Call for a Prayer for Korea’s reconciliation

April 11th, 2013 1:33 pm

The National Council of Churches in Korea has released the statement concerning the present political situation in the Korean Peninsula. 

The statement consists of the letter by the NCCK General Secretary Rev. Dr. Kim Young-Ju which we publish in its full form, and the petition for peace on the Korean Peninsula which you will find by clicking on the link below. 

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ!

I am very worried about the deteriorating situation on the Korean peninsula. Since the Korean war, the confrontation and tension of South and North Korea has been of serious significance. No one cannot predict how the situation will progress, and my prayerful hope is that the instability of the Korean peninsula should be resolved so that the close relationship between South and North Korea may be recovered.

This sombre situation of the two Koreas needs to be understood by Christians and all people in the world, for the body of Christ is one and each one of us is a part of it. “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it”. (1 Corinthians 12:26, NIV). The National Council of Churches held an emergency prayer for peace and discussion related to the urgent crisis on the Korean peninsula on April 5 and also released ‘The urgent statement for peace of the Korean peninsula’. Please kindly find attached the Friday statement of the NCCK.

In terms of the threatened confrontations, it is of vital importance to direct our prayers to God, since He is the only One with absolute authority over all situations. It is a great and comforting thought that the leader’s heart is in God’s hand, as asserted by the writer of Proverbs: “In the Lord’s hand is the king’s heart.” (Proverbs 21:1. NIV)

Therefore, the NCCK is asking you to to show solidarity joining as a whole Christian family in prayer for Korea’s peaceful reconcilliation and reunification. Your cooperation and  solidarity are needed to stabilize the fractured Korean peninsula.


Rev. Dr. Kim Young-Ju

General Secretary,
The National Council of Churches in Korea

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