Have you ever been in a situation when you didn’t know exactly how to pray to get your desired results? Or have you ever wanted to pray for a family member or a friend but just didn’t know enough details about the situation or what you should even pray about? So what can you do?
That’s when you pull out your secret weapon – tongues – and pray in the spirit – in your prayer language. You see, when you pray in tongues, you’re praying the perfect will of God and that’s how God would pray if He were to pray for that situation. And as you give voice to your prayer language, the Holy Spirit can pray through you. You’re the one praying; it’s your voice but the Holy Spirit gives you the utterance.
1 Corinthians 14:2 (KJV) 2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
You don’t have to know exactly what you’re praying but know for sure that you’re praying exactly how you’re to pray. And the really cool thing is that the devil can’t understand a thing you’re saying and it drives him crazy!
Of course, you can pray in your native language but then that requires you to have some knowledge of the situation. Praying both ways really covers it all. Praying in the spirit doesn’t come out of your head. It comes directly out of your re-born spirit after you’ve been baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:4 (KJV) 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
1 Corinthians 14:15 (KJV) 15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
I have seen miracles happen when I prayed over people in tongues because it’s a perfect prayer that gets right to the root of the problem.
Purpose in your heart to spend more time praying in the spirit – in tongues – and watch how the Lord moves in your life!
John 7:38 (KJV) 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. [Note: Speaking of the Holy Spirit.]
Luke 11:13 (KJV) 13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Acts 19:6 (KJV) 6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
Acts 10:44-46 (KJV) 44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.
45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,
Acts 8:15-17 (KJV) 15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
John 16:13 (KJV) 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
1 Corinthians 2:7 (KJV) 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: