May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
This is the peace and hope which prayer brings to me, when I seek God and need to feel His presence. I don’t always break it down in my mind to being the Holy Spirit, as opposed to Jesus Christ or God himself. But there is an important accessibility which is gained when we have been filled with the Holy Spirit. God is with me every moment, listening, guiding and comforting through the Holy Spirit. There is no ceremony or sacrifice required.
Father God, you wanted to make sure everyone knew they had ready access to you, and so first you sent Jesus, and then the Holy Spirit, to dwell in us and guide us every moment. I am so thankful, and I want to live with this gift, understanding and utilizing its power. Guide me, Holy Spirit. Amen