Sunday, February 19, 2017

Jonah’s Prayer

Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish, saying,

I called I cried
out out out
out to the LORD
out of my distress
out of the belly of Hell!

He answered me
He heard my cry

You cast me drove me
into into away
into the deep
into the heart of the seas
away from your sight!

Wait! I will look again
I will look again on Your Holy Temple

My life slammed shut forever
deeper deeper down
deeper in water
deeper in weeds
down in death!

What? You O Lord
brought me up from the pit

Those not I
ignore Your faithfulness
Those not I
love their self made ideas

I not those
render Yours to You
I not those
gratefully yell
Salvation is from the LORD!

Inspired by Jonah 2:2–9