A Seafarer's Prayer

 

Jonah is spiraling deep into the depths of the sea. A great fish, prepared by God swallows Jonah. Yahweh grants Jonah another chance; an opportunity to live, demonstrating the power of His great grace in the face of obstinacy and humility. This sets the stage, of course for the “other-centered” opportunity in Nineveh to which Jonah was called to preach. In the midst of Jonah’s certain peril, he cries out to God, acknowledging His sovereignty, grace and salvation. God spares Jonah and offers him another chance to carry out His will to preach in Nineveh.