A Martyr’s Prayer of Surrender

“Lord, I give up all my own plans and purposes, all my own desires and hopes, and accept Thy will for my life.  I give myself, my time, my all utterly to Thee to be Thine forever.  Fill me and seal me with Thy Holy Spirit.  Use me as Thou wilt, send me where Thou wilt, work out Thy whole will in my life at any cost, now and forever.”

NOTE: This is a prayer from Betty Scott Stam, before she and her husband were martyred on the mission field in China for their faith in Christ.   John Cornelius Stam and Elisabeth Betty Stam were American Christian missionaries to China with the China Inland Mission during the Chinese Civil War. The missionary couple were executed by Communist Chinese soldiers in 1934.