THROUGH WHAT WE PRAY
Ps 54:2 NKJV
Hear my prayer,
O God; Give ear to the words of my mouth .
Ps 119:108 NKJV
Accept, I pray,
the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD,
and teach me Your judgments.
While in the shower, I prayed,
“Thank You Lord for a home run!” I had no idea why I
prayed that, it just popped out of my mouth! When I
sought the Lord about it, I turned in my Bible to ‘The
answer of the tongue is from the Lord.’ Then I found
out a friend had prayed away the fears of a dying man,
who consequently died in peace. The Lord told her the
man had hit a home run. My prayer was a confirmation to
I have often been in a prayer
meeting and hear someone praying the Words I heard the
Lord speak to me. These times are precious confirmations
to me, as well as confirmations that the Lord fills our
mouth with His Words.
Listen to what you pray - there
will be times when without forethought, you will pray
the Holy Spirit’s desire. Something simply pops out of
your mouth which you never expected or thought. Listen
to those times and receive them as the understanding of
what the Lord’s will is concerning that issue.
PRAYING IN TONGUES
Do you pray in tongues? Praying in tongues is also a
time when He fills your mouth. When the Lord fills your
mouth to pray, it can be in your language or in other
languages of men and angels. You might start with the
first few words that pop into your mind, but once you
start, the flood gates open and words begin to pour
out. You pray mysteries, but you pray according to
Rom 8:26-27 NKJV
Now He who searches the
hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because
He makes intercession for the saints according to
the will of God.
One day while I was speaking in
tongues the Lord gave me the instant interpretation of 3
of my words in a particular phrase. I immediately said,
"Uh oh…" I was stunned and He had my attention. Those
words were: "Training. Error. Correction."
Right at the turn of that year I had been hearing that
we had entered a new year of training. The Lord wanted
to train us or teach us. I was excited about being
trained in new giftings and at that time He immediately
starting teaching me in new gifts so I knew I had
understood the season. However later when I heard
those 3 little words, "Training, error and correction"
it put a greater perspective to the word "training." In
one short week I felt like I had been put through a
blender and turned on high for a crash course.
During that week, I passed by a
sign outside a neighborhood church. It was obvious from
the scaffolding and workers that they were in the midst
of construction and enlargement. The sign read, "Lord,
please turn this mess into a message!" It made me
chuckle and I identified with the concept that sometimes
when we are in the process of growing into spiritual
promotions that it can look like a mess. The next day I
was feeling that the blender had been turned up even
higher. As I passed the same sign again, the Holy Spirit
nudged me to turn around and look at the other side. It
said, "Lord please turn this test into a testimony!" I
thought about those signs and prayed, "OK Lord, what is
Your message through all of this? This is obvious a test
from You, so please help me pass it and learn from it so
I never have to repeat it again!"
After a lot of prayer, changes in attitude, choices, and
mercy from Him, I felt the blender had stopped and I was
coming out the other side a lot smoother.
It is during these times, that
our trust in the Holy Spirit to pray through us
according to God’s will, is a strong comfort. When we
have prayer that lines up with His will, we are assured
to come out victorious on the other side of a trial.
My favorite testimony about the
power of a corporate body speaking in tongues is from a
Graham Cooke tape. He is from England. He shared about
one particular family in his church that was under
attack. The husband and 2 sons were out of work, the
wife and daughter were sick, and the husband and wife
relationship was very strained. They gathered the whole
congregation of 400 people into this family’s house just
prior to 8:00 PM. Every person that could possibly
squeeze in that little home was crammed in. The only
place for Graham was to sit on the toilet! The people
that couldn’t fit circled around the outside of the
The instructions were that at
exactly 8:00 everyone was to speak in tongues non-stop
for one hour! Devils were out of there in a hurry!
Repentance came, the man was instantly healed of
addictions, relationships were instantly healed, both
women were healed of their sickness, and the 3 guys had
jobs in less than a week. Their lives were never the
same. Graham said that he really believes in the
commitment of "one for all and all for one." He said
that if the devil kicks one family, then he has taken on
the whole church.
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BAPTISM OF THE SPIRIT AND SPEAKING IN TONGUES
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