21 DAYS OF PRAYER & FASTING
Every year we come together to fast and pray for 21 days in order to seek God for the new year! Our hope for you is that you would experience God in a new and fresh way! We are excited to start this journey with you!
FAST DATES: JANUARY 8-28
FAST TYPE: Daniel Fast
WHAT IS FASTING & WHY DO WE DO IT?
Fasting is simply withstanding from something in order to focus our attention and efforts towards God. When we partner this with prayer, we are able to see God do the miraculous! We believe prayer is a pivotal part of fasting. (Biblical References: Daniel 10:1-3, Exodus 34:28, Nehemiah 1:4)
DANIEL FAST 101:
WHAT CAN WE EAT?
These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include but are not limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon
These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include but are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, ginger root, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, scallions, spinach, sprouts, squashes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, yams, zucchini, veggie burgers are an option if you are not allergic to soy.
ALL WHOLE GRAINS
Including but not limited to whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes and popcorn.
ALL NUTS AND SEEDS
Including but not limited to sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame. Also nut butters including peanut butter.
These can be canned or dried. Legumes include but are not limited to dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, white beans.
ALL QUALITY OILS, SEASONINGS HERBS & SPICES
Including but not limited to olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, coconut, and sesame. Also included: vinegar, natural seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.
Spring water, distilled water or other pure waters. Fresh fruit juices & smoothies (no sugar added).
Tofu & soy products okay to eat as meat substitute.
FOODS TO AVOID:
ALL MEAT AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS
Including but not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.
ALL DAIRY PRODUCTS
Including but not limited to milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.
Including but not limited to sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, and cane juice.
ALL LEAVENED BREAD
Including Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.
ALL REFINED AND PROCESSED FOOD PRODUCTS
Including but not limited to artificial flavorings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, and foods that contain artificial preservatives.
ALL DEEP FRIED FOODS
including but not limited to potato chips, French fries, corn chips.
ALL SOLID FATS
Including shortening, margarine, lard and foods high in fat.
Including but not limited to carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.
Remember to read the labels and choose fresh organic produce when available.