Fasting in the Wilderness, by Rose Datoc Dall (various loose print sizes)
The painting "Fasting in the Wilderness" was inspired by the image invoked by the Hebrew prayer shawl, a tallit which literally means a little tent or closet in which a person can closet oneself off from the world to commune with God. “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy acloset, and when thou hast bshut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in dsecret; and thy Father which eseeth in secret shall freward thee openly.” (Matthew 6:6, 3 Nephi 13:6)
“Then Jesus was led up of the Spirit, into the wilderness, to be with God.” (Matthew 4:1 JST). After being baptized, Jesus sought spiritual strength by fasting for forty days in the wilderness before embarking on his mortal ministry. As in all things, Jesus showed by example, the way of finding true spiritual power, which is through prayer and fasting.