Read Jonah 1:1-2 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Would you rather visit Disneyland or a prison?
Parent Note: It seems pretty likely that everyone would rather visit Disneyland than a prison. God asked Jonah to go to a place filled with evil people. He was afraid for his life. The important thing for us to remember is that if God calls us to go to a potentially scary place, He will protect us and help us to be successful.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank You for Your good plans for me.
I know that You love me, and Your ways are the best.
Please help me to obey Your plan for my life.
We ask these things in in Jesus' name, Amen.