Sunday, March 27, 2022


Today’s Reading: Hosea 5-6

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The Convent of Pater Noster is on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. It is located at the site of the ruins of the “Eleona” Basilica, built in the 4th Century by Constantine over a cave where, according to tradition, Jesus taught the “Our Father” (“Pater Noster” in Latin). The walls of this convent are decorated with 140 large ceramic tiles, each one inscribed with the Lord’s Prayer in a different language (Matthew 6:9-13).

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


Key Verses: Hosea 6:1-2

“Come and let us return to the Lord; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind is up. After two days, He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight.”


The prophets of God were given insight into the judgment for sin that God would place on His Son, Jesus, Son of God and Son of man. Jesus was torn and stricken in our place. But through Him, God heals us and binds up our wounds, and then there is the resurrection of Jesus “on the third day.” Hosea was a contemporary of Isaiah. Hosea preached his message to the northern tribes of Israel and Isaiah to the southern tribes. Let’s take the time to read again from Isaiah 53. We can never read often enough Isaiah’s revelation of Jesus, the suffering Saviour.

God sent Hosea when Israel was at its lowest point morally and spiritually. Hosea’s message is that God promises to forgive, heal, restore, revive and establish God’s Kingdom, if only they will call upon Him. The northern ten tribes failed to return to God. The result was that they were scattered all over the world by their Assyrian overlords. The history of Israel is in our Bibles so that we may learn and not repeat the same mistakes and thus bring judgment on ourselves. Jesus gave us the “Our Father” prayer which calls out to God these words, “YOUR KINGDOM COME!”


Lord God, I pray that I will learn the lessons You are teaching me. Grant grace so that I may put what I’m learning into practice daily. I desire to please You and to live righteously before You! Continue to draw me ever closer to Yourself!! I pray this in the Name of the One who always loved and served You at 100%, my Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!!!


There is only one city on earth for which the Bible specifically tells me to pray. That’s Jerusalem! (read Psalm 122). I’ve been praying for Jerusalem fervently over the past few days. More than 1,000,000 Jews and Arabs live in that great city today. The clearly-spoken threats of annihilation by Iran (formerly Persia) hang like a sword over their heads.  A few years ago, when Iraq (Babylon) was about to complete their nuclear facilities, Israel bombed their reactor in what they considered a preemptive strike. Iran is about to complete their development of nuclear weapons in spite of the recent agreement with the U.S.A. I wonder and I pray. On “THE THIRD DAY,” Jesus arose from the dead and lives forever to, as Hebrews 7:25 says, pray for “those who have come to God through Him.” That includes me! Hallelujah!!! Have a wonderful Easter celebration soon!

Yours for encouraging prayer for “the peace of Jerusalem!!!”


Norma-Jean and I with our son Ron and his wife Ann at the empty Garden Tomb in Jerusalem. ‘HE IS RISEN!!!” “HE IS RISEN INDEED!!!”

7 thoughts on “Sunday, March 27, 2022

  1. Pray for Jerusalem always but also pray fervently for Ukraine (And also for the Russian soldiers who don’t want to harm them.)Jesus lived in forgiveness.How would you feel when your little children fight with each other?That’s how He feels about us,His children.May God bless
    Stayed To Forgive

    He came to teach and stayed to forgive,
    But so many scorned His peaceful ways
    That showed us all how we should live,
    To love and forgive throughout our days.

    For He was a reflection of His Father’s eyes,
    A pure echo of Heaven’s Most Holy Heart,
    The Light that in darkness e’er decries,
    With devine forgivness to impart.

    From His task He could well have flown
    Surrendering all to the demon of Hell,
    But He had to show what was not known;
    A love too strong for death to quell.

    Then on that day in God’s appointed time,
    He’ll send our Redeemer in warrior’s attire
    To forever punish the demon for his crime
    To be banished in damnation’s fire.
    G W(Bill) Marshall /May 18, 2013

    This Living Rose

    Long ago there grew a Flower
    That had a fragrance to cherish,
    Such that greed could not devour
    And in death refused to perish.

    This fragrance grew and then spread wide,
    It’s scent still borne by so many,
    And found it had never died;
    It’s wealth worth not a penny.

    Like the wind that you can not ride
    And a river that keeps flowing,
    This Scent of love will not hide
    But is a Rose that keeps growing.

    Kings and angels have bowed to greet,
    The aroma of this tender seed,
    For they knew none could defeat,
    This living Rose that fills all need.
    G W (Bill) Marshall / Dec10, 2012

  2. Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem and for Ukraine/Russia and Poland (where so many Ukrainians fled to). Father, glorify Yourself and draw people to Yourself, in Jesus Name. Amen

  3. Amen to all above prayers and David’s this morning. Love the poems Bill. Blessings on all saints this and each day. Looking forward to Easter celebration.

  4. Lord, You know the burdens we carry. Help all Your children to cast their cares on You.
    You hear the cries of Your people. Help each one and let them know it is You who is their helper.
    Be glorified, Lord God, throughout this world, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  5. For the 27th from “Prayer Map of Canada”
    1. Pray that God’s Spirit will melt the pride that causes many to hold to wrong opinions about Christ and His salvation. (2 Cor. 10: 4-5)
    2. Pray that the Lord will awaken a desire in the hearts of those who are lost to seek Him and to seek the Truth.

  6. Amen to all above prayers. I’m still here reading our blog every day. Nice west here in Florida . May God richly bless you alll today.

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