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Praying Christ

December 2021

Praying Christ statue, anonymously donated to Ensign College

As students walk into Ensign College, one of the first things they see is a statue entitled Praying Christ by J. Kirk Richards. The statue was recently commissioned by a longtime donor of Ensign College. After having countless pieces of religious art in their own home and seeing the affect it had on their family, the donor hoped to bring the same impact to students through the statue. The piece is intended to inspire feelings of reverence and solitude as students pass by every day and observe Christ deep in prayer. The statue also serves as a reminder to put Christ at the center of everything, including education.