“Communion,” in the Christian faith refers to the Lord’s Supper, the wine and the bread. But, communion also means communicating with accord.
Through prayer, we commune with God. In this painting, the ‘heavens’ are being poured over the saint’s head and body. His body is made of a landscape representing us as earthly vessels. However, his body is incomplete, there are sections missing. In the act of prayer, of communion with God, the Lord pours Himself into us, filling in the hurt, wounded, empty places. We truly become not of this earth. We become a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17) When we receive what God pours into us, we become whole and able to things that we could not do on our own. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” Romans 8:26-27
Note: The calligraphic lines on the sides have several purposes. First, they are part of the artwork’s composition. Secondly, they are reminiscent of the ‘writing on the wall from the book of Daniel in the Bible. Third, they represent the language of prayer that connects our spirit to the Holy Spirit.