14 Days of Prayer & Fasting

PURPOSE FOR FASTING

1. TO SEEK ANSWERS FROM GOD

Ezra 8:21 & 23 NLT
“21 And there by the Ahava Canal, I gave orders for all of us to fast and humble ourselves before God. We prayed that he would give us a safe journey and protect us, our children, and our goods as we traveled. 23 So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and he heard our prayer”

2. TO PRAY ON BEHALF OF OTHERS

Ezekiel 22:30 NLT
“30 I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.”

3. TO BREAKTHROUGH IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS

Isaiah 58:6-8 NLT
“6 No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and 
remove the chains that bind people. 7 Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help. 8 “Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the lord will protect you from behind.”

 

HOW TO FAST

1. DISCREETLY

Matthew 6:17-18 NLT
“17 But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face. 18 Then no one will notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in private. And your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.”

2. WITH FAITH

Hebrews 11:6 NLT
“6 And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.”

DANIEL’S FAST

FOODS TO EAT

All Fruits:

Apples, peaches, berries, grapes, pineapples, oranges, bananas, melons etc. (fresh/raw, frozen, dried, juiced or canned in their own juice, not syrup)

All Veggies:
Squash, lettuce, spinach, carrots, kale, broccoli, asparagus, cabbage, greens, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc. (fresh/raw, frozen, dried or canned)

Whole Grains:
Brown rice, oats, barley, grits, hot cereal, whole-wheat pasta, etc.

Other Natural Foods:
Beans and peas, seeds and nuts, oils, rice milk, soy milk, water, healthy beverages and smoothies (with no sugars or artificial preservatives), spices, herbs, tofu, soy, vinegar.
Sweeteners:

Stevia, Equal, Splenda, Agave Nectar

FOODS TO AVOID

X – Meat (including poultry & seafood) X – White Rice/White Flour (no bread) X – Fried Foods
X – Caffeine & Caffeinated Beverages

X – Sugar & Artificial Sweeteners
X – Dairy Products (
butter, milk, eggs, etc)