“Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.” That’s what Old Testament prophet Daniel said to his Babylonian prison guard in the 7th century BC and now American actor Chris Pratt is modeling that diet thousands of years later.
In his recent Instagram story, the Jurassic World star, who is vocal about his Christian faith, said, “Hi, Chris Pratt here. Day three of the Daniel Fast, check it out. It’s 21 days of prayer and fasting.” A website for the Daniel Fast adds that it’s “based on the fasting experiences of the Old Testament prophet and typical Jewish fasting principles.”
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For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:8 (NIV)
“Your heart is a muscle, so when you challenge it, it will adapt and become stronger. Strengthen your heart as well as become young at heart by making active games and aerobic activities a part of your weekly routine.” — Exercise Physiologist Sean Foy
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