I believe what I am going to share with you is worth your undivided attention. Please think about it.
An activity that every Christian accepts and adheres to in varying degrees is prayer. This mode of communication is what we do to connect with our Heavenly Father, Who happens to be the Creator of the Universe and you and me.
Prayer is mentioned throughout the Bible many hundreds of times. Every person of note in the Bible embraced prayer passionately. Here are a few:
“Abraham prayed unto God...” Genesis 20:17
“Moses prayed unto the Lord...” Numbers 11:2
David prayed: “...for unto Thee will I pray.” Psalm 5:2
[Jesus] “went out into a mountain to pray and continued all night in prayer to God.” Luke 6:12.
It is quite obvious that a successful Christian walk is impossible without having a vibrant prayer life. As we saw in the above verse, Jesus Himself lead a dynamic prayer life. Great men of God also valued prayer:
“I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men too preach.”
“Prayer is not learned in a classroom but in the closet." E. M. Bounds
“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” Martin Luther King Jr.
The greatest thing anyone can do for God or man is pray.” S. D. Gordon
We have established the dynamics of prayer—for without it our Christian walk is empty and with it our fellowship with the Father flourishes. Now, I would like for you to think about the two different modes of prayer.
The Bible teaches there are two ways to pray. They are both important, but I trust you will see that one would be more advantageous in connecting to God our Father.
I Corinthians 14:14 & 15a:
For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also:...
When we pray in the spirit – speaking in tongues, think about who really is that spirit in us. It is the Christ in you. It is the Comforter, as well as the spirit of truth referred to by Jesus in the book of John. When you speak in tongues the perfect spirit from God prays perfectly. God gave us this exhilarating means of magnifying Him (Acts 10:46).
God wants us to pour our hearts out to Him in prayer. Since our Father has provided us a unique and perfect way to talk to Him, why not speak in tongues much.
When you speak in tongues you are not speaking unto men, but unto God (I Corinthians 14:2). How much are we praying in the spirit? Should speaking in tongues be our primary means of prayer? Think about it!
Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit [speaking in tongues], and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;