Bible Passage: I Corinthains 14:22 Romans 5:5 I Corinthains 14:15
Reason 8 why believers should pray in other tongues is that we give thanks well.
You can choose to pray and sing in your native language—then your mind and
the people listening will understand what you are saying
1 Corinthians 14:15-17
o Or you can choose to pray and sing in other tongues by the Holy Spirit. Your
mind doesn’t understand, but your spirit is built up, and you give perfect
thanks to God.
Always remember to give thanks to God.
Being ungrateful will shut out God’s BLESSINGS.
o You know you are ungrateful when you’re complaining. Eventually, you will turn your
complaints against God.
o Praying in tongues can help you locate gratitude and love for God.
o Gratitude to the Father results in BLESSING! When you are thankful to Him, it
stirs Him up to BLESS you.
“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our
hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us” (Romans 5:5).
Tongues help express love and worship when words in your known language
o “Then 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; I will sing with my
spirit [by the Holy Spirit that is within me], but I will sing [intelligently] with my mind and
understanding also” (1 Corinthians 14:15, AMPC).
Sing in other tongues, praising God.
Speaking in other tongues is a sign to unbelievers so in your worship services,
don’t hide the sign (see 1 Corinthians 14:22).
Be filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues, and
pray in the spirit.