Lutz Campus

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548

Idlewild at The Springs

8209 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

Main Campus, Student Building, Hall 2
 

Prayer

    “Throughout the Bible, the name of the Lord is synonymous with the nature of the Lord. To call on his name is to make an appeal to his character. It’s a cry for help….When People begin to call on the name of the Lord, they are ‘calling on God to...

    “Prayer obtains fresh and continued outpourings of the Spirit. He alone begins the work of grace in a man’s heart. He alone can carry it forward and make it prosper. But the good Spirit loves to be entreated. And those who ask most will have most of his influence. .”    ...

  “Mingle praise, confessions, and intercession, but when you intercede, try to tie as many requests as possible to scripture….petitionary prayer honors [God] because he is a God who likes to give his blessings in response to the intercession of his people.”                    ...

  “Praying God’s glory across the earth,” is the theme of the 2020 National Day of Prayer. Habakkuk 2:14 says, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.” This year that National Day of Prayer falls when much of...

Missions Prayer Requests: Please pray for our upcoming mission trips in 2020: Please pray for protection from the Corona virus for our missionaries in China. Please pray for Holly Sheldon with CRU: Please pray that I would love Jesus with my whole heart, mind, and soul.  For God to glorify Himself and to...

“Lord….Give us grace to match our trials. Give us a sense of hope and purpose beyond our pain. And give us fresh assurance that we’re not alone, that Your plan has not been aborted though our suffering intensifies.  Help those of us who are on our feet right now to maintain...

FAMILY MINISTRIES Wade Griffin Minister, Families Ministry: We find ourselves in unprecedented times! I am so grateful for our Church family and especially for our Small Group leaders. These leaders are doing so much to care for and ministry to their members. Please pray for them! They are walking through their own disruptions...

WORSHIP AND CREATIVE ARTS Ron Upton Minister, Worship & Creative Arts Personal:  I want to thank you for your continued prayers on behalf of my family; Please pray for my wife, Miska; my son, Ethan; for my daughter, Marét, who is expecting her first child in August; and my son, Nathan. Please pray...

“Lord….Give us grace to match our trials. Give us a sense of hope and purpose beyond our pain. And give us fresh assurance that we’re not alone, that Your plan has not been aborted though our suffering intensifies.  Help those of us who are on our feet right now to maintain...

Adoration In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphim; each one had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew....

“The prayer of a Christian is not an attempt to force God’s hand, but a humble acknowledgment of helplessness and dependence. When we are on our knees, we know that it is not we who control the world; it is not in our power, therefore, to supply our needs by...

“[Jesus] prepared for every important crisis by a protracted season of prayer. So ought we to do also. Whenever any crisis of life is seen to be approaching, we should prepare for it by a season of very definite prayer to God. We should take plenty of time for this...

  “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving...

  “The Lord loves such pleadings  because there is a measure of faith in them. When the person in trouble cries, ‘Lord, deliver me’ he is looking away from himself. You see, he is driven out of himself because of the despair in his life. He cannot find hope or help...

OFFICE OF THE PASTOR Dr. Ken Whitten Senior Pastor Personal: Please pray for my speaking engagements in March; one will be at Southwestern Theological Baptist Seminary and the other at Bellview Baptist Church in South Carolina. Pray that these quick visits will encourage and challenge our brothers and sisters in the Lord. Please...

OFFICE OF THE PASTOR Dr. Ken Whitten Senior Pastor Personal: Please continue to pray for my spiritual and physical health. Pray that my heart will continue to hunger and thirst for Jesus. Please pray for Mrs. Ginny and all the projects that she is involved with. Pray that she will have wisdom as she leads...

  “[Jesus] took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.” (Luke 9:28) Jesus insulated himself in prayer. He was able to shut out interruptions. In Luke 9:18-43 great things progressed out of His prayer times. As Jesus prayed in verse 18, the disciples heard the...

  “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” (John 16:24) Jim Maxim wrote, “Prayer is first and foremost our fellowship with God the Father; Jesus, His Son; and the Holy Spirit.” Before we ask for anything in...

  Pray from your heart. You may be reluctant to pray because you feel inadequate or simply don’t know how or what to pray. Is there something that causes a heaviness in your mind or emotions? On the other hand, are you full of Joy? Start there. Speak these things to...

  “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him.” (1 John 5:14-15) In the game show,...

  “But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” (Ephesians 4:7) Some hospitals are currently using a device that somehow tracks the unique blood flow pattern of patients. Apparently each person’s blood flow is so unique that they can be identified simply by laying...

Jordan Richmond Minister, Music and Worship Ministry: Please pray for our upcoming WILD trip to NYC. We need a Sunday am ministry opportunity to complete our schedule. Personal: Also - could you please pray for my left tibia? It's been healing well but I'm at the slow phase of healing where I think...

Dr. Edgar Aponte Minister, Global Missions Ministry: That the Lord continue to bless our transition. For God's grace as I seek to love and serve Idlewild the way Christ has loved us. For wisdom as we explore ways to help Idlewild to develop a sending culture. Family: For our transition. That the Lord...

PRAYER REQUESTS Dr Ken Whitten Senior Pastor Personal: I just want to praise God for Ms. Ginny's life! God has gifted her beyond measure! She can juggle me, grandkids, kids, aging parent, Bible teaching, taking care of others, all while wearing a boot! Please pray her foot will heal. Praise that Ms. Ginny...

  “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.” (Ephesians 3:16-17a) In one of Paul’s powerful prayers for the church at Ephesus, he prayed that each would be strengthened...

PRAYER REQUESTS Steve Kirby Minister, Instrumental Music Personal His family – Bonnie, Daniel (Aden and Jackson), Joel (Veronica, Ryleigh and Raegan) and Erin (Matt). Pray for Daniel and Jen (as parents) as they raise Aden and Jackson up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, even from different states. Jen divorced Daniel...

  The theme of the 2019 National Day of Prayer, is “ Love One Another,”  based upon the words of Jesus in John 13:34, which say, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.” Dr. Ronnie Floyd, the President of the NDP, said that “Love can change America….We need a baptism...

Kelly Knouse Minister, Next Generation Personal My health, as I continue to recover from a shoulder surgery. For Tara, as she leads the Loft 181 ministry. Our family during this school year For Cade, as he attends Land O Lakes HS. Pray for his walk with the Lord. Pray for him to...

PRAYER REQUESTS Jay Sanders Minister, College Personal: That I will fight for my time with Christ every day. Lead and serve my wife well. Personal Holiness. That I will have the discipline to take care of my physical body That I will surround myself with godly men that can help me grow as...

  “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. When he...

Prayer Requests Jodie Montgomery Ministry Director, Family Life/Women Personal Healthy pregnancy for daughter Susan, relief from nausea Family represent the Lord beautifully, relationships honor Him Safety in travel for St Louis trip Relief from neck/head pain, good doctor appointment Good planning and finances for house projects Ministry Volunteer Positions for Event Committee filled with...