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Joint 2020 Easter Prayer of North-South Korea

Joint Easter Prayer of North-South Korea by the The National Council of Churches in Korea

09 April 2020

God of life,

We give you thanks for giving us the good news of resurrection.

As you have prepared for spring during a long winter season,

we ask you to grant us a new era of peace on the Korean Peninsula.

As the suffering of cross concludes with the glory of resurrection,

we ask you to transform the Korean Peninsula from a place of conflict to a place of peace.


God of mercy,

We live in a world filled with pain and all the tears.

The pain is aggravated by a mixture of natural and man-made disasters,

including wars, hunger, climate change, and epidemics.

As we confess that our sins against you and our neighbor caused all the disasters,

we ask for your forgiveness, seeking to hear your voice.


God of peace,

It has been 70 years since the Korean War broke out.

As we experienced the wounds of the terrible war,

we ask you to bring an official end to the Korean War.

May the site of conflict become the ground of peace by declaring an end to the Korean War and signing a peace treaty!


God of justice,

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the June 15th North–South Joint Declaration.

Help us to implement the grand principle of the June 15th North–South Joint Declaration that the North and the South agreed to resolve the question of reunification independently and through the joint efforts of the Korean people!


God of wisdom,

We ask you to restore the inter-Korean relations.

Kindle within us the fire of your peace, advanced by the 4.27 Panmunjom Declaration!

Grant us your comfort in our troubled hearts and somber spirits and instill your peace on the Korean Peninsula!


God of reconciliation,

Help us to resume the Kaesong Industrial Complex, which has been closed for too long, and

allow us to revisit the scenic beauty of Mt. Kumgang.

Unify the divided families so that their tears of joy may filled the whole land.

Transform the Demilitarized Zone into a zone of peace, removing all weapons at borders and strengthening the peace process on the Korean Peninsula.


God of healing,

In the midst of the COVID 19 outbreak all over the world, strengthen the mutual cooperation for the safety and health. Grant your healing to those who are infected, and all of us who are also affected by the COVID 19 so that we may find joy and gratitude in our ordinary life.


God of resurrection,

We confess that the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection was for those who died for justice and peace. Fill us with your Spirit so that pilgrims in the North and the South may walk the holy and triumphal jubilee march, holding hands in unity!

We pray in the name of the Jesus Christ, who has overcome the death and claimed the ultimate victory over death. Amen.



12 April 2020

The National Council of Churches in Korea