You don't need to pray for a long time asking God to give you the power of the Holy Spirit. Remember, the gift is already yours. You are just receiving what is yours to begin with.

The Holy Spirit has a part to do and you have a part to do. As the Holy Spirit fills you, He gives you the words to say. It's the Holy Spirit's job to give you the language or words to say. Your part is to open your moth and speak those words or sounds or languages.

You may make one sound or maybe many different sounds. This is what we call "other tongues" or an "unknown language." You resist the desire to talk in English and yield or give way to the words the Spirit is giving you. It's not something in your mind, but something that comes from down in your spirit man.

You can pray to receive the Holy Spirit anywhere. In fact, believe you receive when you pray and it will be done for you. Remember your part: you do the talking. The Spirit does the filling. When you begin to speak you new language, it may seem strange at first, but stick with it.

Here is a prayer to help you: Father, the Bible promises that I can receive the free gift of the Holy Spirit. You want me to have it more than I do. I ask You in the name of Jesus to fill me with Your Holy Spirit, and I receive it now. Thank You, Father God. Amen.

Every Day With The Holy Spirit
Now that you have received this wonderful gift from God, you need to make it a part of your everyday life. You can pray at any time or any place you want to. You can pray in tongues beside your bed, on your way to school, playing in the park, standing on your head, or even in the shower. Wherever and whenever you want to, you can do it.

Don't be concerned that you only speak a few words I others tongues. As you pray more, more words appear in your language. It takes some time. Be patient.

You won't understand these words either. That's okay. The Bible says that when we pray in other tongues, we speak mysteries in the spirit. Our minds are not aware and don't understand the meaning of what our spirits are praying to God. Yet the Bible says that your prayers in other tongues are prayed perfectly and delivered to God.

The devil will try to steal the Word of God from you heart. He will try to tell you that you didn't really receive the power of the Holy Spirit. He will tell you that you are just making this up yourself. But remember, he is the father of lies. And if that is the case, then he must be lying to you as well. Just go back to God's Word and remember that God promised this gift to you.

Source: Real Power For Kids by Rod Baker.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications