Daniel Fast


21 Days Devo

As a church family, we want to make sure we are putting God out in front of us in all we do this year. Starting January 2nd, we will be kicking off our 21 days of prayer and fasting! As we fast and pray together, we wanted to give you a resource to be able to partner with us to pray for our church, city, world, and God’s will in this new year.

Each day, there will be a devotion that goes along with an item on the prayer list. These will be quick thoughts to add into your daily devotion life that will keep you focused and engaged. Let us know how you’re doing and what you’re personally praying for by clicking the “Let’s Believe” button below. We want to join with you in prayer to see God move not only in the life of our church, but in your life personally.

You can download the ISSU book that has all the days of the fast included. We will also have each day of devotions on this page in the accordion below. And don’t forget to get uplifting and challenging content for your social to share by following us on IG and liking us on FB.

We cannot wait to see what God will do in your life and the life of our church family as we chase after and honor Him during these 21 days of prayer and fasting. Trust us, YOU WILL WANT TO… 

Day 1 - Miracles

Mark 9:23 TPT - 23 Jesus said to him, “What do you mean ‘if’? If you are able to believe,all things are possible to the believer.”

As we begin these 21 days of prayer and fasting it is important to understand the one to whom we pray is able to do ALL things. We must walk into this time with true faith. Faith can be seen as knowing God can and expecting that He will do something.

In this verse we see Jesus responding to a man’s unbelief that Jesus would be able or willing to help his son be rid of a demon possession he had experienced from birth. The man says to Jesus in verse 22, “But please, if you’re able to do something, anything—have compassion on us and help us!”. Jesus’ response is so incredible. It shows us that of course He is able and if we would only believe He is more than willing to help!  

Jesus cast out the demon with a word and the boy was healed, all because the man responded with, “I do believe, Lord; help my little faith!”.  

Our God is able and willing to help His children when they seek His will for their lives. We must understand that we serve a God who created and controls the universe and NOTHING is impossible for Him. Not only that, but we serve a God who WANTS to help us. We only need to believe. So as we begin this fast, let your faith attempt to match His unlimited resources. Boldly approach the throne of grace with your requests, believing for your miracle. Not “If you can,” but rather, “When you do.” 

Day 2 - Devo Life

James 4:8a TPT - 8 Move your heart closer and closer to God, and he will come even closer to you.

To be able to receive all God has planned for you during this time, it starts with dedicating the time to grow closer to God. That’s the reason we have given you thoughts to walk through each day of the fast. To create a lasting habit that will only grow and flourish with time and commitment to God.

You can’t know someone if you don’t spend time with them, and that’s what it tells us in James. To allow God to move closer to us, we must move our hearts closer to Him. There is a real temptation to focus on what you can’t have when you’re fasting. To complain about the lack of caffeine or sweets and make that your focus. But why focus on what you’re giving up?!

You’re gaining so much more than you’re losing during this short time. And what’s more disappointing is by focusing on the lack of food, it causes you to miss the good thing God wants to show you each and every minute. When you sacrifice to move closer to God, use that time to move closer to God! Be intentional each morning to spend time with Him, read your Bible, pray, and thank Him for His goodness.

Then continue to spend time with Him throughout the day. Each time you’re tempted to complain or focus on food, or headaches, or something you’re giving up…PRAY! Make it your goal to only fill yourself up with God, not just empty yourself of your earthly desires in this time.

Day 3 - Speak Boldly | Family

1 Peter 3:15 ESV - 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect…

The prayer to be able to speak God’s word boldly is something that each one of us needs to pray for daily. To speak the truth to our own family can sometimes be the hardest thing. We want so badly to see them make it to Heaven that it often turns into a shouting match or we just want to see them so we keep our mouths shut… Neither one is good.

Peter tells us to always be prepared to give the reason for our hope and to do it with gentleness and respect. It must be born out of a heart to see people make it to Heaven; our heart must break for the lost. Staying silent is not the answer, but trying to prove a point to our family isn’t either.

Use this verse to pray for the boldness to speak to those members of your family who don’t know Jesus yet. Pray that God will not only give you the opportunity, but the boldness to speak when it comes. Pray also to be sensitive to His Holy Spirit as you speak. Allow Him to lead you during your conversation and let it be His words, not yours. We are merely the vessel that He uses as we are willing. When we are willing and sensitive to His Spirit, we are able to be a part of setting the scene for life change. Pray this way and watch what God does in the lives of your family members.  

Day 4 - Speak Boldly | The World

2 Timothy 1:7 TPT 7 For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control.

As you continue to pray for boldness to share God’s Word, we must remember that we are called to take as many people with us to Heaven as we can. This means we use the places we spend time in as opportunities to share God’s love. Each day at work or school can sometimes feel redundant. Maybe it’s boring, maybe it’s fun, maybe it’s stressful, or just something you have to do.

Have you ever considered these environments where we spend so much of our time as a battleground? It is! You have been called to battle each day you step foot in work or school or the grocery store. God wants no one to die without knowing Him. You have the power to share Jesus with others you interact with, so will you?

During these 21 days, pray that each time you change locations and several times throughout the day in those locations, for opportunities. Pray for opportunities to speak out and know that with the Holy Spirit living inside you, you are not given a spirit of fear. No, the Spirit in you is the Holy Spirit and He wants the opportunity to speak out…so let Him! Pray for the ability to use the power of Jesus living inside of you with everyone you meet. Make sure to do this throughout your day and you will be able to experience being a part of life change like never before!

Day 5 - International Churches

Matthew 28:19 NLT - 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

This verse, known often as “The Great Commission” was given by Jesus to His disciples after His resurrection and before His ascension into Heaven. It is what we are called to do. Make it to Heaven and take as many people as we can with us. And it doesn’t say just in your local community or immediate circle, no, it says ALL NATIONS.

In America we often get focused on ourselves and think only we exist, but Jesus came to save the WORLD! We are here to further the gospel no matter where that might be! That’s why we partner with international churches at Radiant. We want to bring Heaven down on Earth and have all nations and tongues praising the mighty name of Jesus.  

Pray with us that God would bring in more international churches to partner with us to share the message of hope and love to their communities. We are all called to a mission field and by partnering with people from around the world we can be so much more effective. We will have two international congregations at our El Mirage location in 2022. Pray for our Hispanic and Asian communities to be reached like never before. Pray for them to have boldness to reach their family and friends for Jesus. Pray for Radiant to continue to partner with people from around the world to see lives changed for Jesus! 

Day 6 - El Mirage & Changed Life Center

Matthew 25:40 TPT - 40 “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters,[a] you were doing it to me!’

Inside of the vision of an Acts 2:42 church is found the directive to meet needs. We truly want to see people taken care of in such a way they know we care about them truly and deeply. This then allows them to care about what we have to say, which is Jesus loves you! 

As you pray and fast during these 21 days, keep in mind the people of the community of El Mirage. We are going to a place with a need that is so great, filled with people who have lost hope for a better way of life. Through the Changed Life Center we want to provide people with the things they need to give them hope that something can change. Pray for the people we will be partnering with to provide the goods and services to serve this community. 

We will have a church in El Mirage with international congregations that will allow the message of Jesus’ hope and love to continue to go out like never before. Pray for the campus pastors, the launch teams, and the building project. Pray for favor for the city of El Mirage with the logistics of the building. Pray for wisdom as decisions are made and pray for revival in and through the El Mirage location.

We have an opportunity to care for those that need Jesus and hope in a desperate way. Pray for and partner with us as we go out to fulfill all that Jesus asks of us.

Day 7 - Sun City Location

Ephesians 2:10 NLT - 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

There are three qualities that make up a masterpiece in art and science. First, they express the imagination with a special kind of originality. Second, they endure over time. Third, they change the way artists and scientists view their fields.

Masterpieces in this world are rare, but the Bible tells us that each and everyone of us is a masterpiece created by God. We are His workmanship that expresses His imagination with a special kind of originality, we are designed to endure over time, and we are sent out into the world to change the way people think about their lives and the world around them! WOW! What an amazing promise from God.

This promise applies no matter who you are or how old or young, or your race, gender, or anything else. As we fast and pray for our purpose in life, let’s continue to join together to pray for all our locations and for Sun City. This is a mission field where people have lost hope of purpose, dreams, careers, loved ones, and often feel left out. Pray for the Sun City location to be a light to this area. A light to the veterans who feel forgotten, to the people who are estranged from their families and feel alone. God has made each one a masterpiece.

Pray that the Sun City location will have boldness to share God’s love and joy, to show there is so much more God has for everyone! We are all His masterpiece, so live in the unique, enduring, world changing way in which you were designed!

Day 8 - Deer Valley Location

Psalm 121:2-3 NLT - My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth,
3 He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber.

As you continue to pray for our locations around the valley, remember that no matter the circumstance God is in control. Our Deer Valley location has a high population of kids going to title one schools. Nearly all of them are on assisted lunch programs and there is a great need for kids and families in this area.

But there is ALWAYS hope in Jesus. We want to be the light in the darkness. A beacon of continued help and encouragement for the community. In times of trouble in all our lives, we all look to someone or something for help, even if that someone is ourselves. But the Bible teaches us where our help comes from AND promises that the one who helps never sleeps! He doesn’t take rest breaks for ANYONE. He is always at work in your life and in the lives of those around you. Trust His plan for your life and know He is always working out miracles for His children.

In your prayer time, make sure to lift up the Deer Valley location. They are in an area with great need and a great opportunity to be a light for Jesus. They will be able to spread love and hope as we continue to lift up our schools and the opportunity to partner with them. Make this your prayer today and continue to recognize and be broken for those who don’t have help and need to come to know the Helper that never sleeps!

Day 9 - Surprise Location

Acts 2:44 CEB - 44 All the believers were united and shared everything.

God has great things for each of us individually and as a church. As we seek His will for our locations, let’s always remember to pray for and protect the unity He gives us. As an Acts 2:42 church, we see that as the believers followed the plan of God, they enjoyed unity with one another. This allowed them to be more effective as a body and to further reach more people for Jesus.

Imagine a world where the church wasn’t thought of as a clique or a place where there were just as many problems and dramas as the outside world. What if the church changed the atmosphere and people ran there because of the unity they saw? What if they saw harmony and love, grace and forgiveness as the norm, not the exception.

As we are united as a church right now doing 21 days of prayer and fasting, continue to pray for the unity of all our locations. And pray for the community of Surprise to see an irresistible unity they can’t stay away from. During your day, ask God how you can show grace and promote unity in all situations, not just at church. Be mindful that unity with a common goal of making it to Heaven is a beautiful and powerful tool. Continue to pray for the heart to be united with each other and the strength to protect the unity God gives us as a church who is eager to see the world changed by His power.

Day 10 - Men of Radiant

Proverbs 27:17 ESV - Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Praying for people has immense power. Everyone has a role to play, given by God, and lives to change. As we step into the roles God has called us to play, let’s pray for and encourage others in their roles as well. Strong families with strong spiritual leaders can change the world. As you spend time in prayer today, pray for the men of Radiant Church to be strong in their conviction to lead their families and pastor their homes.

Pray for the people who are here at the church to provide environments to allow men to own and grow deeper in their faith. Pray for wisdom and direction for the men of the church. For strength and courage to be the man God calls them to be, not the man the world tells them to be. We can all strengthen each other and if we have strong families led by strong Godly men, the world is going to change. The power of God in the family unit is incredible. Let’s continue to pray for boldness as well as gentleness and the ability to listen to God’s voice in the lives of our men.

Pray for men in your life specifically to be raised up as leaders as God calls. Pray for them to have opportunities to share their faith and pray for the ministry at Radiant Church that speaks to those men. Pray for fresh vision and connections. We all need each other, let’s believe that Radiant Church will be a place where men will pastor and lead their homes with a passion like never before.

Day 11 - Fearless Sisterhood

1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV - 11Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Commitment to praying and fasting can be difficult around day 11, and that’s why the topic of encouragement is so fitting for today. The ability to be there for one another and build each other up is part of the great gift God has given us as a family. Today, let’s pray specifically that the atmosphere would change in this area for girls all around the world and in the Fearless Sisterhood.

It can be difficult to want to always encourage others and not get what we can for ourselves. As this verse says, we are to encourage and build each other up, to be there when times are good and bad and to speak truth in love into the lives of those around us. We want to be those girls in a world that is lacking this characteristic.

Pray for the Fearless Sisterhood to rise and girls who love and promote Jesus and each other. Pray for the strength of girls of every age to be able to see the need and meet it. What a wonderful atmosphere we can create when we focus on each other and not only each other, but how we can encourage each other. We all want more love and hope in the world; it starts with us. Pray for the girls of Radiant to stand strong as a Sisterhood and show compassion, love, hope, and encouragement, one girl at a time. Pray for the Fearless Sisterhood to own and share their faith like never before and watch the atmosphere change.

Day 12 - Marriages

1 Peter 4:8 - 8Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.

Marriage is such an incredible gift, but it might not always FEEL like it… We are taught from and early age that we are supposed to FEEL love and to be able to get it from one person only for the rest of our lives. When those expectations aren’t fulfilled, we turn to other things and people to find that feeling again.

That isn’t God’s plan. He knew it would be difficult to live out His design for loving others in our lives and for those who are married; this is paramount. That’s why Peter tells us to CONTINUE to show deep love. Deep love, love that is a verb. That requires action, that requires commitment. When we are more focused on the faults of the other person, saying things like, “well they don’t show me they love men,” or “how could he/she do that if he/she loves me?!” We aren’t focused on the kind of love God has in mind. We are focused on what we get, how we feel, selfish, worldly love.

How incredible would it be to see men and women stand up and make their marriages a priority by loving continually? It would lead to more grace, more acceptance, more people coming to know Jesus. The power of a marriage that is always striving for deeper love and connection is unmatched. It is better than any love this world has to offer. Pray for the marriages of Radiant Church. Pray for men and women to chose daily to love their spouse. To forgive offenses and grow deeper in love with each other and God.

If you are married, take time to pray with and for your spouse today. Ask them how you can be praying for them. Even if you fought last night or this morning. When you pray for someone and genuinely mean it, that love will come through, forgiveness takes place, and love and hope are restored in your lives. What incredible, power-packed teams we will have as we pray for marriages that will change generations to come through their choice daily to love as God calls us to love.

Day 13 - Radiant Seniors

Philippians 1:6 NLT - 6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

Thank you for continuing to seek God in this time of prayer and fasting as a church family. Today, like every other day, it is important to remember that God has created us for a purpose. If we are still here, that purpose hasn’t been completed. This verse assures us that God will continue to use us not only while we are present in this life, but what we do can echo into eternity after we are gone. No matter who we are we can leave a legacy and be missionaries to those in our area who need Jesus.

Keep our seniors in prayer. This is a vibrant community at Radiant Church and we believe there is still so much more to fulfill. God doesn’t stop using us at some point as long as we are obedient and willing to be used. Pray that our seniors will have the opportunities they need and the courage to speak up to those around them. Those who feel lonely and left out. Those who might feel they have lost their purpose or are forgotten. In Phoenix, this is a population that we have the privilege to interact with more than most. They are still God’s children; He still has plans for them. Pray for boldness in interactions and the willingness to serve and to use all experiences to further God’s glory. The best is yet to come, and God promises He isn’t done with us. Pray for strength to continue to be willing to be used as God sees fit in the lives of our seniors.

Day 14 - Radiant Singles

1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT - 9“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.

Let’s be honest, we all put God in a box from time to time. We all have ideas for our futures that don’t seem to work out and when they don’t go according to our plan, we lose heart. That’s because we aren’t thinking BIG enough! Don’t pray for buckets of blessing, pray for barns of blessing. If there is a promise in the Bible that says the NO MIND has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him…What are we doing limiting God with our finite plans.

For each of us today, let’s stop putting God in a box and let’s focus on Him only and let Him handle the details. As you continue to pray with us, focus on our singles in the church today. No matter the circumstance of life that you are in, God has a purpose and a plan. So pray for encouragement in their lives and the power to allow God to work like never before. Pray for God to truly be their focus and their center.

Pray for a boldness to believe for the impossible in our singles and raise them up to be people who show, by their faith that with God ANYTHING is possible. That should be our prayer daily not only for our singles, but for ourselves and our church. Let’s join together and pray for barns and ships of blessing and leave the imagination to the creator of the Universe!

Day 15 - Kids & NextGen

1 John 5:21 NLT - 21 Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts

Let’s be honest, we all put God in a box from time to time. We all have ideas for our futures that don’t seem to work out and when they don’t go according to our plan, we lose heart. That’s because we aren’t thinking BIG enough! Don’t pray for buckets of blessing, pray for barns of blessing. If there is a promise in the Bible that says NO MIND has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him…What are we doing limiting God with our finite plans?

For each of us today, let’s stop putting God in a box and let’s focus on Him only and let Him handle the details. As you continue to pray with us, focus on our singles in the church today. No matter the circumstance of life that you are in, God has a purpose and a plan. So pray for encouragement in their lives and the power to allow God to work like never before. Pray for God to truly be their focus and their center.

Pray for a boldness to believe for the impossible in our singles and raise them up to be people who show, by their faith, that with God ANYTHING is possible. That should be our prayer daily not only for our singles, but for ourselves and our church. Let’s join together and pray for barns and ships of blessing and leave the imagination to the creator of the Universe!

Day 16 - Radiant Recovery

Colossians 1:21-22 TPT - 21-22 Even though you were once distant from him, living in the shadows of your evil thoughts and actions, he reconnected you back to himself. He released his supernatural peace to you through the sacrifice of his own body as the sin-payment on your behalf so that you would dwell in his presence. And now there is nothing between you and Father God, for he sees you as holy, flawless, and restored…

This verse, so eloquently put, should truly bring each and every one of us to our knees in gratitude. What an awesome God to make a way for us to be able to dwell in His presence forever! There is nothing between us and no one can separate us from his love. Jesus went to the cross for us to live a fully restored and changed life. Every one of us, no matter our past, needed to have a changed life. Jesus knew that; He paid the price for that change.

There are people who are hurting more than other, people who have had trauma in their lives that has affected them in so many ways. We have a heart for those who are broken and need the power of Jesus in their lives to fully recover. God gives us the power through His Holy Spirit, when we accept Him, to live a fully recovered life. He sent Jesus for that very purpose, that we might be victorious in this life and the next. He has plans for every single one of us and He isn’t done yet.

Pray with us for this ministry. For the people who are broken and need to find full recovery in Jesus. Pray that God would continue to trust Radiant to allow us to be a part of the healing that is taking place in so many lives. Continue to pray for people to find full recovery and purpose again in Jesus. This fast is a great time for people to find their deeper purpose as they listen for God to direct their steps. Pray for breakthrough in lives and strongholds to crumble as Jesus overcomes. For all of us, let’s live the changed life Jesus died to give us.

Day 17 - Revival in Arizona

John 3:16 TPT - 16 For here is the way God loved the world—he gave his only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in him will never perish but experience everlasting life.

If you look up the definition of the word revival, you will be underwhelmed. The dictionary defines it as, “renewed attention or interest in something.” This seems to fall flat when we think of the power that comes with revival, but look again. Don’t let emotion overtake you and compare the definition with the verse above.

If people had a renewed attention and interest in how much God loved the world…The fact that He gave us a unique gift to save us…that if our interest and attention would once again see that if we believe in Him we would live FOREVER! Now, think about how powerful that would be! People focus on so many things throughout the day and our attention is fought for every second by what is around us. What if we stood together and prayed for people’s focus, interest, and attention to be redirected toward Jesus?

What if every billboard spoke of His love, every commercial spoke of how we accept Him and how we find hope? What if every movie portrayed His grace, every book spoke only of the powerful of His glory?! This is not a fantasy, it’s a true prayer! If our city, state, nation would focus once again on the saving power of Jesus, He would be back pretty soon…

Pray with us for our state today. Pray for people to have a supernatural awakening. Even if they don’t know what it is, let a fire and hunger for something more be stirred once again in the people of our state and city. Pray that hearts would be open to finding Jesus and people would be fully devoted followers, ready to go back out to ignite more revival in their communities. Our world is going to change as we pray, so don’t stop fasting, praying, seeking, and believing for the people of this world.

Day 18 - Our Nation

Jeremiah 29:7 NLT - 7 "And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare.”

As you read this verse, know that we are not in exile! We are truly blessed to live in this country and experience the freedom God gives us to worship Him and to live the lives He has called us to live. The point of this verse here, is that we are to work for peace and prosperity where we live, to pray for our nation to succeed. In this time of political, social, medical confusion and turmoil, we may have a tendency to blame, complain, gossip, and defame our country and leaders.

This is not God’s design. Just as he placed the Israelites in a location and told them to work for its prosperity, He has done the same with us. If we cannot unite as Christians to show love and grace, speak truth with mercy and wisdom for the Holy Spirit, then how are we sharing God’s love where He has placed us? If the country and nation prosper, we prosper, so work for peace and hope. Pray each time you see a negative news story for God’s power to be in that situation, then release it to God.

It may be difficult to not complain, speak our opinion, or become worried with our nation today, but if God is in control of everything else, then why wouldn’t He be in control of our nation? Pray for our nation today. Pray for people to find love and grace in their hearts for each other. Pray for God’s truth to come forward in a chaotic and confusing time. Pray that our nation would turn its focus back to God, above all, and watch as the prosperity trickles down from nation to state to city to community to your backyard. Let’s be an obedient and prayerful people today and moving forward in our lives. This is where we take a stand for our country and the lives of those in it!

Day 19 - Our Schools

Ephesians 6:10-11 NLT - 10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.

What a battleground we find in our schools today. The opportunities for poor choices, bad influences, and life altering decisions face students of all ages today. Not only in elementary and high schools, but on our college campuses too. If we can apply this final word to our lives prior to leaving the house each day, no matter our destination, the places we go will be better for it.

Pray for our schools, pray for the atmosphere. For the power of the Holy Spirit to be strong in those who are His children. That they would be able to shine in the darkness, no matter the circumstance. They would have opportunities to share their faith. Pray for those who lead our schools to be godly and seek wisdom from the Holy Spirit. Pray for every single campus across the nation to have a fresh outpouring of the Spirit of God, including Radiant College.

Continue to fast and pray for those coming to Radiant College. Pray they would be equipped to do all God has called them to do. School is such a volatile and sometimes confusing place. Pray for God’s presence to be brought in by every armor wearing child of God. Let that presence be the thing that causes the enemy to tremble and the world to change.

Day 20 - Our Leaders

Romans 13:1 TPT - Every person must submit to and support the authorities over him. For there can be no authority in the universe except by God’s appointment, which means that every authority that exists has been instituted by God.

Submit and support, why? Because as we have talked about and we hope you’ve truly experienced during this time of prayer and fasting, God is in control. We are called as His children to pray for, not criticize our leaders. We have the freedom in America to choose leaders, but if it doesn’t go our way…remember whose way it always goes. God is always in control. As the verse says, no one is appointed without His say!

Take time this morning to commit to praying for our leaders: Local, state, and federal. God doesn’t only appoint local leaders, but it says all authority in the universe. How can we pray for our leaders? First, pray that each and every one of them finds the saving power of Jesus in their lives. Pray for wisdom as they lead our country and pray for sensitivity to have the power of the Holy Spirit nudge and guide them. Each time you hear a negative comment about a leader, pray for that leader, don’t join in on the conversation. Be an example of what God has called us to be.

This verse can also apply to your teachers, bosses, anyone who is in authority over you. God has placed them there. Seek wisdom from His about how your lives are meant to strengthen each others’. Commit to pray for the authority over you and watch the atmosphere of your job, house, school, and our nation as a whole change. The power of God changes everything!

Day 21 - God's Will

Proverbs 19:21 TPT - 21A person may have many ideas concerning God’s plan for his life,
but only the designs of God’s purpose will succeed in the end.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV - 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

On the last day of our time of prayer and fasting as a church, we have seen so much life change and we have seen God move in so many ways. In your life personally, take time to reflect on His goodness. Write down the revelations He has given you, the things you will take away from this time, and how you have grown in your relationship with Him.

As we close this moment in time, it’s important to understand something. Getting the answer we wanted to a request, the way we wanted it, isn’t always God’s will. Maybe you’ve seen God move in amazing ways in your life, but not THE WAY you wanted. It’s all about the journey of filling yourself up with more of Him. Not the result and not the result we think we need. As it says in Proverbs, we have a lot of plans, but only the design of God’s purpose will succeed in the end. Trust that the relationship you’ve cultivated over these past 21 days will continue to grow and flourish. As you move closer to His heart, your desires will match His and you will see even more miracles that you ever thought possible.

A final reminder for the last day of our fasting and prayer time as a church family is Paul’s charge to the Thessalonians. No matter what, we are called to rejoice ALWAYS, to pray without ceasing (so when the fast stops, don’t stop praying), and GIVE THANKS. God is always working, no matter what we physically feel or see in the moment. Trust in Him and His plan for you. His will, His plan, His purpose and power are far beyond anything we could imagine. So, give Him control and continue to chase Him for the rest of your life. He can and will change your life if you let him!

Keys to Prayer and Fasting


16Always be joyful17 Never stop praying.18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT)


6 Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks.

Philippians 4:6 (GW)


29 So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”

Mark 9:29 (NKJV)

Ways to Fast

  1. Fast 1, 2 or 3 meals a day

  2. This can be done for several days at a time. You can do this the entire fast if you need to with fasting, for example, lunch everyday. Make sure to use the time you take to fast your meals to pray and seek God.

  3. Liquids ONLY Fast

  4. This is a fast where you consume only liquids such as smoothies and smooth soups for all meals.

  5. Daniel Fast

  6. This is a fast that will replace many of your normal meal choices. More details on what a Daniel Fast entails can be found below.


Prayer List



Tell us what God has done in your life through the fast! We will post it here to encourage those still waiting on their miracle and to give praise and glory to our amazing and faithful God!

Tell Us Your Miracle!

Look What The Lord Has Done!!!!

"I have been truly AMAZED at the difference in my quality of life! My fears are history, I have joy and peace like never before, and I am able to walk away from SIN and discern what God wants me to do so much easier. This has changed my life; I am so thankful to Him!" -Cheryl

"God provided a job for me. I start Monday, January 20!" - Deidra

"My husband had shoulder replacement and after the first day has had NO PAIN. Praise God." - Linda

My wife's estranged daughter is talking to her! Praise God for relationship reconciliation!" - Todd

"On January 9, I had emergency eye surgery to have a stint placed in my right eye. I had just had my retina repaired on December 13 – it was detached. After my second surgery, I couldn’t see anything. I didn’t need to see to know that God is able. Sunday I came to the Prayer Partners and to Pastor Greg to be anointed with oil, for prayer and to thank God for His healing and restoration of my sight. We were coming before Him in faith believing in what He was about to accomplish in me for His glory. At Wednesday’s check up with the surgeon, not only could I see colors and shapes but I was also to make out some of the largest letters that she was scrolling through on the screen. By Friday, God blessed me with being me with able to see features that I was unable to see a week ago. I was able to identify objects and a small portion of my peripheral vision has returned. I’m not ashamed to say that I when the blessing of sight came at work, I stopped everything to give God all the glory. My students at Perryville know that I am relying on God to restore my vision and when I walked out of my office, I had a testimony to share. God’s not through healing me and I’m not through giving Him the glory!"- Karen

"My husband has been raising my two older children from a previous marriage since they were 1 and 3 as his own. For the last 11 years we have been in an uphill battle with my ex-husband due to his drug and alcohol abuse and lack of consistency with the children. For two years now we have been preparing for a trial which is set in March for his parenting rights to be severed so that my husband may adopt them. He has been fighting us every inch of the way and we were set for a very large trial to include witnesses, etc. We just received a notice on Friday that he has decided to consent to the severance to allow my husband to adopt them and will no longer be fighting us on this. This is such a miracle that we never expected! My husband has absolutely been their father for most of their lives but it looks like now he will be there legal father finally! Praise God!" - Rebecca

"On January 13th I was scheduled for oral surgery. the surgeon thought he was going to have to do grafting on my sinuses and on my jaw bone. Once he got in and started extracting the teeth no grafting was needed. I've been able to cut back on the pain medication, taking Motrin and Tylenol instead of narcotics. God is faithful. I've always been able to believe 150% for others during prayer but this has significantly increased my faith and trust in the Lord. All glory and honor to to the Lord." - Siri

"God has always been good to me and always provided. I have had 2 moves where I had to start over. I am in process of my 3rd move with a new start. I got engaged in November and my fiancé and I have been long distance so I decided to move to Texas to be closer. I have been praying and applying for jobs since December. Since the fast began, I’ve had 3 job offers which was a really tough decision. Once I decided, they told me they were going to give me an unexpected relocation allowance to help with the move and now I can pay off a loan that I’ve been trying to get rid of. God is so good." - Naomi

"Before the fast I experienced a typical wave of back pain caused by scoliosis considered chronic pain because I've had this pain for 12 years and I never thought it would go away but through the pain and through the fast I started believing with faith for complete healing to never feel the pain again and I can say I have not once since experienced any ounce of pain or discomfort in my back and my quality of life has improved as well. " - Alyssa 

"I received two miracles during the Daniel fast. I was able to quit smoking. That was huuuuge for me and the Lord relieved me from any fibromyalgia pain. I haven’t had any physical flare ups. I have only God to thank for my Miracles."

"Our son has been struggling with addiction for a while. We prayed for a long time that he would get into a rehab program. We prayed that our son would get into teen challenge, and he just entered that program about a week ago in Phoenix!" - Cliff and Linda Conkey

"Our son didn't have much to say about God and didn't go to church or talk to his sons about anything spiritual. We are now raising his sons, and he is in Jail for a short time until April. During the fast the boys asked that someone from the church to go visit him and it is being arranged as their dad was willing to allow the church to come visit!" - Kenan

"After 32 years of Ministry we retired two years ago. I was the Principal at a Private Christian School that was affiliated with the Church where my husband was an Associate Pastor and Business Administrator. Retirement did not happen when we anticipated and planned for it to happen. It happened out of necessity due to my health. Although we did our best to plan for our future one of the benefits we did not receive in Ministry was a Retirement plan. My husband went back to work but I have not been able to. Yesterday we received acknowledgment of a two year prayer request that will enable us to be released from the financial hardship we have experienced since retirement. We are grateful for God’s overwhelming blessings in our lives." - Teresa

What is a Daniel Fast?

The Daniel Fast is based on the prophet Daniel’s fasting experiences as recorded in the Bible. The fast is a biblically-based partial fast. According to Daniel chapter 1, the results were: (v. 17) learning, skill, wisdom, and spiritual understanding, (v.19) favor and better appearance.  In Daniel chapter 10, the fast resulted in: (vv. 11-12) answered prayer and spiritual insight. One of the great things about the Daniel Fast is that you are not limited to any specific amount of food, but rather the kinds of food you can eat.

Three key components to a Daniel Fast:

  • Only fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes & whole grains.

  • Only water or natural fruit juice for a beverage.

  • No sweeteners, breads, meat, eggs, or dairy products.

Foods to include during a Daniel Fast

All fruits. Not an exhaustive list. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, or canned. Fruits include apples, bananas, blackberries, cherries, grapes, grapefruit, lemons, mangoes, peaches, etc.

All vegetables. Not an exhaustive list. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, or canned. Vegetables include asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumber, kale, onions, potatoes, spinach, sweet potatoes, zucchini, etc.

All whole grains. Not an exhaustive list. Includes whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes, and popcorn.

All Nuts and Seeds.  Not an exhaustive list. Includes sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, and sesame—also, nut butters, including peanut butter.

All legumes.Not an exhaustive list. These can be canned or dried. Legumes include dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black-eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, and white beans.

All quality oils. Not an exhaustive list. Includes olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.

Beverages: Spring water, distilled water, or other pure waters.

Other: Tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs, and spices.

Foods to avoid during a Daniel Fast

All meat and animal products. Not an exhaustive list. Includes beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.

All dairy products. Not an exhaustive list. Includes milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.

All sweeteners. Not an exhaustive list. Includes sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, date honey, agave, stevia, and cane juice.

All leavened bread, including Ezekiel Bread (contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.

All refined and processed food products. Not an exhaustive list. Includes artificial flavorings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, and foods that contain artificial preservatives.

All deep-fried foods. Not an exhaustive list. Includes potato chips, french fries, and corn chips.

All solid fats, including shortening, margarine, lard, and foods high in fat.

Beverages: Coffee, tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.

Want to learn more about the Daniel Fast?

If you are looking for a great resource to help you on this journey, The Ultimate Guide To The Daniel Fast, written by Kristen Feola, is that resource. It provides not only recipes to help with your fast, but also history and insight, as well as a 21 day devotional to go along with each day of the fast. This is a great option to help guide you through this life changing journey. To learn more about the book, click the link below.

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