The Upper Room Disciplines provides an opportunity to look more deeply at scripture by offering a week of meditations by a single author on a particular theme. For over 50 years, Disciplines has spiritually nurtured individuals both lay and clergy fostering more profound relationships with God. Each weekly theme focuses on specific scripture texts, which provides a rhythm with a cadence based on the yearly flow of holy seasons and ordinary time.
An award-winning devotional guide, Disciplines brings together 53 diverse voices to share messages of hope, challenge, and joy. Following the Revised Common Lectionary, each daily reading offers a scripture passage, a meditation on the day’s reading, and a closing prayer or suggestion for reflection. Disciplines authors represent clergy and lay people from a variety of Christian denominations who seek to help readers engage the scripture for daily spiritual practice and in preparation for Sunday worship.
"Discovery Weekend changed me. I now have a better and stronger relationship with God because of it. Also, it has changed our church because people from all grades got closer together." (Discovery Weekend is an Upper Room spiritual formation experience for middle schoolers).