Where Are Letters to God Delivered?
The United States Postal Service has a program that routes children’s letters to Santa Clause, to an address in Anchorage, Alaska and then sends a personalized response to the kid.
But where do all of those letters that are addressed to God, go?
Well, according to the Associated Press, letters addressed to God are routed to Jerusalem, Israel and directed to Israel's postal service. The Israeli postal service then delivers the letters to a unique address that hasn't changed in thousands of years, the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall.
Ahead of the Jewish high holidays, the Israeli Postal Service took dozens of letters it receives each year that are addressed to God and delivered them to the Western Wall, where visitors traditionally place handwritten notes of prayer and wishes in the cracks between its stones.
The postal service says the letters arrived from all over the world, including Russia, China, France, Nigeria and the United States. Most had no return address and were addressed to "God," ''Jesus" or "Our Dear Father in Heaven."
The Western Wall, located in Jerusalem's Old City, is a retaining wall of the compound at the base of the Temple Mount where the Jewish Temple once stood. It is one of the Holy Land's most-visited sites.
If the postal method seems a bit cumbersome, God still accepts personal prayer from a searching heart.