3 Tips for Memorizing Scripture

If you’re anything like me, memorizing can be hard and sometimes frustrating. Sometimes it seems as if I almost have a verse memorized, and then the next day I feel like I’ve forgotten it and am right back where I started! Over the years, however, I have discovered several tips and tricks that have proven helpful in hiding God’s Word in my heart (Psa. 119:11). Here are three of them:

1: Be Consistent A dedicated musician practices his instrument every day. The same should be true for memorizers of Scripture. It's important to devote time on a regular basis to your memory work. If you don’t, it will be much harder to internalize the Word, and you will spend more time trying to remember old verses than learning new ones.

2: Break it Down There's only one way to move a mountain: one rock at a time. The same principle applies when it comes to memorizing Scripture. Breaking up a long passage into smaller chunks can help you memorize it more quickly, and it may also make it less stressful than trying to do it all at once.

3: Keep Moving Forward Every now and then, you’ll find a verse that you simply cannot get to stick in your head. You try and try, but for some strange reason the verse keeps escaping your memory. This can lead to much frustration, especially if you are usually a proficient memorizer. In times like these, it may be helpful to take a break from the troublesome verse and memorize something else. Later, you can come back to the difficult verse and go at it with a fresh start.


  • I would like to know how to memorize a passage where I can recall any verse anytime without going thru the whole passage to get to the one verse I need or want. thanks
    • Gary, I think our VerseLocker app is just what you're looking for! You can create your free account and try it out at scripturememory.com/verselocker.
  • thanks alot for that reminder on sm.sometime back l tried it on revelation chapter1.God bless you.
  • This is an interesting write-up. It really helped me and give answers to my long time question of "how do I memorize verses". Thank you so much.

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