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Jonah prayed, “I went down to the land whose 
bars closed upon me forever; yet you brought 
up my life from the Pit, O Lord my God.” - Jonah 2:6 (NRSV)

God told Jonah to deliver a warning to the Ninevites. But the Ninevites were Jonah’s enemies, and the last thing he wanted was to preach God’s message to them. So Jonah ran and hid from God. Not until after he had been cast off a boat and swallowed by a...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for the miracles you bestow on us and for never giving up on us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Jonah 1:1-17 , Jonah 2:1-10

Thought for the Day

When I’m in the belly of a troubled life, I can call on God who perseveres in loving me.

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