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Daniel Fast Instructions

The Daniel Fast is a powerful method for spiritual prayer and fasting. And the Daniel Fast instructions are simple once you learn the boundaries.

You can get a copy of the Daniel Fast Guidelines emailed to you by clicking here:

The Daniel Fast eating plan is like a vegan diet with more restrictions. The only beverage is water. So the primary foods are fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. There are no sweeteners on the fast — and no processed foods or chemicals.

Clearly, the purpose of the fast is to draw closer to God. During your fast you will want to focus your time with God for a specific purpose or to gain His advice, intervention or direction in your life. Again, check out our website where we are able to be more specific about the Daniel Fast instructions.

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  1. Nicole #

    What about natural peanut butter and gluten free rice cakes? Also, why is tea not allowed if left unsweetened? That would be considered natural/plant based, no?

    September 15, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Yes, Unsweetened additive free peanut butter is allowed on the fast. The Ingredients list should be very simple: Peanuts and maybe some salt. One peanut butter we can recommend for the fast is Adam’s 100% Natural Peanut Butter.

      Yes, gluten free rice cakes would be fine, make sure the ingredients are free of additives and sweeteners as well. Try Lundberg Brown Rice Cakes, Ingredients: Whole grain brown rice, sea salt. Here’s a link for you:

      One of the two foundational scriptures for the fast are: Daniel 1:12 “Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and “water” to drink.” This is why we drink water only and although plant based, there is no coffee or tea on the fast. I hope this helps, Be Blessed on your fast!

      September 15, 2014
  2. Melanie Forbes #

    Thank you. I am trusting God to renew my mind so that I can develop a deep and intimate relationship with him. Please pray with me.

    January 25, 2014
  3. Krista Martinez #

    Is tomato sauce with citric acid okay?

    January 13, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Yes, Citric acid is used as natural preservative in a lot of canned foods. It is considered natural because it is derived from plants, so it’s allowed on the Daniel Fast. Be Blessed on your fast!

      January 22, 2014
  4. sabrina aaron #

    I feel a strong need for thisfast how shiuld i go about it

    January 6, 2014
  5. Jennifer #

    Is Ezekiel bread allowed on the fast?

    December 15, 2013
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Leavening, including yeast, is not allowed on the Daniel Fast, also there are not sweeteners on the Daniel Fast. Because of this typical Ezekiel bread is not allowed, however the Ezekiel Whole Grain Tortillas are. Be Blessed!

      December 17, 2013
  6. April H #

    Hi! I will begin my fast on tomorrow Lord spare my life, I wanted to know will I be able to eat yoplait yogurt while on the fast? A list of what types of salad dressing I could use on my salads, and are boiled eggs allowed? thanks for the advice in andvance..

    February 11, 2013
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi April,
      The Daniel Fast is totally plant based, so no yogurt or eggs on the fast. Salad Dressing: A favorite prepared salad dressing is Newman’s Own Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing, all the ingredients are acceptable for the Daniel Fast. Also, you can make your own dressings easily and quickly. There are many recipes in the Daniel Fast Cookbooks at Be blessed!

      February 14, 2013
  7. can i eat sourdough bread for the Daniel’s fast?

    February 6, 2013
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Esther,
      Sourdough bread is not allowed on the Daniel Fast, due to the leavening (of which yeast only one type) and sourdough is another type of leaven. There really isn’t any type of raised bread for the Daniel Fast. There is flat bread like chapati, which is made from whole wheat flour, water and oil. Be blessed!

      February 8, 2013

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