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Things to thank God for:

  • Antigua and Barbuda ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons while Nauru signed
  • The chance to gather and pray ahead of the NATO demonstration in London
  • All that Christian CND has achieved in 2019

 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27
Antigua and Barbuda completed the ratification of the Treaty in November, taking the number of states to have done so to 34. Nauru also signed the Treaty, taking the number of states to have done that to 80. Many of those states are currently completing their domestic processes before formally ratifying the Treaty. The Treaty will enter into force with 50 ratifications, expected to be in 2020.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the government of Antigua and Barbuda ratifying the Ban Treaty
  • Thank God for Nauru signing the Ban Treaty
  • Pray that the Treaty would enter into force early in 2020
  • Thank God for all those around the world working towards the ratification of the Treaty
  • Pray that the nuclear-armed states will engage with the Treaty in 2020

NATO summit in London
The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24
NATO leaders are gathering in London at the start of the month for a meeting where strategy for the next year will be agreed. There is a possibility that further joint exercises and troop deployments will be agreed. Christian CND is gathering to pray for peace around the world ahead of a demonstration against NATO organised by CND and others, opposing NATO as an expansionist, nuclear alliance.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the opportunity to gather and pray ahead of the demonstration
  • Pray that the demonstration is peaceful and raises awareness of nuclear issues
  • Pray for the NATO leaders as they gather to discuss strategy
  • Pray for those world leaders not in attendance, that they would be reinvigorated to work for peace

Our achievements in 2019
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”  Deuteronomy 31:3
Christian CND has had an incredibly busy 2019. Highlights include handing in a petition to Downing Street calling on the UK government to engage with the Ban Treaty; organising a statement opposing the ‘National Service of Thanksgiving’ for nuclear weapons at Westminster Abbey along with an alternative witness for peace. We have also been involved in the rededication of Molesworth Peace Garden and attended United Nations disarmament talks in New York, as well as Church of England Synod and a number of festivals. We have also launched a new Partner network to engage more Christians in our work for peace.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the members of Christian CND and for the growth in membership this year
  • Thank God for Christian CND Partners and pray that more churches and groups will engage in this way in 2020
  • Thank God for all the opportunities to work and pray for peace in 2019
  • Pray that our 60th birthday in 2020 would be a unique chance to share our vision for peace

UK General Election
For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. 1 Timothy 2:5-6
The UK will go to the polls on Thursday December 13 for one of the most important and unpredictable elections in many years. There have been many occasions in the campaign when nuclear weapons have been on the agenda; with many of the party leaders expressing a willingness to use nuclear weapons is they become Prime Minister. There are Christians standing in every party and in every area of the UK.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for our democracy, that we can peacefully express our political opinion at the ballot box
  • Thank God for all those willing to put themselves up for election
  • Thank God for those party leaders who have said they would not be willing to use a nuclear weapon
  • Pray for all candidates in the last weeks of the campaign
  • Pray that the country would be able to come together following the vote

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