Jonah and the depths (Week Three Challenge)
This week we are challenged by Jonah's prayer in Chapter 2
This week we have read Jonah’s reflective prayer from the belly of the fish in the depths of the ocean (Jonah 2).
Denis McBride characterises this as having a four part structure – reflecting on the past, describing the situation, remembering God and making promises. So as you read this chapter again our challenge is for you to use it as the model for a prayerful reflection on your circumstances
We challenge you to find time in prayer to reflect on your past and describe your situation to God. We challenge you to remember God in your prayer. And above all we challenge you to make your promises to God.
“Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy” Psalm 130
You may find it helpful to do this with others in church.
Reading Denis McBride’s book Journeying with Jonah? You may want to read Part Three – In the Deep alongside this week’s reading.
Do share stories and reflections with us
You don’t have to share anything private but it would be great if you could share your reflections, stories and inspirations on our social media feeds using the hashtag #RuleOfLife #CalledToRead #JourneyWithJonah
And do encourage others to sign up to the rule of life and take part in this challenge.
How the Jonah Challenge will work
Thank you for signing up to be part of this year’s summer reading challenge. We are delighted to be praying, reading and learning together as we study this short but important book. We also recommend that you read the companion book from Denis McBride, Journeying with Jonah: the struggle to find yourself. Together with our weekly reflections and challenges we hope we will all gain a rich understanding of what God is saying to us in our lives and how we respond.ResourceTotal current bookmarks 11
Jonah and the choices we make (Week One challenge)
After reading the first part of Jonah then here is your first challenge.ResourceTotal current bookmarks 2
Jonah Summer Reading Challenge
Join Bishop Paul in this year’s Summer Challenge reading the book of Jonah. Sign up to this course and you will receive weekly emails encouraging you to read sections of Jonah alongside the companion book - Journeying with Jonah: the struggle to find yourself’ by the Roman Catholic scholar Denis McBride. Find out more about the challenge and how you can get involved.Course 12 PartsTotal current bookmarks 22