Walking Together in the Word

Devotional guide for the week of May 24-May 29, 2021

Welcome to Walking Together in the Word!

These devotional materials guide you through the Bible readings for the May 30, 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 John 3:1-17 from your Bible, or

Devotion on the Gospel

Devotion on John 3:1-17

Talk about it

What does it say about Nicodemus that he “was a man of the Pharisees” and he “came to Jesus at night?”


Why is rebirth necessary to enter the kingdom of God? (see Ephesians 2:1-5)

Kid Talk

Read John 3:1-17.


John 3:16 is sometimes called “the Gospel in a nutshell.” What does that mean? The message of God’s great plan of salvation for all people is contained in one small verse: God sent His only Son Jesus because He loves us, and everyone who believes in Jesus will be saved.


  • Memorize this verse today and share it!

Sing! John 3:16

John 3-16

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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I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8

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 Isaiah 6:1-8 from your Bible, or

Talk about it

  • Why was Isaiah immediately filled with woe on seeing this vision of God?

  • How did Isaiah respond? How can his response encourage us?

Listen and Sing: Send Me

SEND ME (Song by Shawna Edwards)

Kid Talk

Read Isaiah 6:1-8.


The prophet Isaiah was scared! God Himself appeared to him, and Isaiah knew he was a sinful man. But God touched his lips and took away his sins. God forgives our sins too. He gives us the courage to say, like Isaiah did, “Here I am, send me!”

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 Acts 2:14a, 22-36 from your Bible, or

Devotion on the Second Reading

Talk about it

  • This is Holy Trinity weekend in the church. How do you see the Trinity in Peter’s sermon here in Acts 2?


  • Peter urged a response to what he preached that day. How did his closing words apply both Law and Gospel in calling for a response?

Kid Talk

Read Acts 2:14a, 22-36.


God had promised King David that one of his descendants would sit on the throne forever. Who was the descendant? Jesus! Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords. He has risen from the dead to reign forever!

Download a coloring page on the Reading

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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Read Psalm 29 from your Bible, or

Talk about it

David the psalmist declares the praise of God in this psalm.


  • As you read the psalm, note why he says we ought to praise our awesome God.


“The voice of the Lord” is repeated seven times in this psalm. The number seven often signifies completeness in Bible number symbolism.


  • What is David saying in his repetitive use of this phrase?

Listen to "Psalm 29"

Psalm 29 (We Cry Glory) [Live] - Glory and Gladness Music

Kid Talk

Read Psalm 29.


How does this Psalm describe the power of God's voice? Name some of the things this psalm says God's voice can do.


  • What else happened by God's voice? See Genesis 1.


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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Holy, Holy, Holy -- LSB 507

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!

God in three persons, blessèd Trinity!


Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,

Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,

Which wert and art and evermore shalt be.


Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide Thee,

Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see,

Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,

Perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.


Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea.

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!

God in three persons, blessèd Trinity!


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Talk about it

The tune name for this hymn is Nicaea. Nicaea was where a council was convened in 325 A.D. to settle controversy about the Holy Trinity. This council produced the Nicene Creed, which we still confess today.


  • Why is Nicaea an appropriate name for this hymn?

Listen and Sing

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

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
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