The Gift of Tongues and Interpretation — Tongues is the grace to speak in another language, whether a heavenly language or a natural language. The Holy Spirit also empowers believers with the gift of interpretation of tongues, the grace to interpret an otherwise unknown language for those who do not understand what is being said. Tongues is an expression of the Holy Spirit, which strengthens the speaker, builds faith, and makes ones conscious of the indwelling Presence of God. To receive the gift of tongues, one must only ask. Sometimes it helps to pray along with other believers who have this gift, as they will pray with enthusiasm and faith based in experience.