Start Praying in Tongues & Receive Your Healing Breakthrough
Are you feeling troubled, uncertain, or anxious today? Maybe you’re facing a health challenge or dealing with a prolonged chronic condition in your body. Perhaps you’ve prayed about it—diligently—but still feel like nothing has changed.
If that is you, take heart and know that God’s heart first and foremost is to see you happy, healthy, and whole! He wants you to enjoy His divine life in your body and His rest and peace in your mind and emotions. He wants you to enjoy your spouse and children, and to experience days of heaven on earth.
Beloved, God hasn’t forgotten about you, neither does He want you to face your problem alone. He wants to equip and enable you to rise up and walk in His divine power in every situation—through His precious gift of tongues.
Maybe you’ve already received this wonderful gift but have not been practicing it because of the busyness of life and all its distractions and challenges. Friend, my heart is to encourage you to start praying in tongues again. As you read this article, may these fresh revelations ignite your faith and breathe hope into every season you find yourself in. And if you’ve never prayed in tongues, I want to show you from Scripture how this gift applies to you and the powerful benefits of this practical grace gift.
In fact, I am so convinced of the importance of this grace gift in our day-to-day walk as believers that I have written a handy book on it titled Release God’s Power!—Experience the Benefits of Praying in Tongues. See below for an excerpt from the book and I pray that it will bless you, equip you, and impart empowering truths to you about this amazing gift we have through Christ!
Beloved, what do you do when you have a need? You talk to God in prayer about it and trust Him to provide for you, don’t you?
Now imagine if you had a heavenly prayer language that enables you to always pray perfect prayers in harmony with God’s will, which is to bless you with good and perfect gifts (James 1:17). This includes divine wisdom, the building up of your spirit and your faith, healing for your body, and wholeness for your mind. Praying in tongues gives you access to all these blessings.
This is why God wants you to receive and utilize this powerful grace gift. It’s one gift with many applications and benefits!
It Makes Your Prayer Life Powerful and Unlimited
Tongues is a language the Holy Spirit puts inside us to express to God everything we are unable to put into words because of our human limitations. It is a powerful prayer gift not limited by distance, time, or head knowledge.
Often, when we have a problem, we may not know everything about it or how to resolve it. Hence, we may pray with limited knowledge or understanding about the situation. But if you pray in the Holy Spirit, you are allowing Him to intercede for you. And the Spirit, who is not limited, knows all things. He knows exactly what the problem is and exactly what you need.
He knows how to bring God’s best solution into your situation (Rom. 8:26–27 NLT). He is able to plead for you in harmony with God’s will and cause everything to work together for good in every area of your life (Rom. 8:28)!
When you pray in the Spirit, you may not know it, but you could be effectively and supernaturally covering your loved ones or your future with God’s protection (while being spared the details that would honestly frighten you). The best part about it is that you can do it as you’re pretty much going about your day. You can pray in the Spirit under your breath as you’re driving, showering, or attending to any mundane chore . . . and be praying powerful prayers throughout the day!
Jude 1:20–21 encourages us to pray in tongues because it builds us up on our most holy faith and keeps us in the love of God. When you pray in tongues, you are reminding yourself that God is working in you, for you, and through you. You are fortifying your inner man. You are strengthening your faith, and keeping yourself in the Lord’s love for you.
Once, as I was studying the Word, the Lord also showed me an inward vision of how when we pray in tongues, a watery shield goes up around us. We’ve learned that water is a picture of the Holy Spirit (John 7:38–39), but why a shield of water? Because that is how we quench all the fiery darts of the enemy (Eph. 6:16).
Imagine being constantly surrounded by this powerful shield as you pray in the Spirit while you go about your day. You don’t have to fear the devil’s attacks against you. You can go from faith to faith, walking boldly in the promise that no weapon formed against you or your loved ones shall prosper (Isa. 54:17)!
It Releases Rivers of Practical Supply
and Life into Your Situations
What is your need today? God has prepared rivers of practical supply to bring healing, life, and provision for all your challenges. As a new covenant believer, you have full access to these rivers of life through the Holy Spirit. When you pray in the Spirit, you release rivers of His wisdom, supply, and healing into your situations.
Are you hard pressed for a decision regarding your family, your job, your relationships, or your finances? Stir up the reservoir of divine wisdom that is dormant on the inside of you, and release rivers of wisdom to bring light and discernment into your situation.
I’ve found that the more I pray in the Spirit, the more my spirit becomes sensitive to His leading. Similarly, as you practice this gift, you’ll become more familiar with sensing the presence or absence of the Lord’s peace regarding a matter. And the more you learn to recognize and follow His leading of peace, the more you’ll be equipped to make the right decisions, find yourself at the right place at the right time, and experience His protection.
Now, apart from the river of wisdom, there are many other rivers of power that will impart life to your body or circumstances. There is a river of life for a sound mind, a river of love, another river of rest, yet another river of refreshing—all waiting to be released as you pray in the Spirit. Instead of feeling drained and dry of supply, let His living water flow freely as you consistently practice this powerful gift!
Praying in tongues is a powerful, scriptural way you can experience healing for both your mind and body. If you have been suffering from a painful physical condition, panic attacks, depression, or some other debilitating medical condition, let me show you how using God’s gift of tongues can bring about healing and wholeness to your body and mind.
Look at what the apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 14:4—He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself.
According to Thayer’s Greek Lexicon, the word edifies is translated from the Greek word oikodomeo, which means “to build a house, erect a building . . . to restore by building, to rebuild, repair.” Isn’t that interesting, considering that our physical bodies are the houses or temples of God’s Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19)?
And doesn’t this tell us that as we pray in tongues, we can rebuild or repair our bodies broken down by age, stress, or disease?
You may have heard that when you pray in tongues you edify or charge up only your spirit or inner man. But 1 Corinthians 14:4 doesn’t say that only your inner man is edified. It says that the one who speaks in tongues edifies himself. Does himself include the person’s eyes, ears, nose, kidneys, liver, heart, brain, bones, joints, muscles, nervous system, and every other part of his body? Of course it does!
Beloved, your entire self—spirit, soul, as well as body—gets edified or rebuilt as you pray in tongues. God takes care of the whole package. So don’t limit this restorative effect to just your inner man. Start believing that as you pray in tongues, your body is also getting rejuvenated and repaired.
Perry*, a member from my church, wrote to me about how a 29mm cyst found at the head of his pancreas was dramatically reduced in size to 15mm in just two months after he prayed in tongues. As a result, he didn’t have to go through a Whipple procedure—an operation more complex than a heart transplant. This is what he shared:
“When my doctor told me the seriousness of my pancreatic condition and how I might have to have the Whipple operation, I became really frightened and prayed to the Lord for healing. I would pray in tongues during my quiet time as you taught us to. This helped to strengthen my faith and remove negative thoughts. I told God I didn’t want to go through the Whipple procedure and prayed for the cyst to be reduced in size and to disappear eventually.
When I went for the scheduled check-up, I felt a sense of calm and peace in my heart. I continued to pray in tongues as I waited for the medical report. Lo and behold, the cyst had reduced in size to 15mm! It had shrunk by half in two months! The doctors also found it was benign. As such, I only needed to return once a year for a check-up. What a miracle! I’m continuing to pray in tongues and believe the cyst will completely disappear by the time of my next visit.”
That, my friend, is the power of praying in tongues. Is there an organ in your body that needs repair? A heart that doesn’t always beat right, or perhaps an embarrassing skin condition that has defied all the remedies you have tried? Beloved, whether you have been discouraged by a bad medical report, a long-term health condition, or you are suffering from panic attacks and depression, give it all to the Lord and let His Spirit repair and restore your body and mind. God wants you whole in every way, both inside and out!
*Name of the testimony giver has been changed to protect his privacy.
If you’ve never prayed or spoken in tongues before but would like to, let me lead you in a simple prayer to receive this gift. If you have made Jesus your Lord and Savior, rest assured you qualify for this gift.
Jesus Himself said, “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will . . . speak with new tongues” (Mark 16:17). Do you believe in Jesus? Then you can be sure you will receive this gift when you ask in His name, for He also said:
“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!”
Beloved, the Father, who’s always ready to give good gifts to you, is more than ready to fill you with His Spirit and give you this heavenly language right now.
Are you ready? Lift up your hands to Him and say this with me:
Heavenly Father, I am confident that You will give me the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the ability to speak in tongues. Inundate me, fill me, and baptize me with the Holy Spirit. Jesus has paid the price for me to receive every blessing from You. So I receive right now Your Holy Spirit till overflowing and I fully expect to start speaking in my new heavenly language in Jesus’ name. I will open my mouth and speak by faith right now. Thank You for all the benefits that praying in the Spirit will release in my life. In Jesus’ name, amen!
All right, now release your heavenly language by faith. Go ahead and speak in tongues. Begin by speaking the syllables that come to you. For when you open your mouth, you give voice to the Holy Spirit who helps you by making intercession for you (Rom. 8:26).
Don’t be disheartened if it differs from the tongues of other believers or sounds monosyllabic at first. Just keep at it by spending time praying in tongues daily. As you continue to do so, you will become more fluent in this new language, start enjoying it more and more, and see the healing breakthroughs you’ve been believing for!
My friend, I pray you will experience a deeper walk with the Lord and see the miraculous manifesting in your life as you release His power through this wonderful gift of tongues.
We are praying for you!
If you are dealing with a health challenge today, we are believing with you for your breakthrough. But even as we stand in faith with you, we encourage you to practice faith with godly wisdom. Please continue to consult your doctor about your condition and don’t throw away your medication or disregard any professional medical advice or diagnosis. We are praying for you, and look forward to hearing your praise report!