7 Memory Verses About the Fatherless

The Bible is full of verses that demonstrate God’s love for the fatherless—

and as God’s children, we are invited to care for the fatherless too.

Scripture memory is a great place to start and a fun activity you can do as a family. It helps instill a love for the least of these in our hearts and the hearts of our children. Practice around the table, before you go to bed, and with quizzes throughout the day. If you want to get really creative and you could make a family chart with a column for each family member (Mom and Dad too!). When a verse is committed to memory, give a sticker or mark a check. After you’ve reached your memorization goals, prepare a special surprise or a family outing to celebrate!

Learning and memorizing scripture enable excellent opportunities to share God’s character and truth. Here are a few verses to start you off. Commit one or all of these verses to memory, while sharing with your kids how our Father God loves, protects, and defends the orphaned, the least of the these, the lost, and the lonely.

7 Verses to Memorize About God’s Love for the Fatherless

James 1:27
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” 

James 2:15-16
“Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?”

Hosea 14:3
“For in You the fatherless find compassion.”

Isaiah 1:17
“Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.”

Psalm 82:3 
“Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.”

Deuteronomy 10:18
“He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.”

John 14:18
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”