This is a compiled list of the top 25 best daily devotional books for women that encourage, teach and help you navigate life through the lens of God’s Word.

The world is a challenging place for women to navigate day after day. Some hard days can be overwhelming. It’s so easy to get caught up in the here and now instead of stopping to reflect on what the Word of God teaches and guides us to in a situation.

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Why Daily Devotionals Are Important

Devotionals can help us reflect on bible verses and give practical advice on understanding and applying them to our own lives. Devotionals have scripture verses with personal stories and daily inspirations to help us have a closer relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Using a devotional book with specific topics helps create simple devotional plans that only take a few minutes to complete. Unlike bible studies, which can take quite a bit of time, a devotional is a wonderful way to learn biblical truth and focus on daily prayer in a short amount of time.

Are Daily Devotionals Needed?

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Devotionals can be full of treasures and help you grow your relationship with God. However, they do not take the place of bible study or reading the Word on your own, but they can be a special party in your spiritual journey.

A devotional is a great asset that can be a tool for spending time with God and growing a closer relationship with Him.

Learn How To Start Daily Devotionals

How do you do a daily devotional?

Set aside a special quiet time each day for daily readings of your devotional book. Before you open the book, begin with prayer, asking God to speak to your heart and reveal truths through the scriptures you read. As you start to read, make notes in your devotional, or have a journal to write in. After reading that day’s pages, pray again, thanking God for the quiet time with Him and asking for Him to draw to remembrance what you have read as you go about your day. 

What is the purpose of daily devotionals?

A devotional helps you set aside a quiet, intimate time in your day to pray, study God’s word, and ponder on what the devotional teaches you.

How do you use daily devotionals?

Start with a prayer asking God to teach you more about Him.
Next, copy the scripture passages or inspirational quotes from the day’s devotion in your prayer journal. Then, read through your daily devotions. Finally, record your thoughts in your prayer journal. Then, write down how the application or practical advice that would apply to your life. Thank God for your time alone with Him and ask Him to help you apply what you learned to your life.

What type of daily devotionals are there?

There are devotionals for about any place or difficulty you are having in your life. There are also inspirational teaching-type devotionals that will help you learn and grow closer to the Heavenly Father.

  • Daily gospel devotional
  • Year-long journey devotionals
  • Difficult time devotionals
  • Young women devotionals
  • Daily scripture devotionals
  • Devotionals for everyday life
  • Daily devotionals on the spirit of prayer
  • Finding unwavering strength
  • Teen girls devotional
  • Busy woman devotionals
  • Devotionals just for moms

Best Daily Devotionals For Women

We all have unique needs as we each walk our own journey. Whether you are a mother of young children, single, empty nester, stay-at-home mom or work full time, we all need to spend time quiet time with our Savior each day.

Browse through these 25 top devotions for women and ask God to direct you to find the right one to read and study the scriptures with. He knows what you need.

God Hears Her: 365 Devotions for Women by Women

When you’re having an extremely busy schedule you just want to know that someone is on your side. You have more than just someone  . . . you have your Heavenly Father! He is with you. He is for you. He hears your heart’s cry. And He will reassure you of this through the beautifully designed, hardcover devotional collection, God Hears Her. The personal stories, Scripture passages, and inspirational quotes pulled from Our Daily Bread devotionals will lift you up and remind you that God is bigger than the trials you face.

Seeing Beautiful Again: 50 Devotions to Find Redemption in Every Part of Your Story

In the middle of the pain you didn’t cause, the change you didn’t want, the reality you didn’t know was coming . . . your life can still be beautiful. We all have stories full of sorrow and celebration because of situations we’ve faced. But with God’s love, there’s always more than we see being worked out behind the scenes.

In Seeing Beautiful Again, New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst shares how she processed seasons of disappointment and heartbreak while inviting you to hope again.

Live on Purpose: 100 Devotions for Letting Go of Fear and Following God

Live on Purpose takes the life-changing messages from Sadie’s bestselling books Live Fearless and Live and helps you apply those truths through Scripture, prayer, and her passionate message to live well.

Through each of Sadie’s authentic and relatable entries, you’ll take away practical tools for 

  • overcoming fear and living with confidence
  • living without limitations by setting aside fear, anxiety, and comparison
  • authentically celebrating every moment in life
  • replacing temporary highs with the promises of God
  • dreaming big and living life on purpose!

Praying the Scriptures for Your Life: 31 Days of Abiding in the Presence, Provision, and Power of God

Taking you on a 31-day journey rooted in Christ’s words in John 15, Praying the Scriptures for Your Life will help you find guidance and peace as you pray through life’s trickiest issues, from relationships to finances to what to do with the pain of unanswered prayer. Discover how Scripture can be experienced, not just read!

Nobody Left Out: Jesus Meets the Messes: A 40-Day Devotional for Messy, Broken People

A lonely thief. An unwelcome dinner guest. A death-row criminal facing his final hours on earth. What do all of these people have in common? They all faced the messiness of life. Some made the mess themselves. Some were thrown headfirst into a mess through no fault of their own. Then something changed. It wasn’t that they suddenly became unmessy. Nobody Left Out: Jesus Meets the Messes: A 40-Day Devotional for Messy, Broken People they each came face to face with Jesus, and he invited them to be part of God’s story. He didn’t leave them out. 

This 40-day devotional looks at eight encounters Jesus had with messy, broken people. In short, daily readings, you’ll explore each story and see how Jesus met each person in their mess.

Worry Less, Pray More: A Woman’s Devotional Guide to Anxiety-Free Living

This purposeful devotional guide features 180 readings and prayers designed to help alleviate your worries as you learn to live in the peace and refreshment of the Almighty God, who offers calm for your anxiety-filled soul. Inspired by this promise from God’s Word: “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life” (Philippians 4:6-7 MSG), Worry Less, Pray More reinforces the truth that with God, you can live anxiety-free every single day—whether you worry about your work, relationships, bills, the turmoil of the world, or something more.

The Chosen: 40 Days with Jesus

If you have not watched The Chosen series I highly recommend it! This devotional was created around this wonderful series.

Each of the forty devotions in The Chosen contains a Scripture, a unique look into a Gospel story, suggestions for prayer, and questions that lead you further in your relationship with Christ. See Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him best, and explore the backstories of people like Mary Magdalene, Peter, Matthew, Nicodemus, and more.

It’s hard to relate to the sinless Son of God, but we can all identify with the sinners. You too can be transformed: Jesus sees past your ”before” to the person He is creating you to be.

100 Days of Believing Bigger: Devotional Journal

Join reinvention strategist and life coach, Marshawn Evans Daniels on a 100 day devotional, journaling, prayer adventure, and discover your true identity. You’ll identify what is stopping you from living out your calling and enter into an open dialogue with God about your ambitions, goals, and dreams. As you lean into God’s promises for you in scripture you will explore the truth about who you are, why you matter, and what you are here to do. 100 Days of Believing Bigger: Devotional Journal 

New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional

In his book New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional, Paul Tripp knows mornings can be tough. Sometimes, a hearty breakfast and a strong cup of coffee just aren’t enough. Offering more than a rush of caffeine, best-selling author Paul David Tripp wants to energize you with the most potent encouragement imaginable: the gospel.

Forget “behavior modification” or feel-good aphorisms. Tripp knows that what we really need is an encounter the heart of God. Then we’ll be prepared to trust in God’s goodness, rely on his grace, and live for his glory each and every day.

Walking in Grace | 366 Inspirational Devotions for an Abundant Life in Christ 

Walking in Grace Devotional holds 366 grace-filled devotions designed to offer courage, hope, and wisdom to women. This daily devotional is a haven of calm contemplation amid the busyness of life.

Life: An Obsessively Grateful, Undone by Jesus, Genuinely Happy, and Not Faking it Through the Hard Stuff Kind of 100-Day Devotional

Do you ever wonder if the Gospel is truly “good news” for your actual, everyday, often difficult, sometimes painful, and typically crazy real life? Well, it is. But sometimes we all need a reminder that God’s faithfulness really does follow us into the face of all that harried, hard and even humorous stuff of life.

In her new devotional LIFE, Lisa Harper gives you exactly that: a gut-level exploration of pertinent and redemptive moments in Scripture that prove God’s grace is more than sufficient for both the massive and the minuscule things of life.

Devotionals for Women: De-Stress and Anxiety Relief. 52-week Guided Scriptures and Prayers

There are many expectations for you as a woman in your life. Those expectations range from family and marriage expectations, to work expectations from your boss and colleagues, to friend peer pressure and even more worldly expectations for you. You can feel the stress and anxiety of whether or not you will be able to measure up at work, in school, and even at home, fitting in with your friends and family members. Devotionals For Women will help you realize God is who we need for destressing and anxiety.

A Little God Time for Women: 365 Daily Devotions

A Little God Time for Women is a one-year devotional that provides you with godly wisdom and insight to strengthen your faith and encourage your heart. Spend a few quiet moments in the presence of God each day, and be refreshed as you find the hope, peace, joy, and strength that is abundant there.

Embraced: 100 Devotions to Know God Is Holding You Close

Embraced is a beautiful devotional plan from Lysa TerKeurst, the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited, The Best Yes, Unglued, and Made to Crave. Embraced features 100 devotions that will resonate with women in all stages of life by giving them a godly perspective on the issues they face each day.

My Quiet Time Devotional | 365 Devotions for Women To Bring You Into The Peace Of The Presence of God 

The My Quiet TIme Devotional invites you to spend a few peaceful and soul-refreshing moments in God’s presence every day. Through a year-long journey of devotional readings from the New Testament, Scripture meditation, and heartfelt prayer, you will draw closer to the loving, almighty Father.

My Utmost for His Highest: Updated Language Paperback 

This is a classic to be read over and over. My Utmost for His Highest has sold over 13 million copies worldwide and is considered one of the most popular religious books ever written. These captivating words of wisdom from Oswald Chambers have challenged and inspired readers for more than 80 years.
Oswald Chambers was a teacher and preacher whose messages cut to the heart of the gospel.  His wife, Biddy, transcribed his lectures and sermons and compiled them into books, the most popular being My Utmost for His Highest. The title is taken from a thought in one of his sermons: “Shut out every consideration and keep yourself before God for this one thing only—My Utmost for His Highest.”

Grace Is Enough: A 30-Day Christian Devotional to Help Women Turn Anxiety and Insecurity into Confidence

For days when you’re feeling stressed, worried, or simply seeking inspiration, this beautifully written women’s devotional will lift you up and help you find calm amid the chaos of life today. It’s time to pause.

Grace Is Enough is a 30-day devotional for women who are seeking to build confidence and fight anxiety with the use of God’s word. Through poignant personal essays and stories from the Bible, author Courtney Fidell shares inspiring messages to help you overcome your insecurities and find freedom and peace through the power of prayer.

God’s Purpose for Your Life: 365 Devotions

How can you rest in the truth that God has a purpose for you, a purpose He promises to fulfill? How can you know you are following God’s will? In this yearlong devotional, God’s Purpose for Your Life, Dr. Charles F. Stanley shows you that God’s plans for you are even more wonderful than you can imagine.

Throughout this beautiful book, you will feel empowered to make godly goals and joyfully obey God’s Word as Dr. Stanley gives you assurance, comfort, and boldness in your relationship with Christ. 

Jesus Always: Embracing Joy in His Presence

Life today is full of difficulties–loss, sadness, fear. In the midst of these challenges, joy often feels impossible or out of reach. But our dear Jesus has more for His followers than a life of striving, pain, and discontent.

If you love Jesus Calling, you’ll enjoy Jesus Always. With Scripture and personal reflections, the #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah Young brings Jesus’ message of joy today and every day with this 365-day devotional.

Choose Joy: 3-Minute Devotions for Women

 You’ll find the spiritual pick-me-up you need in Choose Joy: 3-Minute Devotions for Women. Written especially the twenty-first-century woman, this delightful devotional packs a powerful dose of comfort, encouragement, and joy into just-right-sized readings. Minute 1: scripture to meditate on; Minute 2: a short devotional reading; Minute 3: a prayer to jump-start a conversation with God. This easy inspired reading makes a fabulous any-occasion gift for every woman.

Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship

Bestselling author and artist Ruth Chou Simons invites you on a new journey to Beholding and Becoming.  With more than 850 pieces of intricate, original artwork, Ruth encourages you to elevate your gaze to the One who created all things. 
Today is an opportunity for God to demonstrate His love and His faithfulness in the midst of your mundane. No circumstance is too ordinary or too forgotten for Him to meet you there in worship. His transforming grace turns your “everyday ordinary” into a holy place of becoming.

Strong: Devotions to Live a Powerful and Passionate Life

How can you live as a confident woman of faith? Strong, a 90-day devotional by Lisa Bevere will inspire you to grow deeper in your relationship with God, strengthen your time studying His Word, and experience the joy of living in harmony with God, others, and yourself.

Lisa Bevere will help you find your strength, not from trying harder or doing more but through a deep and devoted relationship with God and from knowing and following Him. Each of the 90 devotions featured in Strong includes Scripture, reflections and teaching from Lisa, a prayer, and an anthem of strength.

God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Book of Proverbs

Proverbs is God’s book of wisdom, teaching us the essence and goal of a Christian life. In this 365-day devotional, Timothy Keller offers readers a fresh, inspiring lesson for every day of the year based on different passages within the Book of Proverbs. With his trademark knowledge, Keller unlocks the wisdom within the poetry of Proverbs and guides us toward a new understanding of what it means to live a moral life. God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life is a book that readers will be able to turn to every day, year after year, to cultivate a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with God. 

Jesus Listens: Daily Devotional Prayers of Peace, Joy, and Hope

God desires a relationship with you through continual conversation—prayer. Jesus Listens empowers you to pray daily, whether it serves as your only prayer for the day or simply a jump starter to your own prayers. 

Jesus Listens is ideal for those who . . . 

  • are going through difficult times and looking for rest and hope
  • are busy from life’s demands, but want to grow their prayer life
  • are not sure how to pray 
  • have been praying for years but want a closer relationship with God

The biblical basis for each prayer in Jesus Listens is given at the end of each entry so you can continually return to God’s promises in Scripture. 

He Whispers Your Name | 365 Devotions for Women | Hope and Comfort to Strengthen Your Walk of Faith 

He Whispers Your Name is a devotional offering inspiration for your daily walk of faith. Author Cherie Hill gives daily encouragement, framed as personal messages from God, to the reader’s heart. The messages will inspire you to converse with God and to hear God speaking to you directly through the Scriptures. Cherie weaves Scripture verses together to create a relatable dialog between you and God.

Midnight Mom Devotional: 365 Prayers to Put Your Momma Heart to Rest 

There is something about a quiet house in the midnight hours that causes stress and anxious thoughts that have been ignored throughout the day to rise to the surface of a mother’s heart. When the world goes still around you, it’s good to know you’re not alone; there are so many other mommas just like you and a God who wants to meet you in the quiet.
What began as a small online prayer ministry to encourage moms in the middle of the night quickly grew into a worldwide prayer movement known as the Midnight Mom Devotional. Now, this encouraging book of prayers connects you with a community of moms to strengthen your heart and give you support when you need it most.

Free Bible Study for Women

Bible verses about tough times are encouraging; however, Believing God’s Promises Even When It’s Hard can be challenging. I have created a free printable study to help you retrain your mind to think in ways that will bring you positive emotions and, therefore, positive actions based on God’s Word.