Walking Together in the Word

Devotional guide for the week of Oct 18, 2021–Oct 23, 2021

Welcome to Walking Together in the Word!

These devotional materials guide you through the Bible readings for the October 24, 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 10:46-52 from your Bible, or

Devotion on the Gospel

Devotion on Mark 10:46-52

Talk about it


  • What is the role of faith in our receiving blessings from the Lord?

Kid Talk

Read Mark 10:46-52.


Jesus asked the blind man what he wanted Jesus to do for him. “I want to see!” said the man. And Jesus healed him. We should say the same to Jesus. “I want to see you, Lord. I want to know all about you. I want to read your Word and sing praises to you.” Sing “Open the Eyes of My Heart.”

Listen and Sing: Open the Eyes of My Heart

Open The Eyes Of My Heart - Lyrics

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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The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

Psalm 126:3

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 Jeremiah 31:7-9 from your Bible, or

Talk about it

  • How can Israel, a people conquered and carried off into exile, be described as the “foremost of nations” (verse 7)? (see Deuteronomy 7:6-9)


  • Why is there weeping (verse 9) if the exiles are returning home?

Listen: Grace Will Lead Me Home

Grace Will Lead Me Home- David Dunn (lyric video)

Kid Talk

Read Jeremiah 31:7-9.


The Old Testament Israelites turned away from God, so God let other nations conquer them. But God promised to bring them back to their homeland. He kept His promise, and they cried with joy. God promises that one day we will go to our eternal homeland—heaven!

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 Hebrews 7:23-28 from your Bible, or

Talk about it

  • Verse 26 says that Jesus our high priest meets our need. What is that need?


  • How was Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins different than the Levitical priests’ sacrificial offerings? (see verse 27)

Devotion on the Epistle

Devotion on Hebrews 7:23-28

Kid Talk

Read Hebrews 7:23-28.


The Old Testament priests offered lots of sacrifices for forgiveness. But Jesus is our High Priest who offered the last and greatest sacrifice—Himself—when He died on the cross. No more sacrifices need to be made. We are forgiven!

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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Read Psalm 126 from your Bible, or

Talk about it

  • Compare this psalm with the description of the return from exile in the Old Testament reading (Jeremiah 31:7-9)
  • Because of the restoration that God brings to us through Jesus Christ (forgiveness, salvation, eternal life), verse 3 is an appropriate Bible verse for us to declare with the psalmist. Memorize this verse

Listen: Psalm 126

Psalm 126 - Sojourn Music

Kid Talk

Read Psalm 126.


Have you ever thought about all that God has done for you? Look outside at the beautiful world He created for us to live in. Look at your family and the people He has given to care for you. Look in His Word, the Bible, and hear how He sent Jesus to be your Savior.


Let's shout together with the psalmist: The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with 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.

Catechism Connection

Apostles Creed, Second Article (2)

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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God, Whose Almighty Word -- LSB 979

God, whose almighty word

Chaos and darkness heard

And took their flight:

Hear us, we humbly pray,

And where the Gospel day

Sheds not its glorious ray,

Let there be light!


Lord, who once came to bring,

On Your redeeming wing,

Healing and sight,

Health to the sick in mind,

Sight to the inly blind:

Oh, now to humankind

Let there be light!


Spirit of truth and love,

Life-giving, holy dove,

Speed forth Your flight;

Move on the water’s face,

Bearing the lamp of grace,

And in earth’s darkest place

Let there be light!


Holy and blessèd Three,

Glorious Trinity,

Wisdom, love, might!

Boundless as ocean’s tide,

Rolling in fullest pride,

Through the earth, far and wide,

Let there be light!


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Talk about it


  • This hymn ends each stanza with “Let there be light!” In what way does God’s almighty Word bring light to us and this dark world? (see 2 Corinthians 4:6) Think about this throughout this week.

Listen and Sing

God, Whose Almighty Word

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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Our Core Values:


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