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Friends, Brenda and I invite you to join with us in the Daniel Fast beginning January 7th. We want to begin the New Year in a spiritual and God focused way, in focused prayer on our congregation, our discipleship with Christ, and our community.

If you wish to participate, or need more information (or moral support!) you are invited to join Brenda and I at the parsonage (203 Edgewood) Sunday evening the 7th at 6:00. We will serve vegetarian soup, and offer whatever wisdom and encouragement we can muster.

Following is some basic information on the Daniel Fast. You can also go to Daniel-fast.com or jentezenfranklin.org for more specifics.

Pastor George


About the Daniel Fast
The Daniel Fast is based on the fasting experiences of the Old Testament Prophet. It’s a partial fast where some foods are eaten while others are restricted. Most people use this method of fasting for 21 consecutive days.

Draw Closer to God
Entering into a period of extended prayer and fasting is like pushing the “pause button” on life so you can draw nearer to God. The Holy Spirit joins you in this experience as you open your heart to receive from the Lord.

Don’t Settle for Less and Miss the Best
You have a choice when you fast. You can focus on food and matters of the flesh. Or, you can enter into a deep spiritual experience with the Lord so He can work in your life and on your behalf. Don’t settle for less by catering to the flesh. Instead reach out for the best and allow God to minister to you.

The New Year Fast
Hundreds of thousands of Christians throughout the world will begin the New Year with a period of extended prayer and fasting. Most will begin the fast on Sunday, January 4th (not a requirement) and use the Daniel Fast as their method of fasting. We will begin on January 7th.

The Daniel Fast: Its Purpose
While the Daniel Fast is cleansing your body by omitting certain foods for a limited time, the deeper and true basis of intent is for spiritual connection. The purpose of Christian fasting is to seek a more intimate relationship with God while ridding your physical body of unnatural, self-gratifying food and drink. Your focus is to be on God, not on the fleshly things of the world. Too often, the focus of fasting is on the lack of food. Instead, the purpose of fasting should be to take your eyes off the things of this world to focus completely on God.

During the Daniel Fast you will want to concentrate on prayer, Bible study, and reflection. The Daniel Fast is a great way to enter into preparation for growing in the Lord.