Scripture Memorization

Introduction

Memorizing Scripture benefits those who practice doing so. For example, it aids them in their personal fight against sin, fuels their prayers, arms them for spiritual warfare, and positions them to encourage others.

 

Guidelines

To assist us in this endeavor, we employ Desiring God's Fighter Verse Scripture Memorization Plan.  The goal is for us to memorize one verse per week using the following technique:

 

Sunday

Read this week's memory passage with surrounding verses so you can read it in context.  Ask the Lord to help you commit this passage to memory, apply it to your life, and use it to bless others.

 

Monday

Read this week's passage (with the reference) out loud ten times.  Cover the passage and try to say it out loud (with the reference) ten more times, peaking if needed.  Say each memorized passage from previous weeks one time (out loud, with reference).

 

Tuesday

Cover this week's passage and try to say the verse out loud, with reference, ten times, peaking if needed. Say each memorized passage from previous weeks one time (out loud, with reference).

 

Wednesday - Saturday

Say this week's passage and each memorized passage from previous weeks one time (out loud, with reference). 

 

Other Suggestions

  • Repeat memorized passages once daily for at least 50 days; after that, once every week or two.
  • Pray daily, asking the Lord to help His word remain in you, using it to feed your soul and minister to others.
  • Take advantage of passing "idle" moments during the day to call this week's passage to mind.

 

These suggestions are from "An Approach to the Extended Memorization of Scripture", by Dr. Andrew Davis.