Day 27

MAY | 2022

North Korea

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Open Doors says reliable contacts have reported that an underground church of several dozen people in North Korea was discovered and all its members were executed. On top of that, about 100 people of the church members’ families have been arrested and sent to political camps. Pray these people may be sustained; may they be strengthened in their bodies and minds. May they come to know Jesus Christ as real and present in their suffering. May the groans of the prisoners come before You; with Your strong and powerful arm preserve those condemned to die (The Bible, Psalm 79:11).

Source: Secret believers in North Korea discovered and killed (Open Doors)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

One of the most repressive nations 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. North Korea spends money on missiles of varying capabilities available to be sold to repressive nations and terrorist groups. 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. Believers remain underground but may number as many as 100,000. North Korea has entirely shut its borders to keep out the COVID-19 virus. Intelligence seems to indicate that drought has now resulted in a food shortage of crisis proportions.

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