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





  • 19 April 2014: Holy Saturday - Upper Room Daily Reflections
    Today’s Reflection TO PRAY FOR one another is to enter the dark not-knowing of Holy Saturday, suspended between the savagery and sorrow of the world and the undisclosed work of a hidden God. … We, in hope alive but besieged by the enormity of the world’s distress, release our prayer into the unseen flow of […]
  • 18 April 2014: God, Who Weeps with Us - Upper Room Daily Reflections
    Today’s Reflection PAUL INTRODUCES US to a God who groans. We are tempted to think God is far away, aloof, distant. … [But] Jesus, who is the image of the invisible God, gives us a different picture. Jesus’ weeping with Mary and Martha as they grieve reminds us that God weeps too. When Jesus cries […]
  • 17 April 2014: The Grieving Christ - Upper Room Daily Reflections
    Today’s Reflection IT IS A STARK SCENE. Jesus praying in Gethsemane, saying, “My heart is ready to break with grief. …” Does this look like the picture of a saintly Jesus resting in the palm of God? Hardly. We see an agonizing, straining, and struggling Jesus. We see a “man of sorrows.” We see a […]
  • 16 April 2014: Make Me New - Upper Room Daily Reflections
    Today’s Reflection O GOD, who makes all things new, new stars, new dust, new life; take my heart, every hardened edge and measured beat, and create something new in me. I need your newness, God, the rough parts of me me made smooth; the stagnant, stirred, the stuck, freed; the unkind, forgiven. And then, by […]
  • 15 April 2014: The Mystery of Faith - Upper Room Daily Reflections
    Today’s Reflection WHEN JESUS SPOKE about a seed that is planted in the ground and then dies, he was referring primarily to his own death. He would pour out his life for others on the cross. At first, his death would look like a tragedy, but in the end it would be a triumph. It […]