“The Praying Hands”

Here is the heartwarming Story behind that masterful work of art called…

“The Praying Hands”

In the late fifteenth century two struggling young art students, Albrecht Durer and Franz Knigstein, worked as labourers to earn money to continue their art studies. The work was long and hard; it left them little time to study art.
Finally they agreed to draw lots and let the loser support them both while the winner continued to study…

Albrecht won.

If and when he attained success, Albrecht agreed to then support Franz so that he, too, could finish his studies.

After Albrecht achieved success, he returned to keep his bargain with Franz. He soon discovered the enormous sacrifice his friend had made for him.

As Franz had worked at hard labour, his fingers had become twisted and stiff. His long, slender fingers and sensitive hands had been ruined for life. He could no longer manage the delicate brush strokes so necessary to execute fine paintings.

In spite of the price he had paid, Franz was not bitter. He was happy that his friend Albrecht had attained success.

One day Albrecht saw his loyal friend kneeling, his rough and gnarled hands entwined in silent prayer. Albrecht sketched his friend’s hands.
From this sketch he later completed a truly great masterpiece.
He gave it the simple but moving title…

“The Praying Hands”
 In life we  remember that no one ever makes it alone
 we need each other !

Jesus sacrificed His whole life, not just for His friends, but while we were still sinners and His enemies, He gave His life for us.
Romans 5:6-8 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while
we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

About Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus

Hi I’m a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, my name is Anne. I live in Queensland Australia, I’m very much a People person believing we are all people of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free.
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10 Responses to “The Praying Hands”

  1. dd16591569 says:

    Hello Dear Anne
    as usualy great post and very proound way in story telling


    • freedomborn says:

      Thank you Dunia but many of the Stories I share are written by others but often I will add a few of my own thoughts but I don’t change the story I choose them because they have a good message in the first place.

      Thanks again Dunia – Christian love Anne


  2. mtsweat says:

    Amen Anne, we need one another. God bless.


  3. hscraig says:

    Thank you anne for sharing. I always wondered how that picture came about. A great reminder for all of us i believe.


    • freedomborn says:

      Yes Scott what you say is true, it is all about being there for others in the good and bad times as the Story tells us..and sacrificing for them if needed. If there is anyway you need help just let me know. – Christian Love Anne.


  4. There is definitely a lesson here for all of us. Thank you Annie.


  5. Ron says:

    It is such a good story of what friendship is all about.; recognising a good friend and respecting them; is the key to this story.


    • freedomborn says:

      I agree Ron it is a great story and what friendship is all about which is putting the other person first, what if Jesus haden’t done this ..where would we be and we are to reflect Him and we will if we are in Him and have His mind.

      Christian Love Anne.


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