Lesson 1, Topic 1
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8.1.2 The Underused Power-Station: The Prayer Language

One of the most helpful and powerful forms of prayer is a prayer language. At this point, only the effects and the practical application will be discussed. 

  • Praying in tongues is prayer to God (1 Cor 14:2). 
  • Not the mind, but the Spirit prays (1 Cor 14:14), who receives words from the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4). 
  • They are languages that have never been learned, earthly or heavenly (Acts 2:4; 1Cor 13:1). 
  • In prayer, mysteries are prayed in the Spirit (1 Cor 2:9; 14:2). 
  • Every Christian can and should pray in tongues (Mk 16:17; 1 Cor 14:5). 
  • Praying in tongues is a kind of secret language used for personal edification (1 Cor 14:4) and worship of God (1 Cor 14:13-17). 
  • Praying in tongues is one of the most important keys to edify oneself spiritually (Eph 3:16) and to life in the Spirit. Paul practiced this more than anyone else (1 Cor 14:18). Besides, it helps us pray all the time.


Different types of language prayer: 

  1. Focused praying in the Spirit- We consciously take time to pray in tongues. We do not do other things on the side, but focus completely on God and talk to Him. One can, for example, focus on the Spirit in oneself (Jn 14:17) or on the throne (Rev 4).
  2. Continual praying in the spirit- This type of praying is a consistent routine, no matter what you are doing; whether reading the Bible, intercession, jogging, cleaning, conversations, or on the road in the car.