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

I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. - Psalm 16:8 (NIV)

Cumin, curry, and Ethiopian berbere spices mingled with wood-fire smoke and dust in my nostrils; bartering voices and foreign words filled my ears at the Mercato in Addis Ababa, one of the largest open-air markets in Africa. The beautiful colors, faces, and smiles around me became a nightmare as my...

Today's Prayer
Father God, help us to keep our eyes focused on you. Thank you for never letting us go. Amen.

67 Comments
Log In to leave a comment
Today's Reading
Psalm 16:5-11

Thought for the Day

When I hold God’s hand, I can never get lost.

Prayer Focus

Those traveling abroad


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.