Day 15: Catalyst

By: Petia Anaya

YOU are a catalyst! You are that special person that influences their environment and brings about change. You are the chemical element that through prayer and fasting transforms situations and accelerates the move of God.

Queen Esther was a catalyst. The Jews were in trouble. It seems the enemy had finally succeeded in convincing the king to decree the destruction of all the Jews in the land. A special day and time was appointed for the event and word was sent through all the land. Great mourning, weeping and wailing arose among the Jews. Queen Esther who was also a Jew was unaware of what was happening until her uncle Mordecai alerted her.

Esther 4:13-16
And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” 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!” So Mordecai went his way and did according to all that Esther commanded him.

The Lord brought great deliverance to his people through Esther. She was the catalyst that ushered a great change for her people just like you are called to be the change agent for your circle of influence in this season. There was an element of risk and sacrifice, but the prize was so worth it. Keep pressing, keep praying, keep contending for the breakthrough you want to see.

Prayer: Father, I thank you for the people, places and situations you have placed me in. Just like queen Esther, help me be your change agent, your catalyst, that ushers in your Spirit and your will in my circle of influence.  Give me boldness to speak your truth in love and help me persevere until breakthrough and deliverance come. In Jesus’s name I pray. Amen. 


  1. Valerie West on March 15, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Amen! So good!

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