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SEOUL, South Korea – For one church in South Korea, meeting only once a week on Sundays is hardly enough. Myungsung Church in Seoul gathers for early morning prayer every day, and it’s been doing it for 35 years.

In the early morning in Seoul, thousands of people stream out of the downtown church passing the thousands of others who are waiting in the cold and the dark to go inside.

When the signal comes, they stream inside and scurry down the street to arrive on time.

Church Every Day

Myungsung Church holds four early morning services on a daily basis.

“Christians cannot live without faith and prayer, even for a moment. I believe morning prayer is God’s blessing for us. So, I am joyfully attending to the gathering, even though the church is far and it takes long,” church elder Seon Gyoo Kim said.

Recently, the church celebrated 35 years of early morning prayer. Church leaders from around the world gathered in Seoul for a week long celebration.

Since Rev. Samhwan Kim started the church in 1980, it has grown to more than 120,000 members. He credited that success to prayer and an unyielding commitment to historic Christian truths.

“The power of church is from the Gospel in the Bible, and the tradition that we inherited from the ancestors. If we preserve those values, the world will follow us, and we can lead this era,” Kim said.

Well into his 70s, Pastor Kim still leads two morning services.

Myungsung Church is the largest Presbyterian church in the world. It has planted 24 churches and supports more than 500 missionaries in 63 countries. The church also supports a children’s home, a hospital, and other social ministries.

Related Scripture

Isaiah 62:6

O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls; they will pray day and night, continually. Take no rest, all you who pray to the Lord.

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