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

Ur sidebarheader devotional

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.


Latest Devotionals

Square dahlia 1696850 1920

July 31, 2019

Cover to Cover

Nearly 20 years ago, I set upon the task of reading the Bible from beginning to end. I’m pleased to say that I did it; I’m not pleased to say that...

Read More
Square dandelion 1423174 1280

July 30, 2019

Amazing World

I’m fascinated by the wonders of the natural world: the delicate structure of a leaf, a rainstorm with loud claps of thunder and flashes of lightning, the way thousands of ants...

Read More
Square abstract 1283722 1920

July 29, 2019

Eternal Love

My son Ted died in a car wreck in March of 1978. It has been a long time, and though some folks say you get over it, you don’t; you just...

Read More
Square landscape 404072 1920

July 28, 2019

“Are You the One?”

In today’s reading, we find that John the Baptist was imprisoned because of his preaching. While in prison, John heard about the works of Jesus and sent two of his disciples...

Read More
Square wood 1246276 1920

July 27, 2019

Never Forsaken

A couple of years ago, I was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. This stressful time was followed by a series of hospital visits, examinations, and tests. Daily, my family and I...

Read More
Square water 1569446 1920

July 26, 2019

A Grandfather’s Love

I cannot imagine the intense grief my biological grand-
father must have felt when my new adopted family picked me up. He knew that it would be the last time he would...

Read More
Square background 1477824 1920

July 25, 2019

Our Dwelling Place

When our girls were young, the older ones would play “I’m gonna getcha” with whoever was the youngest at the time. Invariably, the youngest would run to me or her mother...

Read More
Square tee 1698297 1920

July 24, 2019

Wherever I Am

I had spent over ten years as a minister, and then one day I found myself without a church. Much of my identity had come from being a pastor. What identity...

Read More
Square flowers bouquet 1031266 1920

July 23, 2019

The Way

In the last few years, I have done a lot of traveling. I often don’t give a second thought to exploring a new place without a proper guide. As a result,...

Read More
Square water 1569446 1920

July 22, 2019

“I got you!”

My first summer ministry as an intern was to accompany the youth pastor on a number of wilderness ventures in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Each adventure ended with a...

Read More
Kendall and nick deitmen   dylan white

Journey to the Table

"We loved our time at Journey to the Table! It was so meaningful to be a part of a community where we could have open conversation about identity and faith and finding our purpose and place in this world. We left with new friendships and a deep sense of connection.” Learn more about Journey to the Table.