Jonah 1:3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord…
O Lord, it’s easy for an observer to see how Jonah fled from your will to follow his own. But when it comes to me, it isn’t always easy to see. Like Jonah I sometimes pursue my will rather than yours; I pursue desires rather than yours. When I’m blinded to this and can’t realize it, like Jonah, confront me, stop me, and do whatever it takes to lead me back in the right direction. And as I see that in all circumstances your will is always best, help me run to you (not from you), as I strive to follow your will today. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.