Join us as we pray together on Zoom

Wednesday 10 March @ 8pm
where we will be praying for victims of nuclear weapons in war and tests
Tuesday 30 March @ noon

Download the Christian CND Prayer Diary as a PDF

Things to thank God for:

  • Comoros and Philippines ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
  • The extensions of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
  • A wonderful Ash Wednesday witness with so many friends
  • An extension to a deal on nuclear inspections between Iran and the IAEA

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
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 27:1
Comoros and the Philippines both ratified the Nuclear Ban Treaty in February, taking the total number of ratifications to 54. Philippines has become the second state designated by the United States as a “significant non-NATO ally” to join the Treaty, alongside New Zealand. In the UK 66 MPs have signed a motion in the House of Commons calling on the UK to sign the Treaty and bring forward a plan for Britain to disarm Trident.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the decision of the governments of Comoros and Philippines to ratify the Treaty
  • Thank God that states have shown leadership in seeking peace and not bowed to pressure from nuclear-armed states
  • Thank God for the UK MPs who have supported the Treaty and signed the motion
  • Pray that more states would sign and ratify in the coming weeks
  • Pray that the nuclear-armed states for engage with the Treaty

Survivors and victims of nuclear testing
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:1-4
Monday 1 March is the Day of Remembrance for the Marshall Islands, a state which suffered 35 nuclear explosions in just 112 days during 1958 and 105 explosions in total during the United States testing regime which ended in 1962. The people of the islands continue to live with the consequences of those explosions to this day.  As well as the Marshall Islanders we remember those who suffered as a result of nuclear testing around the world, including in Australia and the pacific as a result of tests done by the UK.

Please pray with us

  • Pray for those who have suffered as a result of nuclear tests
  • Pray that God would comfort those who continue to live with the consequences
  • Thank God for the resilience of those who have lived with these consequences
  • Repent of the UK’s policy on nuclear testing which damaged so many people as well as God’s creation
  • Thank God for the leadership of the Marshall Islands and other sites of nuclear testing in calling for global disarmament

Global security situation
Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:22-24
At the start of February the United States and Russia announced an extension of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, known as New START. The Treaty was due to expire on February 4 and the previous American administration had failed to reach an agreement. There was also an agreement between the Iranian government and the International Atomic Energy Agency to extend the current inspections regime by three months, giving a chance for diplomacy to reach an agreement on the Iran Nuclear Deal. Meanwhile there is evidence that North Korea has continued to advance its own nuclear weapons programme.

Please pray with us

  • Thank God for the extension of the New START Treaty
  • Pray that this would lead to improved relations between Russia and the US
  • Thank God for the extension of the inspections regime in Iran
  • Pray that the United States would re-join the Iran Nuclear Deal
  • Pray that there would be a diplomatic solution to North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme

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