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Take My Life and Let It Be

About 140 years ago Francis Havergal went to visit a friend; she planned to stay at her friend’s house about week. As she got to know others who were in the house, she discovered some of the other visitors knew Jesus as their Savior and some did not.

That first night of her visit she prayed, “Lord, please allow everyone in this house to come to trust in You.” Francis came to know each person in the house and as she listened to their stories, she pointed them to Jesus and when the evening of the last day of her visit arrived, God had answered her prayer because every guest had come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior! Francis was so excited that last night that she couldn’t sleep; so, she got up and wrote the words to hymn “Take My Life and Let It Be.” That hymn text is a powerful prayer still prayed today … take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to Thee. Consecrated means set apart so that we can serve God.

When Francis got home from this trip, she took all her jewelry (expect two pieces that she often wore) and sent them to a missionary society so they could sell them to help children in need. That’s what our lives should be: consecrated: set apart – for serving God. The money we don’t need should be given to those who do need it so that they can come to know Jesus as Savior.

As we begin 2023, let’s follow Francis Havergal’s example by praying, telling others about Jesus, and giving to others. Your purchase of TykesHub resources empowers all of us to further support and enrich community hubs in neighborhoods and nations.

Watch the hymn story video about "Take My Life and Let It Be" below:


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