Download the Christian CND Prayer Diary for June

Please join Christian CND in praying this month as we intercede for issues here and around the world. We believe God has the power to move in all these situations and that prayer goes hand in hand with our campaigning efforts. There are many things to be thankful for as well as issues we want to bring before God.

Things to thank God for:

  • Christian CND witness outside Westminster Abbey in May, which attracted huge cross-denominational support and media coverage.
  • The opportunity for Christian CND to take part in disarmament discussions in New York.
  • Christian CND events in June including a witness and rededication of the Peace Garden at RAF Molesworth.

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:3-4
States around the world continue to go through their domestic processes of joining the Treaty, known as ratification. There was extensive discussion about the Treaty during the Non-Proliferation Treaty talks in New York during May, with many states reaffirming their support for the TPNW. Unfortunately the UK, along with the other nuclear-armed states, continue to shun the process.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the Treaty and the hope it offers for the future
  • Thank God for those who worked to bring the Treaty about and those who continue to work on implementation
  • Pray that more states would ratifiy the Treaty in the coming months
  • Pray that the nuclear-armed states would engage with the Treaty

Christian CND events in June
The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.Deuteronomy 33:27
Christian CND is holding two events in June. Gathering on 8 June in Brighton to share memories and stories of Barbara Egglestone in the first of an annual lecture series commemorating her life and work. Then on 29 June we will return to RAF Molesworth for a witness for peace at the sight of a peace camp in the 1980’s against the stationing of US Cruise Missiles.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the life and work of Barbara Egglestone
  • Thank God for those who established the peace camp at RAF Molesworth in the 1980s
  • Thank God that the US Cruise Missiles were removed from the base with ther signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
  • Pray that the INF Treaty would be replaced and cruise missiles would not return to the UK
  • Pray for many to attend these events and that they will be strengthened by meeting like-minded people.

Global security situation
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Psalm 46:1-3
Tensions continue to increase between Iran and the United States. Accusations about preparedness for a conflict have been made on both sides. This is an incredibly dangerous situation, especially after the US withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal. Elsewhere tensions between Russia and the West continue to be high and there have been reports of North Korea testing a missile as part of its nuclear programme.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the work of many around the world who are committed to peace and actively pursuing it
  • Pray that global leaders will seek peace and dialogue
  • Pray that conflict will be avoided and that bridges can be built between peoples
  • Thank God for the way the United States and North Korea came to discuss their issues, and pray against the restarting of the North Korean nuclear programme

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has been a corner stone of international law for half a century. There are annual meetings to review the progress of the Treaty, as well as a much larger meeting every five years. Christian CND has been attending these discussions at the United Nations for some time, and was in New York this year. While we were heartened to speak to many delegates from non-nuclear states about their commitment to a nuclear weapons-free world the nuclear-armed states continue to be resistant to real progress towards disarmament.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the NPT and all those who have worked on it for many years
  • Pray that progress would be made towards disarmament in the coming year
  • Pray that the Review Conference in 2020 would result in breakthrough rather than stalemate
  • Thank God that Christian CND is able to take part in these discussions.
  • Pray that in the coming year we will be able to make a positive contribution towards progress

Please keep the Christian CND staff team and Exec in your prayers.