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Children's letters to God

Through the eyes of children

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The following letters express that part of a child's world reserved for special thoughts and wishes. Some letters are disarmingly wise, others naive; some are knowing, some simple. Many are wieghted with seriousness; others are lit with smiles. All of them are addressed to God with much hope and trust.

Dear GOD,
In school they told us what you do. Who does it when you are on vacations?
- Jane

Dear GOD,
Did you mean for the giraffe to look like that or was it an accident?
- Norma

Dear GOD,
Who draws the lines around countries?
- Nan

Dear GOD,
Thank you for the baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy.
- Joyce

Dear GOD,
Please send me a pony. I never asked for anything before, you can look it up.
- Bruce

Dear GOD,
If you watch me in church on Sunday, I'll show you my new shoes.
- Mickey

Dear GOD,
I bet it is very hard for you to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are only four people in our family and I can never do it.
- Nan

Compiled by Stuart Hample and Eric Marshall in Chicken soup for the mother's soul