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The Upper Room magazine's mission is to provide a practical way to listen to scripture, connect with believers around the world, and spend time with God each day.

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Latest Devotionals

October 28, 2020

Here I Am

My dream has always been to work for one of the world peace organizations. I prayed for God to help me. Because I knew that having experience would make it easier...

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October 27, 2020

Not Alone in Sorrow

I went to church feeling numb the morning after eleven people were massacred at Tree of Life Synagogue during a Shabbat service in nearby Pittsburgh. I needed to kneel at the...

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October 26, 2020


I am in prison, but I am more free now than I was prior to incarceration. Though I was a pastor, worship leader, and staff member in several congregations, I lost...

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October 25, 2020

No Limit

A gospel singer in my country wrote a song with the lyric, “[Go] upward, forward. There is no limit.” When I heard this song, I was working in the daytime and...

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October 24, 2020

Small Ministry?

My mom’s ministry was sending birthday cards with encouraging words. For more than 30 years she sent cards to people and never tired of her work. On the day she died,...

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October 23, 2020


My life was going well, but then everything changed. I was in a doctor’s office every day for a week. I was told I had macular degeneration. Wasn’t my severe glaucoma...

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October 22, 2020

A Helping Hand

I was in a hurry when I came to a stop at a traffic light. A homeless person approached my car. As he came toward the driver’s side, I began to...

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October 21, 2020

Praying Instead

I used to worry a lot, which produced feelings of fear, sadness, or confusion. So I decided to try to turn each worry into a prayer. Sometimes a scripture verse came...

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October 20, 2020

The Cheering Crowd

I was standing with my hands raised above my head as I gasped for air. My legs and lungs burned from my first cross-country race of the season. I congratulated the...

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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.” 

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