• Mark Alan Williams

7 Biblical Christian Mantras I Find Helpful

Updated: Mar 29, 2019

I get great encouragement reciting these phrases.


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Each day at the beginning of my morning devotions, I take a time to give thanks. I list items I’m thankful for, a habit that has resulted in a list of tens of thousands. (Over the last year alone, I’ve added over 4,000 to the list.) Part of this list consists of Christian mantras. I find these very helpful in praising God and setting the tone for my day.

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But what are “Christian mantras?”


The dictionary defines a mantra as “a statement or slogan repeated frequently.”


Essentially, they are favorite biblical phrases that I like to remember repeatedly.


Here are seven Biblical Christian mantras I find very helpful:


1. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”


This phrase comes from Philippians 4:13.


In its original context, the Apostle Paul was writing about being satisfied with whatever circumstances he found himself in.


For me, it’s an expression of my ability through Christ to find victory in whatever situation I find myself in.

I wrote some articles on this verse which you can start reading HERE.


2. Jesus is Lord of all.”


This phrase comes from Acts 10:36.


I love to remind myself of Who is in charge. My faith is in the One to whom every knee will bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord. See Philippians 2:10-11.


3. “The Lord is near to all who call on Him.”


This phrase comes from Psalm 145:18.


To me, this is a wonderful assurance that the Lord is by me all through the day. He’s not too busy, too preoccupied, or tired of me.


He is there!


4. “The joy of the Lord is my strength.”


This phrase comes from Nehemiah 8:10.


I love this affirmation of God’s joy resulting in strength.


Every single day I feel the need for God’s strength. It comes from His joy in my heart.


5. “This is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it.”


This phrase comes from Psalm 118:24.


For me, this is an expression of determination to rejoice in the day, no matter what is happening. Some days are difficult. But I determine to rejoice and be glad no matter what.


6. “All things work together for good.”


This phrase comes from Romans 8:28.


This verse assures me that no matter what happens, good will come out of it somehow. I remind myself that it doesn’t say “all things are good” but “all things work together for good.”


7. “Jesus loves me.”


This phrase comes from many passages, including John 3:16.


Sometimes the most profound and reassuring mantra is this most simple one.


It’s great to memorize verses and even entire passages of Scripture. But I would also encourage you to remember and repeat these short biblical Christian mantras. They will encourage and strengthen you over and over.


Your thoughts are welcome! Please leave your comment below.


What biblical Christian mantras do you find helpful?


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