You and I can memorize Scripture, and it is something that we should discipline ourselves to do on a regular basis. Professor Mark Moore from Ozark Christian College has a short essay which provides a few tips on how to memorize Scripture effectively. I hope this proves helpful to you.
If you know your name, address and telephone number, then you can no longer say, "I just can't memorize." We memorize words to songs, important dates, and the names of new friends. We certainly can memorize Scripture. The real question is how long it will take. You can't expect to memorize a passage five minutes before class. For most people it will take about three consecutive days to put it into long-term memory. Plan on a schedule something like this:
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- 10 minutes per verse to memorize it the first time.
- 5 minute review right before bed, for three evenings (this allows your subconscience to work on it while you sleep).
- 5 minute review the first thing in the morning, for three days.