Jonah´s prayer in the belly of the whale

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Jonah 2 – Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from inside the belly of the whale. He said:

“I called out to the Lord from the midst of affliction directed at me, and he answered me. From the depths of death I cried out for help; and you heard my cry. You cast me into the deep—into the heart of the sea. Flood waters engulfed me. All your breakers and your waves swirled over me. So I told myself, ‘I have been driven away from you. How will I again gaze on your holy Temple?’

Flood waters encompassed me, the deep surrounded me while seaweed wrapped around my head. I sank to the roots of the mountains; the earth’s prison bars closed around me forever. Yet you resurrect the dead from the Pit, Lord my God! “As my life was fading away, I remembered the Lord; and my prayer came to you in your holy Temple.

Those who cling to vain idols leave behind the gracious love that could have been theirs. 

But as for me, with a voice of thanksgiving I will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Deliverance is the Lord’s!”

Then the Lord spoke to the whale, and it spewed Jonah onto the dry land.

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