6 Sincere Prayers to Receive the Holy Spirit

God the Holy Spirit is our constant companion on this earth. The Bible teaches us that He is our teacher, comforter, enabler, and more. Here are 6 prayers to receive the Holy Spirit and access His ministries for your life.

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Prayer to Receive the Holy Spirit for Salvation

Creator God, You have made me for Your pleasure. You desire for me to know You as my God and Father. You sent Your Son, Jesus, to die for my sins and give me a sure way to be forgiven. You’ve given the Holy Spirit to be with Your children forever.

I receive the Triune God today in my life. I ask forgiveness for my sin and accept the atoning sacrifice of Jesus for my soul. Thank You for saving me. I receive the witness and work of the Spirit in raising me to newness of life.

I thank You that I am now Your child.


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Prayer for the Holy Spirit to Lead

Heavenly Father, thank You for the presence of Your Holy Spirit in my life. I welcome Him in every aspect of my life. May He freely move and guide me each and every day. I ask for the Spirit to lead me in the decisions I make. May I choose what’s right over what’s wrong.

Please give me discernment over the opportunities that are before me. Help me pick what’s best instead of what’s just good or better. I ask the Holy Spirit to guide me in my walk of faith. Change me for the better.

Help me develop Christian virtues that please You, O Father. I pray for the Holy Spirit to speak to me in ways I can understand. I pray that I may be led to the right path at all times.

May I have a teachable heart that listens to the Spirit’s promptings in my life.


Prayer for the Holy Spirit to Give Biblical Understanding

Dear God, I thank You for the Bible. It is a source of great strength and encouragement to me. I praise You for sending the Holy Spirit into my life. I receive Him with all my heart. I ask that He will cause me to understand Your Words.

The Bible says that it is the Spirit who will give me the ability to understand Your will and instructions for my life. At times, I cannot understand what the Bible is saying. I pray that the Spirit will bring enlightenment to portions of Scripture that are hard for me to understand.

Father, give me the wisdom I need to learn of Your truths and know how to apply them in real life. Cause me to remember Your Words as I go about my day. Remind me to stay loving even when people are hard to relate to. Remind me to rest in Your peace even when things aren’t going well in my life. O Holy Spirit, help me find ways to understand the Bible and determine how it applies to my daily situations.

This I pray in Jesus’ name,


Prayer for the Fruit of the Holy Spirit in My Life

Glorious Father, Your Word talks about the fruit of the Holy Spirit in the life of every Christian. I’ve grown in an environment that had unhealthy influences. I welcome the Holy Spirit in my life today. I ask that He will work in my life. May I produce the fruit that Your Holy Word speaks of.

May I learn and practice the right kind of love. Help me to be patient with people. May I persevere in times of challenges. Enable me to forgive those who do things that hurt me. O Holy Spirit, transform me into the image of Christ that I may be Christlike in word and in action.

Let people see the good work of the Holy Spirit in my life.

I receive Your leading, o Holy Spirit. Amen.

Prayer for the Holy Spirit’s Assurance of my Salvation

Gracious Father, Your Word says that the Holy Spirit testifies that I am Your child. Scripture says that He is the guarantee that I have a future in heaven with You. God, sometimes I doubt and I fear. When things aren’t going well, I wonder where You are and if You are listening to me.

I doubt whether I am Your child at all. I forsake the lies of the enemy today and I welcome the Holy Spirit for assurance and support. I pray for ears to hear Him speak words of truth in my heart and mind. Help me be receptive to the Spirit’s ministry.

I receive His presence and ministry in my life today.


Prayer to the Holy Spirit for Salvation

Prayer for the Holy Spirit to Rebuke and Convict of Sin

All-holy and righteous God, You are perfect and just in all Your ways. I receive the Holy Spirit’s correction and conviction of sin today.

I am not perfect. Many times, I do the same wrong things over and over again. I give in to temptations. I let my temper get the best of me. O Holy Spirit, remind me of these transgressions.

Let me not feel comfortable doing these things that displease You. Father, forgive me for all the ways I pain Your heart with my unholiness and unrighteous ways. I pray that You would give me the resolve to do what is right as much as I can. Amen.

Prayer for the Holy Spirit to lead me in Prayer

God of all, I receive the Holy Spirit’s ministry in my life today. The Bible says that He prays for me when I can no longer pray for myself. I am going through painful struggles today. I am getting discouraged and frustrated. I am overcome with disappointment and sadness.

I ask for clarity. Help me see where I fail. Lead me to the changes I need to make in my life. Encourage me in this time of tribulation. O Holy Spirit, pray for me. You know what I need most at this time. Intercede to the Father on my behalf as the Bible promised.

I am at a loss for words but You know how to bring my needs and pains to the Father.

Thank You, o Holy Spirit. Amen.

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