North Korea has never been more in the American public eye than it is now. Once a closed off, anonymous and mysterious country on the other side of the world, North Korea is now known for its nuclear aggression, human rights violations and demonically systematic persecution of Christians. North Korea is #1 on Open Doors’ World Watch List and anyone caught owning a Bible, praying or worshiping in the country is quickly shipped off to one of the country’s massive concentration camps.
In the face of such brutality, we as Christians know we’re supposed to pray, but sometimes it’s hard to find words to say. Fortunately, the Bible guides us in moments like these. Here are 5 verses from the Gospels that can guide us as we remember our persecuted brothers and sisters in North Korea.