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Spiderman at the Wailing Wall

Spiderman tracks down hidden Kvitelach in Jerusalem

Spiderman at the Wailing Wall thanks to Roy Turkington

Superhero stalker makes it to the front of the Western Wall

The Wailing Wall (or Western Wall) is in Jerusalem and is believed to be the remains of one wall of a great Jewish temple or the wall surrounding the temple’s courtyard. It’s a stone wall that extends about 62 feet (18.9 m) above the ground. The wall is considered to be a sacred site by Jews, and thousands of people make pilgrimages there each year. It’s also a source of much dispute regarding its true history, as well as a source of contention among Jews and Muslims, who consider it to be part of an ancient mosque or the wall to which the seventh-century Islamic prophet Muhammad tied his winged steed during his Night Journey.

Jews consider the wall to have been part of a Jewish temple, also called the Second Temple, which stood for hundreds of years. King Herod ordered a renovation and expansion of the temple in about 19 B.C., and the work was not finished until about 50 years later. This temple was destroyed by Romans around 70 A.D., only a few years after its completion. The Wailing Wall is widely believed to be the only part still standing.

Jews from all countries, Spiderman, and tourists of other religious backgrounds go to pray at the wall, where many people believe that one immediately has the “ear of God”. People who cannot pray at the wall can send in prayers or ask for the Kaddish (a specific Jewish prayer) to be said for departed loved ones. Prayers that are sent in are placed into the cracks of the walls and are called Kvitelach. When the small pieces of papers become too numerous (more than 1 million are placed each year) they are removed and buried.

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Prayer - the last refuge of a scoundrel. - Homer Simpson

Prayer is a long rope with a strong hold. - Harriet Beecher Stowe

The only way you can fail is if you stop praying. - Mark Batterson

The only thing chicken about Israel is their soup. - Bob Hope

When the problem is worry, the prescription is prayer. - David Jeremiah

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. - Soren Kierkegaard

More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of. - Alfred Tennyson

My self healing lies in praying for those who have harmed me. - Marianne Williamson

Prayer is the inheritance we receive and the legacy we leave. - Mark Batterson

No man drowns if he perseveres in praying to God, and can swim. - Russian Proverb

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. - Diana Robinson

You pray for the hungry. Then you feed them. That's how prayer works. - Pope Francis

I deepen my experience of God through prayer, meditation, and forgiveness. - Marianne Williamson

Prayer is the difference between the best we can do and the best God can do. - Mark Batterson

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. - Matthew 21:22

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. - Mark Twain

It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. - Mahatma Gandhi

When we talk to God, we're praying. When God talks to us, we're schizophrenic. - Jane Wagner

Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. - Corrie ten Boom

You still can't find Israel on a map of the Middle East in a Palestinian schoolbook. - Suzanne Fields

I'm not normally a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me, Superman! - Homer Simpson

may I be I is the only prayer - not may I be great or good or beautiful or wise or strong. - e e cummings

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another. - Jean Paul

You are only one prayer away from a dream fulfilled, a promise kept, or a miracle performed. - Mark Batterson

If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been. - Robert Brault

Five main components of worship: the Lord's Supper, teaching, prayer, praise, and giving. - Ravi Zacharias

The value of persistent prayer is not that he will hear us, but that we will finally hear him. - William McGill

It is important to understand that it is a prayer life that builds character that honours God. - Ravi Zacharias

Prayer is the difference between seeing with our physical eyes and seeing with our spiritual eyes. - Mark Batterson

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. - Soren Kierkegaard

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single kind act is better than a thousand head-bowings in prayer. - Saadi

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness. - H Jackson Brown, Jr.

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish. - Leon Uris

The Irish Catholic side was married to the life of an actor and I found out acting could be a form of prayer. - Liam Neeson

Pain is a sign that we are alive. Problems are a sign that we are strong. Prayer is a sign that we are not alone. - Unknown

Prayer is not about letting God know your will; it's about completely submitting to him. You die to yourself. - Mark Batterson

More than anything else, prayer enables you to see your own heart and brings you into alignment with God's heart. - Ravi Zacharias

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it. - Voltaire

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself. - William R Inge

Israel is still the only country in the world against which there is a written document to the effect that it must disappear. - Menachem Begin

Prayer and the Bible became a part of my everyday thoughts and beliefs. I learned to put my trust in God and to seek Him as my strength. - Rosa Parks

Prayer turns ordinary parents into prophets who shape the destinies of their children, grandchildren, and every generation that follows. - Mark Batterson

To have a curable illness and to leave it untreated except for prayer is like sticking your hand in a fire and asking God to remove the flame. - Sandra L. Douglas

What is a prayer? Prayer is sending blessing to all. Prayer is sending your compassion to all. Prayer is creating an antidote of negative thoughts. - Osho


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