If we realized how beautiful a miracle praying in tongues was we would pray in tongues a whole lot more.
Jesus called tongues a miracle that would follow the preaching of the gospel… these signs will accompany those that believe…they will speak in new tongues (Mark 16:16-17).
If we understood how powerful this miracle was we would use it a lot more: many times a day, for hours a day, unceasingly… It is very possible to have a constant attitude of prayer and thanksgiving or we would not have been told to pray unceasingly…thanking God for everything (1Thessalonians 5:17). The Apostle Paul said, I speak in tongues more than all of you (1Corinthians 14:18).
It’s a beautiful thing to know that as we pray in our God-given-heavenly-prayer-language the Holy Spirit prays prayers through us directly to God (1Corinthians 14:2) and we have great confidence knowing He listens.
We can be stuck for words or not know what to pray, but if we will give ourselves to praying in tongues the Holy Spirit will pray the exact will of God for every situation. In tongues we pray for situations and people completely free of human will and agenda.(Romans 8:26-27)
The Holy Spirit is looking for people who will give themselves to praying in tongues. That is, people who are willing to be vessels who allow the Holy Spirit to pray the prayers He wants prayed on the earth.
Praying in tongues edifies us (1Corinthians 14:4). The Holy Spirit instructs us spiritually, morally and even intellectually–we grow smarter. This gift sharpens us, strengthens us, and builds up our spiritual man. Our faith is built up and we remain rooted in God’s love when we pray in the Spirit (Jude 1:20-21). It grows our spiritual sensitivity and intimacy.
Every Christian should eagerly want this gift (1Corinthians 14:1). Paul said he wished every one had it (1Corinthians 14:5).
We all want to see God do big and awe-inspiring miracles and yet every moment we are invited into this beautiful miracle of praying in tongues. Don’t overlook it or devalue it. It’s a beautiful heavenly gift.