Prayer & Fasting

Watermark Equipping Podcast

About This Episode

Episode 109 • Feb 1, 2024 people

In this episode, hosts Oren Martin and Caitlin Van Wagoner kick off season 2 with a special episode about prayer and fasting with Watermark’s Lead Pastor of Vision and Preaching and returning guest, Timothy “TA” Ateek.   Chapter 1: 00:00-02:39 Introduction Sermon Series: A Praying Church 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Vision Sunday: Ten Markers for Watermark Community Church  Chapter 2: 02:39- 05:05 Why do we want our church family to enjoy prayer and fasting? Scripture Mentioned: Psalm 34:8, Psalm 16:11, Psalm 37:4   Chapter 3: 05:05-08:18 Why do we find it hard to enjoy God?  Michael Reeves, Enjoy Your Prayer Life David Mathis, Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines J.I. Packer, Knowing God “If you want to know how well a person understands Christianity, find out how much he makes of the thought of being God’s child” – J.I. Packer “The life of Christianity consists in possessive pronouns” – Martin Luther Scripture Mentioned: 1 Peter 5:8, Matthew 6:9-13  Chapter 4: 08:18-10:52 What does it mean that “prayer is the chief exercise of faith”? “Prayerlessness is practical atheism” – Michael Reeves Scripture Mentioned: Romans 10:17  Chapter 5: 10:52-14:56 What do you do when prayer feels burdensome rather than enjoyment? Scripture Mentioned: Matthew 26:36-46, 6:9-13, John 1:14, 10:10  Chapter 6: 14:56-18:53 If God is sovereign, why do we need to pray?  Chapter 7: 18:53-26:18 How do you deal with unanswered prayer? “The best preparation for suffering is good theology” – Tom Schreiner  “Don’t listen to yourself, talk to yourself” – Martin Lloyd Jones Scripture Mentioned: John 6:68, Psalm 24:1, Luke 22:42, Hebrews 4:14-16, Psalm 42, 43  Chapter 8: 26:18-32:58 Is there something special about corporate prayer? Scripture Mentioned: Acts 12, 4:31, Matthew 18:20, James 5:16  Chapter 9: 32:58-35:03 What is the connection between prayer and fasting? Scripture Mentioned: Philippians 3:10, Matthew 4:4  Chapter 10: 35:03-38:38 How have you grown in prayer and fasting?  Chapter 11: 38:38-40:56 Why should Watermark members jump in with prayer and fasting?