How to do The Fast of Daniel

The first two great commandments are recorded in Matthew 22:

1 – Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.

2 – Love your neighbour as yourself.

From 25 June, you will have the opportunity to put these commandments into practice through the Fast of Daniel.

The question is: are you ready?

“The ‘Fast of Daniel’ is coming so we can all focus on the Holy Spirit. You who really want to have the presence of God in your life, seek and receive the Holy Spirit, you who already have the Holy Spirit but want the fullness, you want Him to flow freely in your life, you don’t want to restrict Him, then you will dedicate yourself to seeking His strength, raising your mind on the Word of God during the ‘Fast of Daniel’. Let’s disconnect from the world, from useless information that distracts, to focus on what God wants to talk to us about. Let’s close our ears to the world and open our ears to God”, explained Bishop Renato Cardoso

Understand what it is and learn the step-by-step to do this spiritual purpose

In this text, you will find a step-by-step guide on how to do the The Fast of Daniel. To participate in this purpose, you need to deprive yourself from things that distract you, to have more communion with God.

What is The Fast of Daniel?

It is a period for those who want to get closer to God. It is based on the purpose that Daniel made, which is described in the book of Daniel, chapter 10.

For three weeks, Daniel fasted to draw closer to God and gain favor, wisdom, and understanding, and he did not eat things that were pleasing to him.

Why to do The Fast of Daniel?

Because it is a time when you will show God that He is the most important in your life, so you will spend 21 days fasting and denying pleasures and entertainments that keep you away from Him.

What’s the objective?

The main purpose is to receive the Holy Spirit. That is, for 21 days, you will be away from the pleasures of this world to seek Him.

Above all, The Fast of Daniel that the Universal church does is an opportunity for you to get closer to God and start a new life with Him.

Step-by-step how to do The Fast of Daniel

First, for 21 days, you should abstain from secular entertainment, music and news. Just as Daniel did not eat delicacies and desirable foods, you will stop consuming this type of content, which are pleasurable to your flesh.

Connect with God and read the Bible more, look for Christian content that can feed your faith during the Daniel Fast period.

Don’t waste too much time on social media. If you don’t use them for work, during the Fast of Daniel you should step away from them a little to have your exclusive attention on receiving the Holy Spirit.

What to watch in this period?

In addition, you can also watch christian movies, christian series and content that will help you get closer to God.

Make a selection of christian movies and christian series to watch during the Fast that have a message of faith and help you stay focused on purpose.

But be careful not to get caught up in entertainments. For, the aim of this purpose is for you to develop your personal relationship with God, abandoning wrong attitudes and strengthening your communion with Him in a sincere conversation.

What to eat during this purpose?

There is no custom of fasting from food, but you can do like Daniel and eat only vegetables and water, if you want and if your health allows it.

But you can also maintain a healthier diet during the period and give up foods that are pleasurable to you, as Daniel did.

Sanctification in The Fast of Daniel

In this way, it is possible to notice that the aim of this period is to seek sanctification before God, separating from this world to live in union with Him. The mentality that has dominated this world has caused people to move further and further away from Divine principles. Thus, the Fast of Daniel goes against this, making the person regain the image and likeness of God, something that sin stole from humanity (Genesis 1:26 and Genesis 3).

When does The Fast of Daniel occur?

The Fast of Daniel can be done anytime you want. Whenever you need to be closer to God, turn to that purpose.

Throughout all Universal churches, the next one will be held from June 25 to July 16, 2023.

During the period of the Daniel Fast, let’s unite our faith in this same purpose joining us specially every Wednesday and Sunday.

Reports of people who understand the importance of having the Holy Spirit

Even though I’m a pastor’s daughter, I was depressed, had a lot of complexes and I tried suicide 3 times.


The Holy Spirit, transformed me and made me a new woman!

Carla Vieira 

Even as a child I saw my parents fight at home, I grew up full of traumas and became addicted to drugs…


when I came to church I learned that I could cleanse my heart and receive true joy and peace. And today I am totally transformed.

Gabriella Bent

I was always depressed, I was taking medication to try to kill myself,
I started to have spiritual problems.

I received the certainty that God is with me, and no matter the problems and difficulties I have God on my side, the Holy Spirit transformed me.