The Upper Room is here for you in these anxious times. Click Here

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

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. . . . 
A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness 
prepare the way for the Lord." - Isaiah 40:1, 3 (NIV)

I know how hard it is for me to wait patiently for something. I remember as a child how I longingly looked out the window one day, watching for my cousins to arrive from the east coast. We had exchanged letters and pictures, but we had not met in person....

Today's Prayer
Dear Father, thank you for offering us hope through your son, Jesus. Prepare our hearts this season of Advent. Amen.

45 Comments
Log In to leave a comment
Today's Reading
Isaiah 40:1-5

Thought for the Day

We eagerly anticipate the coming of Jesus the Messiah.

Prayer Focus

Those who need hope


Respond by posting a prayer.

Throughout my Walk I experienced the presence of the Risen One in the devotional spaces as well as in times of teaching, meditation, and prayer. The communion with brothers, experienced in the daily sharing at the table and in the Word, generated deep bonds of brotherhood.” 

Learn more about ways to support Emmaus Ministries