Day 27

JANUARY | 2022

North Korea

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In the Name of Jesus, we bless North Korea with a resounding shout of Truth that will shatter the lies and darkness of the enemy that keeps them bound to the illogical dictatorship of Kim Jong-un.

Bless the government of North Korea with humility and a willingness to listen and change.

Bless the poor in this nation with the supernatural provisions; reports say there are vast food shortages.

Jesus Christ, we pray for Your abundant life to flow through North Korea (The Bible, Romans 5:17).

Source: WIN

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

Day 27

JANUARY | 2022

Turkey

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

We praise You, Jesus, for testimonies from Christians in Turkey, saying they are seeing more people open to the Gospel, and more people coming to faith in Christ than ever before.

Bless the Muslim leaders in Turkey with dreams of Jesus, and an overwhelming desire to know the truth about Jesus.

Bless the Church with an increased understanding and experience of God’s freedom.

Thank You, God, that You have been building Your Church during these difficult and unpredictable years in Turkey. We ask for ongoing church growth this year (The Bible, Acts 2:41).

Source: WIN and Christian workers in the region

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Once the land of Paul’s missionary journeys, Turkey is now predominantly Muslim. In response to a failed coup in 2016, Turkey has continued to clamp down on anyone President Erdogan deems an enemy. Anyone seen to be anti-Erdogan can be arrested or removed from their positions, increasing the atmosphere of state control.  Dozens of long-term Christian missionaries have been deported or refused entrance. Predominantly Syrian refugees have overwhelmed Turkey, numbering about four million – the most in the world. Due to the deteriorating situation, the UN pulled out, the Turkish government stopped registering refugees and closed camps forcing refugees to find work in the cities or risk being deported. As a result, anti-refugee attitudes have increased in the wider community. The COVID-19 impact has been significant across the nation, both on the health care system and the economy. Interest in the Gospel has also increased significantly in recent years.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Ahmet Davutoğlu
POPULATION
79,414,000
CHRISTIANS
0.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
25
REFUGEES
1,694,838
LIFE EXPECTANCY
73.55 yrs
LITERACY RATE
98.78%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
16.9%
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