What does the bible say about speaking in tongues? It seems to me that everyone that I have spoken to regarding this subject have a dierent opinion. Some people believe that every christian should be able to speak in tongues while others argue that speaking in tongues is a gift from God. If I can’t speak in tongues does that mean I am not right with God? I have been to a few churches where people prayed for me so that I could speak in tongues but it didn’t work. Personally, I don’t believe that speaking in tongues is something we can pray for , I think it is a spiritual gift. Speaking in tongues shouldn’t be something used to determine our faith in God but something unique to an individual.