Fasting is a time of sacrifice and a way to clear our hearts and minds, as we rely on the Lord.
Our fast begins January 17, at 8 pm, and concludes on the evening of January 27, at 8 pm. On January 27, we will celebrate with communion and a night of prayer and worship from 7-8 pm. Afterwards, food trucks will be on-site in our parking lot, so we can break the fast together.
There are two different ways to participate in this fast:
This option is based on Daniel’s fast found in Daniel 1:12-13. There, we learn that he took a diet of vegetables, fruits, grains, and water.
Using the scripture in Daniel and the website daniel-fast.com, we created a guide of what to eat and what not to eat:
Eat: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, oils, water, decaf coffee, natural teas, juices
Do Not Eat: meat, dairy, caffeine, sugar, alcohol, sweets, sweeteners, leaven breads
This option is a fast that is water only for three of the ten days. Fasting for a day means going without food for 24 consecutive hours, typically one evening to the next evening. The first two days can be any of the ten days, but everyone should fast on the final day, January 27, in order for all of us to break the fast together with communion.