Pocket Verses

A pocket verse is just a verse written on a slip of paper and carried in your pocket to pull out and read all during the day.

In a previous post I mentioned a suggestion from Dr. Jo Bevington – “What joy it is to me to make me a pocket verse everyday and by the end of the day I have memorized it…..So I think what fun it would be for families of preschoolers to make their child a “pocket verse” every day.  Since young children are concrete learners, the words of the Bible might become valuable to them if they carried around a little Bible thought each day.”

I tried this with our 3 year old Grant over the Christmas holidays.  We put a Bible verse in his pocket, had him bring it out during the day, and we read it to him.  By the end of the day he had memorized the short verse (and so had we).  Just as Jo predicted, the pocket verse was so valuable to him that he pulled it out the next day to show to those that visited.

Pocket verses – they are not just for children 🙂



2 thoughts on “Pocket Verses

  1. What a great idea to have pocket verses. I had a youth pastor who encouraged us to write verses on index cards and take them around with us. We need the Word don’t we?

    Thank you for visiting Our Journey Home. It’s great to find another mom with young kids!


  2. This is such a wonderful idea! In fact, I vaguely remember my mother carrying around a little piece of paper with a verse or two on it and taking it out at odd times of the day. It seemed to comfort her. Thank you for reminding me of that memory—and thank you for inspiring me to make pocket verses a new craft for my Sunday school students!

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