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Riverside Christian fellowship

I am from South Africa - Durban our church Riverside Christian fellowship are having our 1st Daniel fast for 21 days please keep us in prayer. God bless, Odette

First fast

Pasta & cheeses are my hardest foods to give up. (and coffee) But I can do it. This is the first fast I've ever done.. After reading about fastings and all the benefits, I became excited about it and thought I'd go for it. I have several things I need to see a breakthrough in.. So I'm believing God in all areas as I become more sensitive to him, while crusifying my flesh. LOL. thanks guys! Ya'lls website is real helpful. Barbara

Really inspired

A relative recently started the Daniel Fast and told me about it. I found your web site and think that this will be easy for me to follow. Thank you, Saveria

Wow your Q&A portion of the Daniel Fast page is amazing! I have gotten really inspired and motivated into doing the fast due to it! I hope that God continues to use ya'll in his plan for HIS glory. May God Bless you and protect you guys over there! Much Love, Joey

Daniel Fast Cookbook

My name is Patrick Bass, I am a church planter in the Phoenix-metro area of Tempe, Arizona. My wife, Grace, has recently written a Daniel Fast Cookbook with her mother, Lynda. The book has been endorsed by Elmer L. Towns and is currently being printed for distribution. Would you consider adding this cookbook to your list of books and other resources? We have free recipes and ordering information online at http://www.danielsfastcookbook.com. Thanks and God bless you, Pastor Patrick Bass

Fasting sugar

God has called me to fast for a ministry I am working with and I want more information on the daniel fast as I am unable to go totally without food. I do well with a partial day fast but not a whole day. I have tried the daniel fast once and it helped. I am currently fasting sugar. Donna

My church has just started a 21 day Daniel fast, it is for the LORD's will to be made clear to each of us and to bring unity to our church and community. I like your web site, and just wanted to say may GOD bless you each and every one. Susan

Please add my child that's in Iraq right now to your prayer and fasting list, not just him but all the Troups that are there because we all know only God can bridge the gap and weather the storm for us all. I feel that God will take care of each and everyone of them in his own special way. Mary

I just wanted to take the time to thank you both for such an awsome website! The information you provided for the Daniel Fast is exceptional and much helpful. I have been doing the Daniel Fast for 3 years now as I was inspired through Free Chapel (Pastor Franklin) and I have really seen the hand and power of God move in my life like never before. Although I didn't have all of what I could and couldn't eat, I have it now thanks to you. I do as Pastor Franklin with the first week just water only and then go into the Daniel Fast. This is day 3 for me and I'm so excited already. I'm certainly passing on your site to many of our members within the congregation and I believe this will help encourage others to join in on this powerful fast. Thank you again, Evangelist Tanya

Pastor Franklin

There is a preacher [Pastor Franklin] on one of the major Christian stations and sometimes on secular stations that has rallied people the first of each year to join his church in a fast. Many do not attend his church because of geographical distances, but they do join in a corporate body fast like during Esther's day. That is why I have done it for three years...not only for that, but God has led me to. Michael

First of all thank you so much for your page and all of the great info and helpful resources. May God continue to bless you. I have 2 best friends that I am doing the Daniel fast with for the second time. Our first time was Sept 2007. It was great and we saw many prayers answered and God moved for us in many ways. We researched the fast on the internet and learned alot from trial and error and each other. However,this time it seems to be more of a battle for us and we really feel God is going to move in mighty ways for us,families,church and our community. Frances

30-days of fasting for spiritual breakthrough

Our church is currently promoting a '30-days of fasting for spiritual breakthrough' It is left up to the discretion of each member to select a fast and length thereof for themselves. I chose the Daniel Fast, and found your website when researching the specifics of this fast. Thanks for being there! Donna

Awesome website

I too thankyou for an awesome website. We as a church will begin our Daniel Fast Jan 9th. It is good to hear the reports of people that have done the fast and have seen good results due to seeking God's face in a way He's set aside for us in His Word. I am very encouraged and looking forward to the good things He has in store for each of us. God's blessings to you all. Ruthie

My goal this year is 10 days

I found your site upon Googling Daniel fast. Every year our church in in GA (Free Chapel)is encouraged to start off the year with a 21 day fast--Pastor Franklin actually does a week of just water and then follows with a daniel fast. Most follow a daniel fast. This is only my second year EVER trying a fast. Last year I only made it 5 days--and I felt bad not going the whole 21 days. My goal this year is 10 days and no guilt because I agree it is important to make a decision and then stick with it-- so I did not want to make a choice I was not sure I could follow through with. I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your site and to thank you for the information provided. Brenda

Hallelujah Diet

My husband and I have started the Hallelujah Diet and after reading about the Daniel Fast I have noticed that its the same diet. We started this lifestyle for health. We are in our 60's and many people in our church have cancer and other serious health challenges. I pray that people who go on the Daniel Fast see the results of feeling better and benefit from their committment to pray and fast for church. God Bless, Roseann

God's annoitment

Thank you so much for this website. I started the Daniel Fast yesterday and will go for ten days. I have prayed for God's annoitment and his strength. I will see after the ten days if god wants me to continue for 21 days. god bless. Ken

Thankful for your site

Hi, I typed in Daniel fast and found your great web site. Our church body will be fasting for 21 days beginning today. I am so thankful for your site!! Helping me with what to eat and what not to eat. The recipes look delicious too!! My husband and I are both praying for healing. Donna

Hacres.com

This is a great web site and very helpful. Thank you so much for putting it all together. I have also found a treasury of wonderful vegan, nothing artificial, pure whole foods recipes at www.hacres.com. It's a wonderful help for the Daniels Fast. Blessings to you all, Linda

Daily regimen or routine

Is there a daily regimen or routine you can recommend? If possible I would like some guidlines for eating,(when to eat, how many times) when to pray and read the word, when to start this every day and when to close everyday. Santosh

Daniel and St. Paul's fast

What would you think of my fast becoming a way of eating for me. I have multiple physical problems. I've been told that what is in the Daniel Fast is the way I should be eating for life. Cathy

I am wanting to start fasting today. However, I have two major issues in my life that I need to deal with and the Daniel and St. Paul's fast speak to those issues. Priscilla

21 days

I'm going to be doing the Daniel Fast for 21 days in the beginning of the new year. Yvette

Hello-I was researching the Daniel Fast and was directed to your site. What a beautiful family. I hope your family had a wonderful Christmas. God Bless. Tamara

GOD SENT ME HERE

I could go into great detail as to "HOW" I ended up at your site, but to say it simply GOD SENT ME HERE. I don't know why, but that's all up to God. My family will be doing the Daniel Fast in January along with our church. Kristi

Body building

I have been body building for 4 years. I am 49 years old. I consume 40-50 grams of protien every 3 hours and supplement with energy drinks high in caffiene. My pastor has called for a 21 day Daniel fast. I am concerned about loosing alot of the body mass I have gained. He said the fast is strickly vegetables and water. I need the spiritual breakthrough that the fasting and prayer will yield but don't know if I am willing to give up the hard gains I have made. Al

40 day fast

our church has called for a 40 day fast. this will be my first time doing this so i printed out the food that i can have but, some of the recipes call for salt, can i have that? jennifer

Supernatural blessing

My friend and I are joining a corporate 21 day fast and we have chosen to the Daniel fast. We are both addicted to cigarettes which is one of the reason we are fasting. We are being realistic that we will probably smoke during the fast. I believe God honors all sacrafices but do you think we will still be rewarded with the spiritual and supernatural blessing of a fast or will the smoking block blessing due to the sinful nature of it? Michelle

Carbon footprint

How would you respond to the modern ethical aspects of: packaging, transportation and carbon footprint compontents of a "Daniels Diet"? You may wish to add a paragraph or two on these very significant and timely considerations.

Thank-you and bless you, Your site has eased my lament with a practical solution, biblical insight and personal empowerment without a marketing gimmic. -david

Great guidelines

Thank you for the great guidelines and helpful answers to questions. I was wondering if dried fruit (without preservatives or added sweeteners) are acceptable on the Daniel Fast. They're great mixed with nuts for on the go snacks but I'm worried that the natural sugars they contain might be excessive as they become concentrated in the drying process. Thanks, Viki


Baptists

We are preparing for a Daniel Fast in my Church in January. I found your web site upon googling Daniel Fast Recipes. Your web site is Wonderful. I was so excited when I found out you are serving our Lord in the Ivory Coast. My Aunt served there many years for the Baptists as a Medical International worker. Her name is Joyce. May God bless you all and keep you safe. You are added to my Prayer Chain daily.

God Centered life

Currently we don't have a church home because the Church we were out was doing many things contrary to the Word of Christ. In short I am asking that you and your family pray for me an family during this time in our life. I do have specific goals during the time frame of praying, fasting and transformation. The number one thing is a God Center life guided by his wisdom and holy spirit in all things that I do. I appreciate your prayers given to me and my family and extend my prayers to you/your family. God Bless, Demetrius

Build my fasting life

God has told me for some time to build my fasting life. I was unsure where to start. Your page REALLY helped me start. Thank you! Rev. Hodari

Protein deficiency

I was also a vegiterian for 8 years and suffered from severe protein deficiency so I want to make sure that I won't harm my body during the fast. I am doing the fast for 2 reasons 1) a spiritual reconnection with God and his word and 2) health benefits. Aida

Enlighting

Thanks for having the information in reference to fasting on your site. The information was extremely helpful and enlighting. Thanks, Princess

Kia

I'd like to begin by saying your website is very thorough and has provided great information on the Daniel Fast. Thank you. Kia

Donna

A friend told me about your website and I am interested in trying the 21 day fast with veggies and fruits. Donna


40 Days of Prayer and Fasting

I am doing a Daniel fast along with the "40 Days of Prayer and Fasting" led by the International House of Prayer. It was a call to prayer and fasting, especially for the Young Adult generation. I decided last minute that I wanted to participate. After researching the Daniel fast on your website, I decided that was the kind of fast I wanted to do. I was fasting for physical and spiritual renewal and for guidance in my career and education choices. I am currently on day 24 of my fast and I am feeling physically fit, have lost 13 pounds, feel much stronger in my faith, and I am starting to feel pulled in certain directions for my future. God is really pulling through; and I still have 2 weeks left! Thank you so much for this encouraging website (and for all the meal ideas)! God bless. Amy

Energy

I was referred to your website for info on a Daniel fast and found that the idea is to eat natural foods, not processed. From my perspective, nowadays the whole wheat, non-processed, natural or organic foods seem like they ARE from the "King's table" as they are often higher priced than the white processed stuff. Also, it seems to me that the purpose for fasting is the key. Eating six small meals may curb the appetite, and be healthy, but is it accomplishing the purpose of going without feeling some emptiness in anticipation of God's touch? I want to know how to balance going the distance with having the energy to accomplish daily tasks and still prepare meals for the other members in my family....keeping it simple.


No canned or processed foods

Our church started the Daniel Fast on the 1st of March and finished on the 21st. We had 25 plus people participate. My husband and I have made some life style changes along with others in the congregation. We have decided to stay away from meats i.e...... beef and pork altogether. I just finished going through my cupboards and pulled anything that has additives, preservatives or artificial ingredients. No canned or processed foods for the rest of our lives. The church, as a body, fasted for 1. church vision, 2. fresh and new anointing of the Holy Ghost, 3. Possession of the Land (city for God). We believe these are honorable prayers and believe that our prayers will come to pass.

My husband and I have been married 2 years. When we married I asked God for at least 20 years with my husband here on earth; unless the rapture came first! I believe, along with the fast came the answer to my wedding vow prayer. We both feel so much healthier. Thank you for your prayers and support.

Difficult time financially

We wanted to thank you for your very helpful website. My husband and I were looking for info on the Daniel fast. Your info helped us greatly. We've been going through a very difficult time financially and are trusting God for His provision. We would appreciate your prayers. Thanks, Joey and Natalie

Ezekial Bread

I just started the Daniel fast. I did hear that we could have a bread called "Ezekial Bread" it is in the frozen section of your grocery store. It is vegan bread. It has no perservatives so it will spoil quickly if not kept refrigerated or frozen.


Prayer life

Thank you! This is my first time fasting. I thank you for this web page. My prayer life and my relationship with God have changed. My church is participating in the Daniel Fast. We are doing this for 31 Days. This webpage has helped me. It gave me good ideas on what to eat and not to eat. I did not know what I was doing, so I decided to do some research on the fast. This web page gave the best resources. Thank you again

Delivers breakthroughs

This is a great support site. I am beginning a 21 day Daniel fast today. I have been able to complete this type of fast before and it really delivers breakthroughs! I am praying and fasting this time for spiritual growth, my future husband, and a school building for my students. I will shout for joy when my God delivers. Thank God I have a God who hears and answers our prayers. Sheri

From the earth

Our church started the Daniels Fast today for 21 days. Many of the younger generation are doing this for the first time, and had a lot of questions. Your website was a great help. Thank you. The quickest way that I can explain to someone what to eat and not to eat it this: If came from the earth, and its in original form, you can have it. That means all fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes, seeds, and herbs. You can take and cook from those, make juices, etc.... Its a guideline that we have used many times, and it makes things easier. When people ask about oils and spices, I tell them that if you can make it out of the products listed about, then its ok. That means spices made just from herbs, no additives, 100% natural pressed oils, unrefined, salt is ok, its from the ocean(part of the earth). We exclude all dairy products because they come from animals. So thats how we go about it. Galina Orlando, FL


Guidelines for the fast

I will be restarting a Daniel Fast on Monday. I have to restart because I just read what the actual guidelines for the fast were. I had been eating fried vegetables, white rice and some other no-no's. thus, I need to cut those out and restart. I am fasting for insight, wisdom and direction. I also hope that I would lose some weight. But weight loss isn't the focus. Gerald

Thanks for your note and encouragement Gerald. Don't be to hard on yourself about the fried vegetables. You were fasting with what you felt to be the "rules". I'm sure there are as many official rules for the Daniel Fast as there are people fasting. We have no idea if Daniel fried his vegetables or not. It is a good idea to avoid unhealthy fat! The line "margarine, shortening, animal fat, high fat products" doesn't have to exclude good oils like olive, peanut, and colza. Your friend in Abidjan, Mike Farho

This is the first time i am going to fast and i am nervous about it. The whole church is going to do the Daniel 21 day fast. i am used to eating anything and everything so i am not sure now ideas of what to eat. Could you please send me some recipe or something to help me complete my fast. I dont want to lose out. i am starting tomorrow 1/8/2007 so i need some ideas. Thank you

Google for vegetarian menus and recipes. You should find much good stuff to eat. We have a Lebanese stew (make it without the lamb), salad and a dip you can try out at http://www.Farho.net/lubi

My favorite food is a special natural peanut butter recipe on bananas! I mix natural peanut butter, bran cereal, ground flax, almond butter and peanuts together. Your friend, Mike Farho

Hello, I found out my pastor had our congregation start the Daniel Fast on 1/2/07 - I didn't know about it since I wasn't there on New Year's when it was announced. I plan to start it Tuesday and am glad your website details everything that I questioned. Suggestion: Ezekiel Bread, which contains Organic Sprouted Wheat, Organic Sprouted Barley, Organic Sprouted Millet, Malted Barley, Organic Sprouted Lentils, Organic Sprouted Soybeans, Organic Spelt, Filtered Water, Fresh Yeast and Sea Salt may be an even better alternative to anything containing flour. I look forward to writing with a praise report. MH

I am starting a 21 day fast today and at first I thought that this didn't go with my belief of fasting. Since fasting for me was to abstain from any type of food for a specific amount of days, but now reading more about it, I am happy about it. I pray that the Lord Guides me in the direction I need to take in my life. God bless you all. FD

I will be starting the 21 day fast today. Its interesteing how the Lord leads you in advance and prepares you to make this committment. I have done fasts in the past and I know from experience that you change by God's power in work in you. I'm excited to see what will come to surface and the changes that I'll make with this fast for 2007. Teresa

Total fast

Thanks Mike, I am currently on Day 5 of a total fast and after day 11, I am going to start a 10 day Daniel Fast. The Lord is Good and I am breaking so many chains that are binding me. All of my sin keeps coming to the surface in my mind so I have the ability to repent and forgive, above all the Spirit keeps telling me to stop assaulting my mind and my flesh. I spent so much time consumed with so much including myself(selfishness). I realized I put so many false gods above The God Almighty. I will stay in prayer about the other foods and I want to thank you for your help, may the Lord shower you with his abundant BLESSINGS! Your Brother In Christ

Guidance on my future

Our church is going on Daniels fast for 21 days starting tomorrow ( 1/05/07 ) I am very excited about what will happen and can't wait to watch God work his miracles! I am a little nervous about just eating fruits, veggies, and water...but I know that God will be here to help me! I am fasting for my future husband & For guidance on my future like colleges, etc. I am so glad I found this website, it has really helped me! I will let you know how everything is going.

21 day corporate fast

Thanks for your insight and help, I am a pastor in South Carolina (USA) and our church is beginning a 21 day corporate fast this coming Sunday (01-07-07). I have given them a copy of the food listings and people have had some questions (including me). Thanks.

What to eat

I just started my Daniel Fast today and was unclear on exactly what to eat and not to eat because different people have explained it differently to me. Now that I've read your article, I have much more clarity on how I should proceed to claim the blessings of 2007. Thank you for the information and may God greatly bless and enrich your ministry to continue to give light and guidance to the body. 2007 is the year of completion and abundance. May this ministry be abundantly blessed to do all that is ordained for the kingdom.

Kidney stones

I started the Daniel Fast 12/4/06 and have committed to 21 days! I appreciated the extra info on this web site. Thanks! My goal is to get closer to God's word and secondly for healing. I've been suffering with kidney stones and back pain. In addition, I am praying for my children to be healed and have a better understanding of God's purpose in their lives. I'll keep in touch with our progress. God Bless, Barbara


Breaking idols

I am currently getting prepared to start a Daniel fast for several reasons: closer relationship with God, financial breakthrough, not looking to counterfeit options of comfort(including food), breaking idols in my life, better relationship with my husband and family life. I am very ready and excited about the results. Michelle

Full deliverance

I was led to do a Daniel Fast for 14 days. I was looking for spiritual breakthrough in not accepting counterfeit comfort but looking to have a more intimate relationship with my Father God. I asked Him for help, and decided to go on a fast. I asked Him how many days and I heard clearly 14. I was tired of using restraint in the counterfeit ways to receive comfort in my life. I wanted to receive full deliverance. It was amazing to me how easy it was to fast - because God was with me. I never craved or had a break in my fast. I never saw it as a diet. I am confident the Father has released me from these areas in my life to a more full life in Him. The side effect was feeling better too. Praise the Lord.


Lost 70 pounds

I went on the Daniel's Fast two years ago for spiritual reasons, and I saw so many miracles. My husband and I went on a 40 day Fast. No Meat, No Sweets, and No Bread. It was hard at first, but every day got better. We continue the fast off and on for a year and a half. I lost 70 pounds and a lot of my illness left my body. Most of all, my husband and I saw God work right before our eyes. We saw miracles unroll. So, we told our Pastor about the Daniel's Fast, and the whole church went on a 40 day Fast with us. At the end of the 40 days, several bodies were healed of sickness. Thank God for the Daniel's Fast. Sis. Janice

Great spiritual formation

I am currently doing the fast. I find it to be an great spiritual formation. I do the fast all the time and it really works.

Breast cancer

I want to fast using the Daniel Fast Diet for healing. I am struggling with the possibility of cancer. I will have biopsies today for breast cancer and it doesn't look good. I am trying to build up my immune system. Thank you, Ruth

21-day Daniel Fast

Hello. I am presently doing a 40-day Daniel Fast. A couple months ago, I completed a 21-day Daniel Fast and the results were astonishing. I experienced wonderful insights and breakthroughs. The positive affect it made on my health was noticed by my physician. Thank you, Mitchell

Lose about 30 pounds

I'm interested in the Daniel diet for two reasons. One, I'm a Christian, and two, I could stand to lose about 30 pounds. God Bless, Anita

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