Prayer for Jonah 1:3

“However, Jonah got up to flee to Tarshish from the Lord's presence. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. He paid the fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish, from the Lord's presence.”

Heavenly Father, I fear I am too ready and willing to criticise the behaviour of people like Jonah, who tried to circumnavigate Your word in order to escape carrying out Your plans and purposes in their life. Forgive me for the times I have turned a deaf ear to Your call or a blind eye to Your word of truth. Help me to be ready and willing to go where You would send me, to do what You would tell me to do and to develop a Christ-like heart of compassion for souls that are lost and bound for eternal separation from You. I pray that many would hear the truth and turn from their sin to faith in Christ's finished work on Calvary. Help me to be alert to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in my life and to be ready and willing to do only those things that come from You  - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

Source: Verse of the day for Jonah 1:3