The Upper Room is here for you in these anxious times. Click Here

Looking for today's Daily Devotional? Click here to read it.

About Daily Devotional

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.

Read More Watercolor image by: Guy MOLL

Submit a Devotional

The Upper Room is written by people just like you. Share your story with us!

Learn more about how to write for The Upper Room or click Submit to submit your meditation now.

Submit

Latest Devotionals

October 15, 2016

awake

Our plane was gliding over patches of clouds. After a 
little while, the crew announced that because of weather, the flight might be bumpy, but there was no reason to panic....

Read More

October 14, 2016

A Little Deeper

My two-year-old daughter stood hesitantly on the shore, the Gulf Coast waters inches away from her feet. “I’m scared,” she said adamantly. “It’s okay,” her aunt coaxed, “take just one step.”...

Read More

October 13, 2016

Active Listening

I serve as an instructor pilot in the United States Navy Reserve and teach students to fly complex jet aircraft that travel at high speeds. One of the areas in which...

Read More

October 12, 2016

With God’s Help

When Moses told the Hebrew leaders all that God had promised to accomplish, “They believed. And when they heard that the Lord was concerned . . . they bowed down 
and...

Read More

October 11, 2016

Spiritual Guides

My wife, Megan, arranged a concert at our home to raise funds for a charity that works to eliminate human trafficking. Since we live at the end 
of a cul-de-sac, we...

Read More

October 10, 2016

Lost and Found

I have a special place in my heart for those who have been convicted of breaking the law. I must have “inherited” it 
from my father. He worked with people who...

Read More

October 9, 2016

trusting god

When my wife, Rae, began chemotherapy treatments for the second time in four years, I tried to become content with our situation and rely on God for strength. My daily 
supplication...

Read More

October 8, 2016

God is Near

One of the first things I learned as a Sunday school teacher is that one child will always cry for their parents. Sunday after Sunday at least one child dissolves into...

Read More

October 7, 2016

Connected

My son is a United Methodist missionary. I have been fortunate to meet many faithful Christians while traveling with or visiting him in other countries. As a result, I feel just...

Read More

October 6, 2016

Burying Your Talents?

Our interim pastor recently preached a sermon on the Parable of the Talents that helped me realize its fuller meaning. Because I had always looked at this parable only in terms...

Read More

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.