Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

Prayer of David

Folio 53r

In the second miniature David kneels in prayer before an altar.
This painting introduces Psalm CXXIII, a hymn of thanksgiving for divine protection: "Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us to be a prey to their teeth."
The open door looks from the church onto a medieval street lined with narrow houses.

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