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Things to thank God for:

  • Dominica becoming the latest state to ratify the Nuclear Ban Treaty.
  • A successful Christian CND Conference and AGM including the election of a new Exec.
  • States using the UN First Committee to reiterate support for the Ban Treaty.
  • The opportunity to engage with General Election candidates on nuclear weapons issues.

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8
Dominica became the latest state to ratify the Treaty in October, taking the number to 33, just under two-thirds of the required number for the Treaty to enter into force. Many states used their addresses at the UN First Committee to reiterate support for the Treaty, despite the continued position of the nuclear-armed states not to engage.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the work the UN has been doing for years on nuclear disarmament
  • Thank God that the Government of Dominica has completed ratification of the Treaty
  • Pray that those states that have signed would be able to quickly complete ratification
  • Pray that nuclear-armed states would drop their objections to the Treaty and engage
  • Thank God for those politicians and leaders in nuclear-armed states, including in the UK, who are working to promote the Ban Treaty

Political situation in the UK
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 1 Timothy 2:2
With an extension to the Brexit process in place until the end of January 2020 Parliament has voted for a General Election to take place on December 12. This will be an opportunity to raise issues around nuclear weapons with candidates from all political parties across the country.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the freedom to express our opinions, something not enjoyed by millions around the world.
  • Pray for candidates in the election as they embark on a busy six-week period.
  • Pray that God’s will be done in the election.
  • Pray that the election would be peaceful and debate will be civilised.
  • Pray that God would heal our society and that whatever happens in the next months we would be able to come together for the future.

Global nuclear weapons situation
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Isaiah 40:9

While the news appears to have quietened down in recent weeks, tensions remain between Iran and the United States. Iran has said that it plans to violate the terms of the Nuclear Deal by enriching higher than permitted levels of uranium. Meanwhile there are continuing signs that the talks around the Non-Proliferation Treaty next year are going to be incredibly challenging.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God that tensions between Iran and the United States appear to have eased recently
  • Pray for those leaders involved in the situation, that they would have the courage to seek a path of dialogue and peace
  • Pray for those living in Iran under sanctions, that Jesus would comfort them
  • Pray for the restoration of the Iran Nuclear Deal and that it would lead to peace on all sides
  • Pray for talks around the Non-Proliferation Treaty in 2020, that there would be a breakthrough for disarmament and peace

Christian CND Conference and AGM
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Christian CND gathered in Brentwood Cathedral for a successful Conference and AGM at the end of October. As well as hearing about developments in campaigning we also enjoyed sharing ideas and fellowship together. After the AGM Christian CND has welcomed two new Exec members, along with a new Co-Chair and Treasurer.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the growing membership of Christian CND and the impact we are having as an organisation
  • Thank God for the successful event in Brentwood Cathedral
  • Thank God for the new Exec members and pray for a fruitful year together
  • Thank God for David Maxwell our new Co-Chair and Mike Gilbert, the new Treasurer
  • Thank God for Neil Berry, who was Treasurer for over 20 years before standing down

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