21 day daniel fast devotions

21 Day Daniel Fast Devotions Ideas, Inspiration, & Plan

A time of fasting and praying is when you dedicate most of your time to the Word of God and prayers. That’s why you should have 21-day Daniel fast devotions to keep you on track. 

During the Daniel partial fast, which allows you to eat certain foods while refraining from others, devotions can help you strengthen your relationship with God through Bible reading and prayers.

Prayerlessness, not reading the bible, and failure to fast are ways to draw away from God and his will. That’s why limiting food intake and spending more time praying and reading God’s word gives God more room in your life.

Today, I’ll share devotionals that you can follow for the 21 days of prayers and fasting. 

21 Day Daniel Fast Devotions Plan

Devotions during prayers and fasting are vital as they help you to be more devoted to God. Besides, as you read the devotions, your spiritual eyes open, and the presence of God abides more in you. 

Most interestingly, you become more sensitive to the Holy Spirit and His will.

Here are 21 days of Daniel's fast, powerful daily devotions.

Day 1: Don’t Defile Yourself

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank. Therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Daniel 1:8, WEB

Make up your mind not to defile your body. It’s the temple of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:19 If it means giving up parties and other events that would cause you to be tempted to drink alcoholic beverages or eat the foods Daniel resolved not to eat, do so. 

Instead of being drunk with wine, be drunk with the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit begins to control you, you begin understanding the perfect will of God upon your life. 1 Corinthians 2:11

Therefore, strictly follow the 7-day Daniel fast meal plan for 21 days

Day 2: Set up an Alter

Then Yahweh’s angel commanded Gad to tell David that David should go up and raise an altar to Yahweh on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

1 Chronicles 21:18, WEB

Alters speak into our lives. So, an evil altar speaks evil things over your life and the lives of those close to you. Therefore, if there’s a demonic altar in your life or family, demolish it and build a Holy altar for God. An evil altar can be pornographic movies, cult books in your home library, or materials used in witchcraft, sorcery, or worship of other gods. 

When these and other demonic things are in your home, the Holy Spirit cannot find a dwelling place. That’s why Elijah had to first repair the Lord’s broken altar before offering a bull sacrifice to the Lord. 1 Kings 18: 30-32

So, burn everything that is used in the worship of idle gods and invite the Holy Spirit into your home as you abstain from foods that can defile your body. 

Day 3: Praise and Worship God

For the Chief Musician. Set to “The Death of the Son.” A Psalm by David. I will give thanks to Yahweh with my whole heart. I will tell of all your marvelous works.

Psalms 9:1, WEB

We love to be praised! God is no exception. He loves being worshiped and praised. Before you can start telling him your needs, praise Him. Worship Him. Tell him how great he is. Declare that his works are great. He “inhabitest the praises of Israel.” Psalms 22:3

It doesn't matter what you’re going through; sing songs of praise to Him. The prevailing circumstances cannot lower His supremacy. 

Even though the fig trees fail to bud and the grapes fail to bear fruits, rejoice in the Lord. Even though there are no crops in the fields and the stalls and pens are empty, be joyful in God, your savior. Habakkuk 3: 17-18

Day 4: Forgive and Confess Your Sins

Forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors.

Matthew 6:12

We have all hurt one or more people, including our parents, spouses, or children. We would be glad if they completely forgave us. In the same way, others want us to forgive them. 

The same measure you give to others, the same measure you’ll receive. Unforgiveness hinders God from answering your prayers and causes God not to forgive you. If you forgive wholeheartedly, God will forgive all your sins. 

It doesn’t matter what was done to you; forgive wholeheartedly. Stephen forgave those who were stoning him. Jesus forgave those who crucified Him. What reason do you have for not forgiving others? 


Next, repent your sins “for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3: 23

God’s standards are high, and man, in his weakness, cannot attain them. 

Therefore, repent the sins of omission and commission because sins hinder God from answering your prayers. Isaiah 59:2

Day 5: Invite God’s Presence

Moses said to him, “If your presence doesn’t go with me, don’t carry us up from here.

Exodus 33:15, WEB

Humble yourself before the Lord and ask that His presence stays with you throughout the 21 days of prayers and fasting. Moses knew that the journey to Canaan would not be easy. Their enemies would want to destroy them. Besides, they needed provision throughout the journey.

Without God’s presence, their journey wouldn’t be a success. Your fasting wouldn’t be effective without God’s presence. His presence brings healing, provision, and victory against the enemies.

Day 6: Claim the Lord’s Promises

In the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years about which Yahweh’s word came to Jeremiah the prophet for the accomplishing of the desolations of Jerusalem, even seventy years.

Daniel 9:2, WEB 

Daniel understood that God’s people would be in slavery for 70 years. However, 70 years had already elapsed, yet God’s people were still in slavery. Daniel knew and understood the promise of God.

He made them known to God. He asked the Lord to deliver his people from slavery according to His promises.

In His love, God heard Daniel’s cry and answered him. 

So, if there’s a promise that God has given you but has delayed in manifesting, humble yourself before the Lord and remind Him. He is faithful and just and will rejoice in honoring them. 

Day 7: Meditate on God’s Word

He said to me, “Daniel, you greatly beloved man, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have been sent to you, now.” When he had spoken this word to me, I stood trembling. Then he said to me, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel; for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard. I have come for your words’ sake.

Daniel 10:11-12, WEB

After pleading with God for the fulfillment of His promises, continue meditation on His word as you wait for his answer. Don’t be quick to leave his presence. 

Fasting In The Bible requires that you mute all the other voices that would hinder your spiritual ears from hearing God’s voice. Therefore, avoid social media during this time of prayers and fasting. Minimize the time you spend watching your television. Probably only switch on if you want to watch the news. 

God’s answers strengthen you. So, be calm and meditate on God’s word as you enter the second phase of your 21 days of prayers and fasting.  

Day 8: Pray for Those in Authority

I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and givings of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high places, that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence.

1 Timothy 2:1-2, WEB

What do you do when you notice corrupt people in your government? Do you complain? We’re at a time when we feel like the Government is harsh on us and the economy is deteriorating daily. God has not called us to complain but to make petitions, pray, and intercede for our leaders with thankful hearts. Our prayers will heal our government, and we shall live in harmony.

Therefore, spend more time praying for the leaders so that God can give them the wisdom to rule the nation.  

Day 9: Pray for the Lost Souls

Pray therefore that the Lord of the harvest will send out laborers into his harvest.”

Matthew 9:38, WEB

Devote yourself to praying for the lost souls. God doesn’t delight in the death of a sinner. He wants to see souls coming to him. Ezekiel 18:23

Therefore, pray for the lost souls, including your family members, friends, and neighbors. 

Several years ago, I was praying and fasting for my life. Suddenly, the Holy Spirit quickened me to pray for a close relative living in sin. 

For one week, my heart grieved for her, and I prayed earnestly for her salvation. What I didn’t know is that she was so sick at that time and at the point of death. The following week, she gave her life to Christ. Two to three days later, she passed on! Praise God!

So, don’t just pray for yourself; pray for the lost souls so that the Holy Spirit can convict them of their sins. John 16:8

Day 10: Pray for God’s Servants

Pray for me, that utterance may be given to me in opening my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the Good News,

Ephesians 6:19, WEB

God’s servants face great opposition every day, which causes most of them to fear speaking God’s word boldly. Consequently, God’s will is not manifested in the churches.

Pray for them to be bold as lions and speak ONLY what God has commanded them. 

Day 11: Pray for the Sick

Yahweh will sustain him on his sickbed, and restore him from his bed of illness. 

Psalms 41:3, WEB 

Have you been sick? I don’t mean those minor headaches that disappear after drinking warm water. I mean, being seriously sick that you can’t open your eyes or move. I have been there several times. 

Such times make us so prone to the enemy's attacks because of the inability to pray. Be that person whom God can use to lift the sick person from their bed of sickness.

Day 12: Pray for the Orphans

“Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.

Hosea 14:3, WEB

Regardless of their social or economic status, parents are a great comfort to their children. Orphans, especially those who never got to see their parents, live in great distress. Sometimes, they even blame God for taking away their parents. 

Pray for God’s mercy, provision, and comfort upon orphans. Pray that doors may open for them to be adopted by loving and caring parents. 

Day 13: Pray for the Widows

Yahweh will uproot the house of the proud, but he will keep the widow’s borders intact.

Proverbs 15:25, WEB

Widows, especially those with children, have difficulty raising their children alone. The challenge of providing for the children physically and emotionally can be draining. Some Moms resort to alcoholism, drugs, or crime because of being emotionally drained. 

During this Daniel fast season, pray for the widows that they may look up unto God for all their needs. Ask God to send them help. 

Day 14: Pray for the Poor

“Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.

Psalm 82:3-4, WEB

Many people in our societies can hardly afford basic needs such as meals, clothes, shelter, and medical services. It’s easy to forget that someone else is going through such a situation if you can afford the basic needs comfortably. Thank God you can!

Pray that a door of provision opens for the poor and that the God of mercies may bless them with jobs so they can have enough for themselves and others in need. 

Day 15: Pray for Your Family

If it seems evil to you to serve Yahweh, choose today whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve Yahweh.”

Joshua 24:15, WEB

Dedicate the last phase of the 21-day Daniel fast devotions to your family. No one wants to see their close family being condemned eternally. So, pray for your spouse and children. Remember, your spouse or children could be struggling with secret sins, which could cause God’s judgment to be released upon your family.

It’s needful that you always repent for the sins committed by your family as you repent your own. Job kept praying for his children and repenting their sins, especially after they had finished feasting. He feared that they may have sinned against God. He put a hedge around them by offering sacrifices to the Lord and repenting their sins. Job 1:4-7

Indeed, God was pleased with him, Job.

Earnestly pray for your family and repent their sins. This is a sure way of retaining the hedge of the Holy Spirit around your family. 

Day 16: Pray for Your Friends

Yahweh restored Job’s prosperity when he prayed for his friends. Yahweh gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Job 42: 10, WEB

Friends influence our lives in a big way. That’s why it is wise to choose friends prayerfully because they can build or destroy you. Therefore, spend time praying for your friends. Pray that they may be full of Godly wisdom. Pray also that they have a discerning spirit to avoid falling into temptations. 

When your friends are wise, you’ll also be wise. 

Day 17: Pray for Your Parents

You will be handed over even by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends. They will cause some of you to be put to death. 17You will be hated by all men for my name’s sake.

Luke 21:16-17, WEB

The target of the enemy is to cause hostility between parents and their children. When this happens, children are cursed, and their lives become miserable. Hence, pray for your parents to be devoted to God. 

Pray that they may discern the will of God in your life and theirs. While at it, repenting their sins and spiritually demolishing any altars they may have built secretly is good. Such could be altars of alcoholism, sexual immorality, idol worship, pornography, witchcraft, and sorcery, among others.

When parents return to God, the entire family line is blessed. Proverbs 20:7

Day 18: Pray for Your Employees

Laban said to him, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, stay here, for I have divined that Yahweh has blessed me for your sake.”

Genesis 30:27, World English Bible

When the favor of the Lord is upon your employees, whatever you have entrusted them will succeed. Laban clearly saw the difference when Jacob went to his house. There was a divine increase, so he didn’t want him to leave.

May you pray that God gives you employees who fear him and are sincere.  

Day 19: Worship the Lord

All the earth will worship you, and will sing to you; they will sing to your name.” Selah.

Psalms 66:4, WEB

We don’t worship the Lord for what He has done to us but for who He is. This far He has brought you; it can only be his hand and mercies. Refrain from asking anything else from Him. Just worship Him. 

He is the creator of heaven and earth. Everything we see exists because of Him. Let him know how much you acknowledge his greatness. When we worship the Lord, his glory comes down. 

Day 20: Pray for Yourself

Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

1 Peter 5:8, WEB

You have been fighting a spiritual battle and have won. The enemy is not happy. He will do everything from attacking your finances to your health to your family! 

Plead the blood of Jesus over yourself, your family, and everything that concerns you. Declare that no weapon forged against you and your family, business, employees, and friends will succeed and that every tongue that rises against you is condemned. 

Also, pray for the spirit of self-control. You don’t want to break a fast and then end up in hospital. The spirit of gluttony has attacked many people. Hence, after breaking a fast, they’ve fallen sick. I have heard of a man who ate meat after breaking the fast. It’s sad; he died! 

So, be self-controlled and prepare your mind as you prepare to break your fast. 

Day 21: Thank God

Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and called its name Ebenezer, saying, “Yahweh helped us until now.”

1 Samuel 7:12, WEB

It’s been a long journey! Finally, by God’s grace, you’re on the last day of the 21-day Daniel fast devotions. It’s not by power nor by might but by the spirit of the Lord that you have come this far. Zechariah 4:6

You can’t brag. 

You would have been defeated if the Lord wasn’t on your side. You owe God all the praise and honor. 

Give Him the glory on this last day. 

This article was originally published and syndicated by Motherhood Truth

Author: Mary Peter

Title: Freelance Writer

Expertise: Christianity, Pets, Writing


Mary is a freelance writer whose written for over 2,000 clients covering a wide variety of topics. When she isn't freelance writing, she is participating in church events, managing her tea farm, walking to keep fit, or writing for her own websites: Daily Pets Care and Freelance Writer Spot.

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