our language editions, it is impossible for us to address current events directly in the print magazine. However, we know that the global pandemic is foremost in everyone’s minds, and our staff, like many of you, are craving a way to reflect spiritually on this experience.
We have created a new section on The Upper Room daily devotional blog called Current Events where we will post reflections from readers, community members, and Upper Room staff over the coming weeks. We hope this will be 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.
If you would like to send us a contribution to be considered, please submit content through our meditation submissions page: submissions.upperroom.org and include the word “pandemic” in the Notes field (see below). This will help us distinguish content for this blog from submissions to the print magazine. We look forward to hearing from and reflecting on this season with you.
During this time The Upper Room will also continue to add resources for spiritual wellness to this page.
The Staff of The Upper Room
...devoid of our regular routine and filled instead with uncertainty and a hum of anxiety, my husband and I have found the practice of joining The Upper Room via Facebook to pray, listen, and learn in community, including my sister in Houston. This is a much-needed healing balm." Join us on Facebook Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:00 AM CT.