As women, we can feel the daunting pressure to fulfill our daily responsibilities, chores, and tasks each day and remain fit, happy, and focused on God at the same time. As Christian women, we can feel extra pressure because we know (yes, we know) that we should read the Bible and pray each day, but we simply can’t find the time for it in our overly full packed days. Let’s be honest, we can use some help. Using a daily devotional, especially one made for women, can be like an oasis of peace to our consciousness. 

Waking up in the morning, the to-do-lists in our head can be overwhelming, coupled with the disturbing feeling of guilt of not finding time for fellowship with God. A daily devotion can be an awesome start of the day, to help us refocus our minds and grow in faith. It can be a great kick-off point for powerful declarations over our lives, increasing our confidence and helping us live a purposeful life as Christian women. The insights received through a devotional can enable us to create effective Biblical declarations over our personal lives and that of our loved ones.

Having devotion time in the morning reminds us of what to focus on the rest of our day. It reminds us of our priorities. It reminds us of our calling to love God and love others, and of who we are in Christ and who He wants us to be.

“Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him.”

1 Chronicles 16:11 (NLT)

What exactly is a women’s devotional?

A daily devotional, whether in book form or online, helps us connect with God when we don’t have the time to dig into God’s Word ourselves. However, a devotional does not replace our personal time of fellowship with God. Sometimes, we just need a spark to focus on God. Like a car engine needs ignition before it will run, a devotion sparks our fellowship with God.

A devotional typically starts with a Scripture, followed by a brief writeup or story, digging deeper in the Bible verse. Often it ends with a call to action, like a prayer or reflection prompt. The message gives us a deeper understanding of God’s Word and the prompts at the end lead us into our personal time with God, where He can reveal Himself to us in a deeper way. It can help us hear God’s voice.

Daily devotionals for women make it easier to set aside intentional time for prayer as part of our everyday routines as women. Whether we are stay-at-home moms (which, by the way, is a full-time job), work for ourselves, or perform our duties in a corporate organization, the busyness of the day can easily distract us. The topics in a devotional for Christian women relate to our own experiences in life.

Devotionals for women enable us, as daughters of the King, to reflect on inspirational Bible verses or study the women in the Bible, and are a powerful way to reflect and deepen our faith. Women’s Devotionals can contain a message for each day of the year or for a shorter period. Whatever form the devotional has, it will encourage us in our walk with God and in our meditation on God’s Word.  

What are good daily devotionals?

Devotionals come in many forms and sizes. We can find e-books, hardcover or softcover books or booklets, and there are very good online devotions for women as well. A devotional for women’s bible study is also an option. Some have beautifully designed covers, others are simply focused on the content. But let’s be honest, though a devotional with a gorgeous cover is nice to look at, it is the content that counts.

So, what are good devotionals for women? A good devotional is one that brings us, women, closer to God. One that enables us to hear God’s voice in many ways and lets us grow in faith. What makes a devotional for women special is that the topics are relatable to our daily circumstances and focusses on us as women. God created men and women; He didn’t create us the same.

A women’s devotion can enable us to know our purpose in life and the reason God created us as women. By using (I said using, not merely reading) a devotional, we will more and more be able to know who we are in Christ and understand we are God’s masterpiece and not created by chance.

We are all unique and have our own gifts, talents, and abilities, as well as a personal character, preference, and taste. We may choose a different type of women’s devotional, because our preferences are different and are in a different stage of our lives. As long as the daily devotional is Biblical, speaks truth, and encourages us to grow in faith, it is a good women’s devotional.

The 12 Best Daily Devotionals for Women

To help you choose, I created a list of 12 top daily devotionals for Christian women. Get one for yourself or as a perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

1) The Women’s Devotional Guide to the Bible: A One-Year Plan for Studying, Praying, and Responding to God’s Word 

‘The Women’s Devotional Guide to the Bible’ is a perfect devotional for women’s bible study. It offers tools for in-depth study, reflection, and prayer. It also presents practical Bible study methods, which can be easily used daily, even during a busy schedule.

This 52-week women’s devotion by Jean E. Syswerda, uses a unique five-day prayer and study formula and gives a comprehensive overview of Scripture.

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2) Devotions for the Modern Woman: Life Lessons from Women of the Bible 

This daily devotional comes as a book written for every woman who seeks God’s will for her life. No matter our age, it is neither too early nor too late to know our purpose in life and to walk the path God has called us to walk. This devotion series focuses on six biblical women and how their life experiences can serve as powerful examples for us.

It may be that as women, since we have so many demands on our time, it is hard to hit the “pause” button in our lives and listen to the small but powerful voice speaking within our souls. This devotion will help in getting in touch with our God-given purpose.

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3) You Got This: 90 Devotions to Equip and Empower Hardworking Women

This book offers 90 daily devotions to equip and empower hard-working women. It’s easy for us women to get wrapped up in all that we do and then forget who God created us to be. Whether we’re hardworking inside the home or outside the home or both, we need encouragement and grace to meet the demands life puts on us.

Each entry of this women’s devotional reminds us to tap into God’s strength, develop a healthy view of success and failure, and learn to accept ourselves as God’s unique creations designed for a unique purpose. Each devotion begins with a Scripture passage followed by an inspirational message to challenge and encourage women in their work, lives, and faith.

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4) God Sees Her: 365 Devotions for Women by Women

Women want to know they matter. This daily devotional e-book provides story after story of God’s care for women both in Bible times and in modern day life. This devotion is written by female authors. Reading the daily devotions will remind us of God’s love and help us know the warm presence of our heavenly Father. Each article reassures us that God sees us, knows us by name, and cares about every detail of our lives.

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5) God Hears Her: 365 Devotions for Women by Women

As women, we need to know that God hears us, our gender does not make us less important to God. This devotional e-book for women reassures us that God is with us, God is for us, and God hears us. The devotional has personal stories, Scripture passages, and inspirational quotes to lift us up and remind us that God is bigger than the trials we face.

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6) Strength for Each Day: 365 Devotions to Make Every Day a Great Day 

In an overview of daily devotionals for women, Joyce Meyer cannot be left out. In this daily devotional for women, you will learn to recognize new mercies and blessings in each day. The practical teaching format in this 365-day devotional will encourage you to take the time for yourself so that you can receive strength for each day!

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7) The Confident Woman Devotional: 365 Daily Inspirations

This is another devotional by Joyce Meyer, special for women. It taps into concerns and issues many women commonly experience—lack of confidence, poor self-image, dysfunctional relationship. It also provides encouragement and practical wisdom to help resolve problems in those areas of life. This powerful daily devotional with new insights, inspirational quotes, and practical action items will help you on your journey toward a confident life filled with love, laughter, and God’s acceptance, one day at a time.

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8) Becoming The Modern Proverbs 31 Woman: A 31-Day devotional through the Book of Proverbs 

After reading about the Proverbs 31 woman in the Bible, have you ever thought “Wow! She is a superwoman.”? This 31-day devotional will demystify and define the Proverbs woman and what her attributes and characteristics look like in modern day.

This devotion defines the modern Proverbs 31 woman and enables you to address the changes and challenges of the modern world, and meet the needs of your family using the wisdom of the Lord as your guide. The daily devotional for women provides practical steps for implementing the Lord’s wisdom and questions to ponder.

You were created by the Lord as His masterpiece. Reading this devotion will ensure shedding off God did not intend for you what, and becoming who God has really called you to be.

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9) Impressions: 21-Day Devotional Journal for Women Kindle Edition

Life is full of decisions and turning points. Especially when you’re heading into a new season: empty nest, career change, or relocation. Or maybe you’re experiencing a relationship or financial upheaval. That’s why, now more than ever, you need clear guidance about how best to move forward. And that’s what this e-devotional is all about. During each day of your 21-day journey, you’ll discover modern-day parables that help you:

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10) Mornings with God: Prayers and Devotions for Women Paperback

Good mornings are guaranteed when you start the day off in prayer. This devotional for women has dozens of faith-building prayers accompanied by inspiring devotional thoughts and scriptures. Featuring just-right-sized readings to fit into your busy morning routine and scripture selections, you’ll start your days off right with Mornings with God!

Using this devotional to create your own powerful morning declarations will propel you into a day of victory.

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

This 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.

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12) Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be: A 90-Day Guide to Living the Proverbs 31 Life

Every woman needs a little jump start in life. Donna Partow knows how to make it happen. This daily devotional for women shows women how to re-energize our lives in 90 days. She covers everything from faith and family to fitness and fashion (with lots more) in this comprehensive plan for greater vitality in life and intimacy with God.

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