21 Days Daniel Prayer & Fasting

hanna kristantoShalom,

I personally would like to invite everyone in the same body of Christ IFGF to take part in 21 days Daniel fasting and praying from January 6-26, 2014.
I believe whenever we are together that is movement.

There are many uncertainties going on in the world current event. In the midst of uncertainties, let’s focus our heart and mind on Jesus alone. I believe, as we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us. We will pray and fast for our personal life, family, work, church, and even our cities. Together, our fasting and praying will bring a mighty movement to our surrounding and Jesus will be glorified.

I would like to encourage everyone to pray and fast with an expectant heart. Together we will see His guidance, vision, blessings for our life, church, family, and our city for 2014.

Blessings,

Rev. Hanna Kristanto

What is Daniel Fasting?

 

Daniel 10:2 -3

In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three weeks. I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks.

Daniel fast is a type of fast that is done in a very specific way, during which you avoid or decide not to enjoy the food that you like, and choose simple foods instead. The purpose of this fast in to NOT do what you usually do, so that you can focus only on God and prayer.

The Bible does not give detailed explanation about the types of food that you cannot eat, but it is said that Daniel avoids the foods enjoyed by the king, and eat only vegetables and drink only water.

Purpose of 21-Day of Daniel Prayer and Fasting:

The purpose of every prayer and fasting is to grow closer and intimate with God

To grow stronger in your spiritual life and dedicate your life more earnestly to the Lord.

To obtain knowledge, understanding and wisdom, along with new dreams and visions, especially to live the year ahead (Daniel 1: 17)

To dedicate the year of 2014 to God and allowing Him to lead every aspect of our lives this year.

What Should We Do During Daniel Fasting

During a 21-day fasting and period time, let’s give our “Tithe” of time to God every day. Every day God gives us 1,444 minutes, so our daily “Tithe” of time spent in prayer is 144 minutes (2 hours and 24 minutes).

To give this “Tithe” every day in prayer may sound very difficult, or even impossible, for you. But think about several things listed below that can help you fulfill this “Tithe” of prayer time:

  • Pray when we are on the way to office, driving, shopping, or doing house chores.
  • Use our lunch time at office for prayer
  • Reduce the time we spend on TV, internet, or cell phones everyday to mediate on God’s word
  • When we are lying down and are unable to sleep, use the time to pray.
  • Join prayer tower or corporate prayer event and intercedes for others.
  • Try to set aside some time for devotional every day, same time, same place.
  • Set aside some time to pray with your spouse and family
  • Set some time to share the good news of salvation to people surround us.

Suggested food to be consumed in Daniel Fasting:

Food to be avoided:

  • Seeds
  • Potato
  • Nuts
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole wheat products
  • Drink: mineral water

    (suggestion to drink water min 8 glass/ day)

  • Meat and fish, anything that contain fats, processed food
  • Rice
  • Dried fruits, snacks, and cookies (food made of flour)
  • Egg
  • Soda drinks and alcoholic drinks (coffee, tea, etc)