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

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. - Psalm 103:8 (NIV)

As a schoolteacher, I learn a lot as I try to impart knowledge and sound moral training to my young students. The greatest lesson I believe I can share is that of patience. I have developed patience over time as I try to teach particular subjects or topics and my...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to be patient and to trust your care for us as we learn your purpose for us. “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation” (Luke 11:2-4, NIV). Amen.

65 Comments
Log In to leave a comment
Today's Reading
2 Peter 3:1-9

Thought for the Day

God is patient with me and encourages me to be patient with others.

Prayer Focus

Gratitude for God’s patience with me


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.