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Things to thank God for:

  • Kazakhstan becoming the latest state to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
  • Christian CND members and supporters around the country remembering the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Christian CND Partners: Justice and Peace Scotland and Aberdeenshire CCND 

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8
In August Kazakhstan became the 26thstate to complete the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was agreed at the United Nations in 2017. That means we are over halfway towards the Treaty entering into force. There will be a high-level signing day in September where more states are expected to sign and ratify the Treaty.
Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the work the United Nations has been doing for many years on nuclear disarmament
  • Thank God that the Government of Kazakhstan, victim of many nuclear tests over decades, has taken the step of ratifying the Ban Treaty.
  • Pray for the victims of nuclear tests in Kazakhstan and around the world as they continue to deal with the aftermath of the tests.
  • Pray for the signing event later this month, ask God that more states would ratify the Ban Treaty at that time.

Protests against the Arms Fair
Because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on highto give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke 1:78-79
Christian CND will be joining many other groups and individuals in East London throughout the first week of September to protest against the DSEI Arms Fair, which is taking place at the ExCeL Arena in the Docklands. We will be taking part in the “No Faith in War” day when believers will come together to show support for peace and call for an end to the arms trade.
Please pray with us

  • Thank God for those organising the events and for everyone who will take part.
  • Thank God that we have the right to peaceful protest in the UK.
  • Pray that the message of peace will be heard throughout the UK, and that there will be good media coverage of the witness.
  • Pray for those attending the Arms Fair, that God will convict them of their actions and they will turn away.

Political situation in the UK
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all – Romans 12:16-18
With a new Government in office in the UK, there are continuing tensions over the direction of Brexit. The current disagreements in Parliament and across the country have divided people. Regardless of how we voted in the EU Referendum, or our vision for the future relationship with the EU, we share our society and all have a stake in its future.
Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the freedom to express our opinions, something not enjoyed by millions around the world.
  • Pray for our political leaders as they seek to find a way through the current impasse.
  • Pray for European leaders as they do the same.
  • Pray for all MPs and Peers as they do their best for our country, often under incredible pressure and scrutiny.
  • Pray that God would heal our society and that whatever happens in the next few weeks we would be able to come together for the future.

Global nuclear weapons situation
Agree with God, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you.Receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart. Job 22:21-22
North Korea has tested further missiles over the month of August. While tensions between the United States remain high, the Iranian Foreign Minister attended the G7 meeting in Biarritz and US President Donald Trump appears to be receptive to the idea of a meeting with Iranian leadership. Elsewhere it was reported that Donald Trump had suggested using nuclear weapons to divert the course of hurricanes threatening the United States.
Please pray with us

  • Thank God that the Iranian Foreign Minister attended the G7 meeting.
  • Pray that relations between the United States and Iran would continue to improve in the coming months.
  • Pray for the situation on the Korean Peninsula, against further nuclear or missile tests and for the resumption of talks on denuclearisation.
  • Pray that we would never again see nuclear weapons used, anywhere on our planet.

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