For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. (1 Corinthians 14:2)
Have you ever known that you’re supposed to pray for a person, but you aren't sure what to say? How do you know what to pray about? Although you don't see the fullness of every situation, the Holy Spirit knows everyone's past, present, and future.
Many times, the best way to supplicate for others is by praying in the Holy Ghost. Praying in the Spirit allows you to have pinpoint accuracy about what they are dealing with. The Holy Ghost knows everything they need to fulfill what God has called them to do.
Don’t limit your prayers to a systematic approach. When you are a child, you are told to recite prayers by rote. This isn't a bad thing; it usually teaches children the fundamentals of prayer and introduces them to its importance. Many people memorized the "Our Father" prayer and can say it without thinking. Others pray prayers that were once personal "Lord bless so and so and bless so and so, amen." However, as you mature in faith, reciting prayers without fervency isn’t enough. When we merely regurgitate prayers without heart, passion, or purpose, they lose their efficacy.
Pray about what you know in your natural language, but slide over to the Spirit when you are done with what you know to pray.
Praying in the Spirit is the most effective way to supplicate on behalf of others.
Practical Application – Spend time praying in the Spirit for others today. Dedicate 10 - 15 minutes to pray in your unknown tongue for their future.
Acts 2:4; Acts 10:46