Tongues or specifically Praying in Other Tongues is the most powerful method of prayer. The Holy Spirit is our divine helper even when it comes to prayer. For we know not how to pray as we ought; but the Spirit Himself maketh intercession for us with groaning’s which cannot be uttered…Romans 8:26
Janet heard that Alice was having marital problems. Seeing Alice enter the Prayer Service with a look of deep pain on her face, Janet began to fervently pray for Alice and her marriage. She prayed throughout the service that God would show Alice mercy and intervene in her horrible marriage.
After the service, Janet went over to comfort Alice, who was still seated in the sanctuary, obviously in no hurry to leave. Janet wrapped Alice in a big hug. She told her that she had been praying fervently for her and for her marriage throughout the service.
With a perplexed look on her face, Alice smiled and told Janet that for the past month her marriage had been better than ever! She told Janet that her husband had received Jesus 5 weeks earlier and he has been a new man around the house ever since.
Janet then asked Alice why she seemed so sad. Alice pointed toward the ground and said “These new shoes are horrible! I thought they would conform to my feet as I wore them, but they are the most uncomfortable shoes I’ve ever owned!”
As mere humans we are extremely limited in our knowledge, in our abilities and in our language. When we limit our prayer life to only the things we know and understand, the scope of things that we are able to pray for is extremely limited.
Praying in tongues, or praying in the Holy Spirit, gives us the ability to pray perfect prayers. When we pray in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, we are not bound by our thoughts, our feelings, our emotions or our biases.
There have been tragic situations where a loved one has left a family gathering and then moments later were killed in a horrible traffic accident. The fact that we didn’t know what was about to happen prevented us from praying for the person and possibly, through prayer, helping to prevent such a horrible event.
Praying in tongues, or praying in the Holy Spirit, gives us the ability to pray perfect prayers. The Holy Spirit knows all. When we pray in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, we are not bound by our thoughts, our feelings, our emotions or our biases. Praying in the Spirit also allows us to be used by God to pray for people and situations that we don’t necessarily know about.
When the Holy Spirit lays a burden on us to pray, we may have no idea what we’re praying for. It’s not necessary that we know what we’re praying for. All we need to know is that someone needs prayer. Theoretically, that someone could be on the other side of the world. It really doesn’t matter. All that matters is that prayer is needed. Praying in other tongues removes all limitations on our prayer lives.
Praying in Tongues Strengthens Your Faith
Praying in other tongues is one of the most powerful ways to strengthen your faith. Why? Because the very prayer itself is an act of faith. Firstly, because you don’t know what language you’re speaking. Secondly because in most instances, you don’t know what you’re praying for nor do you know whom you’re praying for.
Praying in Other Tongues Relieves Burdens
Have you ever felt a heaviness to pray but didn’t know who or what to pray about? In these instances have you taken the time to pray but felt like there was something more that you needed to pray about? If you’ve experienced either of these there is no need to ever feel this way again.
If you haven’t received the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues according to Acts 2:1-4, I encourage you to do so. Release the power of the Holy Spirit by praying in your heavenly prayer language and experience true edification. 1 Corinthians 14:4