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“On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; All day and all night they will never keep silent; You who remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves.” Isaiah 62:6
The concept of a Prayer Wall has its origin in the Wailing Wall, situated in Old City Jerusalem, Israel. The Romans nearly destroyed this wall in 70 A.D., which has been considered highly sacred by the Jews since the 2nd century, as it is the last remaining wall of the ancient Jewish Temple of Jerusalem. The wall’s antiquity and reverence has made it a place for people of ALL faiths to treat the wall as a “prayer wall”, leaving their petitions within the cracks of the ruins.
However, a Christian Prayer Wall is different from the Wailing Wall in that ALL the prayers are offered in the Name of Jesus, the Name which is above all names, the name at which every knee and every need shall bow. The Bible tells us In Romans 10:13 that we must only call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
With this in mind, a Christian Prayer Wall, such as the one posted on this site, (link below), is a place for people to post their written prayer needs. In response, a community of believers will pray for the posted prayer requests and release their faith for answered prayers.
If you want God to hear your prayers quickly, then before you pray for anything else, even your own soul, when you stand with outstretched hands toward God, you must confess every and any known and unknown sin in your personal life and pray with all your heart for your enemies.
Should I participate in a Prayer Wall?
From the teachings of Jesus and the early Christian community, we see the importance of praying for one another. In Scripture, the power of God is depicted in a mighty way through community prayer when the Holy Spirit filled the believers in the Upper Room and they received power (Acts1:14, 2:1-4), when Peter was released from prison during a prayer meeting (Acts 12:3-19) , and when believers pray for one another’s healing (James 5:16). Indeed, miracles abound when we pray for each other’s needs for the prayers of a righteous person has tremendous power!
Jesus urged His believers to come together in prayer and our online Prayer Wall facilitates this. During these tough times, it’s critically important for God’s people to stay connected. An online prayer wall ignites a global fire for the believers to connect in prayer in the midst of hardship or in triumph.
Ephesians 6:18 says, “Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication… making supplication for all the saints”. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to pray and to specifically pray for others. A Prayer Wall is a tool to draw the community of saints together. When you come to the Wall, you will see the needs of others, and others will see your needs, which is an experience that bonds us all. To love others is a commandment of our Lord Jesus and partnering with others in prayer is a great way to show that love!
The beauty of a prayer wall is the participation and partnership it affords to all in their prayer journey. Not only do we pray with our fellow believers, but we get to share the victory of answered prayers with them. When we hear a testimony of the Lord answering a prayer, our faith is ignited and we get to rejoice together. This is beneficial for the Church because it uplifts everyone who participated in the prayer journey.
Do I participate in the Prayer Wall, How?
The Prayer Wall is an amazing tool on our website that the online faith community can use to engage in intercessory prayer. From the Prayer Wall, you can “share a prayer request”. If you need prayer for something, you simply click a button, put in some contact information and what you’d like prayer for. You can make your prayer requests public or private. If you make it public, then others who come to the Prayer Wall can pray for you and then click a button letting you know that they have prayed for you. When they do this, you get an email stating that someone has prayed for you. From that email, you can click a link to state that your prayer has been answered, or you can delete your prayer from the Wall. Also, by sharing the Prayer Wall on your social sites, you’ll be helping to share the call to prayer to people around the world.
Not only can you share and pray for prayer requests on the Prayer Wall, but you can also engage in intercessory prayer on our website by going to our Intercessory PrayerPoints page and making a commitment to pray for an hour for the needs of others. God looks for someone who would make up the hedge and take on the call to pray.
May God richly bless you on your prayer journey as you visit the Prayer Wall and Intercessory PrayerPoints pages and stand in the gap for others! Thank you.