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Pray for
North Korea

Isaiah 58:6

“ liberate those tied down and held back by injustice, to lighten the load of those heavily burdened, to free the oppressed and shatter every type of oppression..."

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Why We Pray

The North Korean government does not permit the practice of organized religion outside of the state-sanctioned religious services established in Pyongyang for the benefit of foreign visitors. The practice of Christianity is brutally punished. However, this did not prevent hidden believers from providing resources, information, and opportunities for citizens to hear the Word of God – whether quietly in homes or from behind prison bars.


We recognize that the oppression in North Korea is not simply a physical, political, or economic one, but very much spiritual oppression holding a nation and its people captive in spirit and soul.


We turn to unceasing prayer for hope in this crisis. Countless testimonies remind us that prayer plays an essential role in protecting the remnant of believers in the country, creating opportunities for the light and hope of the Gospel to be experienced in the darkest corners, and providing miraculous protection over refugees on their perilous journeys.


We humbly recognize the work we do is not our own, but truly a calling to be faithful to God’s redemptive work over North Korea. Prayer brings forth the direction, means, and discipline to remain steadfast in the face of darkness. 

You are Invited to Pray

All are welcome to join us in prayer for the people of North Korea. We have provided a comprehensive list of prayer requests that you can use as a guide below: ​

The People Of North Korea

For the immediate needs for food, medicine, clothing, currency, resources, and adequate shelter (especially during the bitter cold winters). For the most vulnerable in society, including: the orphaned, the disabled, those who are ill, elderly, and the prisoners. For the protection over the children’s minds and hearts as they are indoctrinated in the North Korean education system. For those who have lost their homes, livelihoods, and possessions due to repeated natural disasters. For the mental, emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual oppression of the North Korean people. For the lack of freedom and access to information and perspectives from the outside world. Psalm 23, 25:8-9, 40:17, 103:1-5, 103:11, 107:41, 145:8-9, 147:1-11 Jeremiah 29:13 Matthew 11:28-30 John 1:12-13, 3:3-8, 5:24 Ephesians 2:8-10 Hebrews 13:3

Leadership and Government

For conviction and repentance at all levels of the North Korean leadership structure. To shatter the bondage of idolatry and worship of the Kim family as false gods. To break the spirit of fear and deception that holds the people of North Korea captive and enables the hand of the North Korean government. To discontinue the North Korean apparatus of propaganda, deception, and promotion of false narratives at home and abroad. To frustrate efforts of the North Korean spy network and collaborators to find and capture escaping refugees and high profile dissidents. Psalm 39:4 Isaiah 26:3-4, 55:6 2 Chronicles 7:14 Matthew 11:28-30 John 14:27 Romans 2:1-11, 5:1-11 8:26-27, 12:1-2 Philippians 4:4-8 1 John 5:14-15

The North Korean Refugees


For North Korean refugees escaping North Korea and trying to find safety. For the refugees to be protected and connected to the right people to help them and not take advantage of them. For the protection of girls and women who are most vulnerable to trafficking and abuse. For the safety and protection of children and youth who are crossing the border on their own to find people to help them. For families torn apart by border crossings, trafficking, abductions to reunite and find healing. For the refugee asylum process and wait time to be reduced as they await transfer to destination countries. For North Korean refugees to safely resettle in their destination country and be able to reunite with family. For healing, support, and healthy community to help the refugees as they resettle and process the trauma of their experience. For the protection, healing, and future of children born to North Korean mothers trafficked in China or other countries For the status and resettlement of youth in South Korea born to North Korean mothers and Chinese fathers. Genesis 1:26-27 Deuteronomy 10:18 Psalm 23, 25:8-9, 68:5-6, 102:16-22, 103:8, 103:11, 105:1-5, 106:1-3, 108:1-6, 146:9 Matthew 5:13-16, 6:25-34, 11:28-30 John 3:3-8, 3:16-17, 5:24 Acts 16:30-31 Romans 10:5-17 Galatians 6:9-10 Philippians 4:13,19 James 1:27

Religious Persecution

For the North Korean Christians who are heavily persecuted for their faith, and for those who are secretly maintaining their faith. For believers who are held in prisons and labor camps -- both North Korean and non-North Koreans -- for sharing their faith among the North Korean people or for other infractions incurred in the process of living out their faith and service to others. Numbers 6:24-26 Isaiah 58:10-11 Jeremiah 33:3 2 Corinthians 9:8 1 Timothy 4:12 Titus 2:7-8 Hebrews 13:3 James 1:5-6


Freedom & Revival in North Korea

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For true freedom, open borders and transforming revival in Korea. For a repentance and a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit over all of Korea. For freedom and healing over the hearts, minds, and souls of North Korean people both now and into the future. That those outside of the country will heal and become unfettered by guilt, pain, and trauma. That in a future open North Korea the people will overcome and break free from the scars that chain their land and hearts. John 4:1-45, 16:7-15 Acts 2

All those working toward freedom for North Korea

We pray for protection over all those working toward freedom for the people and nation of North Korea. We pray for Godly wisdom, discernment and grace to cover all aspects of decision making. We humbly request prayer over PSALT leadership, employees, missionaries, and volunteers. We pray for the health, safety, and provisions for our overseas missionary partners. We pray for the refugees and families PSALT reaches through rescues and outreach efforts. We also pray for all partnerships and collaborations with various communities, agencies and organizations. For wisdom, discernment, and steadfast faithfulness in all decisions made by PSALT leadership. We pray our programs and resources provide a source of strength and resiliency to refugees in the U.S., South Korea, and beyond. Matthew 20:26-28 John 13:13-17 Romans 12:3-8 Ephesians 4:11-13 Philippians 2:3-4

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