Esther 4:16 Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.
I doubt that I give the importance to fasting and prayer that God does in the Word. That is an indictment against me. Here Esther knew that she would need God to intervene. It was more than she would be able to do personally so God would have to act.
She called on God’s people to fast. They fasted without food or water for 3 days and nights. That was really focusing on what God was going to do.
I want to know that it is God and Him alone that can work. I need to spend more time God focused and not man focused in my prayer life and study.