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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:

  • The leadership being shown by states continuing to pursue the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
  • Christians continuing to speak out for peace in the face of the current health situation
  • The new hymn written for Christian CND Let Us Raise Our Voice

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. Isaiah 32:17
While the Coronavirus situation has slowed down the rate of signatures and ratifications of the Treaty, there are many states that are near to being able to join after completing ratification including Ireland. We still hope that the Treaty can come into force during 2020.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for those states that have already signed and joined the Treaty
  • Thank God for the world leaders taking a stand against nuclear weapons
  • Thank God for the work of the United Nations in working for peace and disarmament
  • Pray that further states would sign and join the Treaty this month
  • Pray that the nuclear-armed states, including the UK, would engage with the Treaty

Efforts on nuclear disarmament
I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8
The international community was due to be gathering in New York at this time to hold discussions on nuclear disarmament under the auspices of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. This has now been postponed until January 2021 due to the current situation. It has been thought that the chance of significant progress at the meeting was not high, but it may be that the world coming more together recently might lead to progress.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God that the international community has been coming together in recent weeks
  • Thank God for the opportunity that civil society including Christian CND has to have input into these proceedings
  • Pray for those involved in the preparations for the Conference
  • Pray that when the Conference does go ahead it will see a change in attitude towards disarmament

Situation on the Korean Peninsula
When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7
At the start of the month shots were exchanged between forces in North and South Korea across the demilitarised zone. While it is now thought that the shots were accidental and resulted in no causalities, it is an illustration of the tensions that remain in the region, despite an improvement in relations between Pyong-Yang and Seoul. Christian CND has been building links with the Bargn Nuri Community based in South Korea, including their visit to London at the start of the year.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God that the situation on the Korean Peninsula appears to have calmed
  • Thank God for the attitude of leaders, which could have gone another way
  • Pray for those working around the demilitarized zone, that they would be comforted at a time of stress
  • Pray for Christians in North and South Korea, that they would be able to be a witness for peace

Dealing with the Corona virus outbreak
“I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8
As the world struggles to come to terms with the Covid-19 pandemic which is currently overwhelming healthcare systems, Christians are among those making a huge difference by serving their communities and caring for those in need. This illustrates the nature of the threats we face as a world, and shows the folly of continuing to pursue nuclear weapons at a huge cost and to the detriment of funding other areas of public service.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for those working to save lives and defeat the virus around the world
  • Pray for healthcare and other key workers continuing to work despite danger
  • Pray that politicians and scientists would have wisdom in their decision making
  • Pray that God would comfort those suffering and those who have lost loved ones
  • Pray that nations around the world would come together to cooperate 
  • Pray that leaders would see the need to move away from nuclear weapons and instead focus on the threats we face in the 21stcentury

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