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Shabti box of Yuya, New Kingdom Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III ca 1390-1352 BC Egypt - Thebes

Papers with prayers and wishes that have been inserted into the cracks between the stones of the ancient Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel

Amulet, 11th century; Fatimid, Egypt Ink on paper H. 9 in. (23 cm), W. 3 1/4 in. (8.4 cm) Centuries before block printing was introduced in Europe, the technique was used in the Islamic world to produce miniature texts consisting of prayers, incantations, and Qur’anic verses that were kept in amulet boxes. The text on this amulet is in the angular kufic script. The six-pointed star, a familiar symbol in Islamic art, is usually called "Solomon's seal."

I pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the peace of the Middle East

Book or Shrine, Cumdach of the Stowe Missal -A cumdach (IPA: [ˈkuṽdax]) or book shrine is an elaborate ornamented box or case used as a reliquary to enshrine books regarded as relics of the saints who had used them in Early Medieval Ireland.

The oldest surviving manuscript of the Lord's Prayer, with fragments from the Gospels of Luke and John. Written in Egypt in Alexandrian-style text. It was donated to the Vatican Library in March 2007.

★ Paint Box of Vizier Amenemope Egypt, Dynasty 18 (1540-1296 BC), reign of Amenhotep II c. 1427-1401 BC

Tokyo Prayer boards at Meiji Jingu Shrine

✮ Prayer Flags leading the eye towards Mt Kailashs unbroken north face - Tibet, China