Over the years, more and more Christians who fast for Lent are using the Daniel Fast as their method of fasting. While most of the practices of the fast are the same, there are a couple of differences during Lent.
Lent is a season in the Christian Church Liturgical Year.
Lent is what is known as a called fast in that it has a very specific start date and a completion date. The fast begins on Ash Wednesday, which starts 46 days prior to Easter Sunday. Easter is a “movable feast,” meaning that it’s not always on the same date, yet it’s always on a Sunday. For 2019, Ash Wednesday is on March 6th and Easter is on Sunday, April 21st. Easter is considered the holiest day in the Christian year as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Lent is a season of the Christian year and period when followers of Christ focus on simple living, prayer, abstinence, and fasting so they can draw closer to God. There are forty days of fasting during the Lenten season. Sundays are days of celebrating the risen Christ and therefore not fasting days. So, if you practice this tradition you will fast from sundown on Sunday through Saturday at sundown. Some people also fast Monday through Saturday and then don’t fast any of Sunday. So you can decide how to set your times of fasting for Lent.
Forty days of fasting for Lent, with Sundays as days of celebration of our risen Christ.
If you are using the Daniel Fast as your method of fasting, you still want to prepare your spirit, soul, and body for this experience. I encourage you to use The Daniel Fast book, which includes everything you need for the fast, including a background of fasting, how to keep the fast spiritual rather than carnal, all about the food, plus a complete Daniel Fast cookbook.
Since Lent has 40 days of fasting, you also might want to get a copy of The Daniel Fast Daily Devotional for Lent. It’s a Kindle book and can be accessed from any electronic device. I’ve been very touched that many churches use this for their Lenten readings.
Meanwhile, be blessed as you open your heart to the Lord, prepare your body for the fast, and enter into this powerful season of Lent as you look forward the celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Learn more about how you can enter into this powerful spiritual time of personal reflection, growth in faith, and drawing near to God during Lent. Join thousands of others and use the Daniel Fast for Lent by clicking this link: Rest in Him
The bestselling Daniel Fast book includes everything you need to know about the Daniel Fast, plus a complete Daniel Fast Cookbook and Daily Devotionals. Learn More
The bestselling Daniel Fast Daily Devotional for Lent (Kindle) includes daily devotionals for your Lenten experience from Ash Wednesday to Resurrection Sunday. Learn More