Recommended Book: Reset: 20 ways to a consistent prayer life by Bob Sorge
Notes for making Jubilee’s 21 day Daniel fast productive for yourself and your family:
1. Each day we will read one chapter of the recommended book. The chapter is specified on the calendar.
2. Each day we will pray over a specific area or target. The target is specified in the calendar.
3. For 21 days the whole church will be encouraged to fast and pray together. For those that are able, we recommend doing a Daniel Fast for ALL 21 days.
4. A daniel fast is based upon the scripture found in Daniel 10:3 “ I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.”
5. List of foods that can be eaten in a Daniel’s fast:
a. All fruit – fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, or canned.
b. All vegetables – fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, or canned.
c. All whole grains – amaranth, barley, brown rice, oats, quinoa, millet, and whole wheat. Whole wheat or whole grain bread and pasta.
d. All nuts & seeds – almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds; unsweetened almond milk. Nut butters are also included.
e. All legumes – canned or dried; black beans, black eyed peas, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), great northern beans, kidney beans, lentils, pinto beans, and split peas.
f. All quality oils – avocado, coconut, grapeseed, olive, peanut, sesame, and walnut.
g. Beverages– distilled water, filtered water, and spring water. h. Other – almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, or soy milk; herbs, spices, salt, pepper, coconut flakes, seasonings, soy products, and tofu.
6. Foods to Avoid on the Daniel Fast
a. All meat & animal products – bacon, beef, buffalo, eggs, fish, lamb, poultry, and pork.
b. All dairy products – butter, cheese, cream, milk, and yogurt.
c. Most sweeteners – artificial sweeteners, brown rice syrup, cane juice, molasses, raw sugar, syrups, and sugar.
d. All refined & processed food products – artificial flavorings, chemicals, and food additives. This includes white flour, white bread and white rice.
e. All deep-fried foods – corn chips, French fries, and potato chips.
f. All solid fats – lard, margarine, and shortening.
g. Beverages with Sugar– alcohol, Soda, Sweet Tea and energy drinks
7. Make sure you are healthy enough to fast. Jubilee recommends asking your doctor for permission to fast especially if there is any medical reason why fasting may not be permissible such as an issue with blood sugars or other medical condition.
8. Fasting is designed by God to bring about change on this earth. That being said, do not allow this 21 day fast to make you “religious” or dogmatic. The fast is designed to help you focus on other people and less on yourself.
9. Find a fasting buddy and hold each other accountable. Pray together and encourage each other. Families should pray together every day.
Monday January 22 Reading for Day 1 is chapter 1 from book: Desire Pray that God will show you your place in Jubilee for 2018 Your place will fit into the church’s vision: Jubilee vision: To glorify God by reaching the lost, healing the hurting, and training people of all races and ages to build God’s church in the earth.
Tuesday January 23 Read Day 2: Decide Pray for Pastor Len and Pam We pray that Pastor len will stay in tune with the voice of the Lord for 2018 and be able to follow the Lord’s direction for Jubilee. We also pray for his family and both his and Pastor Pam’s children. We pray for their household finances. We pray for their health. We pray for their children to find their place in Jubilee and also in their schools and careers.
Wednesday January 24 Read Day 3: Reach Pray for the mission team that is currently in Uganda. The team consists of Angela Fox, JaDean Stricker, Vacari Stevenson, Becki Thornock, Amber Alexander, Cierra Williams and Yvalondra Thomas. Pray for protection, favor and that God’s anointing would flow through the team to change lives
Thursday January 25 Read Day 4: Fight Pray for Pensacola the city. It is the responsibility of Christians to be the salt of the earth and the light on the hill. That means that we must pray for our city and be involved in our city. Some of the issues facing Pensacola is the stronghold of poverty. We need better education for our children and we need to better jobs for our adults. Pray for the mayor.
Friday January 26 Read Day 5: Place Pray for the 20/20 vision and the funds to build the new school annex. This will allow us to better serve the kids of JCA and the kids of the community. JCA teaches over 200 children everyday. It is one of Jubilee’s most important outreach to the city. Currently, JCA does not have any more classrooms available for growth.
Saturday January 27 Read Day 6: Clock Praying for upcoming conferences such as the priceless conference for women, the Men’s conference and also for the Stronger conference held every fall.
Sunday January 28 Read Day 7: Repent Pray for the USA. Our country is in desperate need for Jesus to come and change our nation. If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Monday January 29 Read Day 8: Cleanse Pray for Jubilee’s protection from sickness and cancer. We declare that Jubilee should be a cancer-free zone! Sickness is under the curse and Jesus broke the curse when He was crucified on the cross.
Tuesday January 30 Read Day 9: Thanks Praying for the elders. The elders of Jubilee are not necessarily on staff but they bring stability to Jubilee. They are responsible for financial decisions and direction. The executive leadership team consists of Pastor Len Ballenger, Tim and Angela Fox, Bob Saale, David Wagner, Mike Glinter and Joe Miller. Also pray for the extended leadership team that has responsibility over all the areas of the church.
Wednesday January 31 Read Day 10: #prayread Pray for Jubilee missions into the nations. That our influence would grow and we could support more missionaries. We currently support missionaries in Uganda, Tanzania, Pakistan, South Africa, Mozambique, and Italy, just to name a few. This includes our traveling ministers Dave Wagner and Kevin Leal.
Thursday February 1 Read Day 11: Psalms Please pray for our Worship Team and Pastor Wilfredo and Jessica Pictota. The worship team is our front line on a Sunday morning service. Let us also pray for Ashley Hartwell and the dance team. Let us pray that team members grow in their relationship with God and that each has the anointing to usher in the presence of God, whether with music or dance.
Friday February 2 Read Day 12: Listen Pray for JCA and the students. We prayed for the JCA annex on January 26th. Today we pray for JCA as a school. JCA teaches over 200 children everyday. It is one of Jubilee’s most important outreach to the city. Let us pray for the administration staff including the principle, JaDean Stricker. Also let us pray for the teachers and the students.
Saturday February 3 Read Day 13: Journal Pray for Pastor Jason and Amanda Cox as they lead our middle school and high school youth group. Also pray for the Hartwells as they lead our college age 850 participants. Pray for our youth and college age as they are being challenged in so many different ways in today’s culture.
Sunday February 4 Read Day 14: Obey Pray for Pastor Mark and Nicola Savage as they lead our Children’s church and children’s ministry. Pray for the team that works with them week after week. Pray for the Children especially that each child will develop a personal relationship with Jesus. Pray that Children’s church continues to grow with more children from the community.
Monday February 5 Read Day 15: Love Pray for the marriages in the church. The enemy loves to attack marriages. Pray for Garry and Marilyn Benitez as they work to put together a marriage connect group in the church
Tuesday February 6 Read Day 16: Fast To break the yoke of sin over our city. Poverty, drugs, crime, broken marriage, abused children. God designed fasting to set people free. Isaiah 58: 6-7 states “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh?
Wednesday February 7 Read Day 17: List Pray for the outreach ministries into the city. Pray for Pastor Reggie and the Jail ministry. Pray for our family outreach partnership that we have with Loaves and Fishes. Pray for the “priceless” outreach towards those that are human trafficked and also for the girls that work in the local strip clubs.
Thursday February 8 Read Day 18: Routine Pray for Ministerio Latino Jubilee along with Pastor Manuel Moya and his wife Pastor Persida. Ministerio Latino meets every Friday night in the main sanctuary. It is Jubilee’s ministry to the Spanish speaking population of Pensacola. As a mission-minded church this is a core part of our church DNA, to reach every nation, tongue and tribe, including those in our local community.
Friday February 9 Read Day 19: Endure Pray to end abortion in our city. Abortion is legal but it doesn’t mean it is good. In fact it is evil and it is murder. The enemy wants to kill. He want to stop young babies from being born because he knows that God has plans for each of them. We declare that Pensacola will be an abortion-free zone. John 10:10 states, The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. But I (Jesus) have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly .
Saturday February 10 Read Day 20: Grow Pray for the Jubilee nursery, the nursery staff and volunteers and our babies. Jubilee is a multi-generational church and we start teaching about Jesus with our little ones. Yesterday we prayed against abortion today we pray life over our most vulnerable. God has a plan designed for each baby in Jubilee.
Sunday February 11 Read Day 21: Finish the race Fast ends after church on Sunday February 11th.