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

DiscoblogBy Allison BondJuly 24, 2009 12:43 AM


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For 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. Related Content: Discoblog: Time to Pray? Better Check Your Phone Discoblog: No Time to Pray? No Problem! Your Computer Can Do It For You Discoblog: World’s Oldest Bible, Now Available on Your Laptop

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