September 2021 Fasting Guide
 
During the month of September we are going to fast as we continue in prayer. Matthew 17:21 says, “But this kind of demon does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” Fasting is Lord’s secret weapon against the enemy’s strongholds. We believe we have to turn our plates down to break some of the strongholds we are praying about. That tells us a lot about the power of fasting—it is God’s nuclear weapon, especially for this season! (Mark 9:29)
 
SEPTEMBER’s Spiritual Fasting Guide:
  • We will abstain from eating food from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. (You can drink fluids, such as water, tea, chicken broth, or a glass of juice.)
  • Spend the time you would have eaten, in prayer and meditate on the scripture.
  • Lean into God through that time to pray for yourself, your family, and for our world.
  • Step away from the news and social media to hear from the Lord!
  • If you have health concerns and skipping even one meal can cause you more problems, simply give up certain foods that are satisfying. (Meat or sweets are very satisfying and can be given up for the same period of time.)
 
Hosea 10:12:
“Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.”
 
We are fully persuaded that our God hears and answers prayers.

Thank you for participating.
Blessings Always,  Ministers Michael & Gail
 
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WELCOME To The 21-Days Prayer & Daniel Fast!
 
To follow our 2021 prayer & fasting, click on the guides below:
 
 
 
Reminders:
  • Commit to praying at home or on your lunch hour daily at noon.
  • If you have unique physical problems that would make fasting dangerous or unhealthy, please do not alter or stop your prescribed regimen of medications or eating and drinking without first consulting with your physician. Do not be ashamed if you cannot fast regarding food and drink. Instead, choose another way to fast, such as giving up social media, TV, your favorite sweets and spend more time in prayer, etc. Follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.
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Here is a quick fasting food list for you:
 
FOODS TO EAT ON THE DANIEL FAST
 
Whole grains
Amaranth, barley, brown rice, buckwheat, bulgur, freekeh, millet, oats, purple rice, quinoa, rye, sorghum, spelt, teff, whole grain pasta, whole wheat, and wild rice.
 
Beans and legumes
Black beans, black-eyed peas, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), great northern beans, kidney beans, lentils, peanuts, pinto beans, and split peas.
 
Nuts and seeds
Almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, nut butters, peanuts (actually legumes but people think of them as nuts), pecans, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), pine nuts, pistachios, poppy seeds, walnuts, sesame seeds, soy nuts, sunflower seeds.
 
Vegetables
All vegetables are allowed (fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, and canned).
 
Fruit
All fruit is allowed (fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, and canned). However, any dried fruit should not contain added sugar (check ingredients to be sure).
 
Oils
Oils (such as coconut, olive, and sesame, for example) are allowed but should be used minimally. For example, you can sauté foods in olive oil but avoid deep-frying them.
 
Other
• Unleavened bread (whole grain bread made without yeast, sugars, or preservatives
• All herbs, spices, and seasonings are allowed, including salt and pepper.
• Soy products (such as edamame and soy nuts) and tofu are acceptable.
 
Beverages
Water should be the main beverage on your Daniel Fast. Distilled, filtered, sparkling, spring, and mineral water are allowed as well. However, you may have 100% fruit juice on occasion (just do not overdo it). You can also use 100% fruit juice in recipes.
 
FOODS TO AVOID ON THE DANIEL FAST
 
Animal products
• Meat (bacon, beef, bison, chicken, lamb, pork, and turkey).
• Dairy (butter, cheese, cream, milk, and yogurt)
• Fish
• Eggs
 
Added sugar
Agave nectar, artificial sweeteners, brown rice syrup, brown sugar, cane juice, corn syrup, honey, malt syrup, molasses, and raw sugar.
 
Yeast
Yeast and, therefore, leavened bread is not part of the Daniel Fast. (For an explanation on why it is excluded, see #1 under “Food” on my FAQs page.)
 
Refined grains
White flour and white rice. Only whole grains are allowed on the Daniel Fast. A whole grain product contains the entire grain kernel ― the bran, germ, and endosperm.
 
Processed food
Foods that contain artificial flavorings, chemicals, food additives, and preservatives.
 
Deep-fried food
Examples are corn chips, French fries, and potato chips. (Baked chips are acceptable if they do not contain restricted ingredients. Check the label for “baked” to be sure.)
 
Solid fats
Butter, lard, margarine, and shortening.
 
Chocolate
Milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, and cacao.
 
Caffeinated and alcoholic beverages
Alcohol, coffee, caffeinated tea, and energy drinks.
 
(Resources taken from Ultimate Daniel Fast)