[Prayer] Nobody can use North Korean currency in Pyungyang
“I ve have a believer from Pyungyang. He/she told me that foreigners are not allowed to use China’s currency or Euro in Pyungyang. They cannot even use their own North Korean money. Only dollars are accepted in Pyungyang.” They have to pay with dollars even for a scoop of ice cream.
Who does the North Korean government limit people from using certain currencies including their own money? Since Chinese products are prevailing in North Korean’s growing black market, they usually buy and sell with Chinese currency. However, the North Korean government illegalized using all other currencies except dollars.
It is because North Korea needs dollars. Although the government tries to make a strong effort to earn hard currency on foreign lands and export weaponries, it is not enough. The North Korean government wants Pyungyang citizens who is relatively well off to spend only dollars so that the government can purchase dollars from them. Pyungyang citizens say that only North Koreans cannot use their own national money in their land in the world.
We can see that North Korea hardly has any hard currency. Its national economy state is getting worse. North Korea is trying to get a better relationship with South Korea because there are not any other nations that it can rely on. The South Korean government must know what motivation the North has and lead talks with the North with insight.
Please pray for reunification of the two Koreas to come quickly.
Father, thank You for the Scripture in Ezekiel 35 verse 4 “I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.” The North Korean government prevents foreigners from using their own currency in Pyungyang. Lord, even though the North Korean government is trying hard to get foreign currencies to import what it needs, it looks impossible to meet all their needs because its economy has already collapsed. Please open spiritual eyes of the North Korean leaders to see the reality and give them the heart of true repentance by Your mercy. Father, we pray for reunification in the Korean peninsula. We want to see that the South and the North worship and praise You in an open place together. We also pray for the gospel message to be preached in black markets. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen