[Prayer] North Koreans are still suffering after the flood
Baekno means white dew drops. It is a name of one of the seasons in Korea. Once Baekno passes, mornings and evenings are getting cooler and the sky is getting higher and clearer. However, North Koreans cannot afford to enjoy this beautiful season because of after an effect of flood. On 9th, Radio Free Asia reported that many North Koreans are suffering from severe diarrhea after the flood followed the drought this year. United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) announced that there are 4,800,000 people in Hwang-he-(namdo 'south') and 2,500,000 in Hwang-he-(bukdo 'north') suffering from diarrhea, which is an increase of about 200 percent from the last year.
The diarrhea is occurred by the flood and most of farmlands were lost. There are lots of flood victims in North Korea. More seriously, the crop yields of this year are very low because of the draught and the flood. The harvest declined by 21% comparing to the last year. Pyung-an-(namdo 'south') and Hwang-he-(bukdo 'north'), the breadbasket of North Korea have been badly damaged.
Please pray for suffering North Koreans to receive proper medical care. They have been already suffering from malnutrition. While they are helped and treated, we hope that they can be also shown the love of God and taught the gospel through people.
Father, thank You for the
Scripture in Amos 4 verse 10 “"I sent a plague among you after the
manner of Egypt; I slew your young men by the sword along with your captured
horses, And I made the stench of your camp rise up in your nostrils; Yet you
have not returned to Me," declares the LORD.” Father, we pray for North
Koreans who are suffering from infectious disease like diarrhea after the
flood. Please have mercy upon the North Korean government leaders so that they
may turn away from their wicked ways. Please send Christians to North Korea to
help people who are in desperate need. We pray for North Koreans to see the
love of God by helpers who know Jesus Christ. Please open up the spiritual eyes
and ears of North Koreans to see You in the midst of calamity. Our Gracious
God, please rule over North Korea with Your might arm and have mercy upon Your
suffering people in North Korea. Please touch them make them whole. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.