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Posted by pray2christ
The Holy Spirit is not another god in the Christian faith. He is as much the Lord as is Jesus Christ. God is indeed One but he is composed of three persons; God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit. You cannot just pray to the Father and the Son but you can also pray to the Holy Spirit for he is God.
Jesus when giving the Great Commission said, “Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19)
Let’s read the below verses which prove that the Holy Spirit is God and is to be worshiped.
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
In the Old Testament times, the Jews worshiped the Lord God in their temple for him, which was in Jerusalem. God was praised and glorified in that temple. Nowadays, there is no temple over there and at most you may see ruins of it. However, today there is still a temple where God can be worshiped which is very close to you. This temple, O believer in Christ, is your body in which the Holy Spirit dwells in you. He is the spirit of love, freedom, wisdom and most importantly the Spirit of the Living God.
God expects holiness in his temple and he also cares for his temple. So if you are physically not well, you have a right to pray to the Holy Spirit to restore you to good health. The Holy Spirit will work in you as per the will of the Father. He was sent by Jesus so that you don’t live an orphaned life. You are not alone.
In John 14:26 Jesus himself speaks of the Holy Spirit, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatever I have said to you”
When Jesus was on earth he cared for the salvation of the whole world including sinners who were not even Jews. He didn’t stop at that, he healed people physically as well. All of his healing power was manifest only after he was baptized and received the Holy Spirit. By the Holy Spirit did Jesus heal people of sicknesses and bodily afflictions.
Even today Jesus still works on earth through the Holy Spirit. For the Holy Spirit encourages the lonely, gives strength to weary, casts out demons and heals people. He does it through those who believe in Christ and reach out to others for the glory of God. Now, though the Holy Spirit may not be visible in the physical sense, he is always close to those who call on the name of Jesus. Happy are those to whom the Holy Spirit leads into the true hope that comes from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A hope that lasts from age to age and which does not end.
And if the Spirit of Him who raised up Jesus from the dead is dwelling in you, He who raised up Christ from the dead will give Life also to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who dwells in you. (Romans 8:11)
Praying to the Holy Spirit can be for about anything that you need. I want to focus now on praying to him for physical healing. Just as Christ loves you, so does the Holy Spirit love you. He seeks your welfare both in this life and in the afterlife. He works out good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose. All you need is to believe in the Gospel and believe in Jesus Christ who was sent from God above. Be open to the Holy Spirit for he won’t force you to accept the grace of God for physical healing but will give you a free choice to be made whole. Today if the Holy Spirit speaks to you, make note of what he says and don’t let his words go in vain.
If you have need to be healed or have someone in mind who needs to be healed, then pray to the Holy Spirit who by the merits of Jesus’ finished work on the cross will appeal to the Father for your healing.
Prayer : O Lord dear Holy Spirit, I come to you in the name of Jesus. Thank you for Jesus Christ the Son of God who came down from heaven to earth to take away my sins and reconcile me to His Father in heaven. I believe that by the stripes of Jesus I’m healed. And by His death on the cross and by His glorious resurrection from the dead, I am truly free from the grasp of sin and the Devil. My prayer and appeal to you at this time of need is that you heal me/N (N-anyone whom you want healed, example friend, teacher etc) of the physical affliction which is N (N- any disease, example AIDS, Cancer etc). I know that you will heal me if I believe in you, for nothing is impossible with God. So bring your healing power O Holy Spirit by the virtues of Jesus on the cross. In the name of Jesus I declare complete healing of my/N’s (N-anyone you want healed) body, for the glory of God the Father by the Holy Spirit. Amen and Amen.