WELCOME To The 21-Days Prayer & Daniel Fast!
To follow our 2021 prayer & fasting, click on the guides below:
  • 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.
Here is a quick fasting food list for you:
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.
All vegetables are allowed (fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, and canned).
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 (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.
• 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.
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.
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 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.
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)