top of page

Jonah's Prayer

From inside the fish, Jonah prayed to the Lord his God:

“When I was in trouble, Lord, I prayed to you, and you listened to me. From deep in the world of the dead, I begged for your help, and you answered my prayer.

You threw me down to the bottom of the sea. The water was churning all around; I was completely covered by your mighty waves. I thought I was swept away from your sight, never again to see your holy temple.

I was almost drowned by the swirling waters that surrounded me. Seaweed had wrapped around my head. I had sunk down below the underwater mountains; I knew that forever, I would be a prisoner there.

But, you, Lord God, rescued me from that pit. When my life was slipping away, I remembered you—and in your holy temple you heard my prayer.

All who worship worthless idols turn from the God who offers them mercy. But with shouts of praise, I will offer a sacrifice to you, my Lord. I will keep my promise, because you are the one with power to save.”

The Lord commanded the fish to vomit up Jonah on the shore. And it did.

Jonah 2:1-10 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Sovereign Lord,

I offer to you the highest praise because You are the Most High God. Heaven and earth declare Your glory. Where can I go that You are not? Your presence is constant and I worship You in Spirit and in truth. Thank You for your mercy and grace as You contend with my fears. Just as I am, You love me. Just as I am, all things are subject to Your will.

In the matchless name of Jesus, I pray,


1 view0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Fill Us!

When I think of the wisdom and scope of his plan, I fall down on my knees and pray to the Father of all the great family of God—some of them already in heaven and some down here on earth—that out of h

Teach Us to Love

And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God and God in him. 1 John 4:16 NKJV My Lord and My God, You are holy, high and set apart

I Pray With David

Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The bounda


bottom of page