Each Friday I am praying and fasting for the nations where Christians suffer the worst persecution around the world, as of 2014. This week I pray and fast for:
North Korea. 24.5 million people with only 300,000 Christians in the whole nation.
For the 12th consecutive year, North Korea is the place where Christian persecution is most extreme. The God-like worship of the leader, Kim Jong-Un, and his predecessors leaves no room for any other religion, and Christians face unimaginable pressure in every sphere of life. Forced to meet only in secret, they dare not share their faith even with their families, for fear of imprisonment in a labor camp. Anyone discovered engaging in secret religious activity may be subject to arrest, disappearance, torture, even public execution. (Open Doors, World Watch List)
Today I prayed:
Lord, I remember the 50,000 – 70,000 Christian prisoners in North Korea as though in prison with them and those who are mistreated in North Korea as if I were suffering with them. Break my heart Lord for the people of North Korea in the same way that Your heart is broken for them. (Based on Hebrews 13:3)