Exercise 5 – Connecting with the Spirit of God

  1. The participants will be in pairs as directed by the leader.
  2. The purpose is to pray a blessing on each other.
  3. Paul said to the Corinthians, “He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself. I would like every one of you to pray in tongues. If I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays. I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.” (1Corinthians 14:4,5,14,15)
  4. Those who pray in tongues are encouraged to quietly pray in tongues first.
  5. Then pray in tongues for your partner, taking it in turns.
  6. With permission, you may like to lay hands on your partner as you pray.
  7. It is not intended that you interpret what you pray. You are allowing the Spirit of God to speak directly to the person for whom you are praying.
  8. If the one being prayed for feels the desire to respond to the Lord in tongues they should do so.
  9. If your partner has never prayed in tongues and is willing for you to pray that they will receive this gift of the Holy Spirit, pray for this.
  10. If you have not prayed in tongues before, wait quietly for a few minutes to allow the Holy Spirit to fill your mind and heart.
  11. Then pray God’s blessing for your partner as the Holy Spirit prompts you. You might like to try it in tongues.
  12. You may like to record what happened for you.

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One Response to Exercise 5 – Connecting with the Spirit of God

  1. MODISE H. MOKGWATHISE says:

    Thank you for sharing with us this great resource. Am I allowed to use some of this teaching?

    Thank you so much,
    Modise

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