- Pray for the volatile situation of the threat of nuclear power in North Korea.
- Pray that all aspects of the threat and any strategies of destruction are exposed and thwarted.
- North Korea has one of the largest armies in the world. Pray that strategies to use this army for the destruction of other nations are exposed and stopped.
- Pray for the citizens of North Korea.
- Pray for truth to set them free from years of deception, indoctrination and isolation.
- Pray for many who live in poverty and malnutrition.
- Pray for protection, comfort and encouragement for Christians in North Korea.
- North Korea is considered the most oppressive place in the world for Christians. Pray for hope.
- Pray for believers who are in prison for their faith.
- Pray the gospel flourishes and brings hope.
- Pray for access to Bibles.
- Pray that God would open Kim Jong-Un’s eyes to the surpassing glory of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Pray that he is open to wise council, diplomacy and negotiation.
- Pray that his eyes are open to the suffering of the people of his nation.
- Declare truth – truth that sets him free of every spiritual bondage and deception.
- Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. Isaiah 60:1,2 (NKJV)
- Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah Psalm 24:9-10 (NKJV)
Interesting Facts About North Korea
Five years later, Japan formally annexed the entire peninsula. Following World War II, Korea was split with the northern half coming under Soviet-sponsored communist control. After failing in the Korean War (1950-53) to conquer the US-backed Republic of Korea (ROK) in the southern portion by force, North Korea (DPRK), under its founder President KIM Il Sung, adopted a policy of ostensible diplomatic and economic “self-reliance” as a check against outside influence. The DPRK demonized the US as the ultimate threat to its social system through state-funded propaganda, and molded political, economic, and military policies around the core ideological objective of eventual unification of Korea under Pyongyang’s control.
KIM Il Sung’s son, KIM Jong Il, was officially designated as his father’s successor in 1980, assuming a growing political and managerial role until the elder KIM’s death in 1994. KIM Jong Un was publicly unveiled as his father’s successor in September 2010. Following KIM Jong Il’s death in December 2011, the regime began to take actions to transfer power to KIM Jong Un and KIM has now assumed many his father’s former titles and duties.
After decades of economic mismanagement and resource misallocation, the DPRK since the mid-1990s has relied heavily on international aid to feed its population. The DPRK began to ease restrictions to allow semi-private markets, starting in 2002, but then sought to roll back the scale of economic reforms in 2005 and 2009. North Korea’s history of regional military provocations; proliferation of military-related items; long-range missile development; WMD programs including tests of nuclear devices in 2006, 2009, and 2013; and massive conventional armed forces are of major concern to the international community.
Government Type: Communist state one-man dictatorship
Population: 24,720,407 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: racially homogeneous; there is a small Chinese community and a few ethnic Japanese
Religions: traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way)
Note: autonomous religious activities now almost nonexistent; government-sponsored religious groups exist to provide illusion of religious freedom
Interesting Facts information from the cia.gov website. Read more about North Korea