Scripture Memorization Made Easy – Week 3


Hey everyone, last week we shared that when Scriptures are set to music they are really easy to memorize. And to jumpstart your library we gave away 5 Scripture Songs available for download. This week’s Scripture is Matthew 6:31-33.

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:31-33

You can listen to it here:

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Here are some more tips for memorizing Scriptures:

Write the verses on notecards, including the reference. Review them regularly, even if you only read them regularly.

Sing the Scripture Song first, then say it a couple times.

Use the “memory palace” technique: I don’t know who invented this, but I use it. Your “palace” can be made of the rooms in your home, or you can make up imaginary rooms.

For each Scripture, make up a picture – for example, for “Do not be anxious,” a DONUT with an ANXIOUS BEE buzzing around on it. Imagine the “Donut Bee Anxious ” say, on the couch in your den, the first room in your memory palace. Each Scripture will have a different picture, located in a different place in the room. Some memory experts suggest limiting each room to 5 “memory objects.” Keep these 5 notecards together with a rubber band. Review the rooms regularly.

I spend a few minutes on Scripture memory first thing in my morning devotions. I have found this to be a really helpful habit.

For more Scripture Songs, visit ForeverGratefulMusic.com. You can also download Scripture Songs from CD Baby (search Mark Altrogge).


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Mark Altrogge

I’m a pastor at Saving Grace Church in Indiana, PA. I’m married to Kristi, have 5 kids, and a growing number of grandkids. I enjoy songwriting, oil painting and coffee, not necessarily in that order.