Presentation on theme: "“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18."— Presentation transcript:
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18
All Christians must hide their faith. Owning a Bible could get you killed, or sent to a labour camp. Yet despite fierce persecution, the church is growing. There are an estimated 400,000 believers in North Korea. NORTH KOREA North Korea is the most difficult place in the world to be a Christian.
PRAY FOR FAMILIES “Christians have managed to retain the faith.” Give thanks for faithful Christian witness through the generations Pray: For strong, loving marriages between North Koreans For children of Christian parents to come to know Jesus For emotional and physical provision for Christian families.
PRAY FOR REVIVAL “I want to serve Jesus with all my heart, even if it costs my life.” Give thanks for Christians who have persevered Pray: For Christians who are spreading the gospel For party officials to come to know Jesus For a spiritual breakthrough in North Korea.
Pray: For a more stable economy and lower food prices For God's provision for the poor during the famine For refuge and protection for the hungry street children. PRAY FOR PROVISION “God, please help my people through the harsh winter!”
Pray: For the protection of Christians during house searches For supernatural freedom for Christians in God’s service For secret service agents to come to know Jesus. PRAY FOR PROTECTION North Koreans do not know who they can trust. Many people are secret agents. Any false move or statement that does not fit in with the thinking of the regime is punished.
PRAY FOR THE CHURCH “Our church feels strengthened and has grown through your support.” Give thanks That the church has survived decades of persecution Pray: For courage and wisdom for church leaders For Christians to be able to meet together For safety for Christians distributing Christian materials.
Pray: For strength and peace for Christians in labour camps For opportunities for Christian prisoners to share their faith For restoration and healing of sick prisoners. PRAY FOR PRISONERS “It was a living hell. We had to work day and night and were given little food.”
PRAY FOR REFUGEES During the prayer time, Ching-Su felt God touch him... God had performed a miracle! Give thanks for North Koreans who meet with Christ in China Pray: For recovery and healing for traumatised refugees For wisdom for those helping the refugees For protection of the refugee networks in China.
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