The Christian human-rights group Open Doors, based in the Netherlands, reports that North Korea is number one on its annual World Watch List (WWL), which "ranks countries by the "intensity of persecution that Christians face for actively pursuing their faith."
There are numerous reports that single out North Korea as being number one of the most brutal countries if you are a Christian. North Korea, a nation cloaked in secrecy, has been topping the list of Christian persecutors for over five years.
In no other country in the world are Christians persecuted as severely as in the empire of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, according to one Christian group known as Open Doors (http://www.helpNK.com).
According to officials at Open Door, more Christians have been imprisoned last year than the previous year, and the persecution "is getting worse" by the day.
It's time for the rubber to meet the road in our spiritual walk. It's time to participate in a worldwide day of prayer!