1 Corinthians 14:1-5New International Version (NIV)
Intelligibility in Worship
14 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy. 2 For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit. 3 But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort. 4 Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church. 5 I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified.
Dear Father, I will follow you. I eagerly want the gifts of the Spirit. May I be an encouragement to others in need. May I be strengthened by you daily. You are a comfort to me in good times and in bad times. Your Word edifies my soul and lifts my spirits. Thank you for your Word. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.