Birthday Prayer (Boy)
Illuminated manuscript print
10 x 12 & 5/8 inches
Artist: Nancy Wilds
Ms. Wilds writes, "as in all medieval illuminations where the interior represents earth and the exterior represents heaven, the young boy kneeling at the window is looking toward a future still unknown, as the prayer asks for heavenly guidance. His book represents study, while two young pages below enjoy a moment of relaxation as boys throughout history have done."
This birthday prayer may be found on page 597 of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.