When God called Jonah, Jonah ran away. God swept him into the storm waters and he almost drowned. But God preserved Him in the fish, and there Jonah remembered God, verse 7. In the middle of his misery, still stuck in the fish, Jonah acknowledges God, repents, and remembers God.
We tend to think that forgetting is an excuse. Children, sometimes we offer it up as an explanation of why we didn’t do what mom or dad asked. Oh, I’m sorry I forgot. It may explain, but it does not excuse. It is a sin to forget, not an excuse. God calls us to keep Him in mind. To keep our neighbor, our family, our friends in mind. We are to Love God with all your mind.
Let us confess forgetting God for most of our moments.