To understand the Power of Prayer we need to understand the Power of God who hears and answers our prayers.
The team at Postcard to God believes in the God of Israel who created Heaven and Earth, the generational God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as described in the Bible; the Bible comprising the Old Testament or Tanakh in Hebrew and the New Testament or Brit Hadasha.
We also believe in God’s Jewish Messiah or Moshiach in Hebrew. Jewish Postcard to God members believe that Messiah will come soon for the first time and Christian Postcard to God members believe that Messiah will come soon for the second time. We agree to wait for the coming of Messiah to settle the debate whether he is Jesus / Yeshua / Jezu / Isus depending on your language and culture. The one certainty we share is that Messiah is Jewish and that he will come to reign in Jerusalem; probably sooner rather than later as we observe what is happening in the world today.
However, we acknowledge that we do not fully understand God. We accept that if we pretend to fully comprehend God, the Creator of the still expanding universe, then we have probably created a limited small god in our own imagination. Such a self-created god will think and look like us, love and hate the same people we love and hate. Such a little man-made god will not be able to miraculously answer prayer. Such a little god is contrary to the miraculous God described in the Bible (still the most read book of all times) who answered the prayers of Jewish and Christian believers and whom we believe still does.
Hence we live, pray and step out in faith with certainty, expectation and excitement in the sure knowledge that we follow the God acknowledged by 20 million Jews of various denominations. Similarly, 2 billion Christians of even wider varying denominations worldwide live, pray and step out in faith following the same God through his risen Messiah.
Postcard to God is committed to operate respectfully to all religions and in full alignment to Western Wall authority regulations in Jerusalem.
Scriptural references that inspired us to launch Postcard to God.
Why did God not answer my prayer?
We are not God and do not pretend to be speaking for God. What we do know is that God is described in the Bible as our loving Heavenly Father, Abba, who loves and accepts us unconditionally, who created us in his image and wants only what is best for us. For me, personally, what was best was to spend 2 weeks in hospital receiving emergency surgery that saved my life. I stopped sufficiently to launch Postcard to God. God answered the prayer of my family and friends who petitioned him on my behalf to save my life and he answered their prayers. Because of their answered prayers you now have the opportunity to step out in faith and send your prayer to God.
I suggest that God is more inclined to answer a prayer for, say example, a van to deliver food to an orphanage in a poor neighborhood after a supermarket chain agreed that you can collect their unsold items at midnight for orphans. God is less likely to answer your prayer for a red Mercedes Benz sport car so that you can impress your friends. He is our loving Heavenly Father who wants what is best for us. We are his children on earth, his hands and feet, distributing his unconditional love to others.
May you be blessed by God as you step out in faith.
Blessings and Shalom from Jerusalem, the City of Peace.
(Jeru means City and Shalem means Peace in ancient Semitic languages.)