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Things to thank God for:

  • Five states ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in September.
  • Seven states signing and beginning their own domestic processes towards ratification.
  • The High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament at the United Nations.
  • The opportunity for CCND to gather for our Conference and AGM in Brentwood.

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26
During September a further five states completed the ratification process for the Treaty, bringing the total to 32. A further 18 are needed before the Treaty comes in to force, making nuclear weapons illegal under international law. During an event at the United Nations other states signed the Treaty and will now begin their own domestic processes towards ratification.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the work the UN has been doing for years on nuclear disarmament
  • Thank God that the Governments of Bangladesh; Ecuador; Kiribati; Laos; Maldives and Trinidad & Tobago and their decision to Ratify the Treaty in September.
  • Pray that those states who have signed would be able to quickly complete ratification.
  • Pray that nuclear-armed states would drop their objections to the Treaty and engage.
  • Thank God for those politicians and leaders in nuclear-armed states, including in the UK, who are working to promote the Ban Treaty.

Christian CND Conference and AGM
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ Mark 12:30
We are gathering for our Annual Conference and AGM in Brentwood in Brentwood Cathedral on Saturday October 26. We will be hearing about latest developments in campaigning around nuclear weapons, as well as taking part in workshops, praying together and enjoying fellowship. We will also have the Christian CND AGM at the end of the day, where members will elect the Executive Committee to serve for the coming year.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the growing membership of Christian CND and the impact we are having as an organisation.
  • Thank God for the opportunity to gather in Brentwood Cathedral.
  • Pray for the event, including the speakers, that it would be a day of great value.
  • Pray for the AGM as members elect an Executive Committee, Co-Chair and Treasurer for the coming year.
  • Pray for the coming campaigning year, full of challenges and great opportunities.

Political situation in the UK
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10|
After the Supreme Court decision on the Prorogation of Parliament MPs have returned to Westminster. The current scheduled date for leaving the European Union is October 31st, with a law having been passed trying to stop the UK leaving is no withdrawal agreement is in place.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the freedom to express our opinions, something not enjoyed by millions around the world.
  • Pray for our political leaders as they seek to find a way through the current impasse.
  • Pray for European leaders as they do the same.
  • Pray for all MPs and Peers as they do their best for our country, often under incredible pressure and scrutiny.
  • Pray that God would heal our society and that whatever happens in the next few weeks we would be able to come together for the future.

Global nuclear weapons situation
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
Tensions between Iran and the United States have continued to rise following a strike on an oil facility in Saudi Arabia. Iran has said that it plans to enrich levels of uranium which would contravene the Nuclear Deal agreed in 2016, following the decision of the United States to withdraw from the agreement. Meanwhile the United Nations held a High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament late in September, with many world leaders reiterating their support for a world without these weapons.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God that conflict between Iran and the United States has so far been averted.
  • Pray for those leaders involved in the tensions, that they would have the courage to seek a path of dialogue and peace.
  • Pray for those living in Iran under sanctions, that Jesus would comfort them.
  • Pray for the restoration of the Iran Nuclear Deal, which would lead to peace on all sides.

Please also pray for all those arrested during the protests at the DSEI Arms Fair in London at the start of September. There are far to many to list, but God knows each one of them by name. Pray that they would be comforted and have the chance to share their witness with others during this process.

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