PRAYER AT VALLEY FORGE"
is a popular painting by Arnold Friberg, RSA, in celebration of
our country's 1976 bicentennial celebration.
on the brass insert were spoken by George Washington as he resigned
his commission as general of the Continental Army on December
23, 1783. "I consider it an indispensable duty to close
this last solemn act of my official life by commending the interests
of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God and those
who have the superintendence of them into His holy keeping."
Friberg is one of the enduring biblical artists of our time, recognized
as such by some of the most legendary names in the world of art
and entertainment. He diligently researches his subjects so they
are historically authentic, yet encompass a spiritual force transcending
mere historical accuracy. His work encourages Christians to respond
to the message of the Bible... real men and women, in real places,
in events that actually happened.