Letters to God

Letters to God

A film by Mark Johnston

Letters to God revolves around correspondence addressed to God that is received by a Jerusalem post office every day of the year.

The letters come from Christians, Jews, Muslims and other religious adherents and end up in the Lost Letters Department of the Israeli Postal Authority.

Staff sorts them into categories and slides them into a wall of labeled boxes, two of which are marked “Letters to God” in Hebrew and English.   Staff are authorized to open letters to God if a return address is not on the exterior envelope.  One worshiper prayed for peace in Iraq, another for a “better spouse” and another for the ability to conceive.

Once enough of these prayer missives are collected, a postal worker carries the letters to the Western Wall in Jerusalem, where many believe that the presence of God is everlasting.


Letters to God is in production and the director has filmed in Jerusalem several times.


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