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Gafcon is a prophetic movement, putting the Bible back at the heart of the Anglican Communion, but above all it is a spiritual movement and I am delighted to introduce a weekday devotional 'Lift Up Your Hearts'. These devotionals will greatly enrich our common life and I urge you to share them widely!

During Lent Faith McDonnell, one of the two Suffering Church Network leaders has been writing a special series of daily Lift Up Your Hearts devotions which focus our thoughts and prayers on the suffering church.

From Easter, on Monday 13th April, Revd Canon Dr Ashley Null will be writing the devotions. Dr Ashley Null is an award-winning writer and has spoken at every Gafcon gathering since the beginning in 2008.

Archbishop Ben Kwashi
Gafcon General Secretary

16th March 2020
Last Friday we looked at the overall plight of Christians in Pakistan. Christians are oppressed, persecuted, arrested, and killed. In an ideological sense, Christians are dhimmi – second class...
13th March 2020
In a population of over 180 million, Pakistan’s Christians make up only about two percent. They’re disenfranchised, harassed, and persecuted. Many suffer from grinding poverty. Education and...
12th March 2020
Long before the rest of the world began getting insomnia thinking about “Nuclear Iran,” Christians in that Islamic Republic lost more than just sleep. For decades, Iranian Christians have lost human...
11th March 2020
There is one example of advocacy from the Hebrew Scriptures that is quite different from all others. It’s the only one that actually uses a word that can be translated as “advocate.” It is also one...
10th March 2020
Today is Purim. A good day to make our Lenten Devotions about Esther, to honor her faithfulness and to soberly commemorate this one of many, many attempts by Satan to destroy God’s chosen people the...
9th March 2020
As an American former Episcopalian whose parish was one welcomed into the Anglican Church of Nigeria when we had no other way to stay in the Anglican Communion, I am deeply grateful for the...
6th March 2020
"We will never ever surrender our nation or our faith in Christ to those who glory in death and destruction. We will not be intimidated because we know and trust in the power of the cross." - The...
5th March 2020
Yesterday we looked at those who are persecuted and martyred on earth in the light of Eternity. When we obey the Biblical mandate to be their advocates, we discover the depth of their earthly...
4th March 2020
For the past few days we’ve been exploring the theology of advocacy for persecuted brothers and sisters. Being good advocates with resources from the Scriptures is very important, and we’ll look at...
3rd March 2020
Yesterday we explored how Moses spoke as an advocate for the Hebrew people to God by reminding Him of His past deliverance of them. Another characteristic of effective advocacy from Moses was how he...
2nd March 2020
The Exodus 7 Daily Office reading last Friday showed Moses, the advocate for the Hebrews to Pharaoh. God prepared Moses for this role from before his birth! Moses was saved from the massacre of...
28th February 2020
Advocacy for persecuted brothers and sisters around the world is a spiritual calling. To demonstrate the spiritual dimensions of advocacy, and to give us some ideas on how best to fulfil our role as...
27th February 2020
As Christians we are called, given a mandate actually, to be advocates. There are many different advocacy avenues. Christians called to be advocates plead the cause of the poor, rescue victims of...
26th February 2020
It is Ash Wednesday. Today we begin Lent. When we receive the imposition of ashes, we are told to remember that we are dust, and that we will return to dust. We are dust and ashes.
25th February 2020
Every Lent we take time to reflect on things we have left undone. We repent of our sin and contemplate our mortality as we prepare for the great feast of the Resurrection. This year, I invite you to...
24th February 2020
This anonymous second-century homily is among a handful of Christian sermons that have been preserved from the very earliest days of the Christian church.  It is bold in its proclamation of salvation...
21st February 2020
Origen was born in Alexandria around 185. His father was a Biblical scholar and teacher, who was executed by the state for refusing to renounce Christ when Origen was still a youth, and the family's...
20th February 2020
John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople from 397-407, was one of the early Church's greatest preachers, whose homilies were written down by stenographers and widely circulated. Many hundreds of...

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