– The Fast of Esther
Only the King could save the Jewish people and that only by issuing another decree. Esther had to talk to the King. To prepare for this meeting Esther issued a fast (Esther 4:15-16). In commemoration of that fast many people today still fast one day for the preservation of Israel. This year the “Fast of Esther” began at dawn on March 9th.
Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”
PRAY THAT CHRISTIANS AROUND THE WORLD WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM AND THE SALVATION OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE.