When you understand the importance and
higher purposes of prayer, you’ll always be
willing and excited to pray, especially in other tongues.
One of the beautiful things the Holy Spirit has done in
our lives as God’s children is to give us the ability to
speak in other tongues.
When we speak in tongues, the utterance, the
words we speak, aren’t man-made but from the Lord.
Moreover, we aren’t speaking to men but to God: “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” (1
Corinthians 14:2). When you pray in tongues, you’re in
fellowship with the Father; you’re communicating with
Him through the Spirit in a heavenly language. What a
blessing that is!
Also, praying in tongues helps to stir up the power
of God resident in your spirit. Though that power came
into your life when you received the Holy Spirit (Acts
1:8), you’ve got to keep it active and in use for His
Praying in tongues will keep you more “fit”
spiritually, and responsive to the guidance and
promptings of the Spirit. The more time you spend in
fellowship with the Lord, praying in the Holy Ghost, the
more His character and personality are revealed in, and
manifested through you.
Some are only compelled to pray when they face
crises in life, and that’s not right. We’re called into
fellowship with our heavenly Father; that’s what prayer,
and praying, is primarily for: fellowship!
Take your personal and corporate times of prayer
very seriously. Create the opportunities in the course
of your day to fellowship with the Lord through prayer,
and your life will flourish from glory to glory.
How great thou art O Lord! Your glory, greatness,
and majesty are beyond description. Thank you for
your presence in my life, and your Word that builds
and transforms me in ever-increasing glory. Thank
you for the privilege of speaking in other tongues
and to fellowship with you in such deep intimacy,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Acts 4:31; James 5:16 AMPC