Posture and hand positions can add to our conversations with God and put us in a reverent state of mind. We lift our open hands to praise or make an offering to God. We fold our hands to pray. We raise our hands over someone to bless them. Through this painting, I wanted to portray someone deep in prayer by showing only their hands. The intertwined rosary shows desperation, that this person is truly wrapped up in their prayer and in need of Mary's intercession.
When I look at this painting, it is my daily reminder to pray the rosary. It is the most powerful weapon against anything I am facing. The word "rosary" means "Crown of Roses." As we give Mary a rose with each Hail Mary, she joins her prayer to ours, making it so much more powerful as Jesus never says no to whatever His Mother asks for.