Why can't I speak in tongues??? So I went to a pentecostal church last sunday. I was raised southern baptist but I like to consider myself non-denomination as I take church traditions with a grain of salt and hold only unto the truth of the Bible. Didn't know this church was pentecostal. Thought it was non-denom. WHen we got inside though people were jumping up and down and the preacher was speaking in tongues and he put his hand on this girl and prayed and she passed out. It was different thats for sure. We had a great time however and the preacher had a really good sermon so afterwards I asked him why he spoke in tongues and if everyone could do it. He said yes all believers can speak in tongues and it is a gift which comes with the baptism of the Holy SPirit. After reading in the Bible I have come to agree with him. So why can't I do it? I have prayed that God baptize me with the Holy Spirit and I have confessed my sins and I just.. I don't know it doesn't work. Nothing happens. I don't fall on the floor and cry and start speaking in tongues. Why can't I do it? Do I need the pastor to lay hands on me? WHat if that doesn't work? Am I just supposed to start making noise? I tried that and i just felt foolish. And again didn't feel anything. SOmeone help!