Devotional

from the Upper Room

  • Interceding for Others’ Healing – August 25, 2016
    Today’s Reflection EVEN WHEN WE ARE NOT experiencing trouble in our personal lives, we know others who may be going through difficult circumstances. In the pain and agony of these troubles, they may f …
  • Prayer – August 24, 2016
    Today’s Reflection I AM BETTER OR WORSE as I pray more or less. If my prayer life sags, my whole life sags with it; if my prayer life goes up, my life as a whole goes up. To fail here means I fail all …
  • Leading from a Contemplative Stance – August 23, 2016
    Today’s Reflection CONTEMPLATIVE LEADERS show up to self, others, and God. They pay attention to what is going on within themselves as well as within and beyond their congregations. These leaders noti …
  • God’s Heart of Compassion – August 22, 2016
    Today’s Reflection GOD’S HEART BEATS with the pulse of compassion. God’s heart is not hardened toward the plight of the world; it is not callous and cold in the face of suffering. … God’s heart is moi …
  • Knowing God’s Will – August 21, 2016
    Today’s Reflection THINK OF THE WILL OF GOD like rain. If we run outside to capture some of the water, we go with an uncovered bucket. Rain can only fill an open bucket. Similarly, when it comes to pr …