Prayer Banner - The Depths of Distress
Author/Artist: Sr Mary Stephen CRSS
From a series of images for prayer, contemplation, reflection and meditation.
'Listen to my cry for I am in the depths of distress...Bring my soul our of this prison.'
'Out of the depths I cry for you, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice.'
Suffering can close in ourselves. Physical pain can make us feel imprisoned by the aches of our bodies, and mental suffering can trap us in thoughts that go round and round, getting blacker at every turn.
We have reached the end of our own resources - with our whole being we cry out to God for help.
Then it is as if we see the light of his presence, like searchlight beams in the darkness. But these beams shine through the darkness to heal us. Now we know that we shall find a way through our suffering.
His presence will light up the way. Perhaps, if we are patient, he will teach us the inner meaning of our pain. Then we might discover it brings a blessing and we had never dreamed possible. (Sr Petra Boex - A Journey in Prayer DVD))
'Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.' (From 'The Prophet' by Kahlil Gibran)
The printing process used is dye sublimation and we are now reproducing all our images onto a new heavier weight material which is specifically formulated to ensure that the quality of the original artwork is accurately and faithfully reflected. The colours are fade resistant under normal lighting conditions. All banners are supplied with a hanging cord, dowels and end caps top and bottom. An extra depth of approx. 12" should be allowed when measuring to allow for hanging cord.
Banner dimensions: 52" x 37" ('B' format). Other sizes available - see options below.
Our banners can now be mounted on wooden frames - please enquire for price and details.