The Wailing Wall

English: Wailing Wall Jerusalem 2011

English: Wailing Wall Jerusalem 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Wailing Wall is the name for the Western Wall at the foot of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the only remaining portion of the Temple Courtyard. Jews have been visiting the Wailing Wall for over 300 years to pray, to meditate, to morn, and to place their written prayers on slips of paper into the cracks and crevasses of the wall.  In the Chapel we have placed our own version of a Wailing Wall.  Built and used by New Hope Community during Advent, their prayers have now become the chain that hangs on the wall. You are encouraged today and throughout Lent to write or draw your prayers and tuck them into a spot on the wall. For Easter Vigil we will offer up all the prayers of both communities.