Tuesday, April 17, 2007

*~ Prayer of Betty Scott Stam ~*

"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 life, 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
And work out Thy whole will in my life at any cost now
and forever."

~Betty Scott Stam


Katya said...

I love this poem. Betty Scott Stam's story has inspired me so much...I remember listening to Elizabeth Elliot talk about her on her radio broadcasts when I was younger. Did you know that I have a book of her poems? Mama found it for me. In the inside page is a beautiful little inscription from a husband to his wife, who were both apparently missionaries in China. You will love it. I'll try to remember to bring it next time I visit! Love, Kat

Li Li's Mom said...

I just heard this quote from Jim Elliot's daughter.
I never heard this quote, but after adopting our baby from China I say "Amen". God planned that this Jewish woman (me) would find Jesus as her Messiah and adopt a baby from China learn Mandarin and be called to the Chinese people. God is amazing and His plans are more wonderful than we could imagine. Hold on to His precious promises. He LOVES you!
http://youtube.com/esteesmom (GOTCHA DAY CHINA)

Anonymous said...

This is such a beautiful poem,such humbling words. I plan on reciting this everyday before I leave home. Even thou I just found out who she was. Overall it's a great read in the story about Ester. The book is called Walking with the Women of the Bible. author Elizabeth George. Davida

Davida said...

This is a beautiful poem, such humbeling words.I plan on reciting this every morning before I leave home.I just read the story of Ester in the book Walking with the Women of the Bible,author Elizabeth George,where I come to learn about Ester but also had the privilege of learning about a couragous women who trust God completely. Wow what an example to follow. Davida

Dorothy said...

Thank you for publishing this prayer, and I like the drawing included with it. I just heard Elisabeth Elliot on Gateway to Joy this morning talking about the impact Betty Scott Stam had on her as a young girl. Betty and John Stam died when she was only eight. She read the prayer, but I didn't catch it all, so I was glad to find it here. Blessings!

Ana said...

So glad you stopped by! Thanks for the comment.