What is a Prayer Wall?

A Prayer Wall is a central focal point or place where people gather to lament and pray. The prayers made are so much of the silent type, but more of an outward vocal display of very strong feeling expressed openly. This derived from a wall in Jerusalem where Jews, on certain occasions, assemble for prayer and lamentation: traditionally believed to be the remains of the western wall of Herod’s Temple, destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70. Also called Wailing Wall.