The 2009 New Year Daniel Fast
Oh my, if there has ever been a good time to start the New Year with prayer and fasting, this is it! Many television preachers and evangelists are calling for a New Year fast including Jentezen Franklin and Henry Fernandez. Some will start with a 21-day fast, while others will engage in a 40-day fast.
The Daniel Fast is not tied to any specific date or to a period of time. Unlike Lent, which is a 40-day period of fasting before Easter, the Daniel Fast is a “type of fast.” With that said, more and more church bodies and individuals have started a tradition of starting the New Year with a period of prayer and fasting. And since the fast is usually for an extended period of time, most Christians use the Daniel Fast as their method of fasting.
Typically, believers who start the New Year with prayer and fasting decide on a 21-day fast commencing on the first Sunday in January. For 2009, that will be Sunday, January 4th. Pastor Jentezen Franklin has been the strongest promoter of the New Year Fast and will again teach on the benefits of prayer and fasting on his television program.
You can also learn a lot about fasting on this blog or by reading The Daniel Fast for the Body, Soul and Spirit.
I hope you spend some time on this blog as it’s entire purpose is to help men, women and young people in their journey toward a successful fasting experience. After you’ve looked around the blog and you don’t find the answer to a question you might have, feel free to post it here! I try to respond within 24 hours!
Be blessed and I hope the very best for you as you seed the Lord through prayer and fasting.