Wednesday, May 24, 2023


Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 20-21

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).


These ruins are located about 100 metres south of Hezekiah’s Tunnel. In the summer of 2004, these remains were discovered of a very large pool from the Second Temple period. It proved to be the Pool of Siloam. Nearby, archaeologists uncovered the remains of a stepped street (photo at bottom of page), the path taken by pilgrims ascending from the pool to the Temple Mount. Beneath the paving stones of the street they found a drainage channel that apparently served as a hiding place for the last Jewish rebels against the Romans in the year 70 AD. The pool ceased to function after the destruction of Jerusalem and, over time, filled with earth and disappeared from sight.

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


Key Verse: 2 Kings 20:4b-5

The Word of the Lord came to him saying, “Return and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people,Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father; I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you.”


God added 15 more years to Hezekiah’s life by a combination of divine healing and medicine. Isaiah prescribed a poultice, which was to be placed on Hezekiah’s boil in order to draw out the poison that was in his system. God works in our time also through this combination of prayer along with the best medical care, with which we are blessed. God hears and answers prayer! Just as God heard Hezikiah’s prayers for deliverance from the Assyrians, God hears and answers prayer today. Do we have need for God’s intervention? Yes! Yes! God will hear our fervent prayers. That does not mean that God will always do just as we ask; He knows better than we do. Our faith is best expressed in obedience to do as He has told us. We pray, believe Him for His perfect will, and the rest is up to Him. Pray! Obey! Read James 5:13-18. Then God will do what God will do!


Lord God, I pray for others (name them) and for myself as Hezekiah prayed, “Remember now, O Lord, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in Your sight.” Thank You, Lord, that You are hearing my prayer. I know Your decisions are on the way. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!


I know from personal experience that God hears and answers prayer. As a result of God’s healing power, combined with the medical skills of the doctors and nurses, He has already added 61 more years to my life than the doctors predicted when I was 19 years old. The students in the Bible College in Peterborough, Ontario, went into a time of fervent prayer on my behalf, and two of the ministers/teachers anointed me with oil, laid hands on my head, and prayed in the Name of Jesus for my healing. God heard and said, “Yes!” The doctors then did surgery to correct the problem which had caused my illness in the first place.

Yours for believing in the power of prayer,


This is the bottom end of the stepped road and drainage channel, known as the Path of Pilgrims. In this area was a stone-paved plaza from the Second Temple period that served as a promenade for visitors to the Pool of Siloam. The promenade’s roof was supported by a row of stone columns, parts of which have been found at the site.

11 thoughts on “Wednesday, May 24, 2023

  1. Thank you God for today’s reading and prayer
    I have a prayer request it’s not for me but right now in the news there is a man named Nathan he has down syndrome he is 37 years old and he has been missing since May the 12th and his family friends loved ones are very concerned for his well-being
    Please Lord God let him be found safe and sound
    Right now there is over 100 people who are looking for this man actually it it says in the news that his family and friends are extremely worried about his well-being being that he is disabled he is not able to take care of himself so just help me believe that he will be found safe and that nothing bad will happen to him because he has down syndrome he is very vulnerable so please help me believe for his safe return
    Also thank you God that you have sent rain to Alberta to help quench some of the fires that have been burning but as it was mentioned I believe it was Doreen yesterday who said that rain has fallen but more rain has yet to get to fall
    Thank you for for hearing my heart’s cry for this man I too am very concerned about his well-being I’m not worried but I’m very very concerned and only God knows where he is like I said the the story is in the news this is an ongoing investigation amen 🙏✝️

    • Marilyn I will be praying for that dear man. I have been watching it on the news and I am hoping and praying that he will be found very soon.

  2. Lord God, this world and all in it belong to You. We ask for Nathan’s safety. Keep him in Your care, Lord. And, thank You for the rain. Hear the cries of all Your people, Lord, and give each one the grace they need to live as grateful children of the righteous and true King, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  3. I have been praying also for Nathan as well. The Lord knows where he is. I’ve been praying that He will lead searchers to the place he is at and that He would minister to Nathan and comfort and provide for him. Amen. Praying for Israel as I received a post from Norma-Jean saying that Hezbollah is making plans to attack. Very important. You may hear about it in the news. Please pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and for the people to come to their Saviour. Amen and amen.

  4. Amen to the prayers above, praying that Nathan will be found and that right now he feels the presence of the Lord holding him safely as he guides the searchers to him. Praying for the Lord to extinguish the fires in Alberta and to be with all that have lost so many material things pray that they are brought closer to you through what seems right now as only devestation. Praying for peace in Israel, for protection of the people and their lands.
    Praying also for my daughter and her family. They have a tourist business that has suffered through all the covid mandates. Fortunately this year looks better and she is working very hard to ensure her guests feel they were missed and that their return means a lot to the business and the well being of her family. The problem, hubby and kids seem jealous of the time she needs to spend working with camp guests. They dont help and are always making negative comments which hurt her very much. Please Lord give them all peace and understanding. Reach into hubby’s heart and make him supportive and that he will and he will encourage the children (teenagers) that they all need to step up to the plate. Mom cant do this without help, peace and support from them and the Lord

    • Praying for you and for your daughter and family!
      May God Bless them and hear your prayers, HJR.

      Also joining everyone in for prayer for God’s peace in Jerusalem!

  5. May the Lord return Nathan safely this day into the hands of the searchers.May the Lord also help him to accept himself as God has made him and,on this day, may He bring the rains to quench the fires in Alberta.In Jesus’ all powerful name I pray.Amen

  6. Thank you everyone who has responded to my prayer that Nathan will be found safe and sound and that God would protect him and keep him safe also amen to the comments above about about Alberta’s fires and for the Peace of Jerusalem 🙏✝️♥️

  7. Agreeing with you, in all the prayers ( Nathan, Fires, Israel, HJR’s Family)
    Lord in Your Mercy, hear these Prayers.
    Also, continuing to pray for our upcoming Alberta Election. 🙏🏽☝️
    Mark 14:38

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