“These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:1-3
Title: Jesus Prayed Unto the Father
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Tito Momen painted Jesus Prayed Unto the Father in 2004 while he was an inmate in Kanater Prison in Cairo, Egypt. During that time Christians and others were interceding for the prisoners, attempting to secure their release and provide for their material and spiritual needs. The efforts of those outside the prison, doing for the prisoners what they could not do for themselves, led Tito to reflect on Jesus Christ’s great intercessory prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane (John 17). With a heart full of gratitude he sketched a drawing which became this painting.