Please enjoy these devotionals from Upper Room Ministries, a ministry of the United Methodist General Board of Discipleship.





  • 28 July 2014: Forgiveness - Upper Room Daily Reflections
    Today’s Reflection FORGIVING RESEMBLES a spiral. At the center of the spiral lie the hurtful actions. As we come to new spiritual awareness and see connections between past hurts and present attitudes and actions, we may have to forgive again. And farther on, as we discover other pain and scars, we may have to forgive […]
  • 27 July 2014: Keeping a Sabbath Space - Upper Room Daily Reflections
    Today’s Reflection MANY PEOPLE FIND Sunday as busy as any other day of the week, particularly if they have to work. However, behind the fourth commandment lies the truth that we were not created to live an endless round of busy days. Our bodies, minds, and spirits need sabbath space. And practicing the sabbath measures […]
  • 26 July 2014: Spiritual Retreats - Upper Room Daily Reflections
    Today’s Reflection A GOOD RETREAT generally has some common elements, elements that lie at the heart of a meaningful time with God. For example, silence serves the retreatant well. To be certain you engage your silence, put time for it in the plan. Your plan likely will include aspects of any retreat such as bodily […]
  • 25 July 2014: Witnessing with Our Shared Stories - Upper Room Daily Reflections
    Today’s Reflection IN HIS BOOK Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer says that the first service one owes to others in fellowship is listening. Just as the love of God begins with listening, so the beginning of love for our brothers and sisters is our learning to listen to them. The act of listening to another’s story […]
  • 24 July 2014: Healing Perspective - Upper Room Daily Reflections
    Today’s Reflection LET ME TELL you a story about a heavy burden I was carrying. I was feeling depressed about everything. By coincidence, I was in Flagstaff, Arizona, so I decided to go to the Grand Canyon. I saw this multi-million-year-old canyon and its place in an even older creation and thought that if that […]