Register for a Free Trial

Sign Up Today and get full access to the daily devotional and the rest of The Upper Room content FREE for 30 days.

Sign Up Today

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all 
your mind, and with all your strength. - Mark 12:30 (NRSV)

We all know how hard it is to accept criticism, especially when we’re fully convinced that we’re in the right. When we get back that best-written paper from our professor, we cringe at all the critical remarks in the margin in red ink! But, in the course of time, we...

Today's Prayer
O God, grant us the wisdom to recognize the lesser things and turn around to adore you as our ultimate source of life. Amen.

0 Comments
Log In to leave a comment
Today's Reading
John 1:19-31

Thought for the Day

How can I freely give what I have freely received from God?

Prayer Focus

Those who reject all criticism


Respond by posting a prayer.

Vulnerability

“I believe with all my heart that vulnerability and authenticity are the only way to find wholeness in Jesus Christ. … I believe in the holistic, healing love and salvation in Jesus Christ, who walks with us in the valleys and brings beauty from ash heaps again and again and again. I am here to tell you that I have been on the mountaintops and in the valleys, and I have discovered that we need a reset in our souls. We need to share stories so that others will too. When we’re free to be real, that’s when the real joy comes.” Read more.