Leading Up to U.S.-North Korea Summit, Open Doors Calls for 24-Hour Prayer, Fasting on June 11

June 6, 2018 by Lindy Lowry in Asia

As the U.S.-North Korea Summit approaches on June 12, Open Doors is calling Christians to 24 hours of prayer and fasting on June 11 in advance of the historic meeting. We are calling all American Christians to join God in what He is doing in North Korea and around the globe–through fervent prayer for Presidents Trump and Kim Jong-un, their time together and the underground church of North Korea, 300,000 Christians strong.

As people of prayer, we want to lean on God’s Word and claim His promises. Open Doors Founder Brother Andrew reminds us that our prayers “can go where we cannot … there are no borders, no prison walls, no doors that are closed to us when we pray.” And 19th-century minister Samuel Chadwick writes that prayer is our greatest weapon: “Satan dreads nothing but prayer. His one concern is to keep the saints from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.”

Biblical promises about prayer and fasting:

Scripture also tells us to fast, noting several instances where fasting is an important part of the prayer process, especially as we pray and intercede in spiritually stubborn situations. Matthew’s Gospel shares Jesus’ words about the power of faith, prayer and fasting to His disciples:

Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, ‘Why could we not drive it [demon] out?’ And He said to them, ‘Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. [But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”]'” (Matthew 17:19-21, NASB).

Praying and Fasting for a Country Ruled by Isolation and Fear

For the last 17 consecutive years, North Korea has ranked as the #1 most dangerous country for Christians on the World Watch List. The country has become infamously known for its human rights violations of North Koreans and harsh treatment of North Korean Christians.

In the East Asian country, the Kim regime uses isolation and fear to rule the country–keeping the 25.4 million people living there uninformed and immersed in propaganda. North Koreans must worship the ruling family–nothing else–and Christianity is illegal and will be punished. The discovery of faith results in imprisonment in the country’s notorious prison camps and even death for not only the individual or family but also three generations of that family.

Below, we offer 15 powerful, informed and specific prayers of petition that we, as the Body of Christ, can bring to God—interceding for and standing with our North Korean brothers and sisters in Christ both before and during the Summit.

15 Important, Informed Prayers for U.S.-North Korea Summit

Join Us June 11 for Online PRayer Summit

We would also like to invite you to join an exclusive online Prayer Summit for North Korea on Monday evening, where Christians around the world can gather to pray for this landmark meeting as the Trump/Kim meetings are kicking off.

During the online Prayer Summit, an Open Doors expert will share why North Korea is one of the most difficult regions in the world to be a Christian.

It is our hope that God will use this meeting between two world leaders to pave the way for a new era of religious freedom in their country.

Click here to register for the Prayer Summit for North Korea. You’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining this free online prayer summit.

The prayer summit will take place on Monday, June 11th at: 

6pm Pacific
7pm Mountain
8pm Central
9pm Eastern

We urge you right now to note June 11 on your calendar and then come together with millions of Christians around the world as we stay alert, lifting hearts and voices–praying for God’s unseen hand to move.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people” (Eph. 6:18).


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