answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make
it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth
Habakkuk 2:2 (KJV)
there is no vision, the people perish: but he that
keepeth the law, happy is he."
Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)
“If my people, which are called by my
name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek
my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then
will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their
sin, and will heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)
January 8, 2018 our Living Word Church Ministries
family will start our twenty-one (21) day Daniel
Fast. This time of fasting and prayer will
begin on Monday, January 8, 2018 and will
end Sunday, January 28, 2018. Our focus for
this fast is to seek to be in the presence of God.
During this time we are also petitioning God for
matters concerning our personal lives, our families, our
church family, the church at large, our community, state, nation and
purpose of a fast is to turn your focus to God. By
not indulging in food or areas you desire, you can
turn your focus to God by reading God’s Word and
praying. This echoes the words of Job 23:12:
"I have treasured the words of His mouth more
than my necessary food." This strengthens
should I read during the fast? During your fast you should increase your time in prayer and
in the Word. You should search the bible for
scriptures that deal with your specific area(s) of
need. You may use sources such as a Bible
Concordance or www.biblegateway.com to identify
we have scriptures for daily devotional? Corporately we will use the Our Daily Bread resource.
You may obtain a free copy at the church
or you may find the resource online at www.odb.org.
You may also obtain an app for Our Daily
Bread via your smart phone market or app
Suggestions for the Fast:
1. Determine in advance the purpose of
your fast and write them down. Examples - renewal
in marriage, salvation for family members,
spiritual revival in church, personal life, etc.
2. Identify, confess, and repent
of all revealed sin before and during the fast.
Unconfessed sin and disobedience can hinder our
effectiveness in prayer and fasting.
3. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s
prompting in all areas of your life, since God
will often require you to seek reconciliation or
restoration in broken relationships.
4. Keep a journal during your fast.
This should contain specific prayer requests,
written prayers, devotional thoughts, and
spiritual insights you are gaining during your
to Eat and Avoid During the Daniel Fast?
are under a physician’s care, follow his/her
instructions. With all nutritional and exercise
programs, it is recommended that you consult your
physician prior to beginning.
Can I Eat During the Fast?
nuts, grains, beans, legumes, that have not been
bleached stripped or processed.
whole grains - including brown rice, whole wheat,
whole wheat pasta (no eggs or white flour), whole
wheat tortillas, oats, grits, rice cakes and
Liquid Aminos – natural alternative to soy sauce
natural decaffeinated tea, fruit and vegetable
juices (with no added sugar)
pressed-oils such as olive oil, unprocessed
coconut, peanut, sesame, walnut, almond and
mustard seed oil
Milk (read nutritional labels)
(whole soy beans and water)
meat products *(should you choose to eat
meats choose only fish or poultry)
(milk, cheese, cream cheese, etc.)
flour products & bread products
- including white cane sugar, artifical sweeteners
such as Splenda and NutraSweet
*(should you choose to use natural sweeteners
consider agave nectar and honey)
with additives, chemicals or dyes
oils (margarine, shortening, etc.)
foods (cookies, cakes, candy etc)
more suggestions and meal planning ideas you may
from the Daniel Fast – If for medical or other
reasons you should have to deviate from Daniel
Fast guidelines, there is no need for guilt:
Simply make a commitment that you can keep.