“I was saved by God’s grace and became a child of God.
As I teach the Word of God in the Bible,
I will spread the love of my Heavenly Father to those who suffer in North Korea.
Lord, I will first obey your word and lead an exemplary life.
I will help my family lead a holy life.
And we will make sure our neighbors see our family and return to the Lord.”
This prayer comes directly from a North Korean believer.
Without context you could assume this is the prayer of any Christian from anywhere in the world. He’s been saved by grace, became a Christ-follower, and now he’s determined to lead the people in his community to Christ.
Isn’t that the calling we’re all led to follow?
But for Christians living in North Korea, their pain and suffering is beyond what we could ever imagine. That’s why today — on the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted church — we remember our brothers and sisters who are in danger just for loving the Lord.
They need our prayers now more than ever due to harsh persecution in North Korea — but also due to famines that have caused starvation across the country.
But as you can see from this prayer, they don’t ask God for their hunger pains or the persecution to end. They pray that they’ll lead lives that will bring others to Christ.
Today on the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, you can give one North Korean Christian the tools they need to grow in their faith and food to survive the days ahead.
For just $20, you can give one North Korean a Bible and a week’s worth of food. You can be an answer to prayer by helping them study and learn the Scriptures so they can fulfill their calling. You’ll also help meet their physical needs as well.
What better day than today to help a fellow Christian in their time of need?
Please send in your gift of $20 today to help provide physical help and spiritual hope to a North Korean in need.
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