Day 4: Pray {Tools for memorizing}


* Pray through your chapter
That’s it. That’s enough. Use today to soak in the words with no pressure to do anything. Just be with the message.

As you read through your chapter, turn it into a personalized conversation between you and God. Add your own thoughts in between the lines.

On Day 5 we’ll start memorizing Isaiah 12:1! (Or whatever you’ve chosen.)

Isaiah 12 (ESV)

1  You will say in that day: “I will give thanks to you, O LORD, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me.

2  “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”

3  With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

4  And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.

5  “Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.

6  Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”


* See the big picture.

It’s tip #1 of 10 Tips to Memorize a Bible Chapter. Can you summarize what the chapter is about in one sentence? Discover what the main thing is, and return often to that as you’re memorizing.



As you read and pray through the chapter, see it as an act of worship, an act of love. Yes, you’ll learn the words as you go, but more importantly, you’ll see more of the goodness and beauty of God. That’s what we’re really after.


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Are you ready to begin memorizing? I’m excited you’re along for the journey. Please share any questions or thoughts in the comments.


4 thoughts on “Day 4: Pray {Tools for memorizing}

  1. David

    Excellent advice!

    You make me realise that the scripture can be put to work right away — I don’t have to wait till I’ve “finished” learning it.

    While reading through the Psalms I have been collecting lines for bedtime and morningtime prayers, but I’ve just been leaving the lines there on the page — waiting I suppose for the great day when I’ve read through all the Psalms and I come to compile my Fantastic Bedtime Psalm Compilation Prayer. I should take a line and pray it tonight; choose a line in the morning to have with my breakfast.

    Thank you for this series 🙂


    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Exactly—we don’t have to “know” all the words before they can start seeping into our spirit. Isn’t it funny how we wait for that “great day” to do so many things? Yet often we’re welcome to start anywhere, anytime. Just start somewhere. That’s the biggest step of all.

      Hope you find a beautiful line for your prayer tonight and suitable for your breakfast tomorrow. 🙂

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I’m behind on reading everyone’s 31 Days myself, so no problems, June. I’m bookmarking landing pages so I can return to them when I have more time. It’s hard to both read AND write for 31 days at the same time. 🙂

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