It is God’s desire for every born-again Christian to speak in tongues or even in an unknown language. The Bible says that if you have the ability to speak in tongues, you will be talking only to God and it will strengthen you personally. People won’t be able to understand you; you will be speaking by the power of the Spirit, but it will all be mysterious. For when you pray in tongues, it is your spirit who is praying and you don’t understand what you are saying. The scriptures also encourages that anyone who speaks in tongues should pray for the ability to interpret what has been said. It is often so that people who do not understand this, think you are crazy and have no clue what you are doing when you are speaking in tongues and interpreting. It even goes so far that in many churches they literally forbid believers from speaking in tongues, and yet the apostle Paul clearly said; “DON’T FORBID SPEAKING IN TONGUES”!!! (See 1. Corinthians 14:1-40)