Fasting and Prayer

From March 10, 2022- Palm Sunday April 10, 2022 Pastor Bubba has challenged us to join him in a time of Fasting. This is a personal decision between You and God to remove something that has a stronghold on your life and replace it with prayer and building a deeper relationship with God.

There are 2 types of Fasting

  • Absolutely No food and only water for a set number of days. Most people choose between 1-3 days. This type of fasting is found in Exodus 34:27-28, when Moses fasted and received the 10 commandments. It is also found in Acts 9:9 when Saul was blinded in his transition to Paul, and he fasted for 3 days.

*An absolute fast should be undertaken with great care and only under the guidance of a physician. Please be cautious of your health when choosing this fast.

  • PARTIAL FAST - 21 days
  • This type of fasting is when you remove specific items from your life and replace it with prayer and study. Most who chose this type of fasting turn to the Daniel Fast found in Daniel 10:2-3. This fast typically lasts 21 days and removes any rich foods and no meat or wine.

*Please be cautious when choosing a fast, regarding food, to not cause harm to your health.

  • The alternative to this style of fasting is to pray and let the Lord reveal to you what needs to be removed from your life and be replaced with Him. It could be food, entertainment, social media, coffee, tobacco etc.

Why do we fast?

To build a deeper relationship with God. When you remove that one thing from your life and replace it with prayer and study, your relationship with God will grow. "Fasting without prayer is just going without food. It has NO spiritual benefit and NO spiritual fruit."

How can I learn more about Fasting?

To learn more about fasting, click the link below and purchase the "Fasting: Opening the door to a deeper, more intimate, more powerful relationship with God" and "Fasting Journal: Your Personal 21-Day Guide to a Successful Fast" by Jentezen Franklin and follow along with us as we study Fasting and Prayer every Sunday this month.

How can I keep connected?

If you would like us to pray for you as you join in our fasting, please fill out a connect card and we will be praying with and for you.

Links for Fasting Book and Journal

Daniel Fast Basics

Daniel Fast Food List

  • All fruit – fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, or canned.
  • All vegetables – fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, or canned.
  • All whole grains – amaranth, barley, brown rice, oats, quinoa, millet, and whole wheat.
  • All nuts & seeds – almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds; unsweetened almond milk. Nut butters are also included.
  • All legumes – canned or dried; black beans, black-eyed peas, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), great northern beans, kidney beans, lentils, pinto beans, and split peas.
  • All quality oils – avocado, coconut, grapeseed, olive, peanut, sesame, and walnut.
  • Beverages– distilled water, filtered water, and spring water.
  • Other – unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, or soy milk; herbs, spices, salt, pepper, unsweetened coconut flakes, seasonings, Bragg’s Liquid Amino, soy products, and tofu.

Foods to Avoid on the Daniel Fast

  • All meat & animal products – bacon, beef, buffalo, eggs, fish, lamb, poultry, and pork.
  • All dairy products – butter, cheese, cream, milk, and yogurt.
  • All sweeteners – agave nectar, artificial sweeteners, brown rice syrup, cane juice, honey, molasses, raw sugar, syrups, stevia, and sugar.
  • All leavened bread & yeast – baked goods and Ezekiel bread (if it contains yeast and honey).
  • All refined & processed food products – artificial flavorings, chemicals, food additives, preservatives, white flour, and white rice.
  • All deep-fried foods – corn chips, French fries, and potato chips.
  • All solid fats – lard, margarine, and shortening.
  • Beverages – alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, energy drinks, herbal tea, and tea.


Please note that there are a few recipes that may call for ingredients that are not Daniel Fast friendly such as cheese, chicken broth, and certain sweeteners. Make sure to either skip these ingredients or replace it with an appropriate alternative. For example, vegetable broth can be used as an alternative to chicken broth.