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The Garden of Prayer

“There is a place, Our God creates – A wondrous Garden of Prayer.

And there He’ll wait, Beside the gate, For those who’ll meet Him there.”

I feel like this painting has been with me all my life. I am drawn to it. For some reason, it was now that I was called to put it on canvas. The seven pools were not calculated, they just happened. Perhaps in a garden we are closer to our creator. We certainly are closer to His creation.

My prayer is that this painted garden will be a meeting place for many that would speak to their God in the silence of morning. Or the silence of evening if you prefer. Or anytime in between. In our imagination we might picture His presence at our side. Or is it just imagination? Do we see in the distance a gentle visitor approaching the gate?

  • Thomas Kinkade has hidden seven N’s in The Garden of Prayer, both in loving tribute to his wife Nanette and to coincide with the seven pools of life.
  • The Garden of Prayer marks Winsor Kinkade’s artistic debut. While sitting on her father’s lap, Winsor took her first dabs on canvas and added one of the calla lilies. And just like her father, Winsor is left-handed.
  • The Garden of Prayer is the first to feature calla lilies – lilies are used to celebrate Easter and the resurrection.
  • Featuring an ornate copper and stone monument standing stalwart next to a stream with seven pools, The Garden of Prayer is one of Thom’s most peaceful and thought provoking paintings to date. The open gate symbolizes Heaven.
  • Light shines through the trees, highlighting the abundant flowers and dappling the ornate copper dome. In the distance we see a figure on the path – who could this be?
  • The Garden of Prayer is released as a multi-size edition in 18″ x 24,” 25½” x 34,” and for the first time ever, an epic 30″ x 40″ canvas size. This allows each person to be able to choose the size that best fits their home.
Title The Garden of Prayer
Published December 1997
Subject Location Seven Sacred Pools at Ohe'o in Maui, Hawai'i
Collection The Garden of Prayer I

Image Sizes

18" x 24"
25½" x 34"
30" x 40"

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