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Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.” Daniel 1:12

“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.” -——Daniel 10:2, 3

DFfbWelcome! The purpose of this site is to offer valuable and complete information about the Daniel Fast. As the Daniel Fast Blogger, my #1 goal is to help you have a successful fasting experience. More and more Christian men and women are choosing the Daniel Fast as their guideline to enter into the spiritual discipline. While the Daniel Fast is a partial fast, (rather than total abstention from all food) it still provides many of the attributes of denying the self and seeking God.

This blog is designed as a “gathering place” for information and resources about the Daniel Fast to serve those seeking God in this manner. Please “cruise” the blog. Remember, this is a blog format, so you will need to page down to see all the posts. Also, leave comments if you have ideas, questions, or comments.

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  1. Nancy Andre #

    Bridgette:

    A forum is a fantastic idea! Although I know other forums are monitored and perhaps Susan doesn’t have time to do that. It does sound like she’s overwhelmed. I get tht way just reading the blogs. They are great! Apple slices with almond butter sounds so good and satisfying. Please keep posting your experiments. We all need variety.
    Susan, you are truly a saint of God. Keep up the good work.
    Nancy

    January 8, 2009
  2. Evangelist/Missionary Pauline Orr #

    I’m doing the Daniel fast and I’m fasting for my ministry to have a home (a building to house the entire ministry); I’m praying for CDCOG – Christ Dominion Church Of God- Pastor Quan Miller and his family and the CDC members for health, prosperity, spiritual growth and a closer walk with God and to be a beacon of light for the world to see the light of God shining through each and every one of them.

    I’m fasting and praying for our nations leaders and the other decision makers in Washington and locally, and the leaders of the worlds nations, that the Lord will lead them and guide them in all truth, and that they will make sound decisions for the good of the people of their nations and lead with fairness and honesty as a soverign ruler, and that President Obama will lead with integrity & strength and that he will turn away from any advisor who will give him wicked advise and that God will guard him from the manipulators, underminders and haters of this nation. Especially those who have already brought shame on our nation and troubles to other world nations.

    I’m praying and asking God to deliver my children from this world – from spiritual blindness and from the grip of Satans deceptions, and for them to witness for Christ, to die to themselves and to live for Him. I’m also praying for the Middle East and for the mercy of God upon the innocent. I know there will never be any peace in the Middle East, but that God will bring temporary calm for the elect sakes.

    I’m fasting and praying for a deeper depth in God, for higher heights and to win a million souls for Christ through my ministry, by His strength and help, through His powerful word and His using me to evangelize the poor in spirit and the deceived lost souls through my ministries support – help & alms, through His divine protection and by fervent prayer.
    I’m praying for the Lord to open my mind, my eyes,use my hands, my feet and my entire being to see and follow only Him and to not look back at the three evil devices that Satan uses to deceive and lure mankind to their doom (the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life). I’m praying for the Lord to Keep Me from the enemy and that He will crucify my flesh daily so that I walk right before Him and before the eyes of all who see me and that my life will be a living testimony for those of the world to see, and be an example for others to follow to Christ. “For Me To Live Is Christ, But To Die Is Gain.” Lord Let Me Die To Self and Help Me To Live For You!!!

    Pray My Strengh In The Lord,

    Evangelist/Missionary Pauline Orr
    Helping Hands Ministries, “According To Our Lord”
    P. O .Box 585027 Orlando, Florida 32858
    (407) 967-3647

    January 7, 2009
  3. Adam Emmett #

    Susan,
    I am finding evaporated cane juice in a lot of the soy milk, any suggestions?

    January 7, 2009
    • Hi Adam,

      One surprise many have when first starting the Daniel Fast is the amount of sugar and sweeteners that are added to food. A lot of people don’t know that “cane juice” is just sugar before it’s dried and granulated.

      I am able to find “unsweetened” soy milk that is only 100% soy beans. I use it on cereal and in soup.

      Thanks for asking the question.

      January 8, 2009
  4. lgm #

    Susan,

    Is Durum Wheat Flour & Wheat Bran (called durum atta flour at Indian market) OK? I buy it at the Indian grocery store to make chapatti (Indian tortilla). What about semolina flour. I have pasta made with that. It’s different than the whole wheat pasta. It’s lighter. I’m thinking “no”, but I figured I ask anyway . Thanks so much for your support!!

    Also,last year you had a 21day devotional which was EXCELLENT. I am using it for this year. Do you have any others?

    January 7, 2009
  5. Curt #

    Susan,

    I was reading a book on Fasting and it explained how it’s important to be careful when breaking a fast. It listed ways to break an absolute fast. Do you have any tips for breaking the Daniel Fast?

    Thanks,

    Curt

    January 7, 2009
  6. Now I know why you could not e mail me back. Looks like the posts are pretty hectic. We are looking forward to interviewing you on the God’s Word Collectibles Podcast – Inspirations/Generations We mentioned the Daniel fast in the first podcast of the year. It can be found on http://godswordcollectibles.blogspot.com/2009/01/inspirations0017-happy-new-year.html

    We had hoped to interview on the 8th of January, but we can reschedule if you do not get to this.

    On a side note, started my fast and went to the health food store. I’m thrilled and excited about coming up with new things. So far my favorites are..

    Apple slices with almond butter. Oh my, I should have known about this before. YUM!
    Found some good bulk bean soups at the health food store that were great.

    Today I made a salsa out of corn, tomato, avocado, onion, pepper, and lime. Yum, ate that with celery sticks and some cool chips I found made out of seaweed They are really much better than they sound. This is fun. Everyone have a blast.

    Maybe I’ll come back and post my other inventions! Oh yeah my diet is even more limited as I can’t have soy or wheat. Allergy thing. But that is o.k.

    Today I am thankful for raisins. They really help that sweet tooth.

    Susan, Might I suggest you add a forum to this site. That way others can answer questions and you won’t feel so stressed. There are some free ones.

    Let me know when we can interview you. Looking forward to meeting on the air!

    Bridgette

    January 7, 2009
  7. Elisha #

    Susan,
    I’ve purchased the cook book. Please add me to this mailing list.

    Thanks!

    January 7, 2009
  8. Angela Blue #

    I have done some research on whole grains and grits is not considered a whole grain. Can you comment? Is it ok to have grits on the Daniel Fast?

    January 7, 2009
  9. Ada Arroyo #

    Susan,

    In reality I do not have any questions. My church started the Daniel’s Fast today 01/07/09 and I already have headaches. I am in a good mood except the headache that I assume is the two cups of coffee I did not have this morning. God bless your effort to this blog, and it is always good to find a place where you can relax reading only positive things.

    Ada Arroyo

    January 7, 2009
  10. Mel #

    Hi Susan!

    I’m sorry, I know you’re so busy. I posted 2 questions a little while ago, but the one I have more of an absolute need to know is whether we can/should use tap water for cooking/brushing teeth? (Also, when you get a minute, was the cooking wine/vinegar used by friend a violation of my fast? I know it might take you a bit to answer, as you’re a very busy woman!) :o) Thanks for your servant’s heart, and may God bless you richly!!!

    January 7, 2009
  11. Ricky #

    Hello Susan,

    I wanted to thank you on your site it is a great resource

    My wife and I started the Daniel fast on Jan 4th and we have a question. I wanted to make sure we stay with-in the regulations, is organic sugar allowed?

    January 7, 2009
  12. Marilyn #

    Hi,
    I have really been blessed by you website. It has really helped me since I found it. Did you respond to the question about the fried potatoes? I didn’t see it if you did, but was wondering if it is okay to pan fry potatoes in a small amount of oil.
    Thank you,
    Marilyn

    January 6, 2009
    • Hi Marilyn,

      I am still trying to answer as many of the comments and questions I can . . . there are currently 210 waiting my reply. So that’s why this girl is a little (a lot) behind! :-)

      Yes, you can saute vegetables in a small amount of olive oil or other high quality oil. So pan-fried potatoes are fine.

      Sorry for the delay. PRAY FOR ME!

      Be blessed on your fast, dear one!

      January 6, 2009
  13. A.V. Austin #

    Is fish allowed on the fast

    January 6, 2009
    • Hi A.V.

      No, fish is not allowed on the Daniel Fast. Only vegetable, fruits, whole grains and a few other foods are allowed.

      You can get a copy of the Food List at http://www.Daniel-Fast.com

      Be blessed on your fast!

      January 6, 2009
  14. Mel #

    Hi Susan-

    2 Questions:
    1-Are cooking oil and vinegar allowed if cooked/boiled? A family friend (my hostess) made me a pot of lentils, excited that it would go with my fast. I asked before eating what was in it, and everything mentioned was okay. I found out later that cooking wine/vinegar were used, but the friend said the alcohol gets boiled out. Was that a violation of my fast?
    2-Is municipal/tap water okay when cooking and brushing teeth?

    January 6, 2009
  15. Steve #

    Great resource. You answered a lot of my questions on this site. I am concerned, however about promoting the use of spices and seasonings due to the specific wording of “no pleasant food” and according to the message specifically mentioning “no seasoning.”

    I don’t want to be legalistic and I know that each person can adjust the fast according to their own convictions (also the most important thing is growing closer to God through prayer), but I felt this was very specific in the Bible.

    January 6, 2009
  16. Marcia #

    I posted a question yesterday but it appears to have disappeared. ???

    Thank you for your dedication to this site. Our church has joined the Daniel Fast, starting yesterday. Someone at church asked me a question that I couldnt find the answer to. In some of the Daniel Fast recipes from another site, Vanilla and cinammon are used. Are these allowed on the fast?

    Please advise.

    January 6, 2009
  17. Nick Wadson #

    I am starting a Daniel Fast with my church this Jan. I was wondering if avacados are acceptable. Also, are blue corn chips and organic salsa ok? This is not my first Daniel Fast and we are also choosing one day during these 3 weeks to do a full fast. Since I am a vegan, the Daniel Fast is not difficult to adjust to but it is more of a spiritual re-dedication to God. Someone else brought up the significance of 2009. I have heard it is the year of harvest. I am believing God for some incredible blessings such as provision for a long awaited marriage in the Philippines and continued anointing on my gift of drumming to name a few. We should also continue to keep Israel in prayer.

    January 6, 2009
  18. Deanna #

    Hi Susan,

    I was wondering if you can have sunflower oil, that is in some organic soups

    Thanks
    Deanna

    January 6, 2009
  19. maryann #

    Hi, please tell me exactly how to download the cook book recepies. please
    let me know when so i can waite for the email.
    God Bless.

    January 6, 2009
  20. Dianne Wilkerson #

    I very interest in making sure I’m doing this right

    Dianne

    January 6, 2009
    • Dianne,

      I tried to send you the Guidelines, but your email address is not working. You can go to:

      http://www.Daniel-Fast.com

      Complete the form and the Guildelines will be emailed to you.

      January 6, 2009
  21. David turner #

    Dear Susan< I stumbled across your website about the Daniel Fast and I am happy to join the thousands of others who are fasting for a variey of reasons. I am long overdue for this as I have not done any fasting for 5 years. My spiritual life needs an overhaul. thank you for what you are doing. I probably won’t be doing a pure water fast only, but I will try to keep as close to that as possible.

    January 5, 2009
  22. Tamara #

    Susan~ I am looking forward to starting this fast tomorrow morning. I have a big test tomorrow and think it is perfect timing to purify and focus my energy on God. Thank you for such an informational site. I never knew until this morning there was a fast that allowed more then water. This could be a great life style to stay connected with what we as humans need for nurishment and how to assure we are focused on thanking God for the blessings of the harvests and the people growing them for us to enjoy. God bless you and all those who provide these nutrients.

    January 5, 2009
  23. shane #

    Is tomato puree ok to eat, the ingredients are tomato paste, salt, and citric acid. The nutrition facts says that it has 3g of sugar so I wasn`t sure.
    I`m trying to find something I can eat with organic spagetti noodles.

    January 5, 2009
    • Hi Shane,

      When reading the labels, our concern if for ingredients and not necessarily the nutritional list. So if all the ingredients in a prepared food are okay for the Daniel Fast, then the food is okay. I usually buy organic canned vegetables and fruits because if ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) is added, it’s from natural sources. But this sounds like an okay product.

      I hope this helps.

      January 5, 2009
  24. Rick #

    I know we still need to look at the actual ingredients, but I think people will be surprised at what food is available for a vegan. I understand there are some additional restrictions on the Daniel Diet. My dad owned a steak house since 1970 and in 2007 had triple by-pass. Since then he has been a vegan and is doing incredible. But I am amazed at what the health food stores have to offer and even Walmart have freezer sections with excellent vegan food options.

    January 5, 2009
  25. Morgan #

    So I started the Daniel fast today and I went and bought groceries last night. I bought the Natural tortilla chips by Tostitos thinking that since they were natural/organic that they would be ok to eat. I have been reading and some websites say that as long as they do not have any ingredients that are not on the list then they are ok to eat. I looked on the Tostitos website and they say that they are fried. Should I be eating them since the list says no fried foods? I feel bad because I wanted to be dedicated and not eat the wrong things and it looks like the first day I have already messed up.

    January 5, 2009
  26. Nancy Andre #

    Susan: We have run into time crunches. I know you can make meals ahead when you’re pressed for time. Won’t the vegetables get “soggy” if they sit in the refrigerator all day? Sometimes we only have a few minutes to change, eat a quick bite and then go again. We don’t want to eat too late in the evening. This doesn’t happen often but any advice for a quick meal would be helpful. The ones in the cookbook take a while. Thanks so much for your valuable time. God bless you for the work you do.

    January 5, 2009
  27. Susan J. Santos #

    My husband and myself are pastors at a Hispanic Church in MA.
    We started the fast January 1, 2009. You don’t mention any tropical vegestables. I guess they are OK to eat as well.

    January 5, 2009
  28. Bree #

    Hello Susan…
    My friend and I will start our fast on Sunday, Jan 11. Quick question, are we allowed to take Cod Liver Oil while on the fast? :)

    January 5, 2009
  29. Cinde #

    Hello Susan, I am so blessed that I found your site. I have been struggling with a sugar/carb addiction for some time now and felt God wanted me to do a fast. Our church usually does a new year fast and this year we are doing a 21 day Daniel fast, my two teenage daughters are also participating and I have downloaded both cookbooks, they are a wonderful help. I am believing to break the stronghold of food in my life, not to just loose weight but to bring my flesh into submission to the Holy Spirit. I want to overcome these issues in my life so I can be a better mother to my girls and help them become stronger Christian women. Thank you and God bless, Cinde

    January 4, 2009
  30. Mark #

    Hi Susan,
    I am just starting my first 21-day fast. I am praying for a closer relationship with God, my family, and health and healing (I have Crohn’s Disease).
    I am doing a total fast for the first 3 days and then switching over to the Daniel Fast the remaining 18 days. Do have any suggestions on what I should eat because of my colon disease or should I just stick to everything listed on the Daniel Fast? Also, do you know of anyone who was healed of this condition after the fast? I am praying very hard for this healing; my doctors can’t seem to help me but I know God can. Please pray for me and my family. Thank you for your site!

    January 4, 2009
  31. John #

    Is baking soda Ok in an ingredient such as whole wheat muffins?

    January 4, 2009
  32. T #

    Susan
    Would you do all of us a favor and post a picture of yourself and family. (and any staff you might have) You do an awesome job blogging and a think that a lot would agree with me that we would like to put a face along with that sweet spirit that flows from the pages of this website.
    I can tell that you are a humble person and may not want a picture of yourself, but you deserve to honored for this ministry you have established.

    January 4, 2009
  33. Dawn #

    Hello!

    I’m starting the Daniel Fast tomorrow as participation in my church-wide fast and I’m quite excited to see the things that God will be doing in my life and in the lives of my church family.

    I see you have had quite a good many questions about herbal tea. So I’m not the only one, ha. Before I read the information on your website I went out and bought a lot of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and 100% juice… and I also bought two boxes of organic CAFFEINE FREE herbal teas. I have asked a few members of my church, and it seems consensus that because herbal tea is caffeine free and organic, it should be alright (please don’t mistake me for being argumentative).

    I have made the decision for myself that I will allow for herbal teas in my fast. 100% fruit juice is allowed in the fast, which is obviously just juiced FRUITS. I have come to the conclusion that if the INGREDIENTS in the teas (and juices) that I will be drinking seem acceptable for the fast, then the tea itself should be alright. I have a raspberry tea, which includes HIBISCUS, ROSEHIPS, CHICORY, ORANGE PEEL, BLACKBERRY LEAVES, RASPBERRY AND RASPBERRY LEAVES. The ingredients themselves seem alright (are these things that should be avoided during the Daniel Fast?). I suppose I wouldn’t go out and eat a hibiscus flower or rosehips… they don’t seem to be normal dietary staples, but the things themselves are not meat, sugar, or any other such thing. These ingredients seem to be as good themselves as fruit or vegetables.

    I have thought much on the matter. I was asked by a man in my church if I should give up tea anyway, as it appeared to be something I was fighting to keep. I thought on the matter, but really I don’t want to fight about tea. I was only so curious because I already went out and bought the tea on my low budget, ha. And on another note: I wouldn’t fight for it! I had a cup last night with no sugar and it tasted awful! (just like hot water anyway) I also feel that the health benefits are so surmountable that I should be drinking unsweetened herbal tea in any case.

    Well, if you have any input, I’ll surely be back to read it. You’re blessed that you’ve let God use your abilities to shine his light on the world! God Bless You! And Thank God! For EVERYTHING

    January 4, 2009
    • Hi Dawn,

      I am so glad you wrote your post because this is a frequent questions!

      First let me ask you a questions . . . why do you want the herbal tea? And why even when it’s likely against the Daniel Fast guidelines (which it is)? The reason I ask that question is that you will see that it’s your flesh that is fighting for it . . . that’s one of the powerful lessons in fasting. Denying the flesh!

      Now, here is why herbal tea is NOT allowed on the Daniel Fast. And by the way organic and caffeine-free is not the point.

      In Daniel 1 we read that the Prophet ate only vegetables and drank ONLY WATER. There is no herbal tea in ONLY WATER.

      The only beverage allowed on the Daniel Fast is water . . .

      Believe me, I can understand your desire to have herbal tea . . . but it’s like a lot of foods that are not allowed on the Daniel Fast. We can substitute all kinds of foods and change our diet, but the we lose the power of the fast.

      So, I do encourage you to consider the information I’ve provided and then ask the Holy Spirit to guide you. Let Him be your umpire . . .

      I do hope this sheds some light on the subject, but in the end the decision is yours.

      Be blessed on your fast.

      January 4, 2009
  34. Carolyn #

    Hi Susan,

    I just recently started the Daniel Fast. I am so happy to have found this website. It is extremely helpful. I am not clear on whether fruit juices, peanuts, and lima and pinto beans can be eaten during the fast.
    Can you please clarify this for me?
    Thanks.

    January 4, 2009
  35. Carolyn #

    Hi Susan,

    I just recently started on the Daniel Fast. I am so glad to have found this site. It is extremely helpful. I am not clear about fruit juices, beans, and peanuts. Can these been eaten during the fast?

    Thanks so much.

    January 4, 2009
  36. Fran #

    I’d really like to drink sugar free cool aid on this fast. How do you feel about this? It is made with Splenda, I think. Wouldn’t this be better , calorie wise, than drinking all the natural sugars in the 100% fruit juice that you said was allowed Thank-you

    January 4, 2009
  37. Thanks Susan so much for this website! I cannot tell you just how informative it has been for me. Starting the Daniel fast, I thought, okay…I’ll never be able to do it. As I’m writing this, my head is killing me from the lack of caffiene I so love. My daughter’s Diet Dr. Pepper is silently taunting me from on the counter in the other room….
    But, I’m so ready for God to pour out things to me that I know He’s ready for me to have. Thank you for listening to God and putting together this blog! I hope and pray He blesses you so abundantly this year and every year to come!

    January 4, 2009
  38. Ashley #

    Hello, i am a senior in college who is graduating in May. i found out about the fast purely by accident at my job when my co-worker left a copy of his Daniel’s Diet on the printer. i want to use the fast to lose weight but i am also lacking in my faith and would like to renew it. Is there a place i can go and see the foods that I am able to eat? Is it possible to drink flavored water or natural fruit juice like Naked juice? Also would Granola bars be ok? As a working college student, I pretty much eat on the go. I am going to my local Sam’s Club to bulk up on food and need a pretty good i dea of what to get? My last question is is salad dressing apprporiate? I thank you for your insight.

    Stay Blessed and Happy New Year

    January 3, 2009
  39. Is it ok to take vitamins & minerals during the fast? Thank you

    January 2, 2009
  40. Carl #

    Susan,

    I pray that God refreshes you spirit, soul and body from all the out-pouring you’ve done and are doing. I thank God for my sister in Christ that provided me this website to assist me in our Corporate fast beginning today, 03-JAN-2009. I’ve partaken in the Daniel fast once before and this BLOG has been informative and a source of strength and blessings.

    To all who may read this God Bless and strengthen you in your fast as you draw near to God, He will draw near to you.

    In Love , peace and blessings..

    January 2, 2009
  41. julie #

    On the daniel fast can we eat fruits & veggies? and one hudred present juice?

    January 1, 2009
    • Hi Julie,

      The Daniel Fast eating plan is like a vegan diet with even greater restrictions. In Daniel 1 we learn that the prophet and his companions ate only vegetables (including fruits) and drank only water. This is the fine line that juiced fruit for smoothies are okay on the Daniel Fast, but the “beverage” should only be water.

      Be blessed on your fast.

      January 2, 2009
  42. Jessica #

    I have a few things that are in question to me about the diet. Are these foods acceptable:

    seasoned salt, bouillon cubes, vegetable oil

    January 1, 2009
    • Hi Jessica,

      Pure spices, herbs and spice blends are all acceptable on the Daniel Fast if they are free of chemicals and sugar. Vegetarian bouillon is okay, but again you will need to READ THE LABEL to see if the ingredient list has any sugar or other no-no substances.

      Good quality vegetables oils are acceptable, but the best for our health is olive oil.

      Be blessed on your fast!

      January 2, 2009
  43. Shica #

    Sandy-I’m a somewhat veteran faster,so I’ll help you out with your question.Nothing is too big for God to handle & it seems like there can be a lot on your relational plate right now.If these are things that are on your mind,certainly you should give it to God to handle-no matter if you’re fasting or not-this is key.Personally,I make sure to develop fasting objectives before I begin a fast.I also have a heart for others,so I reach out to persons in my life to see if there is anything I can partner with them on.I sit down each evening during the fast & pray for them,then write a personal note that I mail to let them know what I’ve heard.Keep in mind that we should be spending more time with God as we fast-might want to consider cutting out TV,radio,& other possible & unnecessary distractions.But-this is YOUR fast.You have to focus on what God has in your heart…

    December 30, 2008
  44. Curt #

    Susan,

    I work out quite a bit (Cardio and lifting). Can I continue to work out during the fast? Or should I stop during the fast or at least cut back? If I’m allowed to continue working out is there anyway to supplement protein or is that considered bad for the Daniel Fast?

    December 30, 2008
    • HI Curt,

      It seems that you move into the “special diet” category of faster. I tell people that fasting should never harm the body. So if you have special needs because of your extensive needs, then it’s totally okay to alter the fast to meet your physical needs. With that said, the Daniel Fast is also full of protein if you choose the right recipes. Bean and rice make complete protein. Whole grains are excellent, and when mixed with legumes they are packed with protein. You still may need more, so if that’s the case, just alter the eating plan.

      There is no need on cutting back unless you need to do so to make time to spend in study and prayer.

      I hope this helps.

      January 2, 2009
  45. I see this was my mistake. I was expecting something different. Please accept my apologies.
    Your website has offered many priceless bits of information. I helped tremendously.
    Blessings to you and your wonderful ministry.
    Grace

    December 30, 2008
  46. Paul #

    Yet another evangelical fad. Yawn. I remember vividly the Hallelujah diet craze a few years ago. After a few ended up in the hospital, or turned orange from juicing carrots, the fad died. Here we go again.

    December 29, 2008
    • Hi Paul,

      I wasn’t sure if you would really receive this message as your email address looks suspect. But I thought I would respond to your comment anyway.

      The Daniel Fast is merely a method of fasting . . . it is a partial fast. But fasting is the big deal. And since more and more Christians are understanding the power of prayer and fasting, they are getting into it. I consider today’s fasting as “dusting off an ancient discipline.” Both the Old and the New Testaments refer to fasting as a normal part of our spiritual discipline. Yet most Protestant churches left it long ago.

      But now, as people hunger for God, they are coming back into the powerful discipline of prayer and fasting. The Daniel Fast is just a way to fast. It’s a partial fast based on the records of Daniel fasting in the Book of Daniel.

      I hope this helps . . . and I do encourage you to fast . . . and if the Daniel Fast works for you if you choose an extended fast, then please come back to this blog because my whole purpose is to help people like move into a successful experience.

      Be blessed in the New Year!

      January 3, 2009
  47. Debbie #

    I just purchased the recipe e-book tonight and I can’t wait to get started with The Daniel Fast. I’ve been struggling with eating the wrong things & wrong portions and have prayed about starting a different bible based study for emotional eating. I just didn’t hear from the Lord that it was the right plan. As I was researching different plans online, I stumbled on someone’s comment about Daniel Fast and found your website. He made it clear that this is the path I need to follow. I hope to lose weight, of course, but above that I pray to hear from God and gain strength against the strongholds in my life. Blessings!

    December 29, 2008
  48. Nancy Andre #

    Susan:

    My church is embarking on a collective Daniel Fast beginning January 5. I am so encouraged by your web site. The recipes in the cook book look very tasty. My daughter, granddaughter and I are excited about joining together in this as it will be a total household endeavor. We are going to seek the Lord with all our might. We all have great hope for revelation and getting closer to God. Thanks again for all your hard work.

    December 29, 2008
  49. Angela Davis #

    Yesterday, I joined your site for the required $7.77 per month. I wanted to download your book “The Daniel Fast, 2008 Cookbook” for $8.95. $16.72 was removed from my paypal account and I cannot figure out a way to download the book. I tried every number that you supplied in the email and nothing is working. A site like this, where you take other people’s money should at least have a contact number to get hold of someone when some thing like this arises. But then I also see that the last time anyone blogged on this site was in Jan. 2008. You can either credit my paypal account or give me advice and a contact number on how to download this book, Thank you very much. Sincerely, Angela Davis

    December 29, 2008
  50. Sandy Genthner #

    Susan,

    Thank you so much for your encouragement and the organized way you prepare everyone who wants to participate in this fast. You certainly take the guess work out and inspire us to seek a deeper walk with the Lord. This is my prayer. But my question is that I originally started with 2-3 basic reasons to fast and this morning my sister-in-law came to me and asked if I would join her in a 30 day fast to pray for two of her 4 children. She did not know of my plans to fast. I said of course I would add them to my list as they are my niece and nephew and there is a great need. Can I have too big of a list for my fast. And my brother asked that we pray for our aunt’s healing. I know nothing is too hard for God and my heart goes out to each of these request. Should I be more focused on just a few things?
    Sandy

    December 28, 2008

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