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A Message From Our Pastor

As we commit to the Daniel fast (Daniel 1:8-14) together, it is our goal to focus on developing our faith and deepening our relationship with Christ. Fasting is a sacrifice and allows you to connect with God on a deeper level as you deny yourself.

The key to fasting is committing to prayer and meditation. Prayer is the key to helping us overcome the desires of our flesh and the meditation on God’s word is our strength to help us endure.

We have supplied you with a scripture for each day of the fast. Please read the daily scripture and pray for God’s revelation of how it applies to your life. I strongly urge you to use a journal to record how the Word of God speaks to you.

I believe that as we commit ourselves to this fast that God will honor our sacrifice and perform the supernatural. Let’s believe God for great things in this coming year!

Selah,

Pastor Edmonds

2017 Prayer & Fasting

Fasting Period: January 2, 2017 – January 22, 2017

Prayer:

Your commitment to prayer and meditation is the power behind fasting. Prayer will strengthen you and cause the power of God to be released in your life. We are committing to praying each day at 7 AM and 7 PM.

Corporate prayer will be each morning at 7 AM on the conference line. Dial in using the information listed below.

  • Dial-in Number:(712) 775-7031
  • Meeting ID: 321-167-388

Scriptures:

There is a scripture reading for each day during the fast. Studying the word of God will equip and empower us to be used effectively in the Kingdom of God. Download the fasting guide which contains all of the information you’ll need for the fast.

Fasting FAQs

Can I eat prepared foods?

Read the labels of all prepared foods. Remember the Daniel Fast is sugar-free and chemical-free. So, if you use any canned fruits, vegetables, packaged foods, or prepared sauces you must read the label to be aware about just what is in there.

Can I eat pasta?

Make sure the label says whole grain pasta with no additives (watch for sugar). Whole grain pasta offers 7 grams of protein per serving (3/4 cup of dried pasta).

Can I eat roasted nuts?

The goal would be to stick to raw, unsalted nuts. But these are harder to find so in a pinch just make sure you get plain roasted, unsalted nuts with no preservatives.

How do I get enough protein while on the fast?

The following are protein-rich foods that are allowed on the Daniel Fast… almonds, sunflower seeds, lentils, quinoa, brown rice, split peas, whole grains, and tofu.

What kind of peanut butter is allowed?

A natural peanut butter with no additives…watch for sugars including molasses. Smucker’s creamy natural peanut butter has nothing but peanuts in it.

How can I identify whole grain foods?

Typically if the ingredient lists “whole wheat”, “rolled oats”, or “whole corn” as the first ingredient, the product is a whole grain food item. Another way to identify whole grains in the foods you eat is to look in the nutritional facts information and check if the food item contains dietary fiber. If it contains a significant amount, it most likely contains whole grains. “Wheat flour” is not a whole grain and therefore does not indicate a whole grain product.

Can I have salad dressing?

Olive oil and lemon or lime is an option.

Do I need to eat organic foods while on the fast?

No, but it is suggested because organic foods are produced without the use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin and without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides.

Where can I go out to eat?

Well, we think you can go anywhere and order cautiously, asking lots of questions to the wait staff, knowing ahead of time that you may be ordering a salad with olive oil and a baked potato with no extras.

Can I eat bread?

We are recommending the Ezekiel bread found in the freezer section of your grocery/health food store.

What are the benefits of fasting?
  • Helps to develop humility.
  • Sensitizes our spirit to hear from God.
  • Helps us to break sinful habits.
  • Intensifies the power of prayer.
  • Improves our worship of God.
  • Removes doubt and unbelief.
  • Make our witness bolder and stronger.
  • Enlarges our spiritual authority and capacities.
  • Helps us to develop patience.
  • Brings revival to our church.
  • Brings reconciliation between you and God; and between you and others
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