25 Psalms For Kids To Learn And Memorize

What if we could give our children a secret weapon to fight off worry and discouragement? If there were a way to help our kids be strong, have courage, and trust love, wouldn’t we want to do it?

Raising kids is hard. They don’t come with a lot of instructions, and each one can be drastically different from the other.

Just when you figure out how to soothe a boo-boo for one, the other pushes your hand away and demands to put the band aid on without help. They refuse to eat their broccoli. Can’t seem to pick up their toys and sabotage any effort at a good night’s sleep.

And yet, we love them and want the very best for them always.

Our hearts hurt when they hurt, and we scream for joy when they score a basket or land a jump. We’d do anything for them.

The very best thing we can do for our children is to introduce them to God.

They will hear all kinds of things as they grow up, and most of those things will have nothing to do with Jesus. It’s our job as parents to ensure our children learn to think through matters of faith, ask questions, and see what following Jesus looks like.

The choice to follow Him must be their own, but we can help.

My kids believed in Jesus at a young age. They both heard Bible stories and went to church, but it was at home, on their bed, asking questions, they came to make the decision to give their life to God.

Our lives and love help our kids see who God is and soften the ground for them to trust Him with their hearts. But there’s still more we can do.

One important facet to training our kids and preparing them for the future is to encourage them to memorize scripture. God’s word is living and active, and it’s a sword to defend against the lies in the world.

In times of discouragement, the Bible directs our attention to God and hope. When we’ve failed and lost our way, God’s word speaks to our broken hearts and leads us home. Memorizing the Psalms can be especially encouraging during times of trouble. When we don’t have the words, the Psalms speak for our hearts.

Scripture memorization is like the fire drills we had while we were in school. When we’re doing them, they don’t seem all that important. It’s something we’ve heard before. But when there’s a fire, our feet remember and move us to safety. Committing scripture passages to memory can help us safely through the fires of life. When we’re struggling and sad, those verses will be there to comfort and guide.

And that’s the special weapon we can give our kids as they face the struggles of life.

Read through the following list of Psalms which have been especially chosen to encourage your children in memorization. God wants us to hide His word in our hearts. Make memorization a priority today.

Psalms 119:105

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

Psalms 91:4

“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”

Psalms 23:1

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

Psalms 27:1

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

Psalms 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

Psalms 127:3

“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”

Psalms 34:18

“The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”

Psalms 19:7

“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.”

Psalms 18:2

“The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”

Psalms 27:1

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

Psalms 27:14

“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”

Psalms 24:1

“The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”

Psalms 91:1

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

Psalms 51:10

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”

Psalms 119:11

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”

Psalms 46:10

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Psalms 90:2

“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.”

Psalms 139:14

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”

Psalms 119:9

“BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.”

Psalms 16:8

“I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.”

Psalms 111:10

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.”

Psalms 118:24

“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalms 4:8

“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.”

Psalms 19:14

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.”

Psalms 19:1

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”

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