Compassion’s mission is to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. We carry out our mission by partnering with local churches. We are passionate about the Church and equipping Jesus followers to live out the call to “remember the poor” (Galatians 2:10). In the fight against poverty, we desire to see every child flourish, every Jesus follower engage in the mission and every life changed.

Compassion Canada’s devotionals on the YouVersion Bible App exist because of our heart to equip the Church here in Canada and around the world to respond to the poverty, injustice and need in the world. Our team of writers has put together several Reading Plans just for you, to help cultivate biblical perspectives on justice and compassion. They are all available for free through the Bible App.

Below is more information on all the devotionals we currently have available on the Bible App.


Every Good Gift: An Advent Devotional

A boy in a green shirt holds a chicken and smiles

Length: 5 days or 28 days

Themes: hope, peace, joy, love, justice, gifts, giving, gratitude

Description: Join us during the Advent season on a journey to explore every good gift that God has given through Scripture and stories from around the world. Walk through the themes of a good life, the good news, good deeds and good gifts found in the book of James.

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Living Out the Fruit of the Spirit: For Kids and Families

A cover graphic that reads "Living out the Fruit of the Spirit for kids and families".

Length: 9 days

Themes: kids and families, fruit of the Spirit, living it out, following Jesus

Description: Every follower of Jesus is invited to live out the fruit of the Spirit. In this plan for kids and families, learn what the Bible says about each fruit, read stories of how kids around the world live them out and get practical suggestions about how you can live them out in daily life.

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The Beatitudes: Global Perspectives on the Way of Jesus

Length: 8 days

Themes: beatitudes, justice, wisdom, humility, mourning, mercy, peacemaking

Description: Jesus introduced an upside-down kingdom of servanthood and radical love. In this 8-day study, dive deep into the Beatitudes to experience Jesus’ countercultural challenge to resist selfishness and fear and live in love.

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Hope Amidst Hardship

Length: 4 days

Themes: hope, suffering, anxiety, peace, kindness, intentionality, lament, gratitude

Description: In a broken world, it’s hard to cling to hope at the best of times. It’s even harder in seasons of pain. But the beautiful thing about the hope of Jesus is that it’s not contingent on what happens in this world. This hope is already ours. This four-day plan will help you explore practical ways to cling to and share hope with your neighbours, even in times of uncertainty.

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Living Simply, Loving Fully

Cover graphic for the "Living Simply, Loving Fully" devotional, which includes the title, Compassion's logo and an image of eucalyptus branches.

Length: 6 days

Themes: simplicity, generosity, compassionate consumption, Jesus-centred lifestyle

Description: It’s easy to get bogged down by distractions that take our attention away from what really matters. But as Christ-followers, we’re called to live quiet lives centred in love for God and our neighbours. This six-day plan includes a Daily Challenge to focus our hearts and minds to live simply and love fully in a world filled with distractions.

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Prayer for a Hurting World

Cover graphic for the "Prayer for a Hurting World" devotional, which includes the title, Compassion's logo and an image of an Ethiopian girl praying with a Bible open on the table in front of her.

Length: 3 days

Themes: justice, global issues, praying through Scripture

Description: Praying through scripture is a great way to refresh your prayer life. This 3-day plan centres on God’s heart for a hurting world and offers practical ways to pray through His word.

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Postures of Advent: A Daily Christmas Devotional (2020)

Postures of Advent - A Compassion Canada Christmas Devotional on The Bible App

Length: 27 days

Themes: simplicity, worship, surrender

Description: How we posture ourselves in the Christmas season makes all the difference in our experience of the miracle of the Advent. Be inspired to surrender to Jesus, refocus on Him and embrace the grace of our King in this 4-week daily devotional as you move through five different postures: Eyes Fixed, Head Up, Knees Bent, Hands Open and Arms Wide.

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As one of the world’s leading child development organizations, Compassion partners with the local church in 25 countries to end poverty in the lives of children and their families.

Today, two million children are discovering lives full of promise and purpose as they develop in all the different aspects of their lives—their minds, bodies and relationships—while giving them the opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ at a local church. Learn more about Compassion.