Gallery Index: Inspired Art To Encourage The Prayer Warrior 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 needed! An American Artist Storyboard/Sketches Illustrations Spiritual Gallery Children Portraits Adult Portraits Sports