Dear God is one of the most touching sites I've come across. Even if you're not particularly religious or even spiritual, the site will speak to your heart. People go to this site to pour out their inner most feelings, pains, hopes and prayers. I couldn't imagine anyone would not feel moved when they read the posts.
Upon reading a post like the following, it's hard not to send a prayer for that person yourself...
It's been years since I last talked to you, probably since I was a child, and I kind of feel like an hypocrite for doing it again until now.
My ex boyfriend just died. He, unlike me, was very close to you. That's why I find his death so hard to understand. He was 24 and a faithful christian, and religion was the reason we ultimately broke up.
He never questioned your existence and I envy him for that, because I know that at the time of his death he felt comfort for knowing he was going to a better place.
I pray for that to be true. I pray for him to be in a better place, a place where he can be reunited someday with his family he left behind. I don't know if I will see him there, because if there is a heaven, I don't know if I will be admitted. I pray to you, his God to give him peace, to give his family the strength to go through this, and maybe help me have a little faith in something, so when my time to go comes I can feel comfort too.
Gabriela Barreda - Tampico,Tamaulipas, MÃ©xico
Some don't pray to God, but they do ask for spiritual guidance. I think a lot of people can relate to the next man's prayer...
Dear Life Spirit,
Who am I? What was I put on this earth to achieve? I ask these questions only because I've been trying to find an identity. For years I think I've been living life like a kind of machine. I work for a big corporation and I'm not close to my family. I have a wife but no children and, I'm ashamed to say, I don't want them but don't have the guts to tell her. Why am I living this life like a sleepwalker â€“ a job I don't like, a wife I don't really love? I never talk about my true feelings like this with anyone. But this feels good. I'm glad I've done it.
Dave Stewart, Arkansas
The community is open for anyone to contribute; you can leave your real name, or not. It's a beautiful place to poke around, and even if you don't pray, you'll feel a connectedness despite the writers being total strangers.