HOLY SPIRIT PRAYERS
Jesus said in Acts chapter 1: "Wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
O Holy Spirit, by whose breath life rises vibrant out of death:
Come to create, renew, inspire;
Come kindle in our hearts your fire.
You are the seeker's sure resource,
of burning love and living source,
Protector in the midst of strife,
Thou giver and the Lord of Life.
In you God's energy is shown, to us your varied gifts made known.
Yours is the tongue and yours the ear.
Teach us to speak, teach us to hear.
Flood our dull senses with your light;
in mutual love our hearts unite.
Your power the whole creation fills;
confirm our weak, uncertain wills.
PRAYER OF PREPARATION
Father in Heaven, giver of gifts, prepare my heart for immersion in your Spirit. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER OF ACCESS
Breathe on us, Holy Spirit. Pour out your shining glory. Baptize us with power. Manifest your presence with fire. We have been a scattered people. Gather us into your one-ness. Send a mighty wind and bursts of flame. Let us hear and see and feel. And let us speak with new tongues, the languages of our heavenly home.
PRAYER FOR THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
Heavenly Father, I want to experience all that You have in store for me in Christ Jesus. I am sorry for my pride that may have kept me from experiencing any part of the life in the Spirit. I do repent of this pride and I ask You to reveal Your life and love to me. I want You to take over my guidance and be my Master. I don't know all that this means now, but I trust You to teach me. Father, I ask You to baptize me in Your Holy Spirit. I want all You have suffered to give me. O, Lord Jesus, I empty myself of all that I thought I knew if it stands in Your way of baptizing me in your Spirit. Pour out your power upon me so that I might live a life worthy of Your name. I thank You Father; I do now receive all of Jesus; I thank You Jesus, I do now receive all of Your Holy Spirit; I thank you Holy Spirit that You have made all this possible by Your faithful love. I thankfully pray in Jesus' name. Amen.
TO RECEIVE THE INFILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
From Prayers That Avail Much
My Heavenly Father, I am your child and I believe in my heart that Jesus has been raised from the dead and I have confessed Him as my Lord. Jesus said, “How much more shall your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those that ask Him.” I ask You now in the name of Jesus to fill me with the Holy Spirit. I step into the fullness and power that I desire in the name of Jesus. I confess that I am a Spirit-filled Christian. As I yield my vocal organs, I expect to speak in tongues for the Spirit gives me utterance in the name of Jesus. Praise the Lord!
COME, HOLY SPIRIT!
Come, Holy Spirit, we need thee! Come, sweet Spirit, we pray!
Come in your fullness and power!
Come in your own sovereign way!