Christian CND Prayer Diary – September

We gather twice a month on Zoom to prayer together. Upcoming dates include:
Thursday 8 September @ 1pm
Tuesday 20 September @ 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 

  • A successful Christian CND presence at Greenbelt Festival
  • Christian CND Exec member Aaron Humphriss being able to make his contribution at the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York
  • Commemorations for Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day
  • The visit of the Bargn Nuri to the UK

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine 
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace – Ephesians 4:2-3

The latest developments in Ukraine continue to be deeply concerning, especially the situation around Europe’s largest nuclear power station at Zaporizhzhia. Bombing has continued in other regions of Ukraine too, and it appears that fighting could be about to intensify in the south of the country. There has been no progress in restarting peace talks in the past month – despite an acknowledgement that a diplomatic solution is the only way out of the conflict. In positive news from the conflict the first humanitarian shipment of grain has left Ukraine on its way to Africa following the deal brokered by the UK and Turkey.

Please pray with us

  • Pray for those that continue to be caught up in the conflict – especially around the Zaporizhzhia power station
  • Pray that fighting around the power station would end and that international inspectors would be able to assess the site
  • Thank God for the work of the UN and Turkey in brokering the deal on exports
  • Pray that leaders would work for peace
  • Pray for a speedy resolution to the war through diplomatic means 
  • Thank God for the peace groups working on this issue across the world

New UK Prime Minister 
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God – Romans 13:1
The new UK Prime Minister will be announced at the start of the month, with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss widely expected to be the winner. As well as dealing with all the domestic issues and the conflict in Ukraine, one of the first duties of the new Prime Minister will be to write the ‘letters of last resort’ for the Trident submarines carrying the UK nuclear weapons. These letters are to be opening in the event of a nuclear strike against the UK and contain details of how the submariners are to respond.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the peaceful transfer of power in the UK
  • Pray for the new Prime Minister as they take up their position
  • Pray for wisdom as they write the letters of last resort 
  • Pray that the new Prime Minister would have the strength and courage to always seek peace and unity

Christian CND work in August
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! – Psalm 133:1
Christian CND had a very bust August. Not only did we reflect on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at a number of events around the country, but we had a very successful stand at Greenbelt Festival, as part of our outreach to Christians. We also welcomed our friends from the Bargn Nuri Community in South Korea back to the UK. The group of young people performed traditional drumming in Coventry and London as part of their peace pilgrimage. 

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for a successful attendance of Greenbelt festival
  • Thank God for those who took part in actions at the stand and pray that they would be moved to get further involved in the campaign
  • Thank God for the Bargn Nuri Community and their recent visit to the UK
  • Pray that the remainder of their pilgrimage would be safe and successful
  • Pray for their continuing work for peace and unity on the Korean Peninsula

Events at the United Nations
Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification – Romans 14:19
Last month the international community gathered in New York for the Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Despite the recent clear reminders that nuclear weapons do nothing to keep us safe and must urgently be eliminated, no progress towards disarmament was made. There were some positive signs around an agreement on No First Use, which was scuppered by the UK, while Russia vetoed the final statement of the Conference due to criticism of fighting around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station in Ukraine. During the meeting CCND Exec member Aaron Humphriss

Please pray with us

  • Thank God that the NPT Review Conference took place after postponements
  • Thank God that there was so much consensus, even if finally vetoed
  • Pray that work on nuclear disarmament would continue behind the scenes
  • Pray for leaders preparing for the General Assembly, that rhetoric would focus on peace and working together
  • Pray that the vote on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons would show continued international support

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

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