Bible stories show people interacting with Jesus. Approach Him like they did, and ask Him to respond in kind. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
Here’s an example of how to pray the story of Jairus and Jesus (Mark 5:21-43):
The story: Jairus saw Jesus. He fell at His feet and pleaded earnestly, “My daughter is dying. Please come and lay your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.”
Your prayer: Look at Jesus. Get on your knees. Plead earnestly. Tell Him your need. Maybe you have a prodigal son, or a sick daughter, or an unemployed husband. Ask Jesus to restore, heal, and bless. Ask Him to give life.
The story: Men came and told Jairus, “Your daughter is dead. Why bother the teacher any more?”
Your prayer: Do others tell you to give up on God? Maybe you’ve grown weary of asking. Maybe the enemy has planted seeds of despair. Don’t stop praying. Listen to Jesus.
The story: Jesus said, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
Your prayer: Listen to Jesus tell you, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
The story: When they arrived at the home of Jairus, people were making a commotion, weeping, and wailing. They laughed at Jesus for saying the child was not dead. He put them out.
Your prayer: Ask Jesus to put other voices out of your mind. Listen to what He tells you. “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
The story: Jesus went to the child, took her hand, and said, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”
Your prayer: Ask Jesus to meet those you love at their point of need
The story: Jesus told those watching to give her something to eat.
Your prayer: Ask Jesus to tell others how they can help.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Do you believe this?