Artist bio

My name is Richard Sullivan I have discovered that painting is a tool that God is using to speak in an unusual way to hearts as He does for me thanks to Engage Art. N/a


Be alert and watchful

Artist Statement

This painting is out of Ephesians chapter 6 verse 18 we are exhorted to be alert and watchful at all times with prayer for all the saints. The eye is the emphasis and I decided to put tears to show the heart of God for the Saints. The Bible as the center of the painting showing that the word of God is to be used in prayer. On the top of the water are images of the Saints for a visual connection. The body of water is taken from John chapter 3 verse 5 which says we must be born of water and of the spirit to enter ithe kingdom of God. The enemy is roaming around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. We must use the word of God as a weapon but also to cover the Saints in prayer.

How it fits into contest

Ephesians 6:18 is the armor or covering is that all prayer according to verse 18 so that we can be alert and watchful with all kinds of prayer and perseverance and supplication for all the saints, that's what this painting represents. So one prayer found in Ephesians 3:14-21 is my agreeing prayer for all the saints of God. Amen.


The Holy Spirit and myself.

How to Purchase this Artwork

Type of work: a mass produced copy
Purchase price: $75

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