The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is for anyone who has received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. This is what the apostle Peter preached immediately following the initial outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.” Acts 2:38-39, NKJV.
It is the Father who gives the Holy Spirit to those who ask of Him, and He always gives us good gifts.
“If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” Luke 11:11-13, NKJV.
Before we pray here are some instructions. Read through them and then pray in faith through the prayer below.
- Lay your hand on your heart or forehead.
- Ask the Father for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus.
- Expect to speak in other tongues.
- You receive by faith, but just like anything else, you need to put your faith into action. After praying for the baptism, open up your mouth and allow the utterance that is stirring around on the inside of you to come forth. In other words, gives voice to what is stirring on the inside of you. The Holy Spirit will not force Himself upon you. You need to cooperate with Him. It’s easy, but very powerful.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I am a believer in Jesus Christ, and I ask You in His name for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. I believe and receive from You.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
Now open up your mouth, start moving your tongue and give voice to what is starting to stir in your heart. It won’t be anything you recognize. But do not be afraid; just cooperate with the Holy Spirit. In time you will start to learn the importance and the power in this type of prayer.