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21-Day Daniel Fast

Well, we are drawing closer to New Year’s Day, which will mark the beginning of the 21-Day Daniel Fast for many. Others will start their 21-Day Fast on Sunday, January 6th, which is the first Sunday of the year. Still others will commit to a shorter period of spiritual fasting, but still give a “first fruits offering” of themselves to the Lord by beginning the New Year with prayer and fasting.

The 21-Day Fast is the most popular, primarily because that is the model set out by Daniel in Chapter 10:2, 3“In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.”

I hope you will find all the information you need on this site to be successful on your fast. One thing I want to advise: be prepared! First, have the right kinds of foods in the house that you can eat for the Daniel Fast. See the Daniel Fast Food List. Also, plan your menus and prepare the foods so they are available to you. See the Daniel Fast Cookbook, plus there are many recipes on this site that you can make ahead.

Second, you might want to get rid of or at least put away foods that are tempting. Kind of like the biblical accounts of Jewish women as they prepared for the Passover by cleaning their houses from top to bottom and removed all yeast from their homes. Many Jews engage in this same practice today when they prepare for the Passover.

Third, plan time to prepare meals as they will likely take a little longer than when you are not fasting. Most of the mels you prepare will be from scratch since there are so few prepared products that don’t have chemicals in them. So you will want to set aside enough time to prepare your meals, not only for those you will have at home, but also those you will have at work or when you are traveling.

Of course, you also want to prepare your heart for the 21-Day Fast. Seek the Lord’s guidance as you get ready to start the fast. Are there issues in your life that you need to address? Are their needs in your family or ministry that can use special attention? Are you seeking healing? Do you feel oppressed by financial bandages? These last few days of the year are an excellent time to search your heart, open yourself to the Lord, and allow Him to lead you into you personal 21-Day Fast. See The Daniel Fast for the Body, Soul and Spirit.

Continue to visit The Daniel Fast Blog as I add content every day. Also, if you have questions, please leave a comment and I try to respond within a couple hours — many times immediately.

God bless you and I hope the very best for you as you set aside this time to give the first of yourself to Almighty God. Remember, He rewards those who diligently seek Him. So keep your mind on Christ and your focus on righteousness.

498 Comments Post a comment
  1. Rose #

    Can you have pizza from Donimos?

    March 25, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      No, sorry.

      March 27, 2014
  2. Rose #

    Are you allow to eat pizza with cheese, sauce and vegetable.

    March 25, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Rose,
      The sauce and vegetables Could easily be Daniel Fast friendly. But the cheese and pizza dough would have to be homemade as a flat bread and find a vegan cheese to use (or forgo the cheese altogether). A custom homemade Daniel Fast pizza is a fun option. I hope this helps.

      March 27, 2014
  3. Carmel Lee #

    Hi – thank you for the information. I wanted to know if rice noodles or thai noodles were acceptable on the Daniel fast plan

    March 3, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Carmel,
      Brown rice noodles are fine, but check the ingredients list to be sure all is Daniel Fast friendly!

      March 10, 2014
  4. Samson Kimani #

    Thanks for your informative and inspiritional post. I am facing difficulties in my family life. Can I expect to get a breakthrough on Daniel fast or how else can i fast?

    February 22, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Samson,
      Because God is Faithful… When you seek Him through fasting and prayer, you are posturing yourself to hear and receive from the throne All He has for you! Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek me and “Find Me” when you seek Me with all your heart”….And, 2 Corinthians 12:10 “…For when I am weak, then I am strong”. Be encouraged, you are going in the right direction, and “you are here for such a time as this”. No matter what type of fast you choose, keep in mind it’s not the fast, it’s the “when we seek Him with all our heart” that we find Him and the breakthrough that we need. We are Standing firm in agreement on His Word with you that through this time of fasting and drawing close to Him, you will recieve all God has for you….and you will never be the same! Be BLESSED on your Journey!

      March 10, 2014
  5. Any tips to jazz up a baked potato?

    February 20, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Drizzle baked potatoes with olive oil, spinkle with salt and pepper. Salsa on top is a favorite. Vegetarian chili over baked potatoes is another great option. Also, you can always experiment with spices and seasonings. Have fun!

      March 6, 2014
  6. ronelle stopforth #

    I am presently reading the daniel plan. Thnx for this awesome info

    February 5, 2014
  7. Neela #

    Inspirational

    January 28, 2014
  8. portia #

    Hi want to start 21 days fasting nd i need to know what time must i pray nd what time to break nd which pray must i use looking forward to hear from u soon

    January 24, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Portia,
      Regarding time with God, my suggestion is to follow His directive of first fruits. Give him your morning time, even if you need to get up early and go to bed early. And then throughout the day see if you can find bits of time to pray or converse with God. I hope this helps . . .Be Blessed on your fast!

      January 29, 2014
  9. Pooh #

    Hello.
    I typically don’t do well with planning meals at all. Wanted to know if their was a book or something I could go by that have day to day meals. And snacks. I could follow that regime easily. Thanks!

    January 22, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Pooh,
      Yes, “The Daniel Fast: Feed your soul, Strengthen your spirit, and Renew your body” has a sample menu, recipes and a meal planning sheet in it. Available at Amazon or most Book stores. Be Blessed!

      January 28, 2014
  10. Can we eat couscous.

    January 14, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      You can find whole grain couscous. Otherwise, no as most typical couscous is made from white flour (not allowed on the Daniel Fast). Be Blessed!

      January 23, 2014

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