Praying at the Western Wall
Send us a prayer to be placed inside the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
The Tabernacle, Adonai's tent of gathering, was constructed according to the LORD's specific specifications around 1440 BC. The Israelites would follow His presence and where ever it lead the tabernacle would be erected in the center of their encampment. 480 years after leaving Egypt (1 Kings 6:1), David's son Solomon would begin the Temple and wouldn't finish until 957 BCE. It was a magnificent place fit for the LORD's Name and His Presence to dwell forever (2 Samuel 7:13-14).
Before the Temple was built the LORD dwelled in thick darkness to protect those whom He loves for His presence is glorious and an all-consuming fire. The Temple Soloman built gave Adonai a permanent home, no longer did He have to live in thick darkness (Exodus 20:21, 2 Chronicles 6:1).
"When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of Adonai filled the house so that the cohanim could not enter the house of Adonai; because the glory of Adonai filled Adonai’s house." (2 Chronicles 7:1-3).
The Western Wall that remains today is the closest physical location to the original Temple of King Solomon that was built well over 2,000 years ago. The Second Temple was destroyed in 70 CE. Jewish Tradition tells us the Divine Presence of Adonai dwells within the Western Wall and will continue to do so until the Temple is rebuilt.
In Zechariah 6:12-13, we see the promise of our Messiah's coming. It is repeated twice: in Hebrew, it can mean only one thing 'certainty' for when a word or statement is repeated in Hebrew it is intensive. In Malachi 3:1, we see the fulfillment of the promise, the Messiah is coming.
Jewish tradition tells us that the Third Temple has already been constructed by Elohim and exists in the heavenly realms and the Jewish commentator Rashi explains in the Talmud (Sukka 41a) that it is waiting for the time when it will descend to the earth with the Messiah.
All faiths to come to Jerusalem to pray at the Western Wall. Prayer is never more powerful than when in the presence of the LORD and we are never closer than when we stand below heaven's gateway (portal) at the Western Wall and pray.
"For the Lord has chosen Zion, He has desired it for His dwelling, saying, 'This is my resting place forever and ever;
here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it.'"
"Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and
I will listen to you."
“But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How much less this temple which I have built! Yet regard the prayer of Your servant and his supplication, O Lord my God, and listen to the cry and the prayer which Your servant is praying before You today: that Your eyes may be open toward this temple night and day, toward the place of which You said, ‘My name shall be there,’ that You may hear the prayer which Your servant makes toward this place. And may You hear the supplication of Your servant and of Your people Israel, when they pray toward this place. Hear in heaven Your dwelling place; and when You hear, forgive." (1 Kings 8:27-30)