The Prayer of Karis 3

Karis Kim | South Korea


Semi-Abstract Religious Work

25.62"H x 42.51"W x 0.78"D


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    Art Description:

    From the artist:

    "The affirmation is not mean to deny yourself in pain and to pretend happy or joy all the time. Practical affirmation can be possible when our unhappiness and suffering are removed from the root. Our attitude toward God is same as this. We can try to forget ourselves in pain because of the idea that we should respect and fear God, but if this attitude is dominant, the heart and conversations with God are more formal than frank. It would create a distance between God and me. The prayers of David, Job, Moses, Elijah, Paul in Bible are sympathetic to God and widely cited even in modern times' the biggest reason of it is that their prayers were straightforward and honest.

    This work contains the content of speak out to God in honest prayer about myself and the world in pain. It is composed of a total 6 parts and in parts of the Prayer of Karis 1-4 express personal suffering through prayer, and Prayers of Karis 5-6 are expressed for children who are suffering by poverty, violence, labor, war & other ailments.

    The Prayer of Karis 3 is as follows:

    Dear Lord,

                                     Dear Lord, The world is full of unrighteousness and injustice. People say, if God is fair why is the world so dark and chaotic? And why are you just silent? Why our life starts where we don't want it and we spent our whole life being oppressed by unrighteousness and injustice, why should we resent you so that reasons? The biggest reason why I yearn for heaven is that without any unrighteousness in and injustice, all are happy and love each other in the Lord's love. As your word that "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." (Matthew 16:19), I don't want to bind on earth, but all bad situations make me to bind on earth even if I prayed to lose on earth. So that please lose everything on earth, please make fairness in heaven will come to this earth as well. I hope your presence is a reality not a virtual. All these prayers, I pray in Jesus name, Amen."


    Medium Used: Mixed Media and Acrylic on Canvas

    Karis Kim | South Korea

    Karis is an artist of Western & Oriental style paintings. Also, a poet and writer, Kim has published various works in philosophy and psychology, and is soon to release a novel in the same field. His elaborate artworks intricately weave philosophy, psychology and literature.

    Kim has exhibited with various galleries across the globe including USA, France, Slovenia, Singapore, Japan, and Korea. Additionally, his artworks have also been regularly showcased in Korean television dramas.