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

 

 

 

 

  • 29 August 2014: The Jesus Prayer - Upper Room Daily Reflections
    Today’s Reflection FROM THE FIFTH CENTURY on, spiritual guides taught the use of the Jesus Prayer: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” The Jesus Prayer comes from two scripture sources. One is the prayer of the tax collector in the Temple: “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” (Luke […]
  • 28 August 2014: Jesus, Like a Mother - Upper Room Daily Reflections
    Today’s Reflection A MOTHER MAY ALLOW a child to fall sometimes and be distressed in various ways for its own benefit, but out of love can never allow any kind of danger to come to her child. And though our earthly mother may allow her child to perish, our heavenly Mother Jesus can never allow […]
  • 27 August 2014: Listening to God - Upper Room Daily Reflections
    Today’s Reflection FOR FAITH TO GROW, we must be open and listening to God through scripture, prayer, worship, music, nature, people, and the circumstances of our lives. Then we must be obedient to God’s will and direction for us as we discern them. True Christian faith leads us to involvement with others and sensitivity to […]
  • 26 August 2014: Turn Yourself Godward - Upper Room Daily Reflections
    Today’s Reflection LET IT BEthat you will everturn yourself Godward.In clarityand in confusion,in distressand in delight,may your mindfind its home and its restin the One whose thoughtsare ever stayed on you. –Jan L. Richardson, In the Sanctuary of Women - Jan L. Richardson In the Sanctuary of Women From page 100 of In the Sanctuary […]
  • 25 August 2014: Draw Aside - Upper Room Daily Reflections
    Today’s Reflection DRAW ASIDE tonight and look up to the heavens. You don’t have to say anything. You don’t have to pray. Think about the vastness of the universe, the way in which God set each star and planet in its place. Listen. Look. Marvel. Make time for silence and solitude. As you behold the […]