How often do you go to your Bible and look for a new Bible verse for the day? Let’s be honest – we don’t get this done every day and we shouldn’t expect our teens to do it either.

Wait, don’t quit reading yet; I believe we should all be in the Word daily – sharing it with your teen is an important way to provide positive affirmation.

Here are some suggestions for keeping the Word as a daily part of your teen’s life:

Encourage or help your teen to find a verse that means something to them and what they are going through right now. Once you find that verse, encourage them to read that verse each day until they are ready to move on to a new verse. God’s Word is alive and brings comfort, joy, motivation, challenges and much more to us daily. Don’t feel like you have to have a new verse each day. (Side note: There are 31,173 verses in the Bible. If you read one verse a day from the time you were born it would take almost 86 years to read the Bible). Teach your teens to enjoy the Bible – one verse at a time!

Find a yearly theme verse for your family. You can make this a family project and ask your teens to help you find a verse that will be the focus for the family for the year. Once you have selected your verse, keep talking about it, post it on the fridge, on their bathroom mirror or wherever – be creative. Our family adopted Jeremiah 29:10-14. We have had this verse since 2007, and we refer back to it all the time. Once again, be creative and have fun with this.

Here are 31 Bible verses that you can use to help get you started. Pick one, two or use them all!

Jeremiah 29:10-14
Joshua 1:6-9
Proverbs 3:5-6
Deuteronomy 1:30-31
Deuteronomy 7:6
Psalm 1:3
Psalm 25:4-5
Psalm 46:10

Psalm 91:4
Proverbs 4:23
Isaiah 40:28-31
Ezekiel 36:26-27
Micah 6:8
Habakkuk 3:19
Zephaniah 3:17
Matthew 5:13-16

Mark 12:29-31
Luke 18:27
John 10:10
John 14:1-4
Acts 4:12
Romans 6:23
Romans 8:28
Galatians 5:22-23

Ephesians 4:32
Philippians 4:13
Colossians 3:12-14
1 Peter 2:2-3
2 Peter 3:8-9
1 John 4:7-9
Deuteronomy 30:19-20

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