Along the Gullah Geechee coast you will find small places of worship built on plantations during slavery, Praise Houses or as I say, Prays Houses. They still serve an important spiritual role in the Gullah community today. Praise Houses still contain the prayers of our ancestors. Their prayers and their faith were so powerful that even the chains of slavery or this world could not contain them. Prayers for the protection of not only their generation, but generations to come. I remember my grandparents used to say, 'These are praying times.' They not only prayed for us, they understood and believed that faith without works is dead. They did their part. They ran a good race. They passed the baton and they continue to pray for our generation to run and fight the good fight of faith. The little boy in the painting is holding on to the works of his ancestors. He is being lead by the spirit to step out on the faith of our fathers to continue a good work; to make a better world for the next generation. Will we do the same?