BELOW: The Punisher finds his long-time informant Mickey Fondozzi praying in St. Anscom's Catholic Church, a place the man has lately been spending considerable time at. The Punisher initially believes that former criminal Mickey Fondozzi has come to the church seeking sanctuary, a place to be safe from the Punisher himself. The Punisher is mistaken. Fondozzi is there to pray. Note Mickey Fondozzi's words: "...lead us not into temptation..." He is reciting the Lord's Prayer.
Source: Marvel Knights (vol. 1) #11 (May 2001): "Hero for Hire", pg. 14. Written by Chuck Dixon. Art by Eduardo Barreto, Nelson DeCastro. See also: prayer; church (interior); Lord's Prayer; cross; sanctuary; temptation; kneeling; Catholic; The Punisher (Frank Castle); Mickey Fondozzi
BELOW: Rick Grimes' prayer for strength? After being shot and gravely wounded, Rick Grimes was in coma, lying in a hospital bed for a month. He wakes up to find himself in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. After nine pages of encountering no living people - only horrific zombies - Rick drops to his knees while whispering "Oh God..." He buries his face in his hands and remains silently on his knees for some time. He then stands back up and seems to have the resolve to carry on. He mounts a bicycle he found and heads to his family home intent on finding his wife and son. "The Walking Dead" comic book series does not use thought balloons or internal first-person narrative captions. Readers are not privy to exactly what is going through Rick's mind while he is on his knees, although he was clearly in despair and clearly found the strength to carry on. It is up to the individual reader to decide if Rick's expression "Oh God..." was the beginning of a prayer, a semi-prayer, or merely a profane utterance. Similarly, it is up to the individual reader to decide if Rick's prayer (or non-prayer) was answered.
Source: The Walking Dead #1 (Oct. 2003): "Days Gone Bye, Part 1", pg. 11. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Tony Moore. See also: prayer; kneeling; God; Rick Grimes
BELOW: After Andrea's sister Amy is killed by zombies, the survivors bury her and mark her grave with a simple cross made from sticks: Andrea kneels at her sister's grave site throughout the simple funeral ceremony the survivors conduct.
Source: The Walking Dead #6 (Mar. 2004): "Days Gone Bye, Part 6", pg. 1-3. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Tony Moore. See also: cross; kneeling; Amy; Andrea
BELOW: Hershel Greene buries three of his children and marks their graves with crosses: When Hershel Greene tried to herd a wandering zombie into his barn, the zombies already in the barn (including his zombified son Shawn) escaped and attacked. Hershel's eldest son Arnold and his eldest daughter Lacey were both killed by the attacking zombies. Rick Grimes and his band of survivors help Hershel kill all of the zombies. Afterward, Hershel buries Arnold, Lacey and Shawn. He marks each grave with a simple wooden cross.
Source: The Walking Dead #11 (Aug. 2004): "Miles Behind Us, Part 5", pg. 21, panels 2-3. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Charlie Adlard. See also: cross; kneeling; Protestant; Hershel Greene; Lacey Greene; Arnold Greene; Shawn Greene