This cement and found object sculpture depicts the torso of a young person praying at an altar. Smith remarks, "The prayer was, and is, an acknowledgement to God of the destruction and shame with the African Americans
community: gangs, drugs, AIDS, and family deterioration." Lord, how long? was featured in an exhibit catalog entitled Straight at the Heart that was published by Beloit College in Wisconsin in 1995.
The Kohler Foundation Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Kohler Foundation.