Imagine the three of them, Jesus, Jairus, and the woman, standing together.
Jairus had asked Jesus to heal his daughter, but the woman’s faith had interrupted their conversation. She touched Jesus and was healed. Jesus was saying, “Your faith has made you well,” when messengers told Jairus his daughter had died.
Jesus looked at Jairus and said, “Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.”
Like the woman, Jairus believed. Like the woman, Jairus saw a miracle (Read the story in Mark 5:21-43).
The best way to grow in prayer is to understand what it is. It’s talking with someone who knows you verywell.
Every one of us can pray this:O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You go before me and follow me. Youplace your hand of blessing on my head (Psalm 139:1-5).
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and prayand seek my face and turn from their wicked way, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).