How many people have had prayers answered in the past month? Year? Prayer works. Prayer is a powerful weapon in the Christian walk. Every word is heard in the ears of our all-powerful God, and He will change lives. It is for this reason that prayer North Korean refugees is such a critical need in Crossing Borders' work. The power of prayer is not only for personal concerns. God can move nations, leaders, rulers on different paths. Sometimes generations pass before these prayers come to fruition. Sometimes generations receive an answer to their prayers with immediate and unprecedented transformation and revival.
Recall the voices of the Israelites under slavery and suffering:
"During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God saw the people of Israel—and God knew."
When we call out to God, He will remember His covenant with us, signed in the body and blood of our Messiah - Jesus Christ. It is with this promise that we can pray for lost and broken North Korean refugees and their families trapped in the Hermit Kingdom.
The truth is that many people know the power of prayer. Yet, because of the busyness of life, lack of faith, or discouragement that plagues us in thoughts of the many in pain, Christians often give up on the dark nation of North Korea.
Therefore, we ask of you, our faithful supporters: please pray for prayer.
Today, as we drive to work, sit at our computers and go about our days, let us remember that God laughs at concrete and barbed wire. The Demilitarized Zone is nothing before the Almighty. We have hope.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."