Walking Together in the Word

Devotional guide for the week of June 21-June 26, 2021

Welcome to Walking Together in the Word!

These devotional materials guide you through the Bible readings for the June 27, 2021 Sunday worship service. We pray they are a blessing to you and your family!


Why study God's Word and pray together?


  • Bible study and prayer strengthens faith and brings you closer to God and to one another.
  • Study of readings and hymns for the weekend prepares you for worship.
  • The way parents express and model their faith helps shape young people’s faith lives.
  • God's Word gives life!---new life now and eternal life with Jesus in heaven. (John 20:31)

About this Devotional Study Guide

  • Five Days of devotional material. Catch up or review on the 6th day, worship on Sunday!
  • Bible Readings are the LCMS 3-year lectionary readings for the upcoming Sunday.
  • Talk about It and Dig Deeper guide discussion and meditation on the Bible passages.
  • Kid Talk has questions and activities especially for kids and families.
  • Prayer starters are given--add your own as well! Scroll to the bottom for the Lord's Prayer and Luther's Morning and Evening Prayers.
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Opening and Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Heavenly Father, bless our time together as we study Your Word. Amen.

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Read Mark 5:21-43 from your Bible, or

Devotion on the Gospel

Devotion on Mark 5:21-43

Talk about it

  • After the healing of Jairus’s daughter, why did Jesus give the disciples strict orders not to let anyone know about it?


  • What does it say to us that the Bible frequently talks about death as sleeping?

Kid Talk

Read Mark 5:21-43.


Healing seemed impossible. The man’s daughter had died. The woman had been sick for twelve years. But with Jesus, nothing is impossible! Jesus healed the woman. He raised the little girl to life again. When things seem impossible, pray to Jesus. He will help you!

Listen and Sing: Nothing Is Impossible with God

Nothing is Impossible | HLA Nazareth Music Video | Group Publishing

Digging Deeper

Meditate on this section of Scripture, using these prompts:


  • What thoughts come to mind as you read this passage?
  • What is confusing or surprising about this passage?
  • What does this passage teach you about God, His love for you, and His will for your life?

Then pray over the passage, talk about it with a friend or spiritual mentor, and explore further by reading the notes in a study Bible.
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Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8

Closing and Prayer

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all (2 Corinthians 13:14).


Throughout the week, write prayers of praise, thanksgiving, and requests in a prayer journal or on a sheet of paper. Take turns praying when you gather for devotions.
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Opening and Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Heavenly Father, bless our time together as we study Your Word. Amen.

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Read Lamentations 3:22-33 from your Bible, or

Talk about it

  • Why is it so helpful to know that the Lord’s love and compassion are new every morning?


  • How is God described in Lamentations 3:22, 23, 25, 32? How do these verses provide hope and joy in the midst of despair?

Listen: Great Is Your Faithfulness

Lamentations 3:22-23 - Your Faithfulness

Kid Talk

Read Lamentations 3:22-33.


Some days are just hard. Maybe you fought with your brother. Or your friend was mean to you. Or your grandma is sick. What do we do when life is hard? We trust in God. God never stops loving us, He never stops caring for us. When life is hard, trust in God. His love is new every morning!

Digging Deeper

Meditate on this section of Scripture, using these prompts:


  • What thoughts come to mind as you read this passage?
  • What is confusing or surprising about this passage?
  • What does this passage teach you about God, His love for you, and His will for your life?

Then pray over the passage, talk about it with a friend or spiritual mentor, and explore further by reading the notes in a study Bible.

Closing and Prayers

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all (2 Corinthians 13:14).


Pray the Lord's Prayer, Luther's Morning or Evening Prayers, and/or add your own prayers.

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Opening and Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Heavenly Father, bless our time together as we study Your Word. Amen.

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Read 2 Corinthians 8:1-9, 13-15 from your Bible, or

Talk about it

Paul praises the Macedonian’s sacrificial giving.


  • Why must Christian giving always be voluntary to be joyful? How is Jesus our greatest example in this?


  • How can looking at the example of others encourage our good stewardship and generosity?

Kid Talk

Read 2 Corinthians 8:1-9, 13-15.


It’s fun to get gifts, but did you know that it’s even better to give gifts to others? When we share food, clothes, and money with people who are in need, it brings them joy, it gives God joy, and it gives us joy too!

Listen and Sing: God Loves a Cheerful Giver

God Loves A Cheerful Giver - 2 Corinthians 9:7

Download a coloring page on the Epistle

Digging Deeper

Meditate on this section of Scripture, using these prompts:


  • What thoughts come to mind as you read this passage?
  • What is confusing or surprising about this passage?
  • What does this passage teach you about God, His love for you, and His will for your life?

Then pray over the passage, talk about it with a friend or spiritual mentor, and explore further by reading the notes in a study Bible.

Closing and Prayer

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all (2 Corinthians 13:14).


Pray the Lord's Prayer, Luther's Morning or Evening Prayers, and/or add your own prayers.

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Opening and Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Heavenly Father, bless our time together as we study Your Word. Amen.

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Talk about it

David announces his praise for God throughout this psalm.


  • What reasons does David give for praising God?

Think of when God has turned your “wailing into dancing.”


  • What is our response to God for His undeserved grace? (see verse 12)

Listen: Psalm 30

Psalm 30 (Lyric Video)

Kid Talk

Read Psalm 30.


Some days are sad days. Maybe your favorite toy broke, or you argued with a friend, or someone you love is sick. Sometimes we're not even sure why we feel sad.


But one thing is sure--God is always with us, waiting to hear us call out to Him for help. He promises to hear our cries, and to comfort us. His love turns our sadness into joy!

Digging Deeper

Meditate on this section of Scripture, using these prompts:


  • What thoughts come to mind as you read this passage?
  • What is confusing or surprising about this passage?
  • What does this passage teach you about God, His love for you, and His will for your life?

Then pray over the passage, talk about it with a friend or spiritual mentor, and explore further by reading the notes in a study Bible.

Closing and Prayer

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all (2 Corinthians 13:14).


Pray the Lord's Prayer, Luther's Morning or Evening Prayers, and/or add your own prayers.

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Opening and Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Heavenly Father, bless our time together as we study Your Word. Amen.

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Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old -- LSB 846

Your hand, O Lord, in days of old

Was strong to heal and save;

O’er darkness and the grave.It triumphed over ills and death,

To You they came, the blind, the mute,

The palsied and the lame,

The lepers in their misery,

The sick with fevered frame.


Your touch then, Lord, brought life and health,

Gave speech and strength and sight;

And youth renewed and frenzy calmed

Revealed You, Lord of light.

And now, O Lord, be near to bless,

Almighty as before,

In crowded street, by beds of pain,

As by Gennes’ret’s shore.


O be our great deliv’rer still,

The Lord of life and death;

Restore and quicken, soothe and bless,

With Your life-giving breath.

To hands that work and eyes that see

Give wisdom’s healing pow’r

That whole and sick and weak and strong

May praise You evermore.


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Talk about it

This hymn was originally written to be used at King’s College Hospital in London. The words of this hymn focus on the healing and compassionate power of Jesus.


  • Take some time to pray the last stanza of this hymn.

Listen and Sing

Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old (LSB 846)

Closing and Prayer

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all (2 Corinthians 13:14).


Pray the Lord's Prayer, Luther's Morning or Evening Prayers, and/or add your own prayers.

PRAYERS

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Luther's Morning Prayer

I thank you my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Luther's Evening Prayer

I thank you my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ Your dear Son, that you have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

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  • Empowered by the cross of Christ
  • People working together
  • Opening the Word to all people
  • Showing the love of Jesus
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