Day 27

NOVEMBER | 2022

North Korea

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Recent North Korean military provocations have included a seventh underground nuclear test. Many in South Korea are growing more concerned that North Korea may actually one day use one of its nuclear weapons and there is increasing support for South Korea’s ownership of nuclear weapons as a deterrent. The issue is deeply dividing South Korea. Pray for the dismantling of satan’s evil plans and ask God’s sovereign Kingdom plans to bear fruit in these nations. Pray for restraint in North Korea and ask God to remove Kim, Jong-un from power (The Bible, Daniel 2:21).

Source: South Korea eyes nuclear option amid North Korean threats (DW)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

North Korea is a one-party state led by a dynastic totalitarian dictatorship, one of the most repressive nations on earth, led by supreme leader Kim, Jong-Un. 2019 historic meetings between North Korean, South Korea, and USA leaders prompted hope for change, but none have been forthcoming. Hundreds of thousands of prisoners are held in concentration camps. Experts estimate up to 70,000 of them are Christian Believers. The regime enforces a religion that worships its leaders. Christians face death if found meeting together, even saying the name “Jesus” or possessing a Bible. This year, reports that Open Doors say are from a credible source, told of the execution of several dozen Christians. Believers remain underground but may number as many as 100,000. North Korea entirely shut its borders during the years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Intelligence indicates this border closure, drought, and Covid-19 breakouts have resulted in a food shortage of crisis proportions, however offers of international assistance have so far been turned down.

CHIEF OF STATE
Kim Jong-un
HEAD OF GOV.
Premier Pak Pong-ju
POPULATION
24,983,000
CHRISTIANS
1.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Non-Religious
PERSECUTION RANKING
1
REFUGEES
Unknown
LIFE EXPECTANCY
70.11 yrs
LITERACY RATE
99%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown