Day 27

AUGUST | 2021

North Korea

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The best evidence seems to indicate that North Korea has managed to keep the COVID-19 virus out by closing its borders and keeping them tightly closed for the last 18 months. However, the cost is great. Economic disaster looms, food shortages are increasing, and with no COVID-19 vaccinations at all, the nation is facing hard times in epic proportions. In our prayers today we raise up a battle cry for the people of North Korea. Have mercy, Lord, have mercy.  May Christian Believers in this nation sense the Lord’s ever-present help in their time of need. We contend for change to come in North Korea, in Jesus’ Mighty Name (The Bible, Psalm 46:1).

Source: Kim Jong Un grapples with the worst crisis in his reign so far (ABC)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

One of the most repressive nation on earth for the past couple of decades, historic meetings between North Korea, 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.

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