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Memory verses

Memory verses

Memorizing Scripture with your children helps God’s Spirit bring about lasting change. Choose a verse that your kids can learn in a pre-determined period of time and aim to review the verse at least once every day.

Psalm 4:4 “In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.”

Psalm 141:3 “Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.”

Proverbs 14:17 “A quick tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.”

Proverbs 16:32 “Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.”

Proverbs 17:27 “A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.”

Proverbs 19:2 “It is not good to have zeal without knowledge nor to be hasty and miss the way.”

Proverbs 25:28 “Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self control.”

Proverbs 29:11 “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.”

Proverbs 29:20 “Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”

Ecclesiastes 7:9 “Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.”

2 Corinthians 12:9 “But He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weakness…’ ”

Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

Ephesians 4:26-27 “ ‘In your anger do not sin.’ Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 “So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.”

2 Timothy 1:7 “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”

Hebrews 4:15 “For we do not have a high priest [Jesus] who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin.”

1 Peter 5:8 “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around looking for someone to devour.”

2 Peter 1:5-8 “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge, and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”