Choose a story from the Bible. Read the passage a few times to familiarise yourself with it.
Now put the passage to one side and imagine that the events described in the passage are happening now, right before you: You see the people, the place, the buildings; you feel the breeze, the sunshine; you hear the sounds, take in the smells and the taste – don’t worry
about what bubbles to the surface. Try and picture yourself present in that place and time. Take part in what is happening: You are in it, talking to those present. This is your prayer. Don’t worry if your imagination takes you away from the details of the passage, the historical or geographical facts, the important thing is to allow the murmurings of your own heart to surface.