I attended a charismatic worship last week, and I have a question about it. At the start of the worship, we sang songs and prayed. There is a minute or two when people start to speak in tongues together, and they are not speaking in the same language.
I remember in the Acts of the Apostles, the Apostles received the Holy Spirit and spoke in all kinds of tongues together, yet they understood each other. While in 1 Corinthians, Paul told the Corinthian Church to either speak in tongues one by one with explaination, or pray silently to God. Yet, in this worship, many are speaking together, and they seem to be praising God in their tongues, as they seem to be enjoying and immersed in their prayer. But for me, who have not yet received the gift of speaking in tongues, knew little about tongues and didn’t understand what they were expressing. Was the tongue-speaking session in that worship a normal practice, or should there be some explaination or common tongues to be spoken?