Devotional

from the Upper Room

  • Hospitality Blessings – May 24, 2016
    Today’s Reflection HOSPITALITY HAS ALLOWED ME to break down divisions, barriers, and misperceptions. Any border-crossing I have done has been possible because of hospitality. Ultimately, people have w …
  • Living a Life of Justice – May 23, 2016
    Today’s Reflection LIVING A LIFE OF JUSTICE involves pursuing equality for all people, seeking fairness in dealing with others, and championing the rights of the powerless. When we take Micah’s direct …
  • Prayer Practice – May 22, 2016
    Today’s Reflection A PRAYER PRACTICE is just that: practice. It is taking time to learn how to listen for God. It is taking time to see the hand of God at work in our lives. We need to take this time …
  • Signs of Prayer – May 21, 2016
    Today’s Reflection A FORM OF PREPARATION for prayer, practiced from time immemorial by Roman Catholics and increasingly used by thoughtful non-Catholics, is to make the sign of the cross on oneself as …
  • The Power of Thanksgiving and Prayer – May 20, 2016
    Today’s Reflection THE POWER OF THANKSGIVING and praise is like contagious laughter whose ripple effect can reach epidemic proportions. Heartfelt gratitude goes beyond a thank-you note; it’s a graciou …