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How to Receive Your Prayer Language
If you are a child of God (John 1:12, 3:3), hungry for more of God (Matt. 5:6), and willing to obey Him (Acts 5:32), you can receive by faith—right now—the gift God has promised, the release of your heavenly prayer language. (See Acts 19:1–6.) Open yourself to more of Jesus. He is the baptizer with the Holy Spirit (John 1:33). The “Gift” of the Spirit and His fullness, and the “gifts” of the Spirit which follow, are available to sincere believers today!
Here are three simple steps which may help you receive this biblical experience:
1. ACCEPT the gift of the Holy Spirit by faith. Welcome the evidence of His fullness in your life based on the promises in God’s Word.
“And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will … speak with new tongues” (Mark 16:17).
“For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call” (Acts 2:39).
Accept this as a truth for you!
2. ASK in faith. Meet the Lord Jesus at a new dimension, as the mighty Baptizer with the Holy Spirit (John 1:33), and receive the benefits and blessings He offers:
So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him! (Luke 11:9–13)
3. ACT out your faith. In a childlike way, open to the miracle of spiritual language as the Spirit impresses you with the sounds and syllables to speak or sing in words of praise to your God (Acts 2:4; 1 Cor. 14:15; Eph. 5:18, 19).
Sometimes the Spirit will give you the syllabic impressions, but you must do the speaking or singing. Don’t try to praise God with your understanding; just lift up the sound of your voice. You must put your vocal or speech faculties into operation just as you would to speak any language. However, in this case, it is the Holy Spirit who will give you the syllables and words. It will come from your heart, not your head; from your spirit, not your soul. Your part is to speak and praise God in this new spiritual language He is giving you.
Receiving anything from God is an act of faith. Don’t look for some “feeling,” “anointing,” or “emotional experience” before you receive and respond. We are to receive by faith; and then as we act out our faith, with thanksgiving in our hearts and praise on our lips, the evidence and the assurance will follow. Receive this resource in the Holy Spirit today! Open yourself to new dimensions of praise and prayer in a language of the Spirit.
Some may want to pray this sample prayer of faith to receive the Gift of God and/or renew the release of their spiritual prayer language:
Dear Lord Jesus, I thank You that You are the Baptizer with the Holy Spirit. I accept the promises of Your Word personally for me. I ask You for this wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit, just like on the day of Pentecost. I lift up my life to You as a vessel for Your use and glory. Baptize me and fill me to overflowing with Your precious Holy Spirit! I begin now to act on my faith. Anoint me as I release myself to speak praises to you in this new spiritual prayer language! Amen.6
Hayford, J. W., & Curtis, G. (1997, c1994). Pathways to pure power : Learning the depth of love's power, a study of first Corinthians. Spirit-Filled Life Bible Discovery Guides. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.