God's Promise and Our Mission at SPC • Solidarity with the Persecuted Church

God’s Promise and Our Mission at SPC

At SPC, we begin our day praying together the Psalms in Morning Prayer – which means every morning we recite these lines from the Canticle of Zechariah (Luke 1:73-75) which I’ve been reflecting on recently:

This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham: to set us free from the hands of our enemies, free to worship him without fear, holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.

It strikes me that this passage could be our mission statement at SPC.


We seek to cooperate with God’s will to help create conditions in which Christians who suffer persecution in places like Syria and Iraq will be set free from the hands of their enemies to worship our Lord without fear, all the days of their lives. In a time of such great persecution it’s incredibly humbling to remember that freedom from persecution was the promise of God’s covenant with His people. It is in the new covenant of Christ that we work now: with faith that Christ will indeed set his people free, with hope in creating a safer future for Christians, and in love for Christ who stands with all Christians as they bear his Cross here and now.

Thank you, dear supporters, for helping us as we struggle to ease the suffering of God’s people.

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