Pray in May: NPT RevCon
May 3rd – 28th, 2010
Today marks beginning of the month-long Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference (NPT RevCon) at the United Nations. The NPT, which went into effect 40 years ago, has prevented the spread of nuclear weapons with the good-faith promise that all its parties will work for a world without any nuclear weapons. The RevCon, held every five years, influences the current standing and future strength of the nonproliferation regime.
As a citizen of the U.S., you’ve raised your voice in order to influence national policy. However, because we are citizens of a greater kingdom, it’s essential that as faithful Christians, we also raise our voice in prayer for “all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Tim. 2:2).
The peace and welfare of billions of people can be affected by what happens in New York this month. Therefore, during the month of May, we’re asking 2FP to remember the NPT RevCon and to pray diligently and daily:
2. For a willingness from all the nuclear powers to keep their word in pursuing nuclear disarmament.
3. That God create space at the RevCon for peacemaking and mutual understanding with nations like Iran, whose actions threaten to undermine the future of the nonproliferation regime.
4. That we would continue to be spared from nuclear disaster, and that God would use the RevCon to give us time to discern his will and act in fidelity to it.
To learn more about the treaty and why its enforcement matters now more than ever, visit the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s NPT Tutorial: http://www.nti.org/h_learnmore/npttutorial/index.html