Why do Christians pray in tongues?
Q: What is praying, praising, and singing in the Spirit for? A: This is a beautiful supernatural topic. The Bible tells us that tongues edify, or charge up, the speaker. 1 Co. 14:4. As you pray in tongues, you are speaking directly with Almighty God, the Holy Spirit prays through you in accordance with your needs. You don’t know what to pray for, but He does, and helps you pray effectively for yourself and for others. (Ro. 8:26-27). First Co. 13:1 says there are the tongues of men, and tongues of angels. Think about that. Tongues are the language of angels. First Corinthians 14:14 says that when you pray in tongues your spirit prays. Contemplate the significance of that Bible fact. It is truly supernatural. Most people only ever pray with their minds, with their natural understanding. When you pray in tongues you let God’s Spirit loose in your heart to pray through your spirit. I think He knows better how to pray, than little Johnny’s and Uncle Ben’s rote prayers, don’t you? We are to