“I did not eat any tasty food, nor did meat or wine enter my mouth, nor did I use any ointment at all until the entire three weeks were completed.” – Daniel 10:3

We pray that you will start your new year with a focus on the spiritual discipline of fasting. During this time of fasting, we will be doing the 21-day Fast Reading Plan found here. For 21 days, this devotional reading plan gives you a daily Bible reading, a brief devotional, reflection questions, and a prayer focus. Additionally, we encourage you to join the conversation on Facebook for updates and stories.

The Daniel fast is based on Daniel’s two fasts found in Daniel 1 and Daniel 10. We learn there that Daniel took a diet of vegetables and water. During this fast we will use www.daniel-fast.com as the main resource for “what to eat and what not to eat.” This diet allows fruits, nuts, grains and unleavened breads. This website suggests only water, but juices, natural teas, etc. are allowable. The big no-nos are meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sweets and breads. As is true in the tradition of many longer fasts, we will take Sundays off to celebrate the goodness of God by eating a normal diet. We pray you join us!

Our fast begins January 3rd and concludes on the evening of January 24th. On January 24th, we will celebrate with communion and a night of worship at New City Church (4331 N. Central Ave.) from 6:45-7:45.