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Few Christians actually address the Holy Spirit in prayer. Sons and daughters of God often approach the Father with the statement, "Holy is Your name" (out of the Lord's Prayer). Then, one by one, they celebrate the names and titles attributed to the Almighty. Or they use a similar method in lifting up the Son of God as they enter God's gates with thanksgiving and praise. But rarely do believers use the same method toward the Holy Spirit (adoringly and prayerfully declaring His many names and titles).

The following prayer, given to me while I was in prayer, showcases over 30 names and titles attributed to the Spirit of God. I would urge you—don't just read this as an article, but pray these prayers yourself, and you will surely sense, in a much greater way, the power of the functions of the Holy Spirit in your life.


Holy Spirit, You Are ...

Holy Spirit, You are GOD (1 John 5:7);
I would be ungodly and godless without You.

Holy Spirit, You are my COMFORTER (John 14:26, KJV);
I would be devastated by the pain of this world without You.

Holy Spirit, You are my HELPER (John 14:26, NKJV);
I would be helpless without You.

Holy Spirit, You are the PARACLETOS (the One who stands by; John 14:26, original Greek);
I would be alone and defenseless without You.

Holy Spirit, You are the WIND of heaven (Acts 2:1-3);
I would succumb to this arid wilderness of sin without You.

Holy Spirit, You are the BREATH OF GOD (Gen. 2:7; John 20:22);
I would die of spiritual asphyxiation without You.

Holy Spirit, You are RIVERS OF LIVING WATER (John 7:38);
My inner being would be a cracked, dry, empty riverbed without You.

Holy Spirit, You are the OIL OF JOY and the OIL OF GLADNESS (Is. 61:3; Ps. 45:7);
I would sink into the depths of depression without Your presence in my heart.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF TRUTH (John 15:26);
I would be utterly deceived by this world without Your presence inspiring my mind.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF FAITH (2 Cor. 4:13);
I would be in a prison of unbelief without You.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF LIFE (Rom. 8:1-2);
I would be overwhelmed by the "law of sin and death" without You.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF HOLINESS (Rom. 1:4);
I would be eternally contaminated by sin without You.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF LOVE (2 Tim. 1:7);
I would be utterly bound by cords of anger, hatred, resentment and fear without You.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF POWER (2 Tim. 1:7);
I would be overtaken by weaknesses without You.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF A SOUND MIND (2 Tim. 1:7);
I would not survive the mental pressure of this world without You.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING (Is. 11:2);
I would make so many foolish choices without You.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF COUNSEL AND MIGHT (Is. 11:2);
I would be oblivious to my purpose and powerless to fulfill it without You.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF KNOWLEDGE (Is. 11:2);
I would be so ignorant of the things of God without You.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD (Is. 11:2);
I would be so lacking in reverence toward God without You.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION (Eph. 1:17);
I would never be able to understand the mysteries of God's kingdom without You.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF ADOPTION (Rom. 8:15);
I would have never become a son of God had You not regenerated my spirit.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF PROMISE (Eph. 1:13);
I would have never seen the promises of God fulfilled in my life without You.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF GLORY, THE SHEKINAH (1 Pet. 4:14);
I would have never known the manifest presence of God had You not come.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF JUDGMENT (Is. 4:4);
I would have never been able to identify evil without Your discernment.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF BURNING (Is. 4:4);
I would have been cold toward the things of God had You not consumed my heart with Your "consuming fire" (Heb. 12:29).

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY (Rev. 19:10);
I would not be able to testify of my expectations of Jesus without You.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF CHRIST, the SPIRIT OF THE MESSIAH, and the ANOINTING that destroys the yoke (1 Pet. 1:11; Is. 10:27);
I would still be spiritually bound had You not set me free.

Holy Spirit, You are the SEAL OF THE LIVING GOD (Eph. 1:13; Rev. 7:2);
I would have surely slipped back into the darkness without Your preserving grip.

Holy Spirit, You are the GUARANTEE OF MY INHERITANCE (Eph. 1:13-14);
I would not have blessed assurance of eternal salvation without Your abiding grace.

Holy Spirit, You are the ETERNAL SPIRIT (Heb. 9:14);
I would have never broken free from the imprisoning walls of time without Your liberating power.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF GRACE (Zech. 12:10);
I would have never been recovered from my degraded state had You not rescued me through unearned favor and unmerited love.

Holy Spirit, You are the SPIRIT OF SUPPLICATION (Zech. 12:10);
I would have never been able to pray this prayer successfully or find real communion with God today had You not reconciled me to my heavenly Father and granted me access into His eternal throne room (Eph. 2:18).

Holy Spirit, thank You so much for being in my heart and life today. I yield to You. I surrender to You. I praise You. I celebrate You with all my soul and all my might. I appeal to You to be all that You can be in me today!

May I truly fulfill the wondrous calling of being a temple of the Holy Spirit with every precious minute that passes by.

Mike Shreve has been involved in full-time ministry since 1971, sharing the gospel globally. He is the author of 11 books, most recently 65 Promises From God for Your Child: Powerful Prayer for Supernatural Results (Charisma House). For more information, visit shreveministries.org. Copyright © 2013 Mike Shreve

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