An example of a short Christian devotion to inspire others is "He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me," from Psalms 50:23. Another is, "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger," found in Proverbs 15:1.
A devotion is a religious teaching that focuses the reader on matters of spirit. Doing or having devotions refers to spending quiet time in reflection and prayer, the goal of which is to strengthen and deepen a person's connection to God.
Many people throughout the world practice devotions in their various religious traditions to help them begin each day with calm and centered attitudes and to thoughtfully reflect on events and concerns at the close of the day. Devotional websites abound and offer a variety of topics and readings relevant to the human condition and life on planet Earth.
Practicing devotions can be as simple as reading a short religious passage and taking a few minutes to think about and absorb the teaching. More involved devotions may include asking a friend or family member to regularly share and discuss the material. Keeping a journal to record thoughts and inspirations is part of the process for some who practice devotions.