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Prayer-Language/Tongues

Hey guys,

I got baptized in the Holy Spirit about a year ago. I've been a Christian for almost ten years and I've done a bit of reading on tongue speech and the Holy Spirit. I've got a question, that is probably kinda dumb, I think I already know the answer. But, how do you develop your prayer language? As I said I got baptized a year ago, but it seems as though I have a very small...eh...vocabulary I guess you would call it. Anyways, just looking for some input on the matter.
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Originally Posted by 247youth View Post
Hey guys,

I got baptized in the Holy Spirit about a year ago. I've been a Christian for almost ten years and I've done a bit of reading on tongue speech and the Holy Spirit. I've got a question, that is probably kinda dumb, I think I already know the answer. But, how do you develop your prayer language? As I said I got baptized a year ago, but it seems as though I have a very small...eh...vocabulary I guess you would call it. Anyways, just looking for some input on the matter.
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Hey, I have a small vocabulary too. (what does "vocabulary" mean?.....j/k ). I pray in english, that way I know what I'm saying.
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Originally Posted by 247youth View Post
Hey guys,

I got baptized in the Holy Spirit about a year ago. I've been a Christian for almost ten years and I've done a bit of reading on tongue speech and the Holy Spirit. I've got a question, that is probably kinda dumb, I think I already know the answer. But, how do you develop your prayer language? As I said I got baptized a year ago, but it seems as though I have a very small...eh...vocabulary I guess you would call it. Anyways, just looking for some input on the matter.
Thanks
The best way I know to increase your expression in the prayer language is to make a list of the prayer needs that are on your heart for the people you care about the most, then ask the Lord to guide your tongue so that you can pray the most effective prayers for them in the spirit, and then start praying in tongues for them. Very often, the Spirit will give you specific intercessory languages for them.

The important thing is to get your focus away from the language or words that you are speaking, and onto the need that you a praying for. Then you will find the expression will come according to the intensity of the burden you have for the person you are praying for.
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I had been a Christian all my life - knew nothing about tongues - met a friend who walked the Spirit Filled life and I could see I was missing something.

I started studying about tongues and just put the book down and said - God if this is of you I want it - The Holy Spirit fell on me so strong that two foreign words formed in my mouth and I spoke them out and for 3 hours I prayed my prayer language to God and life has never been the same.

The closeness I feel now to Jesus I did not even come close to before just walking the Christian walk and not knowing how the Holy Spirit could lead us and walk with us.

Just keep seeking it and asking for it - God will give it when HE feels your heart is ready.
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My prayer language was limited at first, and I know some will disagree, but like a child learns by talking and listening so I believe for some tongues will develop in much the same way, with sounds, words and speech. but like a child you have to keep talking for it to develop.
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Could someone define "prayer language"?
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it is truly called "speaking in tongues," i dont believe that it is once called a "prayer languege," in the bible. but um it's your on languege with god... um ya someone else might wanna help explain...
but my "vocab" is limited. i often find myself repeating those same 4 or 5 words over and over again :-)
P.S. sorry bout my horrible explination.
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I agree with what most everyone else has said. the more you exercise the "speaking in tongues", "praying in tongues", the more your 'vocabulary' will develop.

I would not focus on the actual sounds though because it doesn't matter in the least how many different sounds you make. Just one syllable in tongues could be different words in the spirit.


For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
Also...do you realize we need to pray with our mind at the same time our spirit is praying?

14For if I pray in an [unknown] tongue, my spirit [by the Holy Spirit within me] prays, but my mind is unproductive [it bears no fruit and helps nobody]. 15Then what am I to do? I will pray with my spirit [by the Holy Spirit that is within me], but I will also pray [intelligently] with my mind and understanding;
As for myself, (when I don't have specific things to pray about), I like to just start out praising God...like "Holy!...Holy!...Holy!......" and thanking Him for my blessings and for His goodness and enter into deep adoration. I notice the deeper into adoration and worship, the more the tongues flow. I try to never focus on the sounds...focus on Him.
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Originally Posted by Yekcidmij View Post
Could someone define "prayer language"?
The reason I used "prayer language" rather than speaking in tongues is that I'm referring to the speaking of tongues in my individual prayer life rather than in an open church service.
Tongues are used for two reasons A)To edify the body when accompanied with interpretation or B) To lift up a believer during their individual prayer time-in this case it doesn't need an interpretation.
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Originally Posted by 247youth View Post
Hey guys,

I got baptized in the Holy Spirit about a year ago. I've been a Christian for almost ten years and I've done a bit of reading on tongue speech and the Holy Spirit. I've got a question, that is probably kinda dumb, I think I already know the answer. But, how do you develop your prayer language? As I said I got baptized a year ago, but it seems as though I have a very small...eh...vocabulary I guess you would call it. Anyways, just looking for some input on the matter.
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You don't develop it. It will come naturally based on your degree of spiritual growth. Tell God that you would like to pray for the sick or that you would like to love and praise him. The language will come. If you have to force it or "develop" it, it is not real, as it does not come from you.

"Prayer language" is a perfectly acceptable term. I have heard different people speaking in tongues that are familiar languages. All are the languages that Jesus spoke or speaks. Greek, Aramaic, Latin or the Heavenly language that is not normally spoken on this planet. I have been told that my prayer language is Aramaic.
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