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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 successful Christian CND Embassies Walk
  • The support for Christian CND efforts around the Westminster Abbey service
  • The continued efforts of states to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

 “National Service of Thanksgiving” at Westminster Abbey
You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and abiding word of God. 1 Peter 1:23
Westminster Abbey it to host a “National Service of Thanksgiving” on Friday 3 May to mark 50 years of Britain’s nuclear weapons being permanently on patrol at sea. Christian CND believes that a church is the wrong place for this service as nuclear weapons are counter to the teaching of the Bible.

Please pray with us

  • Pray that service would not go ahead.
  • Pray that Christians with different opinions would be able to agree in a good manner.
  • Thank God for the ability to express our views freely.
  • Pray that the witness outside the Abbey on the day would raise awareness.
  • Thank God for the clergy signing the Christian CND statement.
  • Pray than many would sign our petition to show the strength of feeling against the service.

 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
There is no fear in love; for perfect love casts out fear. John 4:18
Although there were no new signatories or ratifications of the TPNW in March, many states continue to go through the process. The Treaty will enter into force once 50 states have completed the ratification and the figure currently stands at 22.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God that states continue to work towards ratifying the Treaty.
  • Thank God that 122 states voted in favour, and 70 have so far signed.
  • Pray that more states would sign and ratify this month.
  • Pray that the Treaty would come into force this year.

 

Global nuclear weapons situation

He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Isaiah 40:29
After the failure to reach an agreement in Vietnam, North Korea is reportedly considering restarting missile testing. Meanwhile the United States and Russia have yet to reach an agreement which might save the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the moves towards peace on the Korean Peninsula.
  • Pray that talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un would continue.
  • Pray that North Korea would not restart testing of missiles.
  • Pray that the INF Treaty can be saved, or a new improved Treaty will be agreed.
  • Thank God for all around the world working for a world without nuclear weapons.

Christian CND Embassies Walk
When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted. Psalm 138:3
The Christian CND Embassies Walk took place in March with members visiting diplomatic missions from NATO Member States across London. We will be following these conversations up at the Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee in New York later this month.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for those who took part in the event.
  • Thank God for the meetings we were able to have with NATO Member States.
  • Pray that these relationships will continue to develop over the coming months.
  • Pray that Christain CND would be able to contribute alongside other NGOs at meetings on the Non-Proliferation Treaty in New York.

Please also pray for the activists due in court on April 23 and 24 following a demonstration and direct action taken at AWE Burghfield, where Britain’s nuclear weapons are maintained. The names of the individuals are Marie Walsh, Brian Jones, Jan Jones, Awel Irene, Jed Picksley, Cat McNeil, Julia Mercer and Chris Bluemel

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