Thursday, October 27, 2011

Writing Devotions - Part 1

Right now I'm working on a devotion. In case any of you are interested in learning to write a devotion, here are the basic parts.

  • Title
  • Scripture that relates well to your reflection
  • Body of Devotion: Personal reflection on God/scripture/prayer. Share an experience or moment that drew you closer to God.
  • Prayer that relates well to your reflection.
  • Thought for the Day

 Each publisher will have their own specific guidelines (word count, format, etc.), but this gives you a quick look at the basics.

One publisher of devotions is Upper Room. These devotions are just 250 words each. Check out Upper Room Sample (devotions start on page 8-9) and Upper Room Writer Guidelines.


  1. You are so good at cutting to the bare bones, Dawn, and getting what's important down. Thanks for posting this.

  2. You are so great about spearheading this. Thanks.

  3. Thanks for the reminder, Dawn. It's been a while since I've written a devotion. Perhaps it's time...

  4. @Pam - Our talk Weds made me want to put this in a post.

    @Erin - Thanks so much!

    @Ruth - Oh, good! I hope you get inspired!

  5. Had some great questions asked on this post on 1st Writes, so I'm going to do a Part 2 soon.


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