Published: 00:00 GMT Daylight Time - Tuesday 31 July 2012
Daily Prayer - Tuesday 31 July 2012
Christians in North Korea share in the desperate poverty that afflicts their stricken and oppressed country. In addition to suffering for their faith under a regime that is widely agreed to be one of the world’s worst persecutors of Christians, they must also endure severe food shortages and inadequate medical supplies. A third of all under-fives in the country are believed to be chronically malnourished. Although the international community has been providing aid for many years, North Korea’s rocket launch in April prompted widespread condemnation and a threat of tighter sanctions against the Communist government. Pray that the basic needs of North Korea’s suffering people will be met, and especially for protection for our brothers and sisters.