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Over 40 years of spiritual empowerment.

Who we are

The Universal Foundation for Better Living (UFBL) is an international association of New Thought churches, centers and study groups dedicated to spreading the abundant life teachings of Jesus the Christ.

Our mission

The Mission of the Foundation is to organize, coordinate and encourage the establishment, growth, and development of its member churches, centers, and study groups.

Our vision

The Universal Foundation for Better Living aspires to be an empowering agent that prepares and supports leaders and their congregations to do ministry effectively in the world.

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The Daily Inspiration is the signature publication of the Universal Foundation for Better Living (UFBL), which was founded in Chicago, Illinois by the Rev. Dr. Johnnie Colemon in 1974. Its mission is to inspire readers with daily doses of the New Thought Christian principles that compel them to seek a deeper connection with the Spirit of God within.​

Visit a UFBL organization near you

There are Universal Foundation for Better Living member churches, centers, and study groups all over North America and the Caribbean. UFBL ministries offer a stimulating, Bible-based approach to practical Christianity. We embrace and celebrate diversity, and we open our doors and offer our teachings to all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or creed. If you are ready to live joyfully and learn how to have the abundant life that God intends for you, visit a UFBL church or center today.


Affirmation is the activity of establishing in mind the truth of God. It is a conscious effort to bring the truth of God into the awareness for the individual to act and respond to the truth. Affirmative prayer is the act of stimulating the inspiration with the growing awareness of oneness spirituality brings while being involved in one’s day-to-day activities.

Prayer Request

Your prayer requests will be handled with love and care by our Prayer Ministers who are praying around the clock. We will pray with your request for the next thirty days. You will also receive an email from our prayer ministry with prayers that you, too, can pray. The UFBL Global Prayer Ministry can even be contacted by phone, email, or letter. Prayer Ministers are waiting to pray with you.

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