I painted this girl praying for the posters and flyers for the very first Concert of Prayer in 2009. My teacher, fine artist Paul Ryker, helped me with many new techniques such as light to dark. Those techniques gave a whole new dimension to my work. Sometimes I paint what I want. Other times I enjoy getting a specific assignment. This one conveys what happens at the Concert of Prayer. I sold prints of this piece at a Joni and Friendsevent so that a little boy with autism in China could afford to go to a special school.