Day 12: Teaching North Koreans How to Pray

Several Christian missionaries from China have left their homeland and are now living and serving in North Korea. One such missionary named Jasmine (not her real name), had been working together with a group of workers on a compound by a lake. She looked for opportunities every day to share the Gospel.

One day she saw an opportunity. “It had been raining so badly inside North Korea that we could not get any work done. I told one of the workers I would pray for it to stop raining. When I prayed for it to stop raining, it stopped.” The North Koreans were so amazed at the power of Jasmine’s prayers. They were used to hearing about the miracles associated with prayers that were lifted up the Great Leader, but those prayers were mainly useless and powerless. They didn’t really change anything. They were only stories told by the regime to be believed by children, but no one had actually ever seen any miracles take place from praying to the Great Leader.

One of the North Korean ladies that worked together with Jasmine approached her and asked if God really listened to her prayers. “’Of course’, I told them”, explained Jasmine. “She wanted me to teach her how to pray. I told her I had to first teach her about God.” As Jasmine told the girl about God, the girl was amazed. Later, the girl told another worker whose father had died that she should pray with Jasmine. Jasmine was able to share with both of the girls about Jesus.

As she began to pray for them, Jasmine said, “Tears streamed down her face and she called out to the Lord to save her. She is now a true believer in North Korea!” Jasmine was able to share the Jesus Film with her and give her a digital Bible.

Prayer Points:

  • So many children in North Korea are taught to pray to their leaders, but those prayers are weak and powerless
  • There are so many people who are longing to know that there is someone who listens when they pray
  • The people of North Korea need to know about the true power of prayer when they pray to a living God

Today’s Scripture Reading:

Revelation 1:17-18
And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death