A friend and I were discussing the Holy Spirit the other day. In the conversation, we reflected how it is easy to pray to Jesus or the Father, but we often have a harder time praying to Holy Spirit. Not that we don’t want to, but the typical images of a dove or some force or power source somehow don’t seem personal.
I love the words Jesus used to describe the Holy Spirit – Helper and Comforter! He is more than a “Spirit” or “Ghost” as the KJV puts it. As one of the Trinity, He desires a close connection with you and I – to actually dwell within us!
How do you view Holy Spirit? Is He real and personal or distant? I ran across this prayer model several years ago and hope it is helpful to you.
T – Thank you – “Thank You Holy Spirit, for Your bright presence in me. I love Your presence. Apart from connecting with You, I can do nothing that effectively renews my love, sustains my zeal for righteousness, and releases revelation and power in my heart.”
“He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
R – Release Revelation – “Holy Spirit, release abundant revelation in me.”
“May give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him…” Eph 1:17
U – Use me: “Thank You Spirit, for releasing the manifestation of Your gifts and power through me to help others.”
“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all…” I Cor 12:7
S- Strengthen me: “Thank You for the presence of Your love, peace, patience and self-control in me” (Gal 5:22-23). “Thank You for warring against my flesh and guarding my speech.”
“…to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man…” Eph 3:16
T – Teach me: “Spirit, I love Your will and ways. Lead me in every area of my life (finances, schedule, emotions, physical body, etc). Open doors of opportunity for divine appointments and strategic alliances. Guide me into Your truth.
“The Holy Spirit…will teach you all things…” John 14:26, 16:13
Adapted from Mike Bickle’s TRUST Prayer