Should we pray directly to the Holy Spirit?


Good day, brothers in Christ.

I heard a few Christians who would lead public prayers and at the end of their prayers, they would include the Holy Spirit (e.g "Father, all these things we pray in the mighty name of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen"). Is this acceptable?

Also, I'm wondering if it's okay to pray directly to the Holy Spirit.

I would appreciate it if you can send me an article you have already written about this. If not, please if you have the time elaborate on it to me as to why.

Thank you so much for all your hard work in providing biblical answers to all questions people might ask.


We often talk about our God being one, but turn around and treat God as three individuals who don't talk with each other. The sample you gave is very similar to:

  • "Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" (Romans 15:13).
  • "For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen" (Ephesians 3:14-21).

Take a look at the following. They are mostly dealing with prayers directed to Jesus, but some points are made that need to be considered in regard to the Holy Spirit. I don't know of any examples of prayers made directly to the Holy Spirit, but prayers to God would include the Holy Spirit.


Thank you so much, brother Jeffrey.

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