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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  • Ky

    Now that’s a smart business! They’ll do well. Congratulations to Alon Nil.


    kikes and muzzies = sand cavemen

  • Christina Viering

    It seems to miss the point.

  • ME

    come on…Discover Blogs for goodness sake…I thought this would be at least ONE of the last places I’d see a comment like that. It’s just not alright.

  • Allison Bond

    Dear ME, this is Allison, the author of the post.

    I’m not quite sure which “comment” you are referencing. This entry–like all of those on Discoblog–was written tongue-in-cheek.

    It simply pokes fun at the idea that, as Christian Viering commented, tweeting a prayer somewhat misses the whole point of praying in the first place.

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  • mwaa

    I think it is a great idea… and if people connect to it that’s even better! I saw something similar with 40 day of prayer at the wall via an agent. Looks interesting… except that it requires a donation…

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  • Salete Vasques

    Alon é um Anjo por tal idéia de poder simplificar para aqueles, QUE NÃO PODEM OU NÃO TEM CONDIÇÕES de em mãos colocar no muro das lamentações (JERUSALÉM) seu próprio pedido e por ser um lugar tão sagrado. Que apareçam no mundo pessoas como ele. Não creio que ele banalize qualquer religião e nem desrespeitando ninguém.


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