The Bible story of Jonah in the Old Testament is pretty intense. Jonah’s disobedience to God’s directions causes him to be swallowed by a great fish, but God listens to Jonah’s pleas and gives him a second chance. Jonah prays an honest, sincere prayer in his time of distress, and the prayer is answered (Jonah 2:1-9).
“In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. . .” Jonah 2:2 (NIV)