Jonah acknowledged his sin and then praised God that he had been redeemed. A good prayer pattern to follow.

BibleGateway: Jonah 2:1-10

ESV Text: Jonah 2:1-10


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:26

     1 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly, 2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice. 3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me. 4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. 5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head. 6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God. 7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple. 8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. 9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

     10 And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 226:
Come, Oh Come, Thou Quickening Spirit

— Organ Audio


1. Come, oh, come, Thou quickening Spirit, 
God from all eternity! 
May Thy power never fail us; 
Dwell within us constantly. 
Then shall truth and life and light 
Banish all the gloom of night. 

2. Grant our hearts in fullest measure 
Wisdom, counsel, purity, 
That they ever may be seeking 
Only that which pleaseth Thee. 
Let Thy knowledge spread and grow, 
Working error’s overthrow. 

3. Show us, Lord, the path of blessing; 
When we trespass on our way, 
Cast, O Lord, our sins behind Thee 
And be with us day by day. 
Should we stray, O Lord, recall; 
Work repentance when we fall. 

4. With our spirit bear Thou witness 
That we are the sons of God 
Who rely upon Him solely 
When we pass beneath the rod; 
For we know, as children should, 
That the cross is for our good. 

5. Prompt us, Lord, to come before Him 
With a childlike heart to pray; 
Sigh in us, O Holy Spirit, 
When we know not what to say. 
Then our prayer is not in vain, 
And our faith new strength shall gain. 

6. If our soul can find no comfort 
And despondency grows strong 
That the heart cries out in anguish: 
“O my God, how long, how long?” 
Comfort then the aching breast, 
Grant us courage, patience, rest. 

7. Holy Spirit, strong and mighty. 
Thou who makest all things new, 
Make Thy work within us perfect 
And the evil Foe subdue. 
Grant us weapons for the strife 
And with victory crown our life. 

8. Guard, O God, our faith forever; 
Let not Satan, death, or shame 
Ever part us from our Savior; 
Lord our Refuge is Thy name. 
Though our flesh cry ever: Nay! 
Be Thy Word to us still Yea! 

9. And when life’s frail thread is breaking. 
Then assure us more and more, 
As the heirs of life unending, 
Of the glory there in store, 
Glory never yet expressed, 
Glory of the saints at rest.