Spiritual gift of tongues
I was at a Catholic Charismatic prayer meeting and had very little knowledge about speaking in tongues.
We were talking about this spiritual gift and in the past I had tried to apply this type of prayer.
While in prayer I had been given a particular word but was not sure of its' meaning. I shared this experience with others in the group but did not reveal the particular word.
We had a new couple joining us that day for prayer meeting. They were a retired couple who traveled around the country in their camper/trailer. They had broken down and were having their vehicle serviced so they decided to spend time at our meeting.
After the meeting was concluded the gentleman came up to me and asked if he could pray with me. I said yes and he began to pray in tongues. We were in solemn prayer and I felt touched by the moments we prayed together. I kept hearing him say a word "ishtas".
I was spiritually surprised and felt my heart lift and I was elated since that had been the exact word I was given in my private prayer time. I told him my experience after we prayed and he said that was an affirmation from the Holy Spirit of his spiritual enlightening in my faith.
To this day I am in awe of the power of our Lord Jesus Christ and the gifts of the Holy Spirit that is endowed upon people who pray in a fervent way.
I know it was no coincidence that this couple had come to our prayer meeting since it was only by the grace of God that I could have been affirmed in my questions about speaking in the spiritual gift of tongues.