“Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king” (Esther 4:16) The Esther story touches a familiar truth from God’s word. People who serve God need the prayers of others for support and strength. Esther requests others to fast. She means prayer, I think. Paul says prayer outright. “Pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given me” (Ephesians 6:19). Jesus felt the need for the prayer support of His friends. Daniel too. As Sunday draws near, will you take time to pray for me as I preach? Will you pray for others who are making decisions (good and bad) which will impact the Kingdom of Christ? Pray for courage! Pray for clarity! Pray for conviction! Consider– others will have what they need for service to Christ, if you will ask God on their behalf.