Our fast begins January 22 at 8p and concludes on the evening of February 1st at 8p. On the February 1st, we will celebrate with communion and a night of prayer and worship from 7-8p.  Food trucks will be onsite so we can break the fast together at the conclusion of the prayer and worship time.

Our fast is based on Daniel’s fast found in Daniel 1:12-13. We learn there that Daniel took a diet of vegetables (which includes fruits and grains) and water. During this fast we will use www.daniel-fast.com as one resource for “what to eat and what not to eat.” This website suggests only water, but juices, natural teas, and decaf coffee are allowable. Also, this diet allows fruits, nuts, whole grains and rice and unleavened breads. For the most part, the no-no’s are meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, other sweets and leaven breads. 

Fasting is a time of sacrifice and a way to clear our hearts and minds as we rely on the Lord. Please use the scripture below to help focus your prayer time over these 10 days:

DAY 1: Pray for Gratitude (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18)

DAY 2: Pray for a friend, family, member or neighbor (Luke 10:25-37)

DAY 3: Pray for justice for all people (Psalm 103:6)

DAY 4: Pray for the vulnerable children who are without a family (James 1:27)

DAY 5: Ask God to give you His heart for all people (Ezekiel 11:19)

DAY 6: Ask God to show you His plan for your work or school life (Romans 12:1)

DAY 7: Pray for families (Ephesians 5:22-33; 6:1-4)

DAY 8: Thank God for His Church (Matthew 16:18)

DAY 9: Pray for New City Church & our part in God’s redemptive plan for Phoenix (1 Peter 2:9-12)

DAY 10: Thank God for Jesus (John 3:16)

*For more information on fasting, listen to Pastor Brian Kruckenberg’s message, Why We Fast. Download it on iTunes or listen on our website.