When our older children were young, we had a little spiral-bound Bible Memory ABC book. We worked our way through it, committing to memory a Scripture verse for each letter of the alphabet.
They loved racing each other to see who could say the verses first, and I loved the fact that they were hiding God’s word in their hearts.
We still have that original little book — none the worse for wear — but as it omitted several of my personal favorites, I decided to put together my own little alphabetical list of Bible memory verses.
My younger children keep these in their skill-and-drill notebooks, and we are working our way through all twenty-six.
A = “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6
B = “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
C = “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.” Ephesians 6:1-3
… and so forth and so on.
If you are looking for a fun and easy way to add Scripture memorization to your school day or family time, we invite you to join us! Here is a free printable of the list we’ll be using (just click on the image to download both pages):