A Prayer for Peace


A Prayer for Peace

Size: 20x16, 30x24
Release Date: September 2006

    I believe that each of us carries the gift of God's inner peace in our hearts. And yet, my newest work, A Prayer for Peace, is a poignant reminder that peace in our world is always possible for those who believe and pray. 

    This painting, which re-interprets a classic Dore bible illustration, uses all the resources - human and divine - I could bring to infuse with peace the ancient walled city of Jerusalem. The dramatic figure of a prophet occupies the rocky heights above the city. To my mind, he is a Christ figure, but I have treated him with a deep spirituality that could well be embraced by people of other beliefs. Illuminated by a radiant moon, this holy person prays with all the fervor of his faith, that the warm glow of moonlight can wrap the walled city in a spiritual blanket of serenity. 

    The hope that pervades A Prayer for Peace is a profound reminder that through fervent prayer each of us might find peace - for our soul first and perhaps for our world as well. 

    -Thomas Kinkade

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