PRAYER TO RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT
Accepting Christ as your Lord and Savior is the most important thing you can ever do. After you receive salvation, you have the opportunity to ask the Holy Spirit to come into your life in a powerful and loving way! God consists of three, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Who exactly is the Holy Spirit? The Bible refers to Him as the Helper, the Comforter, Spirit of God, Spirit of Glory, and the list goes on. In fact, the Bible is God’s breathed Word spoken through people and written down. Those people were moved by the Holy Spirit to write exactly what we read. That’s why the Bible has power and is not any ordinary book. The Bible says that if you have the Spirit that rose Jesus from the dead on the third day, then the Spirit will do miraculous things for you and through you.
The Holy Spirit works here on earth, and it is His job to help people come to Christ and accept salvation. He then is able to work closely with us to guide us and open our eyes to the person we were created to be for the glory of God. He is God just as much as Jesus and God the Father are. They are three yet one.
Though the Holy Spirit has brought us to accept Jesus with a loving heart and is then upon us, there is much more. Growing a deep relationship with the Lord is key to communication, just like with another person. You must know them better to form that level of relationship. Asking for the Holy Spirit to come into your life and dwell within you will open your eyes in miraculous ways. If you would like the Holy Spirit to come inside you and work with you as your own personal guide, protector, friend, comforter, and teacher, the Lord dwelling inside of you, just say this simple prayer out loud. Feel free to add your own words to it.
Lord, I love You and I want You to dwell inside of me.
I ask to receive and be baptized with the Holy Spirit.
I accept You and I thank You.
I have faith to receive. I trust You, and I believe.
Holy Spirit, I am so excited to have you in my life!
Please lead me and help me give glory to God in whatever I do.
Congratulations! The Spirit of God now dwells on the inside of you! You may feel an awakening of some sort or even revelation about something right away. You may not feel anything. Both are perfectly fine. You may even have the urge to speak funny sounds or words that are not words at all. That’s called speaking in tongues as it is explained in the Bible, and rest assured, there is nothing to be alarmed about. God loves you. It’s an unknown language that you are connecting to that your spirit understands. Ask to interpret, and the Holy Spirit will help you get revelation. And if you don’t have the desire to speak this unknown language also called speaking in the Spirit, that’s perfectly fine, too! You have received the Holy Spirit, and He will begin a great relationship with you individually and according to what works best for you.
Enjoy this new relationship as it blossoms and expect mighty miracles to begin happening as you step into the power of God working inside of you!