The Worldwide Day of Fasting and Prayer for North Korea is a call to Christians worldwide to repentance and intercession for the nation of North Korea, which is regarded as the worst persecutor of Christians and the worst human rights violating country in the world today. The purpose of this call to prayer is the fulfillment of 2 Chronicles 7:14 for Korea -- that we believers all come to the place of humbling ourselves, seeking God's face, and departing from our wicked ways so that North Korea will be healed and released to fulfill God's purpose and eternal plan. July 27th is the 55th anniversary of the Korean War armistice and creation of the Demilitarized Zone, the border which divides North and South Korea and most heavily armed border in the world. We earnestly ask all churches, ministries, and individuals worldwide to intercede and mobilize unceasing intercession for North Korea until justice is brought forth unto Victory.
For the Captives to be Set Free:
There are an estimated 200,000 to 1 million North Koreans, including women and children, currently being held in political concentration camps of the most terrible cruelty. Many are Christians; most are imprisoned because they or their relatives are believed to be critical of the North Korean regime. An estimated 400,000 to 1 million have died in these camps of starvation, torture, and execution since their institution in 1972. Please intercede for the salvation of all prisoners and guards, and for all concentration camps to be permanently closed down.
For Human Rights:
Please pray for the restoration of human rights to all North Koreans, specifically handicapped persons, children, women, the elderly, and the estimated 40 percent of the population that are considered part of the "hostile class"; those who are mercilessly persecuted because they or their relatives are believed to be critical of or are considered a blemish to the North Korean regime. Millions have starved to death and continue to starve because the regime has prevented the hostile class from receiving aid; all Christian families are classified as hostile. Please pray for justice, freedom, healing, and abundant life for all of the oppressed of North Korea.
For the Starving:
North Korea has been devastated by famine; millions of North Koreans have starved to death in the last 10 years and continue to starve. This is a humanitarian emergency affecting millions with the government starving those considered to be part of the "hostile class"; those who are mercilessly persecuted because they or their relatives are believed to be critical of the North Korean regime. International food aid has been diverted to the ruling party and the military. Please pray for sufficient food to reach those who are starving, breakthroughs for Christian aid workers to reach the poorest communities, for all starving persons to be restored to health, and for an end to the famine.
For North Korean Children:
Countless children have been orphaned in North Korea; many are homeless, starving, and living in dangerous circumstances. The tragedy and suffering they have endured is inestimable. Please pray for all North Korean children to be saved from the powers of darkness; that God would bring about a great deliverance so that this entire generation will live, have hope and a future and know His love, and for each of these children to be completely healed and completely blessed through the power of Jesus Christ.
Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans have fled to China to escape persecution and starvation. If caught by the Chinese police, they are forcibly repatriated back to North Korea where they face imprisonment or execution. In order to survive, many of the refugees become victims of human trafficking and other horrific crimes. Please pray for the welfare of all North Korean refugees, for God's divine protection and deliverance, that the Chinese government will stop forcing North Korean refugees to return to North Korea, and for all North Korean refugees to find true peace, hope, and abundant life through Jesus Christ.
For Freedom and Spiritual Awakening:
The majority of people in North Korea have never heard the Word of God, or heard the name of Jesus Christ. They are forced to worship Kim Jong-Il and his deceased father, Kim Il-Sung as gods and Christianity is seen as the greatest threat to the North Korean regime. In 2005, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom reported that "there are virtually no personal freedoms in North Korea and no protection for universal human rights." Please pray for the walls of idolatry and communism to utterly collapse and for new and godly government, for God to raise up Christian leaders within North Korea, and for freedom and spiritual awakening to know the Truth for all North Korean people.
For the Destiny of the North Korean Church:
North Korean Christians have routinely suffered torture and execution for their faith; they are widely regarded as the most persecuted believers in the world. Yet in the midst of such persecution, the North Korean believers display faithfulness and love for God that is extraordinary; some North Korean refugees after receiving Christ in China decide to return to North Korea in order to spread the Gospel. Please pray for God's protection and deliverance for all North Korean Christians, for the North Korean Church to grow and increase in numbers that all North Koreans worldwide be saved, for God's great destiny and plan for North Korean believers to now come to fulfillment and that the nations would be transformed by their witness.
Please pray for the dedicated Christian workers that have been laboring to bring about change for North Koreans through prayer and advocacy; for all of those working within the North Korea human rights movement including those who have escaped North Korea and now are working to bring freedom and human rights to their homeland, for those in China and other nations helping North Korean refugees, and for Christian NGOs that work inside North Korea. Please pray for their protection, spiritual empowerment, and guidance, for unity and teamwork through the Holy Spirit between them, for the Christian Church throughout the world to join in united prayer for North Korea, and for God to send more workers into the harvest.
For Revival and Transformation in North Korea:
Before the installation of the Communist regime in 1945, North Korea was the center of a historic Christian revival. In 1907 the Church in Pyongyang underwent a great spiritual awakening through confession of sin and repentance that brought the outpouring of the Holy Spirit; Pyongyang became known as the "Jerusalem of the East". Pray that the Global Church would recognize the intense spiritual warfare that has been occurring over North Korea since then and would now fight to re-claim this nation for God's Kingdom, that North Korea's coming revival would be even greater than the former, and for God's Kingdom to fully come now with power throughout North Korea.
The three-year conflict known as the Korean War (1950-53) between North and South Korea resulted in the loss of an estimated over 4 millions lives. North and South Korea are still technically at war because the Korean War armistice was never followed by a peace treaty. Since the Korean War, several millions of North Koreans have been murdered through starvation, torture, and execution under the communist regimes of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. Pray for the war to finally end through repentance, love, and compassion; that 2 Chronicles 7:14 be fulfilled for all of Korea -- South and North -- and that God's refreshing and healing flood completely overtake us. Pray that South Koreans would have favor for North Koreans and now receive and embrace them with love and understanding. Pray for the unification of North and South Korea under the banner of Jesus Christ that all walls of division and prejudice would now crumble, and that God would bring healing, reconciliation, and forgiveness in Jesus Name.
For Korea's Destiny in Christ:
Please join with believers worldwide in repentance for Korea's sins and in committing North and South Korea to the Lordship of Jesus Christ from now on and forevermore. Invite God to come into Korea and work together for good all that Satan meant for harm in this nation. Pray that He would harvest the whole of Korea back to Him and for Korea to arise now as one to wholeheartedly and faithfully serve God and be a blessing to the nations.
For the Unity and Restoration of the Church Worldwide:
Pray for the fulfillment of 2 Chronicles 7:14 worldwide; that we, the Global Church and Body of Christ would humble ourselves, pray and seek God's face, and turn from our wicked ways so that God's healing flood will be released upon the nations. Pray that our Lord's personal prayer, that "they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. (John 17:21)", would now come to fulfillment; that we would suffer with all of our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world and truly love one another as He has loved us (John 13:34), that the Body of Christ will be healed and made perfect in unity (John 17:23) to manifest God's glory to the nations. Pray that we would be awakened by the Spirit of Truth (John 16:13) to see the whiteness of the world harvest (John 4:35) and to understand God's love and urgency for the nations (Mark 16:15); that we would pray, give, and go for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 13:44-46) and Christ's Great Commission (Matthew 28:19).
"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?" Isaiah 58:6
"and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday." Isaiah 58:10
"But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a never-failing stream!" Amos 5:24
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