During May we are joining in with the Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative and will hosting prayer meetings during that time:

Monday 17 May @ noon
Thursday 20 May @ 8pm

Download the Christian CND Prayer Diary as a PDF

In May Christian CND will be joining other Christians around the world in pray during the Thy Kingdom Come event. We’ve got daily prayer points, prayer meetings and a 24 Prayer Room which starts at 9am on 22 May. You can find more information about all of that on our website christiancnd.org.uk/TKC21

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.

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit – Romans 15:13
There are a number of states poised to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and join the 54 that have already done so. Details have also been arranged for the first meeting of States Parties of the Treaty which will take place in Vienna in January 2022 and be chaired by an experienced Austrian diplomat. Switzerland has confirmed that it will attend the meeting as an observer – the first state which hasn’t signed or ratified the Treaty to confirm such a move.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for those states that have already signed and ratified the Treaty
  • Thank God for the leadership of Austria in hosting the States Parties meeting
  • Pray that the meeting in January 2022 would be fruitful and advance the Treaty
  • Thank God for Switzerland announcing attendance at the meeting
  • Pray that the UK, and other nuclear-armed states, would also attend

Iran Nuclear Deal
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness – Lamentations 3:22-23
After the election of Joe Biden as American President talks have been taking place to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal after Donald Trump withdrew. Talks have been taking place throughout April in Vienna, and it appears that a deal could be close. Meanwhile the British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been sentenced to a further year in Iranian jail.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God that talks have been restarted between the parties
  • Pray for the diplomats involved in the discussions at all levels
  • Pray that there would be a breakthrough which would bring the US back into the deal
  • Pray for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her family and friends during this difficult time
  • Pray that the Iran Nuclear Deal would be a framework for other states to move away from pursuing nuclear weapons

 

UK Nuclear warhead stockpile increase
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:12
The Integrated Review published in March contains plans for an increase in the UK nuclear warhead stockpile by more than 40% – another 80 warheads. The announcement is a breach if the UK’s international obligations to negotiate disarmament under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and has been challenged by the UN Secretary-General among others. A joint statement opposing the plans was signed by leaders and representatives from seven UK Christian denominations.

Please pray with us

  • Pray that the Government would have a change of heart on this announcement
  • Pray for those inside Parliament challenging the decisions
  • Thank God for the unity of Christians in opposing the move
  • Thank God for the broader support in the Christian community
  • Pray for the campaign against the warhead increase which is already underway

Situation on the Korean Peninsula
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, or the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you -Deuteronomy 31:6
Rhetoric has been increasing between the United States and North Korea, with PyongYang saying that the situation was heading for an “all out showdown”. The Biden administration has said that the “diplomatic ball is in North Korea’s court” but there appears to be little chance of immediate talks on denuclearisation of the Peninsula. During the State of the Union address Joe Biden said that North Korea and Iran are both security threats to the world, and there have been media reports that the United States has been trying to make contact with North Korea through diplomatic channels for months, but have been ignored.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the diplomatic efforts by the United States
  • Pray that there would be a response by North Korea in coming days
  • Pray that there would be no more missile tests from PyongYang
  • Thank God for those working for peace on the Korean Peninsula

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