[Prayer] Pray for children who are born and raised in North Korea!
According to a report released by the) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for the World Population by 2017, North Korea's population growth rate is said to be half the Asian average. North Korea has a fertility rate of 1.9 per woman, which is less than the current birth rate of 2.1 in the North. Even though 1.7 per cent of developed countries, 2.6 of developing countries, and 4 of less developed countries poorer the country is the fertility rates are higher, and North Korea's fertility rate is reversing. In addition, the average life expectancy in North Korea was about 10 years lower than that in South Korea, and the maternal mortality rate in pregnancy and childbirth was four times higher than that in South Korea.
It is necessary to pray that young lives born in North Korea will grow up honorably, that their motherhood be protected, and that the lives of North Koreans resembling God's image will be deemed precious and worthy.
God says in Isaiah 65:19-20, “I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and crying will be heard in it no more. Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; the one who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere child; the one who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed.
May the children, who are born and raised in North Korea, be entrusted to the Lord's hand and pray that the nutrition and medical support will be provided in a timely manner so that the North Korean children can grow up healthily. May the medical facilities and medicines be provisioned so that baby can be delivered safely and let the children enjoy blessings to be raised in the mother's arms. Thus, the children of North Korea may grow up to hear the gospel, receive Jesus, and enjoy the blessing of eternal life, and the grace of worshiping God freely in the unified Korea. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen!