How to Pray for North Korea

As the world leaders see themselves being pulled closer to a new Korean war, we know that our place is to plead for mercy. For those who find it hard to know what to pray, the words of the Lord’s prayer can give guidance, as we apply them to the situation in North Korea.


Our Father in heaven

The word ‘our’ includes our brothers and sisters in North Korea. We pray with them and for them. Their father is not Kim Il Sung, but their creator who loves them and sees their trouble.

Hallowed be your name

We pray that not the name of humans but the name of God be worshipped in North Korea.

Your kingdom come

We pray that the church in North Korea will grow in the face of persecution and that the righteousness of the kingdom of God may become visible.

Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven

We do not know what would be best for North Korea at this time. Waiting patiently until the Kim regime fizzles out and better leaders emerge? A US/ South Korea war of liberation? A takeover from China? A revolution from the inside? Only God knows what consequences any of these actions would have. We pray that His will be done in North Korea, and that in whichever way is best, He will bring relief to this nation.

Give us this day our daily bread

We pray for the urgent physical needs of the North Korean people. For food for the children and those who are too weak to fend for themselves. We pray for all who in the name of Jesus work to supply these people with food, shelter and medicine. We also pray the North Korean people will receive the true bread from heaven, and we pray for those who take great risk in supplying the underground church with spiritual nourishment.

And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

We pray that North Korea will be able to forgive the violence that they suffered during the war, and during the Japanese occupation, and that they will seek forgiveness for their acts of violence they committed, both towards South Korea and their own people. We pray for leaders to emerge on both sides of the border that will seek truth, reconciliation and healing.

And lead us not into temptation

We pray the Kim regime will not be tempted to start a war or use weapons of mass destruction. We also pray the leaders of the US, China, Russia and South Korea will not be tempted to act out of undue fear, selfish ambition, revenge or a desire to show off their power, but will keep the long term good of all peoples in the region at heart.

But deliver us from evil

We pray that North Korea will be delivered from the spiritual powers that keep her bondage. We pray hate and a longing for revenge will lose their grip. We pray lies will be exposed and the worship of men will cease. We pray North Koreans will know freedom, not just political freedom, but freedom inside too.

For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory now and forever

We pray the kingdom, the power and the glory of God may break through in North Korea, and Gods people may openly confess their faith and allegiance to the Lordship of Christ. We too confess that all authority has been given to Jesus and his reign will know no end. In His purposed we trust and in His name we pray.



Contributing Author: Kajsa

Kajsa lives and works in Korea with her family and writes about the political, economical, and spiritual development of the country.


  1. Hazel Koch

    I love this site. I’m learning how to pray. Praise God for all His faithful servants, Thank You for the work you are doing for the Kingdom of Heaven.

  2. Sandy

    Thank you so much, I have felt such a burden this morning to pray for the North Korea situation and for all the people in NC, both The body of Christ and those that don’t know Him! This was so helpful! Blessings!

  3. harry kim

    Dear sir.
    To sincere brother and sister in Jesus Christ. Good evening. sorry, My English isn’t good. I am Harry kim from South Korea. God bless you. I am born again Christian. Thank you very much. Here is a prayer request. Would you pray for Dying south Korea? Your prayer can stop destroying of our country. This country is out of service. We have sinned for One lord Jehova very much. We deserve death. We are canary in the mine shaft. I hope miracle would happen in two Korea just as Jesus christ fed 5,000 people only by five bread and two fishes. South Korea and church is like stage 4 cancer patient. Very serious. In addition, Kim jung un regime have been working on communized south Korea. They are well-systematically and very evil and demonic and wise. It’s very hard to resist alone. It is big disaster for us. Kim and moon crave unification and neither wants the democratic unification Prayer is powerful than Any weapon. And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. 21.Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. South korea president moon jae in is suspicious people. He belongs to minju party.(democratic party, actually satanic party) He is subverting democracy, freedom, south korea. He is leftist communist Chinese friendly politician who does not want to cooperate with America. At first he prosecuted former president park – gun -hye with false evidence. His cabinet(Secret of statement Lim jong seok, moon jeong in and so on) are extremely anti-USA politician. He is extreme leftist and anti – usa politician. He is spokesman of Kim jung eun. He is too close to North Korea and its leader. He is like micro xi jing ping Chinese leader. The famous pro-democrat politician wants to stop and shut down THAAD(America’s missile defence system) completely. They love North Korea, They want to support North Korea evil regime despite the starving and inhumane treatment of ordinary North Korean citizens. They do not like the rich and want to destroy the Chaebol(Super rich person) or anything that resembles. but most korean are very naive. He is top spokesman of Kim jung eun. “It is only a matter of time South Korea will be a communist state” Says Former Korea Persecutor Mr.go young joo. Remember the case of USA detainee otto warmbier. North korea killed him. We can’t trust north korea. Horrible country. “Nuclear weapons are their shield, their lifeline. I don’t think they’ll give those up in the future.Leader kim-jung-un is pedophilia. A North Korean defector has told of Kim Jong Un’s teen sex slaves, lavish caviar lunches and gory public executions. Despite people there are starving and dying and He orders uncle to be fed to dogs! If we united, He will persecute and kill whole christian.So would you pray for to break ungodly ties with north korea? Summit between two leader are like Germany’s sudetenland meeting between Nazi’s hitler and european leader during the world war 2. In the end hitler invaded czech republic. North korea will do that. They will never forsake nuke. In addition, south korea government have corrupted by spy of DPRK and letfist. They are hiding deeply as horse of trojan. And also government is going to issue censorship law.Moon jae in is rushing Korea toward reunification in wrong way. He is in the doghouse by USA President Donald Trump. We need prayer. And also I want you to know urgent situation for Korea. Communism is about to destroy temple spiritually but church isn’t aware of this. By torch of prayer can awake dying church in Korea and set north Korean free and eliminate DPRK evil regime. I don’t want to make korea like the case of communist nation such as China, north korea. I don’t want my nation be trampled by pagan and don’t want let them make orphan and boat people. Thank you very much to hear this. Korea should be the nation based on the God’s sure promise and unify with God’s will. I wish God would eliminate two ungodly leader and set us free from threat of communist. It’s time to tear our pillows and repent. To God be the glory. I want to know this urgent story and request prayer in the name of Holy Jesus Christ. Your prayer can change endangered our nation’s fate. In only half a century, Europe’s Christianity have been collapsed. When Korea is communized, Asian countries will have big problems. Above all, there will be obstacles in preaching the gospel. Korea is at risk. Communism has been tried for more than 100 years by hundreds of millions of people, and the results are always the same: Its fruits are death, destruction, and despair. Your prayer can save dying korea church. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. watch out south korea. Korea is more serious than Vietnam. Ardent commie is taking over the south korea. In addition, This government is about to block the youtube, facebook, google to paralyze the whole nation.Korea and korea church got the boiling frog syndrom. To Seoul, South korea(Korea, Korea church is like prodigal child Eli’s sons, Hophni and Phinehas
    O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but South korea doth not know, my people doth not consider. God, we ask for you to grow and protect your church in South Korea. Thanks for listening us.

    Good morning. I am harry kim from south korea Here is a prayer request.


    Prayer is the believer’s greatest weapon.

  5. VLP

    I try to pray for Cambodia, North Korea, China, South Sudan and Malawi each day, thank you for giving me a better understanding of the needs of the Christians in these nations. God Bless.

  6. Chanyeong

    Wow…. thank you for sharing this prayer. I strongly feel that our Father will be pleased to hear this prayer.


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