Daniel Fast Overview
The Daniel Fast is a spiritual discipline to better connect us with God. As leaders of Hope Fellowship Church, we’ll take 21 days to deepen our connection with God and center ourselves on what God is going to do in our church and in our personal lives in the year 2011. Pastor Josh will be preaching on prayer and fasting on January 16th as we kick of the fast. He will take the time to biblically explain why fasting is important and how God responds to us as we consecrate ourselves to him. We will also have a website for daily devotionals, Q&A, praise reports and recipes throughout the fast.
We are asking everybody 16 and older to join us as we seek God during this exciting season of prayer and fasting.
Levels of Participation: Twice in the book of Daniel a fast is mentioned. Once is for 10 days and the second for 21 days. We care asking you to join us in the 21 day fast but if circumstance won’t allow the full fast, we ask that you would set aside 10 days during the fast to join us in prayer and fasting.
Sunday January 16th, 2011 1pm: Begin the “Daniel Fast.”
Sunday February 6th, 2011 1pm: Break the Fast!
The Daniel Fast is a partial fast, which means that we will eliminate some common things from our daily diet, but will have generous options available. We will focus on eating fruits and vegetables that are pure and simple. We have included a list of foods to eat and foods to avoid.
Important Note: If you have any known medical conditions or suspect such conditions,
consult your doctor before beginning the fast.
There are multiple resources available on the Daniel Fast. One thing you’ll notice is 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. However, to keep it simple, we have included in this packet what we will be doing during the fast and some resources we will be using. This fast will require preparation as most meals will be made from scratch. We will have some recipes available online.
For any questions regarding the Daniel Fast please contact Fast Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Daniel Fast for Spiritual Breakthrough – Elmer L. Towns
The Daniel Fast – Susan Gregory