On Wednesday 27 February United States President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam for two days of talks. The summit follows the meeting between the two in 2018 in Singapore, where both sides claimed to have made progress towards the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea has been pursuing a nuclear weapons programme for more than a decade. Since President Trump took office in 2017 tensions have been ramping up, with PyongYang conducting repeated tests and threats being exchanged on a regular basis. For a time it looked like war was almost inevitable, and plans were apparently made for just such an outcome.
Christian CND has been urging our members and supporters to pray for the situation on the Korean Peninsula for many months, and we are delighted that so many of you have sought God alongside us. It is vital that we continue to pray in the days leading up to the summit, and while it is taking place.
The Bible teaches us that God is sovereign over all powers, governments and leaders. Foretelling the coming of Jesus, the prophet Isaiah said “the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (9:6)”.
The leaders and their support teams will be under pressure and scrutiny before and during the summit. Christian CND is standing with all those around the world who will be praying for the success of the summit and for a lasting peace to develop from it, not just between North Korea and the United States but also on the Korean Peninsulea.
Please join us in the coming days as we pray for:
- The final practical arrangements being made this week to go smoothly;
- The diplomats who continue to conduct talks ahead of the summit to have wisdom and be granted success;
- God to soften the hearts of both Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in the coming days, that they will be courageous and strive to secure a lasting peace;
- An agreement to be reached which will lead to lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula;
- A timetable for North Korea to verifiable destruct its nuclear stockpiles and an end to the development of the missile programme;
- A renewed sense of urgency towards working for global nuclear disarmament.