Baptism in the Holy Spirit
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is the personal experience of receiving the power of the Holy Spirit as at Pentecost. We receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit at Baptism and theologically the Pentecost experience, the release of the power of the Holy Spirit, occurs during the Sacrament of Confirmation.
However sometimes the experiential aspect of this does not occur immediately at this time. In reality most people have this experience in very individual ways at random times, just like in the book of Acts. For some it happens after coming into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, for some during deep personal prayer or when being prayed over by others; for some during Mass or Reconciliation or even during Praise and Worship or in prayer group. Some have experienced this without knowing and others have not experienced it all.
Regardless of how it happens God desires for us all to be filled with His Holy Spirit and released in the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit! This experience of being Baptised in the Holy Spirit is like having the mains power of your spirit thrown on, everything suddenly comes alive, the Word of God, the Mass, Sacraments, love of others, and your personal prayer life.
The Baptism/Release of the Holy Spirit might be the very thing you have been missing in your spiritual life and searching for! Let’s ask for it by praying this prayer with a sincere and open heart.
Heavenly Father, I come to You. I repent of all my sins. I acknowledge Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. Please release me now in the power of your Holy Spirit given to me at Baptism and Confirmation. I receive this right now, by faith. May the anointing, the power, and gifts of the Holy Spirit infuse me and overflow out of me into every area of my life. May I be empowered for service and mission from this day forward and filled with your love for others. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for baptizing me in Your Holy Spirit. Amen.”