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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. Happy New Year! My hope and prayer for anyone reading these words are that you receive the amazing love your Father has for you. Dedicate this new year in your life to Him. Allow Him to lead and direct you. And bring Him into the center of all you do!

    January 1, 2019
  2. Water is the only beverage, but you can use juices in recipes, such as smoothies which are considered liquid meals.

    January 11, 2018
  3. As long as you can honestly call the beverage water, and not tea or another beverage, then you’re ok.

    January 11, 2018
  4. You don’t need organic. If you want a partial fast, I encourage you to learn about it. You can pick up the Kindle version of The Daniel Fast for just $2.99 at Amazon. Here’s the link:

    January 11, 2018
  5. No. It’s a sweetener and no sweeteners are allowed on the Daniel Fast.

    January 11, 2018
  6. No, the Daniel Fast is totally plant-based and the only beverage is water. You can use vegetable broth in recipes.

    January 11, 2018
  7. Hi Veronica.

    We had so much traffic were busted the systems and we were down for a while. All is well now.

    Be blessed on your fast

    January 11, 2018
  8. All flours made from whole grains are allowed on the fast.

    January 11, 2018
  9. K Wilson #

    I really dont understand this Fast in ways that are confusing me. I really just want to fast with no food cause I can not afford this organic foods wheat and this and that. Its very costly and I was just wondering what I should do. Can I get a little direction?

    January 11, 2018
  10. Calcium Hydroxide is not a naturally derived chemical, thus these would not be allowed on the Daniel Fast.

    January 11, 2018
  11. Calcium hydroxide in my tostada shells? Otheri Ingredients sound fine:
    Corn, water, sea salt, lime (calcium hydroxide)
    Soybean oil?

    January 9, 2018
  12. Jim Warren #

    Is flour allowed as long as it is not white flour?

    January 8, 2018
  13. Veronica #

    I have not been able to get on your website. Is it down for some reason?

    January 8, 2018
  14. Tracey Bradley #

    Good Morning, Started my Daniel Fast this morning, I can drink chicken broth?

    January 8, 2018
  15. Susan #

    Can i take xylitol during daniel fast

    January 8, 2018
  16. G Street #

    God, Bless you my family in Christ, I have been preparing myself, my mind, spirit, and my body,leading up t this Daniel Fast,

    This 21 day /40 for this year of 2018 will be Unlike any other I’ve ever done, I just know that God is about to do something so supernatural, that even unbelievers are going to know there is a God..I am so Excited,, My fast is for Wisdom, Understanding, Strength, Trust, manifested promises.

    January 7, 2018
  17. Eileen Klarmann #

    A church that I have bee attending sent a text message in regards to participating in the Daniel 21 fast When I click on the link and go to the website it says that I am registered as of Dec. 28 th but I never received an email. I really would like to do this. Can you please help me withe the registration so I can start.

    January 7, 2018
  18. Berni #

    Hi, can i add aloe vera to my water?

    January 6, 2018
  19. Maryjane #

    Do we refrain from juices, I had the idea only water is consumed ? And if so why do the smoothie recipes call for Apple and pineapple juice?

    Greatly appreciate some feedback-

    January 3, 2018
  20. Hi Huseyin,

    The primary question is why do you want to join the fast. If it’s for dietary reasons, then all is well. The purpose of the Daniel Fast is to draw nearer to God. We want to get to know Him more intimately and understand more of His natures.

    The New Year Fasting movement is followed by millions of Christians around the world and the chosen method of extended prayer and fasting is the Daniel Fast.

    I hope this helps. Be blessed

    January 1, 2018
  21. Greta Chevalier #

    Praying for me will be my first time trying to fast.

    January 1, 2018
  22. Luis M Magana #

    I am finishing up my 21 day fast on the 31st and will start again on the 1st again. The Lord is good!

    December 31, 2017
  23. Huseyin Kurt #

    Is it only christians that can do the daniel diet?

    December 28, 2017
  24. Marie #

    Im interested to statt the Daniel fast in January 2018 for financial freedom and spiritual guidance.

    December 26, 2017
  25. The Daniel Plan has nothing to do with fasting. It’s a diet. The Daniel Fast is a method of spiritual fasting with health benefits, but the primary purpose is for spiritual growth and drawing nearer to God.

    February 5, 2017
  26. No raised breads on the Daniel Fast. You can make Chapati using whole wheat flour, water, salt and a little oil.

    February 5, 2017
  27. Praise God, Betty! I am so happy for you!

    Here is a study you might enjoy as you increase your faith: Your Journey in Faith

    February 5, 2017
  28. Hi Tonya,

    You can continue to eat as you have during the fast OR you can use the lessons without fasting. The series can be independent study.

    The Daniel Fast for Financial Breakthrough

    February 5, 2017
  29. If they are whole grains, then they would be allowed.

    February 5, 2017
  30. No. The Daniel Fast is totally plant-based.

    February 5, 2017
  31. Anne Fonge #

    Can you eat Yogourt?

    February 5, 2017
  32. Mayra #

    Can i have potato starch and rice flour while on the daniel fast?

    January 25, 2017
  33. Tonya #

    I’m doingthe new years Daniel fast and want to continue with the Daniel fast for financial breakthrough after this fast…what foods can I eat? I’m truly being blessed by these studies. Awesome job!

    January 24, 2017
  34. Betty Hale #

    I was baptized today at church and I’m starting my 21 day fast to build up my spirit man and deny my flesh. Meanwhile, benefiting from the idea of losing a few pounds. Pray for me please, I have sense of clarity but I pray for strength and obedience,

    January 22, 2017

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