Category Archives: Billy Graham Devotional

Billy Devotionals – The Home – By Billy Graham January 5, 2020

Topic:The Home
By Billy Graham
January 5

Love never faileth . . .
—1 Corinthians 13:8

Billy Graham

The first essential for a happy Christian home is that love must be practiced. Homes that are built on animal attraction and lust are destined to crumble and fall. Love is the cohesive force that holds the family together. True love contains an element of spiritual mystery. It embodies loyalty, reverence, and understanding. Love imposes a tremendous responsibility on all members of a family, but it is a responsibility accompanied by glorious rewards. “Love,” says the Bible, “even as Christ . . . loved the church, and gave Himself for it.” How did Christ love the church? He loved it despite its faults, its mistakes, and its weaknesses. True love does not fail. It loves despite personality defects, physical blemishes, and mental quirks. Love is deep, abiding, and eternal. Nothing can bring a sense of security into the home as true love can.

Prayer for the day
Help me today, to listen, to love and care for my loved ones with a heart that is made sensitive by You, Jesus.

Billy Devotionals – Assurance of His Love – By Billy Graham January 4, 2020

Topic:Assurance of His Love
By Billy Graham
January 4

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
—Psalm 27:1

Billy Graham

Today many people are living in the bondage of fear. In a recent study a psychiatrist said that the greatest problem facing his patients was fear. Fear of going insane, committing suicide, being alone, or fear of heart disease, cancer, disaster, or death. We are becoming a nation of fearful people. Down through the centuries in times of trouble, temptation, trial, bereavement, and crisis, God has brought courage to the hearts of those who love Him. The Bible is crowded with assurances of God’s help and comfort in every kind of trouble which might cause fears to arise in the human heart. Today the Christian can come to the Scriptures with full assurance that God is going to deliver the person who puts his trust and confidence in God. Christians can look into the future with promise, hope, and joy, and without fear, discouragement, or despondency.

Prayer for the day
Your assurances of love still the fears of my heart, Lord.

Billy Devotionals – A Simple Message – By Billy Graham January 3, 2020

Topic:A Simple Message
By Billy Graham
January 3

As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
—John 15:9

Billy Graham

The great Swiss theologian, Dr. Karl Barth, was probably in his generation the greatest theologian in the world, and a great philosopher as well. I did not always agree with him, but he was my friend and I respected him. While he was in this country, a student at one of the seminaries said, “Dr. Barth, what is the greatest truth that ever crossed your mind?” All the seminary students were sitting on the edge of their seats to hear some great, profound, deep, complicated answer. Dr. Barth slowly raised his great shaggy gray head and looked at the student and said, “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”

Prayer for the day
Lord Jesus, may I always keep the knowledge of Your love in true simplicity—unencumbered by much learning. Thank You for loving me.

Billy Devotionals – The Secret of Real Living – By Billy Graham January 2, 2020

Topic:The Secret of Real Living
By Billy Graham
January 2

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee; my soul thirsteth for thee . . .
—Psalm 63:1

Billy Graham

Some Christians have learned little of a daily devotional life. Some time ago a policeman asked me what the secret of victorious living was. I told him that there is no magic formula that can be pronounced. If any word could describe it, I would say surrender. The second word I would say would be devotion. Nothing can take the place of a daily devotional life with Christ. Your quiet time, your prayer time, the time you spend in the Word, is absolutely essential for a happy Christian life. You cannot possibly be a happy, dynamic, and powerful Christian apart from a daily walk with Christ. Christ is calling Christians today to cleansing, to dedication, to consecration, and to full surrender. It will make the difference between success and failure in your spiritual life. It will make the difference between being helped and helping others. It will make a difference in your habits, in your prayer life, in your Bible reading, in your giving, in your testimony, and in your church membership. This is the Christian hour of decision!

Prayer for the day
I long for a deeper devotional life, living Lord. May I consecrate myself completely to You.

Billy Devotionals – Filled With Christ – By Billy Graham January 1, 2020

Topic:Filled With Christ
By Billy Graham
January 1

. . . Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.
—Philippians 3:13 (TLB)

Billy Graham

As we flick the calendar to a new year, we come face to face with the fact that our days on earth are numbered. As the Psalmist wrote, “Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” No thoughtful person can approach New Year’s Day without some introspection. We are reminded of the brevity of time. We also look back over our failures, mistakes, and missed opportunities, and vow that we will make better use of our time during the coming year. We should take time to be pleasant, to smile, to extend the small courtesies we often omit—to show love to our family. Psychiatrists tell us that most people are starved for love. Take time for the goodbye kiss; we shall go to work with a sweeter spirit. Let us take time to get acquainted with our families. We are not machines. We are not robots. The secret of a happy home is that members of the family learn to give and receive love. Let us take time to express our love in a thousand ways.

Prayer for the day
As I begin a new year, Lord Jesus, I pray that my walk through the days ahead will be filled with Your love for others, a love that does not count the cost.

Billy Devotionals – God’s Love – By Billy Graham December 31, 2020

Topics: God’s Love
God Loves You!
By Billy Graham
December 31

We know how much God loves us because
we have felt his love . . .
—1 John 4:16 (TLB)

Billy Graham

Never question God’s great love, for it is as unchangeable a part of God as is His holiness. Were it not for the love of God, none of us would ever have a chance in the future life. But God is love! And His love for us is everlasting.

The promises of God’s love and forgiveness are as real, as sure, as positive, as human words can make them. But, like describing the ocean, its total beauty cannot be understood until it is actually seen. It is the same with God’s love. Until you actually possess true peace with God, no one can describe its wonders to you.

Prayer for the day
Yes, almighty God, I have felt the consolation of Your love!

Billy Devotionals – Bible – By Billy Graham December 30, 2020

Topics: Bible
Why We Have the Bible
By Billy Graham
December 30

These are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God . . .
—John 20:31


God caused the Bible to be written for the express purpose of revealing to us God’s plan for His redemption. God caused the Book to be written that He might make His everlasting laws clear to His children, and that they might have His great wisdom to guide them, and His great love to comfort them as they make their way through life. For without the Bible this world would indeed be a dark and frightening place, without signpost or beacon. The Bible easily qualifies as the only book in which God’s revelation is contained.

There are many bibles of different religions; there is the Mohammedan Koran, the Buddhist Canon of Sacred Scripture, the Zoroastrian Zend-Avesta, and the Brahman Veda . . . They all begin with some flashes of true light, and end in utter darkness. Even the most casual observer soon discovers that the Bible is radically different. It is the only Book that offers redemption to us and points the way out of our dilemma.

Prayer for the day
Lord Jesus, as I read Your Word, Your truth shines through and illuminates a dark world.

Billy Devotionals – Money – By Billy Graham December 29, 2020

Topics: Money
We Cannot Out-Give God
By Billy Graham
December 29

A tenth of the produce of the land . . . is the Lord’s.
—Leviticus 27:30 (TLB)


We are to be stewards of our money. When it is invested and shared for the glory of God, it can be a boon and a blessing. I know a businessman in Detroit, Michigan, who made a promise to God that he would tithe his entire income to the work of the Lord. He said his business had tripled, and that God had more than fulfilled His end of the bargain.

Some time ago I heard from a laborer in the San Joaquin Valley of California who said that he and his wife agreed to give one tenth of their income to the Lord. At the time they made their decision, he was able to get work only about seven months of the year. Now he says he has steady work, and is earning nearly twice what he was before. You cannot get around it; the Scripture promises material and spiritual benefits to the man who gives to God.

Prayer for the day
Forgive me, Lord, for the times I have wanted to keep that which is rightfully Yours.

Billy Devotionals – Suffering – By Billy Graham December 28, 2020

Topics: Suffering
Cure for Our Troubles
By Billy Graham
December 28

. . . preaching peace by Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all).
—Acts 10:36


Would it not be wonderful if we could find an absolute cure for the troubles of human nature? Suppose we could give a shot in the arm to the whole human race that would fill people with love instead of hate, with contentment instead of greed. Suppose, also, a cure could be found for the past mistakes, failures, and sins of mankind.

Suppose by some miracle all the past could be straightened out, all of life’s tangles could be unraveled, and the broken strings of life could be repaired. The most thrilling news in all the world is the fact that there is a cure! A medicine has been provided! The sin, confusion, and disillusionment of life can be replaced by righteousness, joy, contentment, and happiness. A peace can be imparted to the soul that is not dependent on outward circumstances.

Prayer for the day
In complete dependence upon You, Lord Jesus, let me relay Your message of love and peace to the desperately needy souls I meet.

Billy Devotionals – God – By Billy Graham December 27, 2020

Topics: God
Find Peace With God
By Billy Graham
December 27

The Lord will bless his people with peace.
—Psalm 29:11


How do we find peace with God? We must stop fighting! We must surrender! We must serve! Of course, these steps will be motivated by faith and mingled with love. Having found peace with God, next we experience the peace of God.

This peace of God is not a mere abstraction advocated by preachers and theologians. Thousands of people can witness that they have actually experienced the peace of God and have found it wonderfully adequate for this present day. “For He is our peace.”

Prayer for the day
Father, I thank You for the peace You have given to me, which does not depend on feelings or circumstances.