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21 DAYS OF PRAYER & FASTING

January 11th-January 31st

At the start of this calendar year, we are setting aside some time to fast and pray in order to reset and realign ourselves with God. Come and join us as we put God first in our lives and make 2023 a year in which we see greater through devoting ourselves to serving Him. Please use this information on this page as a roadmap to a productive fast.

HOW DO I FAST?

Whether this is your first time participating in a spiritual fast or your eleventh, spend time deciding which pace works for your spiritual and physical health*

 

  1. 21-Day Daniel fast (no meat, sugar, bread | eat fruits and vegetables, water, and juice)

  2. 21-Day Partial fast (juice & water only from 6 AM to 6 PM)

  3. 21-Day Full fast (juice and water only)

  4. Other: Choose something sacrificial that you want to give up throughout these 21 days

  5. Minimize social media and any secular entertainment 

  6. Join our 21 Day Reading Plan as we dive deeper into God's word. This reading plan is all about who God is, what he has accomplished through Christ, and what He wants to do through you to spread his goodness throughout the earth. (Download the reading plan under "Resources" further down on this page)

 

*Use wisdom when beginning your fast; please adjust to what best fit's your health needs.

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During the 21-days some might choose the Daniel Fast, a partial Daniel fast, or drinking water and juice only. Please adjust and choose according to your health needs.  

 

For the Daniel fast you are to only eat fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. Avoid "choice foods" such as meat, dairy, and sugars.

 

All fruits and vegetables. They can be frozen, dried, juiced, or canned. (Fast Tip: eating fruits and vegetables with more color is better for you).

 

All nuts and seeds. If you’re feeling hungry? Grab a serving size of mixed nuts, or try eating sugar-free nut butters such as peanut butter or almond butter. You may also want to try tahini (sesame seed paste). (Fast Tip: Nuts have a higher fat content, which satiates hunger pangs).

 

All legumes. Legumes are black beans, kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas, white beans, etc. 

 

(Fast Tip: Incorporate hummus when meal planning. Legumes significantly replace essential vitamins and minerals such as iron, which is why you should try and consume them throughout your fast).

 

All quality oils, such as olive oil, canola, coconut, peanut, and sesame. (Fast Tip: use a mixture of olive oil and vinegar on mixed vegetables, legumes, and other cooked vegetables for lunch or dinner).

 

Liquids Drink lots of water - You can be creative and use fruits or even some vegetables to add natural flavor. Drinking juice is allowed during the fast in addition to water. You should avoid drinking beverages containing caffeine, high sugar or alcohol. 

 

All Soy foods such as tofu, TVP (textured veg protein), and other soy products. (Fast Tip: adding tofu to your vegetable will increase the protein value and flavor of your meal).

 

When using condiments, try to use fresh herbs and spices whenever possible. (Fast Tip: Spices like fresh ginger help with digestion)

WHAT CAN I EAT AND DRINK?

Resources

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