Daniel Fast 2019

We invite you to join in a 3 week fast from 7th-27th January 2019

Last year over 100 of us from Burlington joined with many from ICC to fast, pray and worship through the first three weeks of the year. It was an amazing time with God coming close to so many, speaking clearly, healing, commissioning and encouraging.

The Leadership felt it was a fantastic way to start the year and therefore invite you to join in again. 

This year we are asking you to consider how to ‘Fast’ in a way that really helps you to turn down the distractions of life to tune into God’s voice. We are asking you to think about….. 

What do you need to give up to seek God through January? 

What do you need to take up so you can tune into God’s voice through January?

There are many ways to fast. We would like you to fast in the way that is appropriate for you. Perhaps you would like to join in the Daniel Fast as outlined below. However, it may be more useful for you to fast from your favourite past time, a habit such as computer games or TV or one element of your diet such as caffeine, sugar or alcohol. Decide what you are going to do, tell someone else to hold you accountable and shape the fast in a way that helps you to position yourself to hear from God and grow. 

Stopping something is only half of what biblical fasting asks us to do. We need to ’take up’ something so that we tune into God’s voice. Some suggestions include:

- Commit to reading the Bible and doing SOAP every day to allow God to speak through his word;

- Meet with others at the touchpoints held over the fast. Could you commit to worship every Friday night for example?

- Decide you are going to go for a walk with God every day. As you walk intentionally tune into God’s voice;

- Spend time listening to worship music and resting in his presence;

- Times of stillness where you ask God into the space;

- Attach a pause to everyday things. For example every time you walk into your home give thanks for it, or every time you have a drink, pause and thank God for his provision;

- Read that Christian book that you have been meaning to and allow God to speak through it.

The Daily Material for the 2019 Daniel Fast is available in printed form from the church office or can be downloaded here.

We are thrilled to be joining Ipswich International Church in this fast again and will be joining with them in a number of ways to worship and pray over the time of the fast. Please pop these in your diary and commit to come. They have been hugely significant times in our Fast previously.

Sunday 6th January
10:45 am - Sunday Morning Services
Burlington & IIC
Monday 7th January
9:30-10:30 am - Worship
Wednesday 9th January
12:30-1:30 pm - Worship & prayer
Friday 11th January
7:30-9:00 pm - Worship night
Sunday 13th January
10:45 am - Sunday Morning Services
Burlington & IIC
Monday 14th January
9:30-10:30 am - Worship
Tuesday 15th January
10:00-11:00 am - Prayer
Wednesday 16th January
12:30-1:30 pm - Worship & prayer
Friday 18th January
7:30-9:00 pm - Worship night
Sunday 20th January
10:45 am - Sunday Morning Services
Burlington & IIC
Monday 21st January
9:30-10:30 am - Worship
Tuesday 22nd January
10:00-11:00am - Prayer
Wednesday 23rd January
12:30-1:30 pm - Worship & prayer
Friday 25th January
7:30-9:00 pm Worship night
Sunday 28 January
11:00 am Praise party Celebration
followed by CAKE!

More information about the Daniel Fast Method

The Daniel Fast is a method of fasting used by hundreds of thousands of Christians throughout the world. The fast is based on the fasting experiences of the prophet Daniel along with standard Jewish fasting principles.

The Daniel Fast is a partial fast, meaning that some foods are eaten and others are restricted. Please only consider this style of fasting if you are medically well enough too or disordered eating is not an internal challenge for you.

An overview of the food and drinks to be removed as well as foods to eat can be found here and recipe suggestions here.

If you would like more information about the fast or to be included in the closed Facebook group, then please contact Claire on claire.earl@burlingtonbaptist.org.uk by 6th Jan 2018.

Subscribe to this series:

[Daniel Fast 2019]Testimonies And Thoughts Testimonies And Thoughts Simon Harris & Harold Afflu 27 Jan 2019
[Daniel Fast 2019]The Power of All The Power of All
(Reading: Acts 2)
Harold Afflu 20 Jan 2019
[Daniel Fast 2019]Break-in, Break-out & Breakthrough Break-in, Break-out & Breakthrough
(Reading: Acts 16: 16-40)
Claire Earl 13 Jan 2019
[Daniel Fast 2019]Kingdom Breakthrough Kingdom Breakthrough
(Reading: Joshua 5:13-6:5)
Simon Harris 06 Jan 2019

Recommended Reading

The Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
The Daniel Fast by Susan Gregory 
The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg 

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Previous Daniel Fast Talks and Sermons

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[DanielFast2018]Thoughts from Daniel Fast 2018 Thoughts from Daniel Fast 2018 Simon Harris and Harold Afflu 28 Jan 2018
[DanielFast2018]Daniel Fast Testimonies Daniel Fast Testimonies Various Members of BBC and IIC 27 Jan 2018
[DanielFast2018]Hannah Harper Daniel Fast Testimony Hannah Harper Daniel Fast Testimony Hannah Harper 21 Jan 2018
[DanielFast2018]Praying for your non-Christian Friends Praying for your non-Christian Friends
(Reading: John 17:13-25)
Claire Earl 21 Jan 2018
[DanielFast2018]Chris Hewson Daniel Fast Testimony Chris Hewson Daniel Fast Testimony Chris Hewson 14 Jan 2018
[DanielFast2018]Daniel Fast 2018 Daniel Fast 2018
(Reading: Ephesians 6: 10-18)
Harold Afflu 14 Jan 2018
[DanielFast2018]Why Fast? Why Fast?
(Reading: Luke 11:1-11)
Simon Harris 07 Jan 2018
[DanielFast2018]Sarahs Daniel Fast Testimony Sarahs Daniel Fast Testimony Sarah Richardson 17 Dec 2017

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[Daniel Fast 2017] United Service to end the Daniel Fast Together Simon and Harold give us their thoughts on the Daniel Fast 2017 Simon Harris and Pastor Harold 29 Jan 2017
[Daniel Fast 2017] Daniel Fast 3 2017 Simon Harris 22 Jan 2017
[Daniel Fast 2017] We Are One Pastor Harold Afflu 15 Jan 2017
[Daniel Fast 2017] Daniel Fast 1 2017 Claire launches the Daniel Fast for 2017 before Simon tells us more about why we fast Claire Earl & Simon Harris 08 Jan 2017
His Miracles God anointed Jesus and sent Him to perform miracles
(Reading: Mark 2:1-13)
Harold Afflu 24 Jan 2016
His Majesty It is a paradox of Jesus that he was fully a man, and also fully God in all his majesty
(Reading: Mark 2:1-12)
Simon Harris 10 Jan 2016