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Things to thank God for:

  • Christian CND attending Church of England Synod in York
  • A successful time at the National Justice and Peace Network Conference in Swanwick

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:16-18
July saw the 2ndanniversary of the Treaty being agreed by more than 122 states at the United Nations. Many of those states have already signed the Treaty and are currently proceeding through their domestic arrangements for ratification. It is expected that further ratifications will be confirmed during August.
Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the work the United Nations has been doing for many years on nuclear disarmament
  • Thank God for the 122 states who voted in favour of the Ban Treaty, those who have signed and so far ratified it
  • Thank God for those working around the world to ensure further signatures and ratifications
  • Pray that the Treaty would enter into force as soon as possible
  • Pray that the nuclear-armed states, including the UK, would engage with the Treaty

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemorations
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. Psalm 57:1
On August 6 1945 the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, with a further bomb dropped on Nagasaki three days later. Hundreds of thousands were killed, injured or left to live with consequences of the bombings. Today the survivors, known as Hibakusha, continue to campaign for an end to nuclear weapons around the world.
Please pray with us

  • Ask God to comfort those who remember their loved ones at the time
  • Ask God to strengthen those who continue to live with the consequences of the bombings
  • Thank God for the survivors of the bombings who continue to campaign against nuclear weapons today
  • Pray for the many services of commemoration taking place around the world

 

The new UK Government
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 1 Timothy 2:1-2
Boris Johnson has taken over as Prime Minister and has put his new government in place. One of his first tasks was to write letters to the four nuclear-armed submarines giving instructions on what to do in the event of a nuclear attack on the UK.
Please pray with us

  • Ask God that the Prime Minister will have wisdom in his work and decisions
  • Pray for those advising our politicians on significant decisions
  • Pray for all MPs and Peers ahead of the autumn parliamentary term
  • Thanks God for Christians in the political sphere and ask that he would strengthen them
  • Pray that Boris Johnson would pursue peace over conflict during his term

Global nuclear weapons situation
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it. 1 Peter 3:9-11
North Korea has conducted two missile launches ahead of planned South Korea and United States military drills. This follows the test launch of missiles by Iran amidst heightened tensions following the capture of an Iranian oil tanker by the UK and a British ship by the Iranian forces.
Please pray with us

  • Pray that politicians would have the strength to seek peace
  • Pray for renewed dialogue between states including Iran and North Korea
  • Pray for the crews on the oil tankers which have been captured
  • Pray against further missiles tests in North Korea and Iran
  • Ask that God will bring peace to the Korean Peninsula

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