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
Romans 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.
Mark 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.
“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.
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