Birthday Prayer (Girl)
Illuminated manuscript print
10 x 12 & 5/8 inches
Artist: Nancy Wilds
Ms. Wilds writes, "as in all medieval illumination where the interior represents the earth and the exterior represents heaven, the young girl kneeling at the window is looking toward a future still unknown, as the prayer asks for heavenly guidance as she faces the coming years. Her book represents study, while the scene below suggests prayer and meditation."
This birthday prayer may be found on page 597 of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.