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					I SHARE
YOUR
FAITH
BUT NOT
YOUR
FREEDOM...
In many countries faith in Jesus can cost you
your family, your freedom and even your life.
WHERE
FAITH COSTS
THE MOST
In 2010, millions of Christians
across the world face persecution
because of their faith in Christ.

Some may face harassment,
imprisonment or discrimination;
others may experience violence or
death – simply because they follow
Jesus.
THE WORLD
WATCH LIST
Open Doors’ World Watch
List highlights the 50
countries where it is most
difficult to be a Christian.

Will you join us in praying
for believers living in these
countries where faith costs
the most?
THE TOP TEN
The top ten countries on the
2010 World Watch List are:

 1 North Korea      6 Afghanistan
 2 Iran             7 Yemen
 3 Saudi Arabia     8 Mauritania
4 Somalia           9 Laos
5 Maldives         10 Uzbekistan
THE TOP TEN
             In North Korea and
             Laos, Communism
             is restricting the
             growth of the church.



In the other eight
countries, Islamic
extremism is the prime
source of persecution.
           NORTH
           KOREA
North Korea is the most dangerous
place in the world to be a Christian.

In 2009, many secret Christians
were discovered, arrested,
tortured, and even killed.

Despite this lack of freedom
to worship, the church is growing.
PRAY FOR
THE PRISONERS
There are 50-70,000 Christians
incarcerated in North Korea’s
prison camps.

Prisoners are exposed to torture,
execution, even the use of humans
for weapons testing.

Many die from starvation and
overwork.
PLEASE PRAY
•   Ask God to protect and sustain
    the 50-70,000 Christians in
    prison camps

•   That Christians would be a
    witness to their fellow-prisoners

•   For the closure of the prison
    camps and the release of the
    captives.
PRAY FOR
THE HUNGRY
According to the BBC, up to
3.5 million people have starved
to death since 1995.

In 2009, 8.7 million North Koreans
(40 per cent of the population) were
dependent on food aid.
PLEASE PRAY
•   Ask the Lord to multiply food for the
    hungry, and pray that this year’s
    harvest will be larger than anticipated

•   Give thanks that in 2008/9 Open
    Doors was able to help more people

•   Ask God to bless Open Doors’ food
    distribution project. Pray for safety
    for those who deliver the food.
PRAY FOR
THE CHURCH
Being a Christian is illegal and sharing
the gospel is strictly forbidden.

‘Show churches’ are used to convince
outsiders that there is ‘religious freedom’
in North Korea.

Despite the dangers, Christians meet
together in secret for Bible studies
and training courses.
PLEASE PRAY
•   Give thanks for the courage of
    Christians who continue to worship
    together

•   For protection for Open Doors
    workers who deliver Bibles and
    conduct training courses in secrecy

•   That those attending state churches
    will gain insight into the truth.
PRAY FOR A
BREAKTHROUGH
Kim Jong-il is holding fast to his idea that
North Korea is ‘paradise on earth’.

In 2009 he demonstrated his ‘goodwill’ by
releasing two American journalists and
opening the border with South Korea.

However, political negotiations with
North Korea remain a challenge.
PLEASE PRAY
•   That Kim Jong-il’s regime would be
    brought to an end and that his heart will
    be changed by the Lord

•   That people will see through the lie of
    idolatry and turn to the true and living
    God

•   That God would bring revival
    to North Korea.
A PRAYER FOR PERSECUTED
BELIEVERS IN NORTH KOREA
  Almighty God, ruler of nations,
  we bring before you the people of North Korea.

  You are the God who provides:
  give food to those who are hungry.

  You are the God who rescues:
  bring freedom to the captives.

  You are the Father to the fatherless:
  protect those who are vulnerable.
A PRAYER FOR PERSECUTED
BELIEVERS IN NORTH KOREA
 We remember especially those who pay a high price for following Jesus.

 Give strength to those in prison. May they know your grace sustaining them.
 Give courage to those who meet to worship you despite the dangers.
 May they find hope in your Word.

 Living Lord, we pray that your kingdom would come in North Korea.
 Let its citizens be governed with justice:
 may your people worship you in freedom.

 We ask this for the glory of your name, Amen.

				
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