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MORE - A Prayer Language

Mike Popenhagen


5 Truths about the gifts of the Spirit

  1. There are multiple gifts.
  2. All these gifts are God’s idea and His will.
  3. These gifts are for everyone. 
  4. They are for the benefit of others.
  5. We should want and pursue them.


1 Corinthians 14:1-5, 12-19, 39

Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy. 2 For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit. 3 But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort. 4 Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church. 5 I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified.
13 For this reason the one who speaks in a tongue should pray that they may interpret what they say. 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. 15 So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding. 16 Otherwise when you are praising God in the Spirit, how can someone else, who is now put in the position of an inquirer,[d] say “Amen” to your thanksgiving, since they do not know what you are saying? 17 You are giving thanks well enough, but no one else is edified.
18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. 19 But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.
39 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues…


Gift of Prophecy is a message of encouragement imparted to the believer by the Holy Spirit.

Gift of tongues is speaking supernaturally by the Spirit in a language not known to the individual.

Gift of interpretation is the ability to express the meaningful message of tongues when excised publicly so others can understand and be edified.  

3 Truths about prayer language.

1.  It’s scriptural and available to every believer.

2.  It’s a benefit that builds you spiritually.

 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit Jude 20

3.  A prayer language is a choice.