In the name of the The Year of the Word, Father Paul recently asked you all to provide your favourite Bible quotes – perhaps one that has gotten you through a tough time? Here are some of our favourites but feel free to add yours in the comments below, via email or on Facebook.

“The thing I ask from the Lord,
    this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
    and to seek him in his temple.”
Psalm 27:4 (NIVUK)

Chosen by Fr. Paul.

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“O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.”
Psalm 63 (NIVUK)

Chosen by Fr. Paul.

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
John 13:35 (NRSVCE)

Chosen by Dan Kent

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“This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Psalm 118:24 (NRSVCE)

Sent by Jan Hughes via email

“It helps me find hope that whatever happened yesterday, today is a new day.”
Jan Hughes.

“Give your burdens to the Lord, and He will take care of you.”
Psalm 55:22 (NLT)

Sent by Jan Hughs via email.

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“Father Peter used to tell me to go into the church and talk to God, giving my burdens to Him.”
Jan Hughes.

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
Deuteronomy 6:4-7 (NIV)

Provided by Dave Skillen via Facebook.

“This passage resonates with me because it is all-encompassing; it calls me as a Christian, a dad, a husband, a deacon, a colleague, a friend, to ensure my faith in God is in all I think, say, do – the foundation to my life!”
Dave Skillen

“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face to shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn his face towards you and give you [His] peace.”

Numbers 6:24 (NIV)

Provided by Dave Skillen via Facebook.
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“This is my constant prayer for those I love and care for; for those i serve, the sick, the bereaved and the dead; the poor and displaced; those in prison; my family who live up north and elsewhere…for each of you at Sacred Heart!”
Dave Skillen
Dave also provided this YouTube link to his favourite musical setting for the versus.

 Our family verse is
“They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength,
they will soar on eagles’ wings;
They will run and not grow weary,
walk and not grow faint.”
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

Provided by Vina Estrada via Facebook

This is our family verse.
Vina Estrada.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV)

Provided by Joan Kent

I like this verse because it’s welcoming and it’s saying that He’s there for everyone regardless of your creed, colour and race. He loves us all equally.
Joan Kent

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
Psalm 119: 105 (NIV)

Sent by Theresa Mahon via Facebook

It reminds me that God’s Word should guide everything I do.
Theresa Mahon.

“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.”
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 ((NRSVCE)

Sent by both Anne Marie and Theres Mahon

I’ve found it very helpful in all my challenging decisions over the years, and a great comfort.
Anne Marie

It reminds me of what i need to aim for.
Theresa Mahon

“Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Matthew 17:20 (NIV)

Sent in by Mary Kate Kendall.

But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”
Isaiah 43.1 (NIV)

Sent by Cindy Lake

I always find it so personal, that this amazing God, not only knows my name but calls to me.
Cindy Lake

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 15:13. (NIV)

Sent via Facebook by Maria Burns

This verse gives me hope and comfort, especially for the days ahead with the Coronavirus pandemic.
Maria Burns

“Before ever a word is on my tongue,
you know it, O Lord, through and through.
Behind and before, you besiege me,
your hand ever laid upon me.
Too wonderful for me, this knowledge;
too high, beyond my reach.”
Psalm 139 (Our Lady of Lourdes evening prayer)

Bridie Singer via blog.

“Do not worry about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4 v6 and 7 (NRSVCE)

Sent by Jacquie Clark


A born worrier, I learned from a young age to ask God for help. My mum gave me a Sacred heart badge and taught me
“Sacred heart of Jesus I place all my trust in you”
Jacquie Clark

“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.

 Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken..”
Psalm 62: 5-6 (NIV)

“The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer.
My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation,
my stronghold.”
Psalm 18: 2 (NIV)

Sent in by Jackie Hopgood

“I lift up my eyes to the hills.
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
the Maker of heaven and earth.”
Psalm 121: 1-2 (NIV)

Sent in by Tony Hopgood

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:13 (EHV)

I often say this to myself when I face a tough situation.
Penny Withey

Sent by Penny Withey

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“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him and without him was made nothing that was made.  In Him was life and the life was the light of men and the light shineth in darkness and the darkness did  not comprehend it………And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us and we saw his glory the glory as it were, of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
John 1 (NIV)

Sent by Rosie Smith

The first – Gospel of St John 1.1-14 – which I read each week at the end of Sunday Mass from age 8.   I just loved it – the rhythm and beauty of the words and decisiveness of the lines. It stated facts and I understood exactly what was being said.   
Rosie Smith

“How lovely is your dwelling place,Lord Almighty!  My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home,

    and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar,

    Lord Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you..”
Psalm 84 (NIV)

Provided by Rosie Smith

Psalm 84 – How lovely are they dwellings Lord – Brahms Requiem – my favourite psalm
I played this age 15 with school orchestra and choir celebrating our school diamond jubilee. 
Rosie Smith

Do you have any special versus that mean something to you? Do let us know in the comments, via email or on Facebook so that we can feature them too.

God Bless.

4 Comments

  1. My favourite passage is 1 Corinthians :4-13
    Love is patient, love is kind. Traditionally used in weddings, I know , however I see it as a Guidebook of how we should be , as Jesus says the greatest commandment is to love one another as I have loved you. I find this passage a good centering tool, To draw me back to how I should be when I have a bad day, or when someone isn’t kind towards me. I really do try to live this passage in its full entirety. I’ve found it very helpful in all my challenging decisions over the years, and a great comfort.

  2. This is one of my favourite verses taken from Psalm 139

    Before ever a word is on my tongue,
    you know it, O Lord, through and through.
    Behind and before, you besiege me,
    your hand ever laid upon me.
    Too wonderful for me, this knowledge;
    too high, beyond my reach.

  3. Do not worry about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4 v6 and 7
    A born worrier, I learned from a young age to ask God for help. My mum gave me a Sacred heart badge and taught me
    “Sacred heart of Jesus I place all my trust in you”

  4. “Faith can move mountains.”
    Matthew 17:20

    It is Our Lord’s promise and a reminder that even a little of the faith He gives us can turn our surroundings upside down.

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