Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Before we delve into prayer to the Holy Spirit, let’s understand the concept of the Holy Spirit. In Judaism, the Holy Spirit is the divine force and influence of God over the Universe and His creatures. And in Islam, the Holy Spirit acts as an agent of divine action or communication.

The Holy Spirit is associated with a winged dove and tongues of fire in Christian iconography. It is considered the third person in the Christian belief. Altogether, it is believed that Holy Spirit is the One who empowers the followers of Jesus with spiritual gifts and power.

After Jesus was resurrected on the day of Easter, he spend several days teaching his disciples. And as he was about to leave earth one final time, he told his disciples that His father would send them an advocate who would teach them all the things and continue to remind them of everything that Jesus taught.

Finally, on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended on earth. Devout Christians believe that Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to us in order to help our daily spiritual growth. It is important that we engage with him and pay attention to what he has to say.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit is a great way to reconnect with the Holy Spirit and ask him for protection, guidance, and support.

9 Prayers to the Holy Spirit

Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Prayer to the Holy Spirit

1) A Prayer to Welcome the Holy Spirit into Our Day

Holy Spirit, we welcome You. Holy Spirit, we know that You are the Counselor of Truth, our help in need, and the One who fills us with the Spirit of God. Holy Spirit, we pray this very day to come into greater communion with You. You so graciously work to intercede for us to the Father, but also to comfort us with Your peace that goes beyond all understanding. Holy Spirit, please come.

Holy Spirit, today we ask for godly counsel and direction. As it says in Psalm 37:4 to delight yourselves in the Lord, so we boldly seek to do so today. Following the will and heart of the Father is our greatest desire, for we know His plans are best for us and, in the end, glorify the kingdom. Holy Spirit, please lead us by Your wisdom, discernment, and kindness throughout our lives.

Holy Spirit we praise and thank You for the love lavished upon us. Holy Spirit, we seek and so earnestly crave to be in Your presence, to feel the inner work of You in our own hearts and minds. You so graciously give comfort, truth, and love. Holy Spirit, we welcome You this very day. In the Name of Christ Jesus, Amen.

2) Catholic Prayer to the Holy Spirit to Help us understand

Glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, please give us spiritual wisdom and insight and flood our hearts with light. Help us to understand the incredible greatness of Your Holy Spirit’s power for us who believe You – the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. Help us to comprehend that this power is living and breathing in us and help us activate this power for Your Kingdom. Amen.

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3) Prayer to the Holy Spirit for Increased Godliness

O Lord,
Without you, I am wicked sinner, who thinks no good thought and does no good deed. I thank you for sending the Holy Spirit to seal me as the guarantee of my inheritance until I acquire possession of it, to the praise of the glory of God. Holy Spirit, please increase godly character in me. Make me more like my Lord and Savior through conviction and sanctification.

Find in me and remove sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, enmity, jealousy, wrath, envy, and any other sin that consumes my heart. Instead, fill me with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. I want less of me, and more of my God, and I need your guidance Holy Spirit.
In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

4) Prayer to the Holy Spirit to Embolden us to share your Gospel

Holy Trinity, we thank You for the riches we have inherited as God’s children. We thank You that by Your grace and mighty power, we have been given the privilege of serving You and spreading the good news of the endless treasures of knowing You. We ask for the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome us and make us worthy vessels for Your service. Through Your power, embolden us and guide our words as we share Your gospel with the world. Amen.

5) A Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, You are God. I praise you because you are holy, and I thank you for dwelling in my heart. Thank you for working in my life. You guided me into salvation, renewed my dead spirit, and you opened my eyes to the Truth. Thank you.

Help me to see you more clearly – to recognize your movement in my life. Make me more sensitive to you so I can follow you more closely. Still, I know that I am selfish and rebellious. I need you to help me be obedient when I recognize your leading. I need you.

I ask you for your help and comfort today. You know my pain and anxieties very well. Thank you for praying over me. Help me to rest in your comfort today.

Help me to walk in you, the Spirit of God. Grow good fruit in my life. You are the one who produces these in me: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. I cannot live out these things on my own; I need you. Amen

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6) A Prayer for Understanding

O Lord,
I thank you that You are full of wisdom, and that You want to share that wisdom with us. Holy Spirit, I am in a complicated situation right now. I need understanding and discernment to navigate it in a manner that does not hurt those around me, maintains my testimony, and glorifies God.

Fill me with the divine discernment that only comes from the Lord, so that I can navigate these rough waters. Guide me and help me to understand those who are not in agreement with me, so that I can see them the way the Lord sees them. Help me to know what is right, and to stand in the right.
In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

7) Help us understand your powerful prayer

Glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, please give us spiritual wisdom and insight and flood our hearts with light. Help us to understand the incredible greatness of Your Holy Spirit’s power for us who believe You – the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. Help us to comprehend that this power is living and breathing in us and help us activate this power for Your Kingdom. Amen.

8) A prayer for a Holy Spirit-led life

Lord, I pray you would move the Spirit more boldly in my life. I know that any sin can grieve and diminish the voice of the Spirit, and I pray against the temptation to sin. Help me crave your presence more than I crave sin. Help me grow in the fruit of the Spirit and so walk closer with Yourself. I pray for guidance from your Spirit- let your will and promises always be a meditation of my heart. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

9) A Prayer to the Holy Spirit to teach you

Heavenly Father, I thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Not only does He convict me of my sin when I daily fall short, He is my ever-present Help in time of need who also guides me into all truth. I admit that I need help understanding your Holy written Word.

Holy Spirit, will you give me a hunger to daily read the Bible? May You supernaturally illuminate what I am reading and give me the ability to comprehend what I am studying, not just for head knowledge, but to help me know You in a deeper way so that I give You the worship You deserve. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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About the Author: Naomi Hills

God has given me the gift to read the signs, interpret the dreams, decode the angel numbers since birth. Through rigorous practice and application, my gifts have been fine-tuned. Now, I use my gifts solely to help those distressed souls who have lost all hopes, those who have been left alone to fend for themselves, those whom the system doesn’t care anymore, those whom the mainstream science has ignored.

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