How to memorize scriptures and hymns the easy way
This is something I learned from an Elder on my mission. Though, ironically, I didn’t try it till I’d been home for several years. Here’s how it’s done:
- Print the lyrics of a hymn (or a scripture you want to memorize). Make sure it’s small enough that it will fit in a sandwich baggie.
- Put it inside a sandwich baggie (with the opening on the bottom: because the seal is heavier, this keeps it from peeling off as easily).
- Try to get as much air out of it as possible (this step may be repeated once it gets some hot water on it).
- Get the baggie wet and stick it to the back of the shower wall.
- Start singing.
This is a simple way to invite the Spirit as you start your day. Plus, having a store of hymns in your memory has its own power:
“Sometimes you may have difficulty driving off the stage of your mind a certain evil thought. To drive it off, Elder Boyd K. Packer suggests that you sing an inspirational song of Zion or just think of its words” (Think on Christ).