In the last series we looked at TONGUES where we emphasized  that we need to pray more in tongues and also to give thanks in tongues that we do well indeed by doing that. We will continue as we shall discuss 

  • THE BENEFITS OF PRAYING IN TONGUES 

Praying in thanks has its own benefits in our lives as we pray more in tongues. Let’s see the benefits 

  • You’ll not pray amiss 

“For our prayers not to fall to the ground we must cultivate the spirit of praying in tongues more”

We understand that it is the Spirit of God that helps us to pray, we pray together with Him and tongues comes through the help of the Holy Spirit as we open our mouth to utter words by faith, the Spirit of God speak through us. 

Romans  8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  

8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

As we pray in tongues we pray with the help of the Spirit of God and we will not pray amiss and also we will not desire to consume our request on our lust

James  4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

  • Your Spirit do the prayer and not flesh

“Carnal prayers are born out of flesh but we offer spiritual prayers to God more in the spirit”

We need to offer spiritual prayers to God rather than carnal prayers, carnal prayers in the sense that they are burn towards our lost and not towards the will of God, so as we pray in tongues what do the prayer with our spirit

1 Corinthians  14:14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, MY SPIRIT PRAYETH, but my understanding is unfruitful.

Our spirit prays because there is a spirit in man and we gain understanding through the Spirit  of God 

Job  32:8 BUT THERE IS A SPIRIT IN MAN: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

So we see that it is our spirit that actively prays when we pray in tongues. 

  • We build up ourselves when we pray in tongues 

“When we exercise praying in tongues our spirit becomes built up, to be in tune with the Lord more”

Edification lies in speaking in tongues, when we build ourselves to pray more in tongues we will be built up in the Lord to hear accurately what the Father is saying to us, His word will open more to us. When God’s word is not opening to me, what I do is pray in tongues then it open up by the grace of God. 

1 Corinthians  14:4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue EDIFIETH HIMSELF; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

We understand that Jude said we can build up our faith by praying in tongues

Jude  1:20 But ye, beloved, BUILDING UP YOURSELVES on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

We build up ourselves when we pray more in tongues. We edify ourselves and then we become built up in the Lord as we pray more in tongues. 

  • Secrets are revealed to us when we pray more in tongues 

“The power made available in the place of prayers is greater than the man that prayed”

When we learn to pray more in the spirit we receive secrets that have been hidden, they are made revealed more when we pray in tongues. I had several experience on praying in tongues and God reveal things to me, I remember a time the Lord open up something to me which the person hid from everyone and then I said it to the person and the person said it can only be God that can tell me. In praying in tongues we speak mysteries and the spirit can unfold those mysteries to us because the Spirit of God search all things even the deep things of God. 

1 Corinthians  14:2 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.

1 Corinthians  2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

So the Spirit of God reveals those mysteries to us as we pray in tongues. Often when the Spirit of God brings people to mind have learn to pray more in the spirit for people because I don’t know why the Spirit of God brings them to mind, I know I’ll pray accurately by praying in tongues. You can also read more on the BENEFITS OF PRAYING IN TONGUES and THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYING IN TONGUES


 We will look at TONGUES AND PROPHECY in our next series.