Upper Room Daily Devotional

The Upper Room Daily Devotional
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About The Upper Room Daily Devotional

Our mission is to provide a model of practical Christianity, accessible in varied formats, to help people feel invited and welcomed into God’s presence to: listen to scripture as God’s personal message, linking their stories to God’s story; commune with God in prayer; see their daily choices and small acts of obedience as part of God’s work; realize our connection through Christ as a universal family of believers; and to encounter the living Christ and be transformed into Christ’s likeness.


Read Sample Devotionals

miofsky 1 Corinthians 9:24-27,  Matt Miofsky, lead pastor The Gathering
As a former college football player, I take special notice when Paul refers to sports.
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perezRomans 10:8-13, Sally Perez, co-pastor God’s New Generation
Choosing God was the best decision I ever made. Looking back, I can remember a time when I felt alone and insecure about my future.
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weberIsaiah 55:8, Adam Weber, pastor Embrace Church
I tend to be a slow learner, and I also tend to think that I know what’s best.
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coonMatthew 20:29-34, Christian Coon, lead pastor Urban Village Church
When I’m at a social gathering and someone discovers I’m a pastor, the person often responds with nervous laughter…
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liamcintoshLuke 5:12-16, Lia McIntosh, pastor and executive coach
My daughter Alexis is an active three-year-old who loves to talk.
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john-helmiereMark 9:43-48, John Helmiere, convener/minister of listening Valley & Mountain
There are over 60 languages spoken in my neighborhood, making it one of the most diverse communities in the world.
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kimberly-macneillHebrews 12:1, Kimberly MacNeill, minister Forest Hills Baptist Church
For ten years my husband has participated in international triathlon events call Ironman. Read more




rob-galileeLuke 24:1-12, Rob Fuquay, senior pastor St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
None of the biblical accounts explains how the Resurrection took place.
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Prayer Workshop

breedenOld-Timers by Andrew Breeden, Associate/Acquisitions Editor for The Upper Room Daily Devotional.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1, NRSV). Here the writer of Hebrews is referring to the men and women who through their lives of extraordinary faith serve as our examples and encouragement as we go down the same path. They show us what a life lived for God looks like. That cloud of witnesses includes Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rahab, and David. When I read Hebrews 12, I can’t help but think of all the saints in my own backyard. Read more

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