At LNLC we believe personal revival is possible but takes prayer, fasting, & seeking God. So at the start of each year, we ask the entire community to participate in a 21 day Daniel fast. The Daniel fast is not primarily a dietary choice; it's a spiritual vow to God. You will experience several things when you make a commitment to begin a Daniel fast. First, you reevaluate your life in light of God’s perspective. Second, you break some bad habits, which will begin to restore you to better health. When you join with the LNLC community to fast and pray for the spiritual goals of the local church, you also build up your self-control. The outward accountability you gain in doing the fast with others will strengthen your self-discipline. Let’s make 2018 a year of chasing after God like never before!
All church prayer during the fast:
Every Wednesday 12pm-1pm
Thursday January 4th 7pm
Thursday January 11th 7pm
Thursday January 18th 7pm (Saturate)
Please join us as prayer is vitally important while fasting!
Here is a list of food allowed during the fast as well as food to avoid:
Foods to include in your diet during the Daniel Fast
All fruits. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned.
All vegetables. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned.
All whole grains, including but not limited to whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes and popcorn.
All nuts and seeds, including but not limited to sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame. Also nut butters including peanut butter.
All legumes. These can be canned or dried. Legumes include but are not limited to dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, white beans.
All quality oils including but not limited to olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.
Beverages: spring water, distilled water or other pure waters.
Other: tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.
Foods to avoid on the Daniel Fast
All meat and animal products including but not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.
All dairy products including but not limited to milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.
All sweeteners including but not limited to sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, and cane juice.
All leavened bread including Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.
All refined and processed food products including but not limited to artificial flavorings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, and foods that contain artificial preservatives.
All deep fried foods including but not limited to potato chips, French fries, corn chips.
All solid fats including shortening, margarine, lard and foods high in fat.
Beverages including but not limited to coffee, tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.