Below is a list of scriptures that are powerful, yet easy to memorize. Memorizing scriptures is key to your walk with the Lord. Memorizing scriptures will imprint God’s words on your heart. When you need them, you can call upon scriptures from memory and speak them out to keep yourself strong in the Lord. They are the tools in your toolbox. You can incorporate these scriptures into your prayers. Speak God’s words back to him. Your prayers will become stronger and this will build up your inner man or woman.

There are so many scriptures that can become your core scriptures. As the years go by, your list will keep growing. You can certainly have core scriptures of your own that speak to your heart, that are not on this list. May I suggest the following powerful words of God as core scriptures.


Core Scriptures*

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. ( John 3:16)

That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans    10:9)

Jesus answered "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)

For the Joy of the Lord is your strength. ( Nehemiah 8:10)

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.( Phillipians 4:13)

  So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. ( Isaiah 41:10)

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts. ( Collosians 3:15)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. ( Psalm 37:4)

In humility consider others better than yourselves. ( Phillipians 2:3)

God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. ( 1 Peter 5:5)

For man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.( James 1:20)

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say it again, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be evident to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. ( Phillipians 4:4-6)

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. ( Psalm 19:14)

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us ( Psalm 67:1)

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path ( Psalm 119:105)

Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away ( Matthew 24 vs 35)

If God is for us who can be against us? ( Romans 8:31)

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose ( Romans 8:28)

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will. ( Romans 12:2)

Where the spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. ( 2 Corinthians 3:17)

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. ( Galatians 5 vs 22-23)

Do not judge and you will not be judged, do not condemn and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and it will be given unto you ( Luke 6 vs 37-38)

I call to the Lord who is worthy of praise and I am saved from my enemies. (Psalm 18 :3)

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. ( James 1:22)

In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. (James 2:17)

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. ( Deuteronomy 31:6)

The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. ( Deuteronomy 28:13)

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. ( 2 Chronicles 7:14)

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.( Jeremiah 29:11)

Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." ( Mark 10: 27)

For live by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)

Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.( Collosians 1:11-12)

No weapon forged against you will prevail (Isaiah 54:17)

I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. (Luke 10:19)

For God did not give us the spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and self discipline. (2 Tim 1:7)

Praise the Lord, O my soul and forget not all of his benefits--who forgives all of your sins and heals all of your diseases ( Psalm 103:2-3)