• Plan a family outing to review your Daniel Fast experience, such as a camping trip or weekend at the lake. Spend time thanking and praising the Lord for answered prayers. Share struggles and disappointments that you encountered along the way. Have older children write down what they learned.
  • Challenge family members to keep praying for requests that are still to be answered.
  • Continue to make healthy food choices. Don’t fall back into old patterns of eating!

I hope that you are encouraged to seek the Lord through the Daniel Fast with your family. As parents, we would be wise to approach this spiritual discipline with the boldness of Paul, who wrote, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1).” As you demonstrate the importance of prayer and fasting to your children, you will be leading them in the footsteps of Jesus.

Kristen Feola is the author of the book, The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast, and writer of the blog, www.ultimatedanielfast.com. She has worked as a personal trainer, nutritional consultant, First Place 4 Health leader, and fitness instructor. Kristen lives in Springfield with her husband, Justin, and her two daughters.