Praying at the Wailing Wall

Soft sobs surrounded me and a woman gently sang to herself, as I stood beside the Wailing Wall for the first time. I had longed for this moment for a long time. My friend, Philippa, and I had booked on a Christian Tour of Israel and we had written prayers out to stick in the cracks of the wall; the same wall which had surrounded the original temple built by King Solomon all of those millenniums ago.

Nothing I had ever have imagined, could have prepared me for this moment. I was standing on holy ground and the presence of the Lord was so tangible that it made me want to join the weeping women. I had mentally prepared a little prayer, but when it came to the crunch, my special moment in time at the Wailing Wall, I just poured out my heart to the Lord, first in English and then in the tongue of angels. It was if I alone had the ear of the Lord, nothing else mattered. My ears became deaf to the evolving emotions around me and my life flashed before me and the sandy, cracked stone in front of me. Time stood still as He stilled my soul. No one, nothing, no where mattered for that brief instance.

In that moment, the reality of God’s gift, Christ’s Sacrifice, my sins washed away and forgiven came to me again. This close encounter of God was everything and made possible by the cross. Jesus of Nazareth, my Messiah wiped away the need to sacrifice animals, as they had in the temple. He is our once and for all time sacrifice. Just by believing in Him and accepting the forgiveness bought by the shedding of His blood, I can stand in the Lord’s presence everyday, all of the time. And so can you, so why don’t you?

Just say this prayer.

Dear Lord,

I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite you Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Please let me know if you say this prayer as I can recommend to you further support and fellowship. God bless you.

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6 thoughts on “Praying at the Wailing Wall

  1. Sally this is so moving and thank you for reminding me of the
    prayer I said 30+ years ago. No matter what speaking these sort
    of words out loud make such a change to our lives.

    The Lord Bless You

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