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On Prayer and Art

Austin Phelps writes of watching people in the Royal Gallery at Dresden sitting for hours before a single masterpiece painting.

“Weeks are spent every year in the study of that one work of Raphael. Lovers of art cannot enjoy it to the full, till they have made it their own by prolonged communion with its matchless form.”

How much more should we give this kind of patient attention to prayer?

[Prayer by Keller]