Devotions

Daily devotions, written by the staff of Fourth Presbyterian Church,
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Daily Devotions for 2014

January (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

February (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

March (view all)
1 2 3 4

Lenten Devotions
March
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

April
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

May
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

June (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

July (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

August (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

September
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

In the days ahead our daily devotions will invite us to reflect on the rich and beautiful expressions of faith that are found in hymns—both hymns treasured and familiar and hymns new to some or all of us.

Each of the hymns can be found in Glory to God, the new Presbyterian Church (USA) hymnal that was published just last year. Upon that publication, the Session of Fourth Church voted in December to adopt the new hymnal and to begin to use it in worship at some point in 2014.

In the weeks ahead, information will be made available about the hymnal—how it came to be, how it combines the hymns we love from our current hymnal with more sung Psalms as well as songs from other cultures and recent writing. There will also be information how you might donate hymnals in memory or honor of loved ones, so that on the first Sunday of Advent, as we begin a new church year, those gathered at Fourth Church will sing to the “glory of God” from new hymnals.

In the meantime, we hope you find comfort and hope, joy and reassurance—and perhaps a melody or two in your head!—from these hymns on which we reflect.


Daily Devotions for 2013

January (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

February (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Lenten Devotions (view all)
February
  13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
March
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

April (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

May (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

June (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

July (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

August (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

September (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

October (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

November (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

December (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31


The 2012 devotions that accompanied the “Reading the Entire Bible in a Year” journey are available via the “Bible in a Yearpage.