Esther 2:19-23 – 19 When virgins were gathered together a second time, Mordecai sat within the king’s gate. 20 Now Esther had not revealed her family and her people, just as Mordecai had charged her, for Esther obeyed the command of Mordecai as when she was brought up by him. 21 In those days, while Mordecai sat within the king’s gate, two of the king’s eunuchs, Bigthan and Teresh, doorkeepers, became furious and sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. 22 So the matter became known to Mordecai, who told Queen Esther, and Esther informed the king in Mordecai’s name. 23 And when an inquiry was made into the matter, it was confirmed, and both were hanged on a gallows; and it was written in the book of the chronicles in the presence of the king.
As I was reading this passage today, I couldn’t help but be reminded about the power of prayer. “Mordecai sat within the king’s gate,” because he was concerned about the welfare of Esther, whom he had raised. Day after day, his thoughts and concerns were on Esther so much that he spent all day focused on her.
Isn’t that what prayer is? Out of love, care and concern for others, we “sit within the king’s gate” in prayer with the Lord daily for those we love. And just as King Ahasuerus would learn, the prayers we offer to the Lord not only bless us and those we are praying for, but also others around us. Remember that prayer is the most powerful tool we have to combat the enemy and it is the most beautiful gift that we can give to those we love.
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!