lds-scripture-mastery-app-iconThe Church’s Scripture Mastery app has just been updated for Android and Apple iOS.

It’s not just for seminary students any more. All members can use it to learn and memorize scriptures, which can be a powerful source of inspiration in times of need.

The best new feature of this app is that you can use it to memorize anything, like the Articles of Faith, The Family: A Proclamation to the World, The Living Christ, or any other text you can import using the sharing feature in the Gospel Library app. You can even import your own text. For example, you could put your patriarchal blessing into the “Notes” in Gospel Library and import it into the Scripture Mastery app.

The Scripture Mastery app now provides 3 activities to help you memorize:

  1. Removing Letters or Words. With this activity, you use a bar at the bottom of the app to slowly remove the letters or words from the passage you want to memorize. This helps you to rely on your memory to fill in the gaps. If you prefer to remove letters within the words, you can select the “Aa” symbol in the bottom left corner. Unselect it to delete whole words at a time.
  2. Flashcards. This activity uses the hint you provided when you saved your selection. Flashcards match the hint to the reference from which it comes. At the bottom right of the screen you can select whether you want the “hint” or the “verse” to be displayed on the front of the flashcards, so you can view the hint and guess the reference or vice versa.
  3. Quiz. The quiz activity gives you a hint and you guess the correct scripture reference.


Here’s how to import any text from the Gospel Library app into the Scripture Mastery app to memorize:

  1. Ensure the Gospel Library and Scripture Mastery apps are loaded onto your device.
  2. Open the Gospel Library app.
  3. Highlight the passage, verse, or quote you want to memorize.
  4. Click “Share” to import the selection to Scripture Mastery.
  5. Edit the name of the selection and then add a hint or reminder phrase.
  6. Open the Scripture Mastery app.
  7. Find your selection under the category “My Scriptures.”

“Great power can come from memorizing scriptures,” taught Elder Richard G. Scott. “To memorize a scripture is to forge a new friendship. It is like discovering a new individual who can help in time of need, give inspiration and comfort, and be a source of motivation for needed change.”

If you don’t have a mobile device, there is also a website you can use at to learn the 100 scripture mastery passages used in seminary. Learn more about the Scripture Mastery website.


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