scriptures

As a family we regularly spend time together studying scripture. Beyond spending time with scripture it can be important to “treasure up in your minds continually the words of life” (Doctrine & Covenants 84:85). Memorizing scripture is a great way to “treasure up” these words.

The LDS church has wonderful resources for memorizing scripture with a selection of scriptures. For our family, we’ve seen a need to have our own list of scriptures which focus primarily on charity and its central and foundational role. We’ve also sprinkled into this some scriptures which we feel can sometimes be mistreated to create an opportunity to specifically discuss other ways we might view these scriptures that can produce better fruits in our lives.

Beyond simply memorizing the scripture, we feel it is important for children (and adults) to ask what that scripture means to them. As our kids memorize these, we have a quick discussion with them asking them what they think about it, what they think it means, and how it can affect their lives. To make this fun (and encouraging) we regularly take our kids out to get Slurpees or candy as they memorize scriptures.

New Testament

Matthew 11:28-30

Matthew 22:36-40

John 3:16

John 4:13-14

John 14:15

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Galatians 5:22-23

2 Timothy 1:7

James 1:5-6

James 1:27

1 Peter 3:15

Doctrine & Covenants

D&C 1:24

D&C 6:36

D&C 8:2

D&C 18:10-11

D&C 19:23

D&C 25:13

D&C 39:6

D&C 52:40

D&C 58:27

D&C 64:9-10

D&C 93:36

D&C 121:41-42

Old Testament

Genesis 1:26-27

Genesis 4:6-7

Ezekiel 16:49

1 Samuel 16:7

Proverbs 3:5-6

Proverbs 15:1-2

Psalm 23:1-3+

Isaiah 1:16-18

Isaiah 58:6-7

Jeremiah 1:4-5

Malachi 4:5-6

Pearl of Great Price

Moses 1:12-13

Moses 1:39

Moses 6:60

Moses 7:18

Moses 7:28,32-33

Article of Faith 9

Article of Faith 11

Article of Faith 13

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Book of Mormon

2 Nephi 2:27

2 Nephi 9:28-29

2 Nephi 31:20

Mosiah 2:17

Mosiah 3:19

Alma 32:26-27

Alma 34:28

Alma 41:14-15

Helaman 5:12

3 Nephi 11:29-30

Moroni 7:16

Misc. Quotes

“Life is mostly froth and bubbles,Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another’s troubles, Courage in your own.” (Adam Lindsay Gordon)

“in this Church you don’t have to believe anything that isn’t true. You learn everything you can, and whatever is true is a part of the gospel.” (Henry Eyring)

“Savior, may I learn to love thee, Walk the path that thou hast shown, Pause to help and lift another, Finding strength beyond my own.”

“Savior, may I love my brother As I know thou lovest me, Find in thee my strength, my beacon, For thy servant I would be.“

“Who am I to judge another When I walk imperfectly? In the quiet heart is hidden Sorrow that the eye can’t see.”

“I would be my brother’s keeper; I would learn the healer’s art. To the wounded and the weary I would show a gentle heart.”