Speaking in tongues is what is called praying in the Spirit.
You have heard many men and women of God imploring us to speak in tongues in fellowships, prayer meetings and such gatherings. Today, I will share some of the benefits of speaking in tongues:
1. Makes prayer easy and enjoyable
Likewise, the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which can not be uttered ~ Romans 8:26
When we speak in tongues, it is the Spirit Himself praying within us.
2. We speak mysteries with God
For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men, but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the Spirit he speaks mysteries ~ 1 Corinthians 14:2
There is no way the devil can intercept your prayers and plans, he is literally confused, he has no idea what God and you are up to.
3. We build ourselves up in our faith
But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit ~ Jude 20
Remember, without faith we can not please God, so we need to grow our faith so that God shall be pleased with us.
4. We pray the very will of God
Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God ~ Romans 8:27
What better place to be than the will of God? I always tell people that being out of the will of God is like climbing a mountain, you put in your all and then at the top you realize that you climbed the wrong one!
5. Self edification
He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself ~ 1 Corinthians 14:4
There are those moments when there shall be no one to edify you, but yourself. And it won’t be because there is no one to talk to, but even if you do, none will understand you, so you realize you are better off speaking with God about it.
I pray and hope that you shall pray in the Spirit at all times so you enjoy the above benefits.