2022 Daniel Fast Guidelines
January 10-30, 2022

The Daniel Fast is based on Bible verses found in Daniel 10:2-3. The Book of Acts also records believers fasting before they made important decisions (Acts 13:2; Acts 14:23). Fasting and prayer are often linked together as in Luke 2:37 and Luke 5:33.

The Purpose of the Daniel Fast
The Daniel Fast will help us cleanse our bodies and minds by not eating certain foods or participating in designated activities for 21 days. This will result in reaching deeper spiritual strength and power in our daily walk with the Lord.

Our Focus Is On God
Some choose to fast from certain types of food during the fast while others choose not to engage in media (TV, Facebook, non-work telephone use, texting, movies etc.). The purpose of the Daniel Fast is to take our eyes off the things of this world to focus completely on God. During the Daniel Fast we want to concentrate on worshiping Christ, engaging in prayer and Bible study, and reflect on God’s direction for the church, our families and in every area of our lives.

Basic Guidelines for your Daniel Fast
  • Eat only fruits, nuts and vegetables, either raw or cooked in a variety of ways.
  • Drink water only (to flush out toxins). Natural fruit juices may be included if they contain no preservatives, sugars, etc., but even those juices should be limited.
  • No meats, pastries, chips, breads or fried foods. Breads contain yeast and baking powder which are leavening agents. Leaven is symbolic of sin in certain scriptures (1 Corinthians 5:6-8) and should be avoided.
  • Eliminate TV, social media, non-work telephone use, texting, movies, etc.
  • While it is a matter of Christian freedom whether to observe a Daniel Fast the Bible does point to fasting as something that is good, profitable and beneficial. God’s awesome power transforms us and we will know that with God all things are possible!
If you have a medical condition or are undergoing any medical treatments it is advisable to first consult your physician. You may also want to pray or consult a mature Christian before fasting. Remember, our fast this year is from January 10-30, 2022. “Now, therefore,” says the Lord, “Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping and with mourning” - Joel 2:12