"The Garden of Prayer invites the observer to enter a quiet place, a beautiful garden where one can commune with God. In a close-up view of this painting, you can see a figure at the end of the path walking toward the gate. Is it Him?
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.
"Perhaps in a garden we are closer to our Creator. We certainly are more close 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, or any time 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