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

Impossible Prayers

Impossible Prayers


 “’…For nothing is impossible with God.’” (Luke 1:37)

 Is there a burden, desire, goal or need on your heart that seems too big to request from God? Don’t hesitate to ask Him. Call out to God in prayer. Charles Spurgeon and others have written that God is often “more willing to answer your prayers than you are to ask.”

We can pray big things and be within the parameters of praying according to God’s will and for His glory. The night before Jesus died to redeem mankind, he did both. He prayed “may your will be done,” (Matthew 26:39, 42), and for God to be glorified (John 17:1-5). Open your Bible and begin to talk to the Lord. The Holy Spirit will guide you as you pray. He may have even directed you to a passage to encourage your prayers. Stay with the topic in prayer. God will give you peace or further direction in your prayers.

Often God initiates His work in us and around us first, and our prayers are in response to Him. The angel Gabriel revealed to Mary that she would conceive a child, the Messiah, by a miracle of the Holy Spirit. Gabriel also announced that Elizabeth had already conceived a child in her old age and was in her sixth month of pregnancy. This was a confirmation of His promise to Mary, and a blessing to Mary’s relative, Elizabeth, who had no children (It was a blessing to the nation Israel as well). Mary exclaimed, “For nothing is impossible with God.”

Later, when Mary greeted Elizabeth, the “baby leaped in her womb.” Mary Exclaimed in prayerful praise, “’My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant….for the Mighty One has done great things for me – holy is his name.” (Luke 1:46b-49)

The Lord is also mindful of you. He will do mighty things. He will do them through your prayers. Merry Christmas! May we glorify the Lord and rejoice in God our Savior – holy is his name.

Greg Murphy – Minister, Family Care