21 DAY FAST
This journey is a 21 day period of fasting and prayer designed to prioritize our relationship with God and focus our attention on what matters most.
Whether you can’t imagine your life without prayer or you can’t imagine where to begin, the power of prayer isn’t determined by the presentation. It’s not the strength of our faith, it’s the object of our faith that changes things.
In addition to this time of prayer, we would love for you to join us in fasting over the next 21 days! Whether you decide to give up a certain type of food or take a break from social media, this form of self-denial, when used to focus on prayer, will align your heart with the heart of God.
Please remember that every person is different and you should only choose what is a healthy and safe choice for you.
21 Day Liquid Fast – No Solid Foods
21 Day Daniel Fast – Fruit, Vegetables, and Whole Grains
21 Day Media Fast – No TV, Social Media, Surfing the Web, etc.
Create Your Own Fast
DAILY PRAYER POINTS
January 11 – Our Nation
January 12 – Health Care Workers
January 13 – Families
January 14 – Our Church
January 15 – House Kids
January 16 – Outreach
January 17 – Our Staff
January 18 – Our Nation
January 19 – Local Businesses
January 20 – Families
January 21 – Our Church
January 22 – House Young Adults
January 23 – First Responders
January 24 – Worship Team
January 25 – Our City
January 26 – H Groups
January 27 – Dream Team
January 28 – Our Pastors
January 29 – House Youth Launch
January 30 – Our Nation
January 31 – Our Church
DANIEL FAST GUIDE
While the Daniel Fast is cleansing your body by omitting certain foods for a limited time, the deeper and true intent is for spiritual connection. The purpose of fasting is to seek a more intimate relationship with God while ridding your physical body of unnatural, self-gratifying foods and drinks. During this time, your focus is to be on God, not on the things that consume your daily life. Remember, the purpose of fasting should be to take your eyes off the things that distract you in your daily life to focus completely on God.
The Daniel Fast is based on verses from the Bible found in Daniel 10:2-3. “At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over.”
During the Daniel Fast you will want to concentrate on prayer, Bible study, and reflection. The Daniel Fast is a great way to enter into preparation for growing your relationship with God.
Fruit – apples, bananas, berries, mangos, apricots, grapes, oranges, raisins, etc.
Vegetables – broccoli, artichokes, celery, cauliflower, corn, kale, eggplant, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, etc.
Whole grains & legumes – whole wheat, brown rice, quinoa, barley, pinto beans, black beans, kidney beans, grits, rice cakes
Nuts/Seeds – sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts
Healthy oils – olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, sesame oil
All meat, fish, seafood
All dairy products (cheese, milk, sour cream, eggs, butter)
All sweeteners (sugar, raw sugar, date sugar, honey, syrups)
All leavened bread and baked goods
All refined and processed foods including deep-fried foods
All solid fats (shortening, margarine, lard and foods high in fats)