Underwater Prayer – Jonah 2 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Underwater Prayer Story (Jonah 2)

Humbled & Honest – whale, man, flame – Let me tell you a story about Jonah’s prayer inside a whale. God humbled Jonah in the storm. From the whale’s belly, Jonah opened his heart and prayed honestly to God.

Painful Consequences – mountain, ocean, woman – Jonah lamented his selfish decisions. He experienced the bitter fruit of his choice to abandon his calling.

Return & Worship – flame, praying man, fragrant oil – Jonah praised God for his mercy. He rejoiced in the good news that God still listens to us after we fail.

Salvation’s Sacrifice – king, pit, prophet – Jonah praised God for the sacrifices he makes to save the rebellious. God guided the whale to deliver Jonah onto dry land.

Storytellers Sight

  • Imagine what it’s like to be swallowed by a whale.
  • How does it feel to be completely hopeless?
  • Have you ever felt abandoned by someone you love? Why is it so hard to recover from trauma?
  • How do you pray when you’re desperate and alone?
  • Why is prayer so hard when you’re frustrated?
  • How did this experience change Jonah’s heart?
  • What’s the most important part of this prayer to you?

Storytellers Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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