A Prayer Based on Jonah 1

Father, we confess that the spirit of Jonah still lives in us, for we rebel against your commands. We think we know better than you. We lean on our own understanding. We don’t believe your ways “work.” Forgive us for our pride that leads us to say, “no” to you. Thank you that the Son of God said “yes” to his mission of redemption, becoming the suffering servant Jesus Christ. We ask that your Spirit would fill us with gratitude for his service that we might say “yes” to all you require. Thank you that you pursue us, that you do not take your presence from us, and that we will dwell with you forever. We pray these things in Jesus’ name, amen.

Based on Jonah 1:1-3