Christian CND Prayer Diary – January 2022

Our bible verse to inspire us to pray this month is 2 Timothy 1:9-10

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Upcoming Zoom Prayer Meetings
Wednesday 26 January @ 8pm
Thursday 10 February @ 1pm
Tuesday 22 February @ 8pm

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 decision of Peru, Mongolia and Guinea-Bissau to ratify the Ban Treaty
  • The restarting of talks around the Iran Nuclear Deal
  • All we have achieved together in 2021

NPT Review Conference 
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer – Romans 12:12
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference was due to be taking place this month but has been further postponed due to COVID – now due to take place in August. On what should have been the start of the Conference the five nuclear-armed states (China, France, Russia, UK and US) issued a joint statement, the first one on this issue, reaffirming that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must not be fought”. While the words are welcome, they are at odds with the deeds of the states, all of whom are either expanding or modifying their nuclear arsenals, or both.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the statement from the five declared nuclear-armed states
  • Pray that the statement would kick-start negotiations on meaningful nuclear disarmament 
  • Pray that the other four nuclear-armed states, India, Israel, North Korea and Pakistan, would take notice of the statement
  • Pray for the diplomats as they make preparations for the Conference 
  • Pray that the NPT deadlock, which has been in place for many years, would be broken

Iran Nuclear Deal
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God – Philippians 4:6
Talks around the Iran Nuclear Deal have resumed in Geneva this month, with some taking part sounding positive that a deal could be reached to restart the agreement, which was originally negotiated in 2015 but violated by the Trump Administration. Meanwhile Israel has said that it will not be bound by any deal resulting from the talks and reserves the right to take unilateral action.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God that the talks in Geneva have resumed
  • Thank God for the reports of progress among diplomats
  • Pray that there would be a decisive breakthrough which would enable the sanctions on Iran to be lifted
  • Pray that a deal which enhances the security of Iran and the rest of the world would be reached
  • Pray that Israel would come on board with the deal and that any military action would be averted

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer – Psalm 66:19
There were three new states joining the Treaty in December as Peru, Mongolia and Guinea-Bissau took the total number of ratifications to 59. There are still a further 27 states who have signed but not yet completed ratification. It is still hoped that the First Meeting of States Parties will take place in March, where those who have ratified the Treaty will be joined by observers including Germany and Norway.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the decision of Peru, Mongolia and Guinea-Bissau to ratify the Ban Treaty
  • Thank God for all those campaigners in the three states who played a part
  • Pray for the preparations for the First States Parties Meeting
  • Pray that more states would ratify the Treaty in the coming weeks
  • Pray that the nuclear-armed states would engage with the Treaty, including by attending the Vienna meeting as observers

Peace work in 2022
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess – Hebrews 4:14
2022 promises to be another busy year for Christian CND and all those working for peace in the UK and further afield. Along with the First Meeting of States Parties of the TPNW and the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference we plan to attend Christian festivals in the UK including Big Church Day Out and Greenbelt.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for all the good works that he has put before us for this year
  • Thank God for the increasing awareness of, and opposition to, nuclear weapons among Christians in the UK
  • Pray that 2022 would be another year of growth for Christian CND 
  • Pray that we would reach more people and inspire Christians to become involved
  • Pray that we would reach new audiences at festivals in the summer
  • Thank God for our members who keep us going, and the Christian CND Exec team

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

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