Praying in tongues by itself is powerful. When you add holding hands with other believers while praying in tongues, it makes it even more powerful.
The benefits of praying in tongues while holding hands with other believers are endless. I will highlight the power that holding hands while praying in tongues carries.
The Power of Praying in Tongues while holding Hands
Holding hands is a sign of unity. From the Bible, we know that unity is a powerful tool in getting prayers answered. Several times, the Bible records that whatever children of God do in unity will be successful.
Whether they make a declaration in unity or they worship in unity, the results are impressive. For this reason, praying in tongues while holding hands is powerful.
But how exactly is praying in tongues while holding hands powerful? Well, here is the explanation…
1. Acknowledging the Trinity
The Bible tells us that God the Father and the Son are one. When the Son returned to the Father, the Father sent the Holy Spirit in His place.
The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit work in unison. The Father came up with the redemption plan for man, the Son paid its price and the Holy Spirit revealed it to men.
Praying in tongues is a gift of the Holy Spirit. It is one of the gifts that the Holy Spirit uses to reveal to us the redemption plan that the Father came up with and the Son paid for.
The aim of the redemption plan is to have perfect unity between men and God and also between one man and another. This is why Jesus emphasized on the aspect of loving the Lord our God with all our hearts, with all our souls, with all our strength and our neighbor as ourselves.
Love is the power that fulfills the redemption plan.
At this point, I hope you have realized that Love is the first fruit of the Holy Spirit. And as I have mentioned previously, gifts of the Holy Spirit are meant to manifest the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
Therefore, when you speak in tongues while holding the hand of another believer, you are agreeing on the redemption plan of God. And your agreement is the exact copy of what the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit agreed on before the foundations of the universe were laid.
Your act of praying in tongues while holding hands confirms that you have accepted the work of the Holy Spirit because you are speaking in tongues, the work of the Son because love exists between you and the other believer and the work of the Father because you have fulfilled the redemption plan by praying to Him.
That is how praying in tongues while holding hands confirms that you acknowledge the trinity.
2. Covering one another’s weaknesses
As believers, we have different weaknesses. When we pray in tongues, the weaknesses affect us. There are believers who struggle to wage spiritual warfare, others struggle to access God, others struggle to overcome their wandering minds.
All those weaknesses are catered for when we pray in tongues while holding each other’s hands. When we hold hands, we stop being individuals in the spirit and become one body.
As a result, the body that is formed has no weaknesses. That would not be the case if each one was praying individually. The believer who is good at waging warfare in tongues contributes his abilities, the other who is good at gaining access to God contributes his ability.
The believer who struggles to overcome his wandering mind won’t have to struggle because the abilities of the other believers will grant him easy victory over his wandering mind.
The Holy Spirit knows our weaknesses. When we pray in tongues while holding hands, He channels our prayers to achieve the best results for everyone involved.
The Holy Spirit guides believers who are very strong in the spirit to do more fighting that they may create a conducive environment for those who are still growing.
For believers who have access to God, the Holy Spirit uses them to make petitions to God on behalf of the other believers.
In the end, everyone benefits.
3. Encouraging more people to Speak in Tongues
Speaking in tongues is sweetest when you speak in tongues with other believers. For people who may be discouraged to speak in tongues, when you speak in tongues while holding hands with them, it makes the hurdle they have to overcome easier.
The joy of speaking in tongues in a few of the believers flows to others when they speak in tongues while holding hands.
If someone next to you is very enthusiastic about speaking in tongues, it is hard not to join him. Because of this effect, having a few people motivated to speak in tongues works for the good of the entire fellowship.
Some people are very encouraging with their tongues; they speak boldly. Others are encouraging with their spiritual depth. Shortly after you start speaking in tongues, they see visions and encourage you to keep pushing.
Speaking in tongues is the same gift but everyone adds flavor to it. When we speak in tongues while holding hands, those flavors come out and they spice up the entire experience.
Believers who didn’t have the gift of speaking in tongues can receive it just by praying while holding hands with other believers who speak in tongues.
If you belong to a fellowship that speaks in tongues, it is easy to get people to hold hands with and speak in tongues with them. But if you belong to a fellowship where people don’t speak in tongues, pray to God that He may lead you to other believers whom you can speak in tongues with.
The benefits of praying in tongues while holding hands are too good for anyone to overlook. Let us please the heart of God by praying in tongues in unity and fulfilling the command for us to love one another.
If you are a leader of a fellowship, encourage members to pray while holding hands as often as you can. You will see a tremendous improvement in the prayers and there will be great transformation among the members.
Until next time…Peace!