We can’t force our loved ones to follow God,
      But we cover them in prayer.
Thus our love will rise to the throne of grace
      And meet the Saviour there.

We can’t follow feet upon the earth
      When ours have feebler grown,
But our prayers run ahead and reach God’s ear —
      Each cry, a heart- rent groan.

We can’t fill the pitfalls that lie in wait
      For a loved one to fall in,
But our cry to God can let His voice
      Confront them in their sin.

~Jenny Daniel