Reconnect Through Prayer and Fasting

What is a Daniel Fast?

The Daniel Fast is based upon the Prophet Daniel’s dietary and spiritual experiences as recorded in the Book of Daniel in the Bible. It’s a partial fast that focuses very heavily on vegetables and other healthy whole foods, but leaves out any animal sources of protein. The Daniel Fast is specifically referenced in the Bible in two sections of the Book of Daniel:

 

  • Daniel 1:12, “Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables [pulses] to eat and water to drink.

 

  • Daniel 10:2-3, “In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.”

DON’T GET CAUGHT UP IN THE DETAILS

The importance of a Daniel Fast is in the heart of the sacrifice-disconnecting from regular luxuries for the sake of connecting more closely with God. Only you and God know what that looks like in your daily life.

***IMPORTANT!***

If you are pregnant, have any known medical conditions, or suspect such conditions, consult your doctor. If you have health issues, you should always talk with your health professional before starting the Daniel Fast or any other major change in your diet. Also be aware that as we age, we react differently to dramatic dietary changes. Fasting should never bring harm to the body, so medications should be continued. It is important to recognize that if you have any condition which would prohibit you from taking part in the Daniel Fast, there are other options. Choose something from your daily routines (i.e., specific foods or beverages, television, other technology, etc.) and fast in that manner for the 21 days.

FRUITS

APPLES CRANBERRIES LIMES PRUNES
APRICOTS DATES MANGOES RAISINS
AVOCADOS FIGS NECTARINES RASPBERRIES
BANANAS GRAPEFRUITS ORANGES STRAWBERRIES
BLACKBERRIES GRAPES PAPAYAS TANGERINES
BLUEBERRIES GUAVA PEACHES WATERMELON
CANTALOUPE HONEYDEW PEARS
CHERRIES KIWI PINEAPPLES
COCONUTS LEMONS PLUMS

VEGETABLES

ARTICHOKES CORN OKRA SQUASH
ASPARAGUS CUCUMBERS ONIONS SWEET POTATOES
BEETS EGGPLANT PARSLEY TOMATOES
BROCCOLI GREEN BEANS PEPPERS TURNIPS
BRUSSEL SPROUTS CABBAGE POTATOES TURNIPS
CABBAGE KALE RADISHES YAMS
CAULIFLOWER LEEKS SCALLIONS ZUCCHINI
CELERY LETTUCE SPINACH
COLLARDS MUSHROOMS SPROUTS

LEGUMES

BLACK BEANS
BLACK-EYED PEAS
KIDNEY BEANS
LENTILS
MUNG BEANS
PINTO BEANS
SPLIT PEAS

LIQUIDS

WATER
VEGETABLE JUICE
FRESH FRUIT JUICE
COCONUT MILK
ALMOND MILK

MEAT

BREAD

PASTA

CRACKERS

COOKIES

CHIPS

CHEESE

CANDY

ENERGY DRINKS

MILK & CREAM

EGGS

SWEETNERS

ALCOHOL

SOFT DRINKS

HONEY

COFFEE

TEA – GREEN/HERBAL/DECAF

OILS

NUTS

BROWN RICE

QUINOA

OATS

SEASONINGS

GUM & MINTS – SUGAR FREE

Five Steps to Your Successful Fast

 

  1. Pray – before you fast, seek the Lord through prayer and ask Him to show you the purpose for your fast. Dedicate this time to Him and invite Him to lead and direct you during your fast.1. Pray – before you fast, seek the Lord through prayer and ask Him to show you the purpose for your fast. Dedicate this time to Him and invite Him to lead and direct you during your fast.
  2. Plan – you will want to select your start date, establish the purpose for your fast and clear your calendar of as many obligations as possible.
  3. Prepare – taper off caffeine, sugar and processed foods to avoid withdrawals when you begin your fast. Gather study materials, create a daily schedule, collect recipes and plan one week’s menus before you begin your fast.
  4. Participate – this is where it all begins . . . you participate in the fast. Examine yourself as you fast and use this valuable experience as a time of learning and growth.
  5. Praise and Process – You will gain valuable lessons on the fast that you will want to carry forward into your everyday life. Thank God for the good things you’ve received during your fast and evaluate your experience so you can grow from this amazing experience.

For more Daniel Fast information, see https://draxe.com/?s=Daniel+fast and https://ultimatedanielfast.com/home-2-2/ 

Church-wide Prayer every Wednesday evening at 7pm during the fast via Zoom.
• Wednesday, January 5th
• Wednesday, January 12th
• Wednesday, January 19th

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Scripture and Prayer focus for each day of the fast!

Mark 9:29, “So Jesus said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”