Now You Can Tweet God?

August 25, 2009 ( - An Israeli university student has opened a Twitter site where prayers can be sent for placement in the crevices of Jerusalem's Western Wall, a Jewish holy site that the faithful believe provides a direct line to God.

Reuters reports that Alon Nir, a resident of Tel Aviv, promises to deliver the prayers on a regular basis. “I take their prayers, print them out and drive to Jerusalem to put them in the Western Wall,” Nir said, according to the news report.

Prayers, which are sent via a direct message link on, cannot be viewed by the public. At the Western Wall, where he placed some 1,000 rolled-up papers, Nir told Reuters: “People trusted me with their innermost feelings and secret thoughts … and it’s my duty to provide them with what I promised.”

Reuters says several services deliver prayers sent by email, text message or fax to the wall, and Israeli postal authorities say prayers also arrive from overseas by regular mail, some in envelopes addressed “Dear God.”