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

Whenever we have an opportunity, let us work 
for the good of all, and especially for 
those of the family of faith. - Galatians 6:10 (NRSV)

Saturday morning the phone rang, and a familiar voice asked, “Do you hoe gardens?” It was Verna, my 90-year-old widow friend. I was semi-retired with extra time on my hands, but I needed a few moments to think about her request. I worried that my hoeing skills weren’t good enough....

Today's Prayer
Loving God, thank you for opportunities to help others. May we never grow weary in doing good. Amen.

49 Comments
Log In to leave a comment
Today's Reading
James 1:22-27

Thought for the Day

What small task might be an opportunity from God?

Prayer Focus

Widows


Respond by posting a prayer.

I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

View a growing list of resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism.