South Korea

South Korea mapAglow Leader: Chae Woo Lee
National Board President

Capital: Seoul

Pray:

  • Pray for South Korea. Pray for their protection in such close proximity to the threats of North Korea.
  • Pray for wisdom for the leaders of South Korea.
  • Pray for courage among the people of South Korea.
  • Pray for great fruitfulness from the heritage of powerful prayer among the Christians of South Korea.
  • Pray for healing of the wounds and division between North and South Korea. Pray for the reunification of Korea – a deep desire of the Korean people.Pray for South and North Korea in the current military actions across their borders.

Proclaim:

  • We declare the Spirit of wisdom and revelation come upon Church in Korea leading them to discern the times and enabling them for ministry.
  • Proclaim Isaiah 62 over Korea.
  • South Korea has a calling and a key to open gates in spiritual and natural realms.  Proclaim this “Key of Increase” is activated to release nations to the purposes of God.

Interesting Facts About South Korea

South Korea flagBackground: An independent kingdom for much of its long history, Korea was occupied by Japan beginning in 1905 following the Russo-Japanese War.

In 1910, Tokyo formally annexed the entire Peninsula. Korea regained its independence following Japan’s surrender to the United States in 1945.

After World War II, a democratic-based government (Republic of Korea, ROK) was set up in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula while a communist-style government was installed in the north (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK). During the Korean War (1950-53), US troops and UN forces fought alongside ROK soldiers to defend South Korea from a DPRK invasion supported by China and the Soviet Union. A 1953 armistice split the peninsula along a demilitarized zone at about the 38th parallel.

PARK Chung-hee took over leadership of the country in a 1961 coup. During his regime, from 1961 to 1979, South Korea achieved rapid economic growth, with per capita income rising to roughly 17 times the level of North Korea. South Korea held its first free presidential election under a revised democratic constitution in 1987, with former ROK Army general ROH Tae-woo winning a close race. In 1993, KIM Young-sam (1993-98) became South Korea’s first civilian president. South Korea today is a fully functioning modern democracy. LEE Myung-bak (2008-2013) pursued a policy of global engagement , highlighted by Seoul’s hosting of the G-20 summit in November 2010 and the Nuclear Security Summit in March 2012.

South Korea also secured a non-permanent seat (2013-14) on the UN Security Council and will host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. President PARK Geun-hye took office in February 2013 and is South Korea’s first female leader. Serious tensions with North Korea have punctuated inter-Korean relations in recent years, including the North’s sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan in March 2010 and its artillery attack on South Korean soldiers and citizens in November 2010.

Government Type: republic

Population: 48,955,203 (July 2013 est.)

Ethnic Groups: homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)

Languages: Korean, English (widely taught in junior high and high school)

Religions: Christian 31.6% (Protestant 24%, Roman Catholic 7.6%), Buddhist 24.2%, other or unknown 0.9%, none 43.3% (2010 survey)

Interesting Facts information from the cia.gov website. Read more about South Korea

2 thoughts on “South Korea

  1. Kathy Libbrecht SW Michigan Aglow Area Team

    Chae Woo Lee
    Greetings,
    Our Aglow Area Team has asked the Lord to put a Nation on our hearts to pray for. We feel Korea is our Nation.
    We would love to have contact with you and let us know how we can stand with you in prayer.
    Thank you
    Kathy Libbrecht

    Reply
    1. Nana Tower (Munara Nasta )

      Hello sisters! Anyone with south Korea Aglow fellowship adress? Would like to attend. Blessings!

      Reply

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