Praying in the spirit or in other tongues is an experience that accompanies the baptism with the Holy Spirit. It is the will of God that every believer has the ability to pray in the spirit.
Praying in the spirit is a spiritual means of building up or edifying us spiritually. 1 Corinthians 14:4 reads: He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself…It is not a physical but a spiritual building up. Jude reminds us: But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. There is a spiritual lift that occurs when we pray in the spirit.
With the Holy Spirit baptism comes a greater degree of the presence of God in our lives. And by praying in the spirit, there comes a deeper intimacy with Him.
Isaiah 28:11-12 reads: For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people, To whom He said, “This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest,” and, This is the refreshing…Talking to the Father from your human spirit brings rest and refreshing! It’s a wonderful thing to be able to sit quietly in His presence and pray from your spirit. In this way intimacy with the Father is available to you twenty four hours a day anywhere in the world!
During times of difficulty and emotional and mental turmoil, you can turn to your Father and pour your heart out to Him in words that He alone understands. Sometimes circumstances can be so overwhelming that we just can’t find the right words to express how we think or feel. It is during these times that the Holy Spirit can help us by giving us the words we need to express our heart to God, and to be released from the pressure of the circumstance.
There’s just something about being totally real with someone that releases stress from your life. When you’re involved in challenges all around, praying in the spirit can take you to that place of solace where the Father can minister His rest and peace to your spirit!
As you work today you can quietly pray in the spirit and commune with the Father under your breath. As you shop, or as you mow the lawn, you can enjoyed uninterrupted communion with the Father of spirits . Take advantage of this “closet experience” throughout the day and you’ll find renewed strength for the task at hand.
He gives power to the tired and worn out, and strength to the weak (Isaiah 40:29). Praying in the spirit will enable you to wait on the Lord through your busy day today. Take advantage of it.