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What kind of hands are the most beautiful hands in the world?

Albrecht Dürer, a German artist called “The Leonardo Da Vinci of North Europe,” drew the most beautiful hands to him, the “Praying Hands.”

The model for Dürer’s masterpiece, “Praying Hands,” was his best friend. Dürer’s friend was his savior; he sacrificed himself to support Dürer, who had a talent for drawing and painting. At that time, Dürer’s family was in financial difficulty and could not pay for Dürer to study art.

After finishing his studies, thanks to his friend, Dürer entered the art world and his name began to be known. Finally, it was his turn to support his friend at art school. When he went to his friend’s workplace, he saw his friend praying to God on his behalf.

“LORD! My hands have already been hardened because of tough work, so I cannot draw delicate pictures anymore. Please help Dürer draw for me as well, and help him draw beautiful pictures for Your glory.”

Two thousand years ago, Jesus came as a man to the earth for the salvation of humankind. Forty days after His resurrection, He ascended. For ten days, the disciples and apostles gathered in a small room in Jerusalem, praying to God and asking for the Holy Spirit. Until the Feast of Pentecost, they prayed earnestly with their beautiful hands until, finally, Jesus poured out the Holy Spirit, as He promised.

The act of praying is spiritually so precious; it is like the breath of our soul. Just as a person who does not breathe is dead, prayer is proof that our soul is alive.