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Praying in Tongues
Praying in Tongues
By Wayne McDonald

Acts 2:4 “And they were all filled (diffused throughout their souls) with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other (different, foreign) languages (tongues), as the Spirit kept giving them clear and loud expression [in each tongue in appropriate words]”.

Dr. Carol Peterson of ORU in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a brain specialist and was doing research on the relationship between the brain and praying in tongues. Some amazing things were discovered. Through the research and testing,

Dr. Peterson found that as we pray in the spirit, or worship in the spirit, there is activity that begins in our brain. As we engage in our heavenly language, the brain releases two chemical secretions that are directed into our immune system giving a 30 to 40 percent boost to our immune system.

This promotes healing within our bodies. Amazingly, the secretion is triggered from a part of the brain that has no other apparent activity in humans. It is only activated by our spirit-led prayer and worship. Truly, we are fearfully and wonderfully made and equipped for any obstacle that comes before us, if we use our God given weapons!

If you are sick one of the best things that you can do is pray in the spirit. I have put this to the test and it works. Now to receive anything from God it always requires you using your faith. As you pray and worship in the spirit believe God for total healing.

When I lived in DE, God showed me a vision one morning. I got up early and went out into the living room to pray and as I prayed in the spirit I saw a type of cloak come over me. I asked the Lord what that was about and He said that is the shield of faith.

When you pray in the spirit your faith is being activated and the shield of faith is being raised. Ephesians 6:16 Lift up over all the [covering]shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked one. Today make an effort to pray and worship in the spirit!