Global Day of Prayer for North Korea

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"Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations"  Isaiah 56:7 

Open Doors invites you to pray and fast for North Korea on the 15thof April 2012!

On the 15th of April, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-Sung, the founder of North Korea, will be celebrated. This will most probably be a lavish national celebration, with sumptuous dinners being arranged, to which international guests will be invited… All this will take place despite the fact that between two and three million people have died of hunger and that hundreds of thousands of prisoners are being held in infamous labour camps, including scores of discovered Christians.

Because of this, Open Doors calls on Christians worldwide to participate in a global day of prayer and fasting on Kim Il-Sung’s birthday on the 15th of April.

According to the US department of State, North Korea has one of the largest armies in the world. Its active duty military force is estimated to number 1.2 million.1

As God’s children we are part of His army and His army far outnumbers any force on earth. The Lord has given us the most effective weapon in the fight against the forces of spiritual darkness – prayer. So on the 15th of April, we would like to fight on behalf of our brothers and sisters in North Korea by fasting and lifting them up in prayer and asking the Lord to intervene in this nation.

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“Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations massing together! The LORD Almighty is mustering an army for war.” (Isaiah 13:4 NIV)


  • For freedom and justice under the new leadership of Kim Jong-Un.
  • Give thanks for the aid that Open Doors and other Christian NGOs can offer.
  • Pray for the safety of North Korean Christians escaping to China.

North Korean Freedom Week : 23 – 29 April 2012

In addition to the call for prayer on Sunday, global partners will join together in prayer during North Korea Freedom Week April 23-29. To register to receive information and how to participate in both events, sign up at

“The North Korean church has often expressed its gratitude for the worldwide prayer of so many people for so many years,” says Carl Moeller, Open Doors USA. “North Korean Christians believe God will bring about changes in their circumstances as long as people keep praying. It is a tremendous encouragement for them to know they are not alone.”

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North Korea is number 1 on the Open Doors World Watch List 2012 of the world's worst persecutors of Christians. The only acceptable religion is Cheondogyo, (Kim Il-Sung-ism). All other religions are harshly repressed. Hundreds of thousands of Christians have died because of persecution and today, up to 100 000 are in prisons or work camps.
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