The fast is a spiritual discipline designed to better connect us with God. We are fasting in order to deepen our relationship with God and to walk in step with His plan and purpose. The best way to do this is to redirect our food source. This is accomplished through substituting our regular food intake with Bible reading, praying and journaling. The overall goal is to experience a genuine hunger for spending time with God.
Day 1: 24-hour Liquid Fast
Drink water, natural fruit juice and herbal caffeine-free tea
Day 2: Begin the "Daniel Fast"
Introduce meals with pure foods of fruits and vegetables. This plan will continue for the next 20 days.
Day 22: Break the Fast
The Daniel Fast is a partial fast, which means that you will eliminate some common things from your daily diet, but will have generous options available. Focus on eating fruits and vegetables that are pure and simple. We have included a list of foods to eat and foods to avoid.
If you have any condition which would prohibit you from being a part of the Daniel Fast, there are other options. Choose something from your daily routine (i.e. specific foods or beverages, television, other technology, etc.) and fast in that manner for the next 21 days. Remember, the details are not as important as the spirit in which you participate.
If you have any known medical conditions or suspect such conditions, consult your doctor before beginning the fast.