What Can I Eat?
Learn what foods to eat or to avoid as part of the fast.Read More
The Daniel Fast is designed to better connect us with God. As a church, we will take 21 days to deepen our relationship with God through fasting certain foods and liquids. During the fast we are focusing on what God wants to do in our personal lives as well as what He desires to do in our faith family. We are praying for spiritual awakening. We are asking God to use us to see many come to faith in Christ. We are asking God to help us make Jesus famous in our community and throughout the world.
Sunday, August 6 - Sunday, August 27, 2017
The Daniel Fast is a partial fast, which means we will eliminate some common things from our daily diet, but will have generous options of other foods and liquids available. Specifically, we will avoid all meat, sweets and dairy. We will eat generous portions of fruits and vegetables. We will drink only water and juices. You can find more details on our What Can I Eat? page.
*If you have any known medical conditions or suspect such conditions, consult your doctor before beginning the fast.*
If you look online, you will notice that there are many ways to do the fast. This is, in part, due to the lack of clarity in the Bible as to exactly what Daniel did during his fast. It is best to define your food guidelines before the fast begins, understanding that not everyone will be able to participate in exactly the same way. This fast requires preparation because many meals need to be made at home, but you can also eat out if you choose wisely. Some sample recipes are included below with an even wider variety available elsewhere online.
A fast is mentioned twice in the book of Daniel. Once is for 21 days (Daniel 10:2-3) and the second for 10 days (Daniel 1:8-21). If circumstances will not allow you to participate in the full 21 day fast, please consider how you can participate and set aside time to join in prayer and fasting.