Friday’s Prayers for Prisoners (9/5/20014)

 

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)

Join with me on Fridays to fast and pray for prisoners, according to Hebrews 13:3.

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6 responses to “Friday’s Prayers for Prisoners (9/5/20014)

  1. Larry, I wish I’d have received this earlier in the day. However, I definitely join you in prayer for North Koreans. Maybe you know I’ve written both a fiction and nonfiction book detailing the atrocities experienced by these precious people inside NK? Anyway, I hope that the books inspired many people (like you) to pray for North Koreans and for freedom, food, and faith to come to them.

  2. Lift the Cross of Jesus,

    It was your novel, “I’ll Cross the River,” that started me praying and fasting for prisoners on Fridays. That was over three and half years ago. I also read your other book. Both are inspiring and I recommend them for all to read.

  3. Dear Hope, through Larry’s reading of your novel and praying, I was encouraged to join him and pray and to get “Out of North Korea”. Thank you!

    And thank you Mr.Larry, for praying for the persecuted Christians imprisoned in North Korea and helping us remember and pray too. I prayed for His strength for them to forgive those who persecute them.(from Luke 17:3-4)

    God bless you!

  4. Debbie,

    Thanks. I join in with your prayer, too. God bless you.

  5. Debbie and Larry, if I knew that the two of you were the only ones who would read my books and be inspired to pray, I would do all the hours of research, interviews, and writing all over again. There is nothing so powerful as intercessors who will pray with passion for North Korea. This nation’s needs are so great, and I am honored that you heard God calling you within those pages. Wow. Truly blesses me.
    Hope

  6. LiftJesusCross,

    Thank you so much. In your short comment, you revealed your heart for all to see. I pray that others see your heart and read your books. For everyone’s information: check out Hope’s books at: http://is.gd/BkJH7e

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