The Daniel Fast is based on the prophet Daniel's fasting experiences as recorded in the Bible. The fast is a biblically based 21 day partial fast. 

In Daniel 10, the fast resulted in answered prayer and spiritual insight.

Three key components to the Daniel Fast:
1. Only fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes & whole grains.
2. Only water or natural fruit juice for a beverage.
3. No sweeteners, breads, meat, eggs or dairy products.

WHy are we fasting?

We are going into a pivotal season in our church and need to be spiritually ready for what God has for us. 

We want to start the new year with an attitude of spiritual growth, and the Daniel Fast can put us in that frame of mind.

By humbling ourselves and drawing nearer to God, we can hear the direction He wants us to go and become more like Him.


Daniel fast prayer list

  1. The people of RLC to be growing in Christ
  2. Direction for the RLC ministry & staff
  3. The kids & youth of RLC
  4. Spiritual awakening across our communities
  5. RLC building expansion

Foods to eat

  • All fruit: fresh, frozen, juiced, or canned
  • All vegetables: fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, or canned
  • All whole grains: bread, pasta, brown rice, tortilla, etc
  • All nuts & seeds: cashews, peanuts, nut butters, etc
  • All legumes: pinto beans, lentils, black beans, etc
  • All quality oils: olive, canola, peanut, and sesame
  • Beverages: spring, distilled & other pure waters
  • Others: tofu, soy, vinegar, seasonings, herbs, spices


foods to avoid

  • Meat: beef, lamb, pork, poultry, fish, etc.
  • Dairy: milk, cheese, cream, butter, eggs, etc.
  • Sweeteners: sugar, honey, syrup, molasses, etc.
  • Leavened bread: Ezekiel Bread, and baked goods
  • Processed foods: artificial flavors, food additives, chemicals, white rice & flour, artificial preservatives
  • Deep fried foods: potato chips, french fries, corn chips
  • All solid fats: shortening, margarine, lard, high in fat
  • Drinks: coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks, alcohol, etc

Daily Devotions

Check out the 21-Day Daniel Fast devotional reading plan on the Bible app. This reading plan is designed to strengthen and encourage you each and every day of the fast with daily devotions and scriptures. If you don’t have the Bible app already, download it from the app store, add this plan to your list, and join us as we fast and pray; calling on God to go before us!


Daily videos

Check out these videos from Kristin Feola for encouragement and teaching. These videos will help you stay on track and give you some much needed motivation. They will also give you insight into what kinds of things God may be wanting to speak to or challenge you about.


The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast by Kristen Feola

A great resource for the Daniel Fast, written by Kristen Feola, is The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast. In the book, Kristen provides insight and a history on the Daniel Fast, 21 powerful devotionals for each day of the fast, and over 100 simple recipes that follow the fast’s guidelines. In the book, you will learn how to get the most out of the fast by spending time in God’s Word.