Prayer & Daniel Fast

January 10-30, 2022

If you sense God has more for your life, this intentional time of Prayer & Fasting is a great place to start believing Him for all that He has for you. As you practice seeking Him first, He will move on your behalf like never before. You will start to see the power of prayer impact your relationships, work, family, and every area of your life. We believe that this corporate time of prayer will also be a catalyst for the greater things God wants to do in and through our church this year.

The Daniel Fast

The Daniel Fast is based on the prophet Daniel’s fasting experiences as recorded in the Bible. The fast is a biblically based partial fast. According to Daniel 1, the results were: (v. 17) learning, skill, wisdom, spiritual understanding, favor, and better appearance! (v. 19) In Daniel 10, the fast resulted in answered prayer and spiritual insight. (vv. 11-12) One of the great things about the Daniel Fast is that you are not limited to any specific amount of food, but rather to the kinds of food you can eat.

How It Works

Only fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes & whole grains.

Only water or natural fruit juice for a beverage.

No sweeteners, breads, meat, eggs or dairy products.

Foods To Include

All fruit // fresh, frozen, juiced, or canned

Apples, apricots, bananas, cherries, grapes, lemons, limes, peaches, pineapples, strawberries, watermelon, etc.

All vegetables // fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, or canned

Asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, veggie burgers, etc.

All whole grains

Whole wheat, brown rice, millet, barley, oats, quinoa, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes, popcorn, etc.

All Nuts & Seeds

Sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame, nut butters (including peanut butter).

All legumes // canned or dried

Dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black-eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, white beans.

All quality oils

Olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.

Beverages

Natural fruit juices, spring water, distilled water, other pure waters.

Others

Tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs, spices.

Foods To Avoid

All meat and animal products

Beef, lamb, pork, poultry, fish, etc.

All dairy products

Milk, cheese, cream, butter, eggs, etc.

All Sweeteners

Sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, and cane juice, etc.

All leavened bread

Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods

All refined and processed food products

Artificial flavorings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, foods that contain artificial preservatives.

All deep fried foods

Potato chips, french fries, corn chips, etc.

All Solid Fats

Shortening, margarine, lard, foods high in fat.

Some Beverages

Including but not limited to: coffee, tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.

Other Fasting Resources

The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast

This book provides insight and history on the Daniel Fast, 21 powerful devotionals for each day of the fast, and over 100 simple recipes that follow the fast’s guidelines. In the book, you will learn how to get the most out of the fast by spending time in God’s Word.

Prayer Resources

Prayer Teaching

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