Fasting is a spiritual practice that enables the body of Christ to grow in their relationship with God. The purpose of a fast is to set aside a specific span of time for restricting certain foods or practices as a physical commitment to seek God through deeper personal engagement and fervent prayer. When we combine fasting with prayer and meditation, we can experience a more focused time of closeness with our Lord and seek His wisdom and help.


Complete Fast

• Drinking only liquids, typically water and/or light juices.

• Broth or soup may be included as options.

Selective Fast

• Removing certain elements from your diet.

• The Daniel Fast - abstaining from meat, sweets, or bread; drink water and juice, and eat a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Partial Fast

• Abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon.

• Fast during specific times of the day, e.g. 6 am - 3 pm, or from sun-up to sundown.

Soul Fast

• Common for: anyone new to fasting food; those with health issues that prevent them from fasting food; those wanting to refocus specific areas of life that are out of balance.

• Suggestions: abstain from engaging in social media, shopping, watching television, etc.


Fasting for Beginners Article by David Mathis (

Background on the Daniel Fast (PDF)

Daniel Fast Food List (PDF)

The Daniel Fast book by Susan Gregory

7 Steps to Fasting Article by Bill Bright (

Personal Prayer Guide (PDF)