A dear friend sent this deeply moving prayer in response to my sharing the painting below, which won Best of show this past week in the 2009 Ohio Plein Air Competition in Lakeside, Ohio.
Lord, Thank You for Nancy's gift and ability to capture Your handiwork on the canvas. Lord, as Nancy continues to let you perfect Your craft in her, help her to grow and become more and more like You. Lord, teach her and enable her to continue to put on canvas Your work in creation. Father, we give You the praise for her ability.. It is not hers, but Yours. Holy Spirit, continue to guide her hand in choice of subject, selection of color and in the strokes from her brush. Keep her humble, Lord, and may we increasingly see even more of Your creation through her eyes. In Jesus' name, amen.