New Service Allows People to Twitter Their Prayers to Jerusalem's Western Wall

By Allison Bond | July 23, 2009 3:43 pm

Western WallFor hundreds of years, people have flocked to Jerusalem’s Western Wall to stuff prayer-laden slips of paper into cracks in the ancient structure. But let’s face it–for most of us, it’s quite a trek to Israel. Luckily, it’s now possible to submit your prayers via Twitter, from the comfort of your own desk chair.

AP reports:

The service’s founder, Alon Nil, says petitioners can tweet their prayers, and they will be printed out and taken to the wall, where they will join the thousands of handwritten notes placed by visitors who believe their requests will find a shortcut to God by being deposited there.

The 25-year-old economist started the Twitter page three weeks ago and has already received hundreds of prayers.

Even before the Western Wall got Twitterific, religious folk could submit prayers via fax or e-mail. But maybe there’s something special about boiling down your heart’s deepest wishes into 140 characters or less.

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