I prayed that my children would love and follow God all the days of their lives.
I thought about what it means to love and follow God and realise that:
1. a person can love God and yet not follow Him (like the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-24 - he loved his father but yet chose to go away with his inheritance. He did turn back finally but after much suffering)
2. a person can follow God and yet not love Him (like the elder brother in Luke 15:25-32) - he followed his father but with resentment about his father's treatment of his younger brother. It showed a lack of love)
May we learn to love and follow God our Father through Jesus His Son with the Holy Spirit's help all the days of our lives.