21 Days of Prayer and Fasting
Starting January 9th
TFA Church, We are so excited to start this Daniel’s Fast as a church family! James 4: 8 teaches us that if we draw near to the Lord, He will draw near to us. And so over the next 21 days, as we draw close to the Lord, we can expect to experience his presence & transforming power in a lasting way. This is also our opportunity to set our hearts in worship to the Lord and to make Him our priority for 2023. We believe that not only will God move in our lives individually, but that as a Church Family we will have testimonies of God’s faithfulness. TFA, let us unite in heart, mind & spirit this month as we seek God through prayer & fasting.
Personal Prayer Focus
Draw closer to God, Salvation for loved one, Healing for self or loved one.
Hunger for more of God
Outpouring of God’s Spirit
Salvation for the Lost
Church Ministries (Nursery, Children’s, Youth, Young Adults, Keenagers/Seniors)
Life Groups- Discipleship
City of Terrell
Schools & Leaders
Our City Leaders
Spiritual revival across the land
Places where there is no gospel access
Places of injustice, oppression & false religion
WHAT TO PRAY FOR
3 WAYS TO FAST
WHAT IS THE DANIEL FAST
The Daniel Fast is based on the prophet Daniel’s fasting experiences as recorded in the Bible. The fast is a biblically based partial fast. According to Daniel chapter 1, the results were: (v. 17) learning, skill, wisdom and spiritual understanding, (v.19) favor and better appearance.
In Daniel chapter 10, the fast resulted in: (vv. 11-12) answered prayer and spiritual insight. One of the great things about the Daniel Fast is that you are not limited to any specific amount of food, but rather to the kinds of food you can eat.
Articles about Fasting
3 COMPONENTS TO A DANIEL FAST
• Fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes & whole grains.
• Water or natural fruit juice for a beverage.
• No sweeteners, breads, meat, eggs or dairy products.
Not an exhaustive list. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include, apples, bananas, blackberries, cherries, grapes, grapefruit, lemons, mangoes, peaches, etc.
Not an exhaustive list. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include, asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumber, kale, onions, potatoes, spinach, sweet potatoes, zucchini, etc.
Not an exhaustive list. Includes, whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes, and popcorn.
NUTS & SEEDS
Not an exhaustive list. Includes, sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, and sesame. Also, nut butters including peanut butter.
Not an exhaustive list. These can be canned or dried. Legumes include, dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, and white beans.
Not an exhaustive list. Includes, olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.
Natural fruit juices, spring water, distilled water, or other pure waters.
MEAT AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS
Not an exhaustive list. Includes, beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.
Not an exhaustive list. Includes, milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.
Sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, and cane juice, etc.
Including Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.
Not an exhaustive list. Includes, artificial flavorings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, and foods that contain artificial preservatives.
DEEP FRIED FOODS
Potato chips, French fries, corn chips, etc.
Including shortening, margarine, lard and foods high in fat.
Including but not limited to: coffee, tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.