Project Description :: Prayer Room + Painting
This prayer room will be a peaceful and reverent place at Mercy & Truth Medical Missions in Kansas City, KS where staff can pray for their patients, and families can pray for their children and for themselves. The design of the room will reflect the inspiration shown in the slide show at the left: a heavenly, monochromatic, blue color palette; a modern floor plan; a wall candle votive; and a wood pew.
A painting of Jesus on the throne, entitled, “Jesus is Lord,” will be the focal point
of the prayer room. Written scriptures and prayers will cover the canvas of the art, prior to being painted.
click play to view all prayers
Contributing Artists :: set apart + Community
Prior to creating the artwork, the blank canvas will travel around to different venues and events throughout the city in order to fill the canvas with written scriptures and prayers specific to Mercy & Truth. Anyone that supports their mission is invited to contribute a written scripture or prayer to create a holy foundation for the art.
Colonial Presbyterian Church, March 2012
The Art Event at KCC, April 27-28, 2012
The Strawberry Swing, June 1 and 2, 2012
(Click play at the left to see the prayers that have already been contributed.)
Help Fund the Prayer Room Project: $7,000
Artist Sandra Bowden has generously gifted set apart with a collection of artwork to be given as gifts of gratitude to those who help fund this project.
The collection consists of 2-D hand-drawn crosses, filled with 22-carat gold leaf. Each cross is shaped differently, inspired by cross designs from around the world.
All pieces are signed, matted and framed.
$1000 contributors will receive a 16x20 framed cross (4 remaining)
$500 contributors will receive an 11x14 framed cross (2 remaining)
$250 contributors will receive an 8x10 framed cross (3 remaining)
Mercy & Truth board member and art patron, Howard Russell, called set apart founder, Brent Morris, one day to share an idea he had.
He said, "I just gave Pastor Jim West (Colonial Presbyterian Church) a tour at the Mercy & Truth Medical Missions headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas. Jim said to me, 'You know what you need here? You need a prayer room.' "
Howard couldn't have agreed more. And he thought the perfect focal point for a prayer room was a painting of Jesus on the throne.
Brent's jaw dropped. He already had a painting planned on that exact subject matter. In fact, he had already built the frame for the piece. Even though this painting concept had been featured on his personal website for quite sometime, he had only shared it with a few people...and Howard wasn't one of them. He had simply been waiting for someone to commission it before he went any further.
But here's the thing. Not only had Brent never shared the idea with Howard...but Howard had never seen Brent's website before either...
And so His story begins...