North Korea's infant mortality rate and maternal mortality rate is rather higher than in the early 90s. North Korean children support groups, children and Drug Support Division announced on November 26, North Korean health care by 2012 annual report, according to North Korea's infant mortality rate rose to 19.3 per thousand in 2008 from 14.1 per thousand in 1993. Infant mortality figures are 5.5 times more than South Korea and maternal mortaility is also up to 77 people from 54 to 77 people. We need urgent prayer for deteriorating health situation so that there will be improvement in the standard of medical care and for medical assistance.
O Lord our God, we acknowledge that you are the giver and taker of life. We lift up to you the deteriorating health situation for the infant and maternal in North Korea. We pray that you will have mercy upon them especially for the people who were not able to receive the proper treatment. Comfort the family members and we pray that standard of medical care will be improved and more medical assistance will be provided. Thus healthy infants will be born and nurtured so that these children will become the future leaders who fear you and love you. Furthermore, although there is shortage of food and health care as you said in Amos 8:11, "--not a famine of food or a thirst for water--but rather a famine of hearing the words of the Lord", Your Word be saturated in North Korea!