Lord, today we pray for our estimated 30,000 brothers and sisters in Christ who are imprisoned in North Korea. Father, most of us praying today have never faced true religious persecution. Those of us who worship you freely are very thankful. May we never lose our gratitude. Lord, even in the midst of horrific circumstances, please give our brothers and sisters in North Korean prisons the grace to be grateful today—grateful for salvation, for opportunities to share you, for opportunities to fellowship with you through their suffering (Philippians 3:10). Please strengthen them deep within their souls. Strengthen their bodies to endure. Strengthen their minds to hold firmly to truth and hope. Provide for their material and physical needs. Help them connect with other believers for encouragement. And may the truth come out about what is happening in North Korean prisons. In Jesus’ powerful name we pray, amen.