Christian Ideas for Voice Mail Messages

Christian messages can brighten up a caller's day.

You can put a Christian spin on your voice mail message by quoting Scripture or by using a traditional blessing. The person who's trying to call you can be uplifted by your voice and his day will be spiritually enriched. If your voice mail is only for personal calls, you can inject some Biblical humor into it. The beauty of a voice mail message is that you can change it as regularly as you like, so if you have a particular focus at any one time, you can substitute another message.

1 Warm Blessings

You don't know if the person calling you is in a bad mood or is sad, but you can begin your voice mail with a kind and warm blessing, such as the Blessing for the Righteous, Bless Those who Love Jesus and Bless us with Understanding. You can alter your voice mail blessing daily to suit your emotional focus of the day.

2 Scripture Quotes

Begin your voice mail message with a quote from scripture that evokes the spirit of Christian love and the power of God. A good example is Galatians 5:22-23, which talks about forgiveness, self-control and gentleness. This type of Scripture quote will remind your caller to incorporate these into her life.

3 Irish Blessings

If you have Irish ancestry, you can celebrate that along with your Christian faith and incorporate it into your voice mail message. For example, the traditional Irish Christian Blessing "May God grant you many years" makes a lovely message for callers to hear.

4 Funny Voice Mail

To jazz up your voice mail and put a bit of theater into it, you can take the quote from Samuel; "The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded." Say this in a powerful booming tone, and then add on in your regular voice "I can't come to the phone right now but leave a message and I'll get back to you." If God needed voice mail, that's what He'd say.

5 Messages through Song

If you are able to carry a tune, you can sing a chorus of an uplifting hymn such as "Amazing Grace" for your voice mail instead of leaving a spoken message. Only sing a chorus, though, because you do want the caller to listen to the whole voice mail and not get bored and hang up before leaving their message.

6 Say a Prayer

Instead of quoting directly from the bible, take inspiration from a man called Reinhold Niebuhr and quote the Serenity Prayer. The prayer is well known and callers can pray along with your voice message before leaving their own message for you.

Jillian O'Keeffe has been a freelance writer since 2009. Her work appears in regional Irish newspapers including "The Connacht Tribune" and the "Sentinel." O'Keeffe has a Master of Arts in journalism from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from University College Cork.