Painted Prayers

Winner of NAPRA’s 2003 Nautilus Award

A beautiful book of prayer and comfort.

painted prayers
imagination and comfort for a questioning world

Wisdom and prayers from many of the world’s ancient and modern spiritual traditions and beliefs.

Inspired full-color paintings by artist Jody Uttal beautifully capture the powerful words of the masters.


Painted prayers is a timely collection of prayers and spiritual thoughts combined with stunning original artwork by painter Jody Uttal. Incorporating ancient texts from Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sufism and other beliefs, painted prayers also presents the words of such modern-day spiritual thinkers and Rumi, Rilke, Thich Nhat Hanh, Hermann Hesse, Leonard Cohen and Stephen Mitchell. This elegant hardcover edition is a perfect gift or take-along companion for daily prayer and meditation in these troubling times.

Jody Uttal’s artwork has appeared in the New York Times, Ms. Magazine and Psychology Today. Ms. Uttal is a committed social activist and a founder of the youth voter registration organization, ‘Rock the Vote.’ She lives in Venice, California, with her husband and their two daughters.

The best Small Press Award goes to…
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May 29th, 2003

Los Angeles – On the eve of BEA, NAPRA announced the winners of its third annual Nautilus Awards, honoring the year’s outstanding titles promoting conscious living and positive social change.

• Best Small Press/Self-Published Title: Painted Prayers by Jody Uttal (Tallfellow Press)

About The Nautilus: Now in its 3rd year, The Nautilus Award recognizes titles from the previous year that made a significant literary contribution to conscious living and positive social change. Finalists and winners in each category were selected from titles nominated by their publishers or authors. A call for entries for the 2004 awards will be issued in the fall. For a complete roster of finalists and lists of past winners, visit

The Nautilus Awards are named for the mollusk whose exquisite pearl-lined shell contains chambers of increasing size, which the sea creature constructs for itself as it grows. The nautilus symbolizes both ancient wisdom and expanding horizons, both natural elegance and the continual growth of understanding.

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6 3/4 x 9 5/8
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