These 10 Kid-Friendly Verses to Memorize this Summer + A Free Printable will get your family on the way to knowing God’s Word and incorporating it into your hearts and lives this summer. Enjoy!
I’ve never made summer goals before, but since we’re adding FOUR new children to our home (because we’re adopting from foster care), I decided I needed some.
Three of my goals:
- Establishing morning chore time.
- Exploring more of our city in “staycations.”
and . . .
- Memorizing Scriptures with my kids.
Chores are necessary and staycations are fun, but by far hiding God’s Word in our hearts will be the most important thing we do this summer. If you’d like to join me, here is a list of 10 kid-friendly verses to memorize!
If you have younger kids memorize the BOLD words alone. (All Scriptures are in NLT.)
Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. —James 1:17
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. —Proverbs 3:5
For “Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.” —Romans 10:13
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. —Isaiah 41:10
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. —Philippians 4:13
This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. —Psalm 118:24
Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. —Ephesians 4:32
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. —Romans 3:23
Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. —Colossians 3:2
This summer may your family build wonderful memories, and may the best ones be memorizing Scripture together!
Click on the below image for a FREE printable to help you out as you memorize Scripture as a family!
Practicing a life long fellowship with the Lord through prayer is something I hope to foster in my children and grandchildren that’s why I created the Mommy & Me Prayer Journal series!
Every morning I sit down with my kids and work on prayer journals. I want to teach my kids how to pray. I want them to know they can turn to God for anything. Below are ways I’ve taught my kids to pray during Meal Time, and below you can find out more information about my new Mommy and Me Prayer Journal!
Meal Time Prayers
Have you ever found your family halfway through dinner only to have a child ask, “Did we pray?” This is a clear sign that the grace was far from memorable . . . yet it should be the most important part of the meal! Job 23:12 says, “I have treasured the words of [God’s] mouth more than my daily bread.”
Jesus (our perfect example) made mealtime prayer a priority. When He was feeding the multitudes, He “gave thanks and broke the loaves” (Matthew 14:19).
And, for His final meal on earth, Jesus “took bread, gave thanks and broke it” (Luke 22:19). Mealtime prayer is something families need to take seriously too!
I know, it can be challenging to make prayer exciting every meal…read the rest of this post here: http://triciagoyer.com/teaching-kids-to-pray/
I hope these words and ideas bring you joy as you seek God together with your family this summer and beyond. To know Him is the greatest joy.
Blessings for a great summer,