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Things to thank God for:

  • Christian CND at RAF Molesworth remembering the history of the peace campaigners who witnessed there
  • The parliament in Kazakhstan voting in favour of ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
  • Christian CND attending Church of England General Synod this week

 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation.” Ephesians 2:14
The Kazakhstan parliament voted last month to agree the ratification of the Treaty, the state that suffered decades
of nuclear testing, will become the 24thstate to complete the process. Meanwhile Caribbean states met with representatives from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) to discuss how more states can ratify the Treaty.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the vote in the parliament of Kazakhstan on the TPNW
  • Thank God for the successful meeting of Caribbean states
  • Pray that Kazakhstan would quickly complete the ratification process
  • Pray that more states would sign and ratify the Treaty
  • Pray for those around the world working to bring the Treaty into force

Church of England General Synod
“The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.” Isaiah 32:17
Church of England General Synod takes place in York from 5-7 July, one year after the historic motion was passed welcoming the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and calling on the UK government to ‘respond positively’. Christian CND is working to raise awareness of the motion and Treaty within the Anglican Communion and will be attending Synod with a fringe meeting and exhibition stand.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the decision of the General Synod to pass the motion last year
  • Thank God for the leadership of Justin Welby, Stephen Cottrell and many others on this issue over previous years
  • Thank God for the chance Christian CND has to be in York this week
  • Pray that awareness of the Treaty would increase in the Anglican Communion
  • Pray for the worldwide Anglican Communion as they engage with the Treaty
  • Pray that the government would respond positively to the Treaty, as the Synod motion calls for

Global nuclear weapons situation
“He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me, for there were many against me.” Psalm 55:18
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un met unexpectedly in the Demilitarised Zone on the Korean Peninsula after the G20 summit in Japan. There are hopes that the talks between the two states, which have stalled after a failed meeting in Hanoi. Meanwhile tensions have continued to increase between Iran and the United States, with further deployments of troops to the region and rhetoric becoming more hostile, despite Donald Trump backing down from ordering military strikes last month.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un
  • Thank God for diplomatic efforts between the two states
  • Pray that these efforts would continue and a breakthrough would be forthcoming
  • Thank God for the decision of Donald Trump not to launch military strikes against Iran
  • Pray that diplomatic efforts between the US and Iran would be successful
  • Pray for the politicians involved in these efforts, that they would be strengthened

United Kingdom political situation
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
The new Prime Minister is due to be announced at the end of the month. One of the first tasks of the incoming Prime Minister is to write letters to each of the Vanguard Submarine Commanders with instructions of what to do in the event of a nuclear weapons attack on the United Kingdom.

Please pray with us

  • Pray for both of the candidates for Prime Minister
  • Pray that they would reflect on the weight of their decisions, especially on the use of nuclear weapons
  • Thank God that the UK can have a peaceful transfer of power
  • Pray for all MPs and their staff ahead of difficult decisions to be made in the Autumn

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