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

[Job's friends] sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great. - Job 2:13 (NRSV)

As my grandfather’s health began declining, I visited him often. When my extended family heard his health had taken a turn for the worse, they all flew into town to see him. This ensured that he would never be alone. We sat in his hospice room in silence, day and...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us remember that you are always with us and that we can feel your love through the companionship of others. Amen.

41 Comments
Log In to leave a comment
Today's Reading
Job 1:13-22

Thought for the Day

My presence can remind others that God loves them.

Prayer Focus

Those in declining health


Respond by posting a prayer.

Our resolve must be different. My prayer is that we have finally reached a tipping point. My hope is that when the protests fade and the marches slow that our will as a church to truly eradicate the scourge of racism won’t dissipate but grows even stronger.” 

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