Oooo... Oooo... [raises hand] Pick me... Pick me...
For the masses then: Speaking in Tongues on your own is... a mental waste according to Scripture. (1 Cor. 14:14) However, when we don't know what to pray the Holy Spirit prays for us. (Rom 8:26)
Did I pass the test?
hardy har har...I can't believe you did that ooo pick me thing...I do that on occasion LOL!
Hmmm...but if we are praying to God in private, according to the will of God through His Spirit, then how can
that be a waste of time????
I do have this caveat though...if one only prays in tongues, I think the mind is being unfruitful and an effort should be made
to pray in whatever language they normally converse
ie: EXERCISE your little beanie....for myself, I much prefer to pray in English because of some of the abuse I have seen,
however, at times you do really have a burden that is not your own or you are doing whatever and you simply know you
need to address something in prayer that God is bringing to your attention
When I am past praying I just usually say "help me please help me to pray....." even silence before God is altering