Meditating Scripture with Kids


Years ago, I heard a sermon from a man at the International House of Prayer about meditating on scripture. Needless to say, it’s transformed my life more than any other sermon I have ever heart, because it taught me how to interact with God through His word. The method he taught us to use was “RWSSP,” which stands for, “Read it, write it, say it, sing it, pray it.”

A while back I posted a blog mentioning that my children and I were meditating on scripture in the car. RWSSP was the method we were using. Often times, with my children, I skip straight to the “sing it” portion. This is because when you hear a catchy song, it tends to get stuck in your head. All day long, no matter what you’re doing, it plays on a loop in your mind. That’s exactly what I want these scripture songs to do to my children. I want it to “bother” my children. Meaning, I want them to hear the tune over and over and never forget the scripture and the heart behind it.

Psalm 1:3 says this about people who meditate on scripture, “He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.” And isn’t this what we all want for our children (and ourselves)? The “sing it” of RWSSP helps them become just that!


Seth Dahl