My daughter has been memorizing Psalm 23 for AWANA. I liked the thought of having this scripture hanging in the house so it is easy for her to reference rather than needing to get her AWANA book every time she wants to work on it. Therefore, I created a colorful Psalm 23 free printable for her, and I thought I would share it here so that you could print it out as well.
Something I have been trying to do is claim scripture in life. Call it “Christian Cognitive Therapy.” The Lord encourages us: “Do not conform 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. The renewing of our mind can happen as we meditate on God’s scriptures. Here’s another helpful passage in regards to meditating on the Word of God: “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.” – Psalm 1:1-3.
As a Christian, I see the value of memorizing scripture and claiming it. My brain has a tendency to want to avoid the struggles, so I need to claim the verse, “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope…” Romans 5:3-4.
I can sometimes let myself get down and spiral into darkness as I see the pain in this world. To get out of it, I can state, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” – Philippians 4:8. This is a life verse for me, so I have also made it into a printable for you. You can see how I use it in my parenting here.
Selfishness and faith are both a struggle for me, so I need to keep Galatians 2:20 on the tip of my tongue. “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Psalm 23 is another one of those passages that is fabulous to claim. It contains so many of God’s promises in regards to His presence and comfort for you. I hope having a free printable to hang will help you also memorize this powerful text.
Psalm 23 Free Printable