Praying in Jerusalem: live from the Wailing Wall!

We can join with those who are praying in Jerusalem.

Grab your tallit (a Jewish prayer shawl), and click here for a live 24/7 feed of the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

The feed is made available by the Jerusalem Prayer Team.

The team has advice on praying for Jerusalem. Here is a good excerpt:

A practical suggestion to help put emotion into your prayers would be to imagine what it would be like to pray for Jerusalem’s peace as if you actually lived there. In such a case you would probably say things such as, “Please stop the suicide bombings, Lord. We can’t even feel safe when eating out at a restaurant. And I’m tired, terribly tired of the daily rockets being launched against us. Then is it possible to live for a whole year without fear of a nuclear attack from somewhere like Iran? It’s all wearing on me, God.”

As you see the news reported on TV or read articles about Jerusalem in news magazines or newspapers, attempt to read them as though you lived in Israel. Allow your sanctified imagination to help you become more than a dispassionate outsider.

Pretend you are there! For up-to-the-minute news from Israel, so you have current information to pray over, go to Arutz Sheva 7.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

Pray fervently for the Shalom (“Peace”) of Jerusalem!
They that love Jerusalem will have security.
Peace be within your walls, security within your palaces.
For my brothers’ and companions’ sake, I shall now say,
Peace be within you.
Because of the House of the LORD our God I shall seek your good.
Ps 122:6-9 (One New Man Bible).

Translated by William J. Morford, available here. Rabbi Eliezer Ben-Yahuda contributed to the understanding of Hebrew.

This is a command to pray fervently for Jerusalem. One New Man Bible p. 943. “[W]hen we pray for the Shalom of Jerusalem, we are praying that there will not be any injustice, disorder, strife, violence, poverty, sickness, abuse, accidents, homelessness, pain, hunger, and more.”  One New Man Bible p. 1482.

“When Shalom reigns, there will be no immorality, no injustice. The principles advocated in the Torah will be followed by all. Then the command to love your neighbor will be made complete.” One New Man Bible p.1780 (“Shalom”).