Daniel fasting – 21 days spiritual journey with prayers and sacrifices – is the deliberate and intentional dedication to focus on God and humbling oneself in the presence of almighty God. We do this with the same fervor and urgency shown by the prophet Daniel for his people and nation.
The final battle has begun! It is a battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan over marriage and family, and the Holy Church. Lifting hands and hearts together, let us beg for the mercy of the Almighty God. You will see His glory shine forth on your families and the Church during the days of fasting prayer.
“I ate no savory food, took no meat or wine, and did not anoint myself at all until the end of the three weeks” (Daniel 10:3)
Rev. Roy Varghese Palatty, CMI Spiritual Director, Shalom Media
For the Lord’s glory to be manifested in the Church: Seeking the Lord’s mercy and forgiveness for all the scandalous witnessing and for the failure to share the true Christ.
For strengthening and sanctity of marriage and family: Seeking the Lord’s mercy on broken families, negligence as parents, abortions, infidelity in marriages, incest and same sex relationships.
Attend daily Mass (through media, if no access to church).
Recite one Divine Mercy Chaplet.
Say the prayer to Saint Michael.
Pray one Rosary for our special intentions.
Read the Word of God for at least 15 minutes.
Kneel and bow down 25 times with face touching the ground. Pray the following prayer every time you bow down:
“O Lord Hear, O Lord Forgive!”
(if it is not possible to do this at a stretch, it can be done in sets throughout the day)
Daniel Diet Instructions:
This is meant as a way to offer our sacrifices with that of our beloved Savior and can be done at different levels.The goal is to eat to prevent hunger and not for the pleasure of eating, so avoid savories and delicacies.
You may continue with regular meal schedule but abstain from meat, fish, egg, dairy products, chocolates, ice creams, sugar, sweets, wine or any alcoholic beverages for all the 21 days eating only regular homemade food including rice, bread, vegetables, fruits. OR
You can do abstinence as you do during the lenten season avoiding meat on Fridays and avoiding chocolates, ice creams, sugar, sweets, wine or any alcoholic beverages.
Avoid Social Media:
Watching entertainment programs on TV, Internet or other social media
How to Attend the Prayer Sessions:
Starting December 1st, daily prayer sessions will be live streamed on SW Prayer Channel, YouTube and Facebook so you can attend using a platform convenient to you. If you are unable to attend the live sessions, you may watch them later at a convenient time.
SW Prayer Channel:
United States/Canada: 6:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 7:00 PM EST
Disclaimer: Participating in the Daniel fasting and abstinence during 21 Days of Prayer is voluntary. Please consult and discuss all your concerns with your doctor.
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