If God were to provide a stark spiritual and economic contrast for the world to see, it would be the Koreans. Their country was divided after the end of Japanese colonialism in 1945. Today the south has one of the world's most robust economies, and they have one of the most mission-minded churches worldwide. The communist north, by contrast, has been the leading persecutors of believers for at least 17 years, and the church is entirely underground. Their economy is in shambles; those who dare to, escape the country.
The government of North Korea forbids any ideas they do not approve of, and that includes the presentation of the gospel.
Believers can reach out to North Korean refugees who have risked their lives to escape the Orwellian nightmare that they call home.
"O Lord, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures." Psalm 104:24
Pray for God to speak to the hearts of members of this people group through the many wonders of nature.
Pray for North Korean believers to be so full of the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit that they spread hope and joy to their suffering neighbors and family members. Pray for them to have a Holy Spirit-directed love, even for their many enemies. Pray for the 2020s to be the decade when there is a powerful movement to Christ among the North Koreans. Pray for the physical and spiritual needs of the North Korean people to be met. Pray for faithful intercessors to pray down the spiritual walls built by their government.
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|