Elisabeth Elliot – (1926-2015) “You are loved with an everlasting love and underneath are the everlasting arms.” She lived a life of self-sacrifice, surrender, and abandon to Jesus Christ. Her passion was Jesus Christ. Her pervasive advice was “about surrendering my desires to God, abandoning myself to His will, and sacrificing my present and my future to His plan; accept the portion and cup that the Lord has assigned to me….because in acceptance lieth peace.”
This was her prayer: (and the prayer of the martyred missionary Betty Scott Stam)
Loving Lord and Heavenly Father,
I offer up today all that I am, all that I have, all that I do, and all that I suffer, to be Yours today and Yours forever.
Give me grace, Lord, to do all that I know of Your holy will.
Purify my heart, sanctify my thinking, correct my desires.
Teach me, in all of today’s work and trouble and joy, to respond with honest praise, simple trust, and instant obedience, that my life may be in truth a living sacrifice, by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, my Master and my all.