Inspired Art To Encourage The Prayer
The Golden Bowls of Revelation 5 – This
painting was begun when I was asked to paint
as part of a live worship session at the
dedication of a building. As a fairly literal
interpretation of Revelation 5:8 “…golden
bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of
the saints” and Psalm 141:2 “May my prayers be set before like incense; may the lifting
up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice”, this work speaks of the incredible
importance of our prayers from God’s perspective!
Angel With Golden Bowl Revelation 8 – After completing the Rev. 5 painting, I read in
Revelation 8:3,4 “Another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censor;
and there was given onto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of the
saints upon the golden altar which is before the throne. And the smoke of the incense,
which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s
hand.” How awesome! As I contemplated painting this, I was impressed with clear
directives from the Spirit of God. He instructed me to paint the angel with dark skin, and
to give him a golden breastplate with a roaring lion. This was a deeply spiritual
experience for me. I sensed the presence of angels in the room as I painted -
unforgettable! It seems clear to me now that God’s intention is to restore the soul of a
people who have sometimes suffered under the false illusion that Christianity is a “white
man’s religion”. Let it be known – God loves diversity!
Intercession This oil painting is a literal illustration of the verse “Remember those who
are in chains as if you are there with them” (Hebrews 13:3) It was done by request for a
traveling art show called “Visions of Silence”, whose purpose was to raise awareness of
the plight of the persecuted church.
Remember Me This pastel painting was also included in the “Visions of Silence” show. It
is another interpretation of Hebrews 13:3 Remember… those who are mistreated…”.
My hope is that these works inspire both prayers for the afflicted, and action where
An American Artist