Prayer is such a mighty thing. It's simply yet complicated. It's personal yet mystical. Elijah knew that God would answer his prayer, but it may not have been right away, He was persistent. He climbed to the top of a mountain, prayed for rain, then waited for the rain to come. God did indeed send rain after years of drought.
Today, we have passed the half way mark of the 21 days. For some this has been a transformative experience from day 1. However, others may not be feeling the answers to the prayers as expected. My word to you is, don't give up. Daniel fasted and prayed seeking God's voice, and for 20 days, he heard nothing. He didn't give up though. On day 21, God finally spoke.
Many times, we need to learn the lesson of perseverance. I think that is even more important in our world today of instant gratification. We are so used to getting what we need, when we need it (or with 2 day free shipping); waiting for things is so hard to do.
As you move into the second half of your prayer journey, whether you're fasting or not, remember that the point of doing this for 21 days is to be consistent and do something out of our normal patterns. It stretches us. 21 days means we can't do something on a whim. 21 days is a commitment. You're feeling that now.
Take some time and listen to Jim Brantley talk about his life dedicated to prayer, and how he's helped bring prayer as a focus to our church.