Devotionals

Quiet time and fellowship with God—the most important part of each day. Use these free devotionals from Bible Gateway to help you focus on God each day. You can read them online at the links below; many of them are also available as daily or weekly emails, which you can sign up for at our Newsletters page.

 

Lent and Easter Devotions

These Lent devotions will help you to renew your focus on Jesus Christ during the journey to Easter.

The Daniel Plan
A weekly healthy tip from the national bestselling book The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen, and Mark Hyman, along with a corresponding Bible verse.

Lent Devotions
Journey to Easter with this eclectic and interesting selection of readings, prayers, quotes, and Scripture passages.

The Story of Jesus
How well do you know the life and work of Jesus Christ? This devotional will walk you through the entire life of Jesus Christ on earth, from beginning to end.

Classic Devotions

Beloved classic devotionals and favorites of the Bible Gateway community.

40 Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer
What does it take to remain faithful amidst terrible persecution? A 40-day devotional journey through the writings of famous World War 2 pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Charles Spurgeon's Morning and Evening
The beloved classic daily devotional from the eminently quotable preacher Charles Spurgeon.

C.S. Lewis Daily
A daily inspirational reading from the works of beloved author and theologian C.S. Lewis. Explore the diversity of Lewis' writing, from his Narnia stories to provocative theological works like Mere Christianity to his personal letters!

Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons
Daily devotional built from the sermons that Charles Spurgeon, the famous author and pastor, preached at the Metropolitan Tabernacle.

Spurgeon at the New Park Street Chapel: 365 Sermons
A daily devotional built from the sermons that Spurgeon preached at the New Park Street Chapel.

Devotions for Women

Devotions written specifically for women.

Bible Life Coaching with Sheri Rose Shepherd
Weekly refreshment for your soul, beautiful Scriptural love letters, and video devotions from Sheri Rose Shepherd, award-winning speaker and author of the His Princess book series.

Encouragement for Today
Practical everyday inspiration for women from beloved writers and speakers Lysa TerKeurst, Sheila Walsh, and more.

Girlfriends in God
Daily encouragement from Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith, and Mary Southerland—written especially to help women overcome the unique challenges they face each day.

NIV Devotions for Moms
Be the best Mom you can be!

NIV Devotions for Women
Stay spiritually strong by taking a few moments during your week to reflect with God.

Devotions for Men

Devotions written specifically for men.

NIV Devotions for Men
Biblical insight for a life lived righteously.

Devotions for Families

Devotions aimed at strengthening your marriage and family relationships.

Family Love on Which to Build
A short daily piece of insight for your family from the writings of Dr. James Dobson.

Night Light for Couples
James and Shirley Dobson write a daily devotional that will strengthen your marriage with frank, honest insights about relationships.

Night Light for Parents
Daily devotions for parents by Dr. James and Shirley Dobson, helping you to better love, understand, and nurture their children and families.

NIV Devotions for Couples
Spend time together with God and learn to grow as one through Him.

Streams in the Desert for Kids
A weekly family devotional written for kids, and perfect for reading together as a family.

Devotions for Leaders

Are you a pastor, minister, or small group leader? If you hold a position of leadership in your church or community, these devotions are written for you.

Tozer on Christian Leadership
Daily devotional insights on Christian leadership, written by the beloved preacher and author A.W. Tozer.

Inspirational Devotions

Devotions that will inspire, encourage, and comfort you as you face life's everyday challenges.

Coram Deo: Daily Meditations on God's Presence
Short, encouraging pieces of daily theological insight, taken from the longer Tabletalk Devotions devotional.

Standing Strong Through the Storm
A daily devotional featuring inspiring and challenging stories, testimonies, and reflections from the persecuted church.

Devotions that Explore Faith

A variety of devotions that explore different aspects of faith, Christianity, and everyday life.

Devotions by Christine Caine
Social justice worker and speaker Christine draws on the trials and tribulations she's faced in her ministry (as described in her book Undaunted to encourage you to stand tall against life's challenges.

Discovering God's Design
Discover God's design for life, the environment, finances, generosity, and eternity.

Essential Truths of the Christian Faith
Do you know what you believe, and why it's important? Author, pastor, and theologian R.C. Sproul walks you through the key concepts of the Christian faith.

Faithful Through the Ages
Meet the preachers, scholars, monks, and visionaries who were used by God to shape the Christian church through the centuries.

Insights for Students
Biblical insight and wisdom especially for students, drawn from the NIV Student Bible.

Investigating Faith with Lee Strobel
Investigate the reasons for faith in Christ with this newsletter from Christian writer Lee Strobel.

Investigating the Bible
Examine some of the Bible's most compelling (and controversial) claims with the NIV Case for Christ Study Bible.

Questions Answered
Answers to the tough questions you've always had about the Bible.

Tabletalk Devotions with R.C. Sproul
Daily devotional insights from theologian and pastor R.C. Sproul. Includes the content from the Coram Deo devotional.

Tough Questions with RC Sproul
R.C. Sproul takes on the most difficult questions people ask about Christianity—those uncomfortable questions about God, religion, and life that even Christians are afraid to ask!

Unfinished: Believing is Only the Beginning
So you believe in God... now what? This special eight-week daily devotional will help you understand your purpose and role in God's grand story.

Devotions that Explore the Bible

Devotions that dig into the text and teachings of the Bible.

Daily Audio Bible
Brian Hardin walks through the Bible one day at a time. Each day's devotional reading is provided in both an audio and text version.

God's Story... For My Life
A short daily Scripture reading followed by a reflective essay designed to challenge and inspire you—and to help you think through how Scripture applies to your life today.

Herbert Lockyer's Men of the Bible
Learn about the men of the Bible.

Women of the Bible
An inspirational, devotional look at heroines and villainesses of the Bible, with reflections on what we can learn from them today. Based on the devotional book of the same name by Ann Spangler and Jean Syswerda.

The Plan
Explore and understand God's plan for His people, from start to finish! This unique devotional walks through the many promises and prophecies made—and fulfilled—throughout Scripture. Developed by The Plan BibleTM.

Herbert Lockyer's Women of the Bible
Learn about 52 women who changed the course of Bible history.

Once-a-Day Bible Promises
A 21-day devotional about the promises the Bible has for us.

Audio Devotions

An assortment of audio devotions.

The Story of Jesus

The Story of Jesus is a compelling, easy-to-follow presentation that is rooted in the clear, accessible language of the NIV. Revealing and insightful, this is the Jesus story in a concise, single narrative.

Eternal Words

Music and Scripture that will bring Joy to your heart and Peace to your Soul, arranged topically using the NIV.

Witness the Bible

Walk through the Bible with your children in this action-packed, radio theatre-style dramatization from the 1599 Geneva Bible.
  • Genesis to Jesus
  • Mark
  • Joseph and Judah