January 2024


Praise God for His goodness and mercy as we approach another year. The years of pandemic have taken its toll on many of us and our families; nevertheless, we are blessed to be in the land of the living to bring glory to His name in the name of Jesus. As the world continues to battle the variants of viruses, let us use wisdom in caring for our health. May God continue to heal our land spiritually and naturally.

The coming year is an election year, inflation is on the uprise, there are wars and rumors of wars, and crime has increased throughout our land. Let us not be dismayed by these things; instead, be strong in the Lord and pray that God’s divine will be done in every situation. Our God will supply your needs through His riches and glory in Christ Jesus (Phil 4:19)! We can trust that God will take care of us. He knows what we need even before we pray (Matt 6:8). Acknowledge Him concerning everything in your life and He will direct you along the way. Scripture says,

I have been young, and now am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread. He is ever merciful and lends, And his descendants are blessed. Depart from evil, and do good, And dwell forevermore. For the LORD loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land And dwell in it forever. The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, And his tongue talks of justice (Psalms 37:25-30n NKJV).


Powerhouse of Praise Church (POPC) family, please continue to be a great witness to many souls. God will enlarge our territories and cause the ministry to grow, build, and impact this city. As we go through various trials, our faith may be tested, but the result of your patience is perfection and completeness, causing us to lack nothing James 1:2-4) because we know our God is able. God grant us the wisdom and grace to wait on you in all things!

In Jesus' name and with the help of the Holy Spirit, we have a powerful weapon – prayer! Thus, let us not take this fast lightly but put away any distractions and sincerely seek the face of God for all of our needs. Remember, this fast is not a diet or ritual but a sacred time. It is a time of consecration and prayer. After praying for the day, please feel free to pray whatever God puts on her heart.

Jesus Loves You, 

Bishop Michael L. Scott




To my brothers and sisters in Christ from churches and ministries other than Powerhouse of Praise, you are welcome to join in on the 2024 21-Day Daniel Fast. This is for the Body of Christ. Feel free to use it entirely or as the Lord leads you.










This is a corporate fast for the Powerhouse of Praise Church. We invite everyone to join us in discovering our role as co laborers with Christ as we stand together in interceding for others.  


Guiding Scripture: But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33).


Scriptural Basis for Fasting  


Daniel 10:2. When this vision came to me, I, Daniel, had been in mourning for three whole weeks. 3 All that time I had eaten no rich food. No meat or wine crossed my lips, and I used no fragrant lotions until those three weeks had passed. (NLT)

Daniel 10:12 Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer. 13 But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia. (NLT)


  1. Pray.

  2. Study the Bible.

  3. Plan and prepare your meals carefully.


I have a clip that I received in a email. I will copy this into this document. It was sent out by You Version Bible, please read and pass it on:



Why does reading the Bible consistently matter?


Reading Scripture isn’t just something to check off of your list—God’s Word will actually transform your life.


Research shows that destructive habits decrease and positive habits increase when people are in God’s Word at least four days a week.

Someone who reads the Bible four or more times a week is:

  • - 59% less likely to view pornography

  • - 74% less likely to gamble

  • - 407% more likely to memorize Scripture

  • - 228% more likely to share their faith with others

  •  231% more likely to disciple others

These same people are 30% less likely to struggle with loneliness.

Commit to spending at least 4 days each week in God’s Word and watch how it changes your life.





Day 1: Read Isaiah 58; 2 Chronicles 7:13-15. Consecrate this fast to the Lord. Pray for mercy, forgiveness, and peace in the land. Thank God for His goodness and mercy towards you. Confess your sins and pray that God will bless you to complete the fast.


Day 2: Read John 15:26; John 16:5-15; Acts 10:44-48. It is important for every believer to be filled with the Holy Spirit. If you do not believe that you have received the Holy Spirit, pray for the infilling of the Holy Spirit. If you have been filled with the Holy Spirit, pray for others to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Consider this prayer, Heavenly Father, I am Your child, for I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and was resurrected. I confess Jesus as my Savior and Lord. Your Word said if I ask for the Holy Spirit, He will be given to me. In the name of Jesus, Lord, please fill me with Your Holy Spirit and let me walk in the fullness of Your love and power. I receive this gift in faith, and believe that I am a Spirit-filled Christian from this day forth. As I yield myself to You, I expect to speak in tongues as the Spirit gives me utterance, in the name of Jesus! Thank you, Lord!


Day 3: Read Psalm 34, Psalm 131. God is in control of all things going on in the world. He hears the cries of his people. We must continue to trust Him even in the midst of great suffering around us. Thank God for healing and deliverance from the pandemic. Pray for peace, comfort, and restoration in the land.


Day 4: Read Matthew 5:13-16; 2 Cor 4:1-7. Pray that the Holy Spirit will empower you to be a greater witness in your community, and to let your light shine in every realm of influence. Pray for the revival of your city. Ask God to reveal and release the spiritual gifts in your life for His glory. Praise God for how He will use you to impact your community and the world. If you are already aware of your gifts, praise God, commit them to the Lord, and ask God to enlarge your territories to do greater works by the Holy Spirit.


Day 5: Read Psalm 63:1-8; Psalm 23:5-6. Pray that God would strengthen your relationship with Him. Ask God to make His presence known. Experience God’s love as He lavishes it upon you. Without a doubt, know that He loves and cares for you. Affirm that God is with you and will never leave you alone even in the darkest hour or at the most challenging time in life. Surely, His goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life!


Day 6: Read 1 Sam 3; Job 22:28; Proverbs 18:21; Ephesians 3:14-21. Pray for the release of prophetic power in the land. Ask God to make you sensitive to His voice. Prophesy to the situations and circumstances in your life. Begin to decree the Word of God, and release favor and the promises of God into your life. Pray that the Holy Spirit would reveal the things of Christ more abundantly, so that you can accomplish Kingdom work to the fullest. Lord, increase our faith.

Day 7: Read Psalm 99. You have reached the one-week mark. Give God praise and thanksgiving for what he has done and for the manifestation of the prayers you have prayed up to now. Give glory to God and bless His holy name!


Day 8: Read Matthew 4:23-24; James 5:13-15. Make a prayer list of everyone you know who is sick. Put it before the Lord and believe that God can heal and deliver individuals from all kinds of sicknesses, diseases, and addictions. If you are sick, trust God for your healing, in the name of Jesus!


Day 9:  Read Psalm 121; Ephesians 4:17-24; 1 Corinthians 10:12-13. God is a present help for those who seek him. Lord, we know that some drugs are necessary for the regulation and healing of the body and the mind. Shield our families and friends from consuming illicit drugs or misusing prescription drugs. We ask that you deliver those who are struggling with substance abuse for the saving of their souls. Lord, cause them to walk in the newness of life in Christ Jesus. Take away the desire for drugs. Remove fentanyl and all forms of narcotics from our streets. We pray that you will expose the enemy who sells and distributes illegal drugs for personal gain, and bring down justice upon them. Lord, help our nation overcome this problem. Heal our land!


Day 10: Read Deuteronomy 8:11-18; Philippians 4:10-13, 19-20; 1 Timothy 6:6-12; 1 John 3:16-23. As prices continue to rise, know that God will supply what you need. Thank God for what he has already done. Pray that you will have the ability to gain wealth. Ask God for the wisdom to manage what you have, and for wisdom on how to increase your wealth. Ask God for help in whatever areas you fall short in managing money. Ask God for a willing heart to share what you have with others in need. Pray about how you can sow into Kingdom work.  


Day 11:  Read Acts 13:16-23; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; 1 Peter 2:13-25. This is an election year. Pray that God would send leaders after His heart that will do all of His will. Pray for godly leaders at every level of government, organizations, and businesses, that they will rule responsibly with integrity and fairness. Lord, let us reap the benefits of a good government so we may lead a peaceful life. Think about individuals who you report to directly. Seek God about what to pray for them. Praise God for those who do good and pray for situations that need to be changed to promote a stress-free environment. If you have suffered wrongly, pray that God would forgive those that caused you hurt. Ask God to help you overcome any fears, pain, or injustices. May God cause your enemies to be at peace with you, because your ways please Him (Proverbs 16:7).  


Day 12: Read Psalm 122:6-9; Isaiah 53; Romans 11:25-27. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! Pray that the people of Israel will come to know Jesus as the Messiah, Yeshua. Pray that her borders will be secure and protected from being divided. Pray for the believers in Israel to be protected and strengthened in their faith in Jesus Christ as the Messiah, and that through the power of the Holy Spirit they will demonstrate the love of Jesus to those who do not know him as Lord and Savior (Eph 3:3:16-19). Lord let your will be done in their lives and let them be filled with wisdom and understanding, so that they can stand against any adversity.


Day 13: Read Psalm 46. Pray for a peaceful resolution of the war in Ukraine. God will make the wars cease to the end of the earth. He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two, He burns the chariot in the fire (v.46:9). Pray for the protection of those who choose to remain in the city and for the refugees as they struggle to put their lives back together. Lord, show your favor and provide the resources needed to support the people. Be their refuge and strength. Guide the people by your love, grace, and mercy.  


Day 14: Read Psalm 113. You have reached the second-week mark. Praise the name of the Lord! He is worthy to be praised. God is lifted high above the earth. There is no one like our God – compassionate, strong, and mighty. He is our deliverer. Take a praise break and listen to some uplifting music, shout for joy, sing praises, and bless His name.


Day 15: Read Romans 10:12-13; 1 Cor 13. Pray for God to tear down racial barriers that cause people to be treated indifferent, rejected, and abused. Pray that as the borders are open to other nations, people will be accepted and treated fairly. Lord, help us to love your creation as we love you. We pray for justice, peace, and safety!


Day 16: Read Col 3:18-25; Eph 6:1-4. Pray for families – married, separated, divorced. Pray for children to be obedient to parents. Pray for forgiveness, peace, and harmony in the family unit. We pray for any broken homes, and ask that You restore relationships in the family unit. Pray for children who are experiencing brokenness because of divorce.


Day 17: Read Gen 2:18; 24:12-14; Isaiah 62:5; Prov 12:4; Prov 18:22; 2 Cor 6:14. Pray for the single men and women to find godly mates. Lord, do not allow your children to be deceived by imposters on dating sites. Grant Your children the discernment to expose any schemes. May they find comfort in knowing that You love and care for them. Heal Your children from failed relationships and feelings of rejection. Let them walk in total love, esteeming and preferring the other higher than self.


Day.18: Read 2 Chronicles 34:1-7; Ecclesiastes 11:9-10, 12:1; Romans 1:16-17. Josiah was still young when he started to seek God. Pray for today’s generations and the generations to come. Many young people have a heart for God, especially on the college campuses, pray that they will hold fast to the teachings according to the Bible and not be distracted by the philosophies of men. Jesus is the only way to God! Lord, bless them to be a witness for you as they share their faith in Christ Jesus by your Holy Spirit. Prepare hearts to receive the word of faith.


Day 19: Read 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13; 4:1-12; 2 Timothy 3, 4:1-5. Father, in the name of Jesus, bless the Powerhouse of Praise members to flourish in you. Establish our hearts to walk in truth, love, and holiness. These are the last days. Help us to endure sound doctrine and not be influenced by the many voices in the world. Take away anything that hinders us from walking in holiness, and from bringing glory to your name.


Day 20: Read 1 Chronicles 29:1-20. We still believe God for our own building. Pray that God will open the door to build a church that pleases Him. Pray for wisdom, favor, the location, and the resources to move forward on this project. Heavenly Father, we thank you for everyone who has sown into this ministry. We pray that what they have given towards Your purposes, will be returned to them 100-fold. We praise You that we are equipped to do ministry that will glorify Your name. We pray that You will give us favor with the lenders and manifest the blessing of a place to worship you. Thank you, Lord, in Jesus’ name.


Day 21: Read Psalm 135. You have reached your prayer and fasting goal! This is a day of celebration! Thank God for allowing you to complete this fast. Expect a manifestation of your prayers. Bless the Lord, O people of God!





Daniel Fast Food List

IMPORTANT! Take your medication as prescribed by your doctor.


The following foods are to be avoided.

Nothing with a face -- such as beef, pork, chicken, fish or any type of seafood.






CARBONATED BEVERAGES (excluding carbonated water)







You may have all of the vegetables, nuts, fruits, and grains you can eat.  If you cook them, you may use virgin olive oil, peanut oil, or canola oil.  You can steam them. Your choice as to how much you would like to consume. Put your faith to work.




All fruits. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include but are not limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon.


All vegetables. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include but are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, ginger root, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, beans, peas, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, scallions, spinach, sprouts, squashes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, yams, zucchini, veggie burgers are an option if you are not allergic to soy.


All whole grains, including but not limited to whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat or lentil pastas, whole wheat tortillas, corn tortillas (without sugar or leaven), rice cakes, and popcorn.


All nuts and seeds, including but not limited to sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame. Also nut butters including natural peanut butter.


All legumes. These can be canned or dried. legumes included but are not limited to dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, white beans.


All quality oils including but not limited to avocado, coconut, grapeseed, olive, peanut, sesame, walnut, nondairy butter.


Beverages: spring water or other pure waters, non-caffeine herbal tea.


Other: Unsweetened almond milk, natural sugars that come from fruit, nectars, or plants (may use agave), coconut milk, rice milk, or soy milk; herbs, spices, salt, pepper, unsweetened coconut flakes, seasonings, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, soy products, and tofu.





All meat and animal products including but not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.


All dairy products including but not limited to milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.


All sweeteners including but not limited to sugar, raw sugar, honey, molasses, syrups, and cane juice.


All leavened bread including Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.


All refined and processed food products including but not limited to white rice, white flour, and with high sugar content.


All deep-fried foods (you may sauté foods in pure oils) including but not limited to packaged potato chips and fries (may eat fries from whole food potatoes with natural oil on stove, air fryer, or oven).  


All solid fats including shortening, margarine, lard, and foods high in fat.


Beverages including but not limited to coffee, non-herbal caffeinated tea, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.