The following suggestions are based on a Bible memory method developed by Dr. Andrew Davis in his booklet "An Approach to the Extended Memorization of Scripture," First Baptist Church; Durham, NC (fbcdurham.org).
Sunday: Read this week's memory passage with surrounding verses so you can see 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) aloud ten times. Cover the passage and try to say it aloud (with its reference) ten more times, peeking if necessary. Say each memorized passages from previous weeks one time (aloud with references).
Tuesday: Cover this week's passage and try to say the verse aloud (with its reference) ten more times, peeking if necessary. Say each memorized passage from previous weeks one time (aloud with references).
Wednesday-Saturday: Say the week's passage and each memorized passage from previous weeks one time (aloud with references).
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.
|Jan. 1||Joshua 1:9||Jul. 2||Philippians 4:6|
|Jan. 8||2 Chronicles 16:9||Jul. 9||Philippians 4:8|
|Jan. 15||Philippians 3:8||Jul. 16||Psalm 42:11|
|Jan. 22||Philippians 3:9||Jul. 23||Isaiah 46:8-9|
|Jan. 29||Philippians 3:10||Jul. 30||Philippians 1:21|
|Feb. 5||1 Corinthians 1:18||Aug. 6||Jeremiah 29:11|
|Feb. 12||Psalm 37:3-4||Aug. 13||Proverbs 22:1|
|Feb. 19||Psalm 37:5-6||Aug. 20||Psalm 30:4-5|
|Feb. 26||Psalm 37:23-24||Aug. 27||Acts 20:35|
|Mar. 5||Hebrews 12:1||Sep. 3||Matthew 5:3-5|
|Mar. 12||Hebrews 12:2||Sep. 10||Matthew 5:6-8|
|Mar. 19||Psalm 96:1-2||Sep. 17||Matthew 5:9-10|
|Mar. 26||Psalm 96:3-4||Sep. 24||Matthew 5:11-12|
|Apr. 2||Psalm 96:5-6||Oct. 1||Psalm 32:8-9|
|Apr. 9||Psalm 96:7-8||Oct. 8||Proverbs 31:30|
|Apr. 16||Isaiah 43:25||Oct. 15||Matthew 6:19-21|
|Apr. 23||Romans 12:9||Oct. 22||1 Corinthians 10:31|
|Apr. 30||Romans 12:10||Oct. 29||Romans 5:18|
|May 7||Romans 12:11-12||Nov. 5||Romans 5:19|
|May 14||Romans 12:13-14||Nov. 12||1 Peter 2:9|
|May 21||Romans 12:15-16||Nov. 19||Romans 10:17|
|May 28||Proverbs 15:1||Nov. 26||Matthew 20:26-28|
|Jun. 4||James 4:10||Dec. 3||2 Corinthians 5:21|
|Jun. 11||James 4:17||Dec. 10||1 John 3:2|
|Jun. 18||Luke 19:10||Dec. 17||Ephesians 3:20-21|
|Jun. 25||Psalm 18:30||Dec. 24||Matthew 22:37-39|