Faith-promoting Scriptures

...and some memorization hints.

December 30, 2013

Omni 1:26

26 And now, my beloved brethren, I would that ye should come unto Christ, who is the Holy One of Israel, and partake of his salvation, and the power of his redemption. Yea, come unto him, and offer your whole souls as an offering unto him, and continue in fasting and praying, and endure to the end; and as the Lord liveth ye will be saved.

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2 Nephi 25:29

29 And now behold, I say unto you that the right way is to believe in Christ, and deny him not; and Christ is the Holy One of Israel; wherefore ye must bow down before him, and worship him with all your might, mind, and strength, and your whole soul; and if ye do this ye shall in nowise be cast out.

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Moroni 7:29-30

29 …have miracles ceased? Behold I say unto you, Nay; neither have angels ceased to minister unto the children of men.

30 For behold, they are subject unto him [Christ], to minister according to the word of his command, showing themselves unto them of strong faith and a firm mind in every form of godliness.

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1 Nephi 3:7

…I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.

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1 Nephi 3:15-16

As the Lord liveth, and as we live, we will not go down unto our father in the wilderness until we have accomplished the thing which the Lord hath commanded us. Wherefore, let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord;

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D&C 76:60

And they shall overcome all things.

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I wrote some code to convert full verses into first-letter sequences to facilitate memorization…

def first_letter_mnemonic(text):  
    words = text.split()
    letters = []
    for word in words:
        letters.append(word[0])
        
        if word[-1] in ',-': # inline punctuation
            letters.append(word[-1])
        
        elif word[-1] in '.;:?!': # delimiting punctuation
            letters.append(word[-1] + ' ')
 
    return (''.join(letters)).strip()
 
print first_letter_mnemonic('<paste_verse_here>')