There are several songs that are directed at the Holy Spirit. I have wondered if that is appropriate. I have been looking for Biblical support for that practice, thus far, I have not been able to find it. If you have some passages that would direct us to do so, please do not hesitate to point me in the right direction.
So, back to Mark and how my summary relates to my question. In Mark 1:8 John tells those listening that although he baptizes with water, Jesus will baptize us with the Holy Spirit. It is interesting that the next paragraph tells us that the Spirit descended on Christ at His baptism by John. So the one who would baptize us with the Holy Spirit has the Holy Spirit descend on Him. Two persons of the Trinity present in that time.
That got me to thinking about the gifts of the Spirit. I reviewed 1 Corinthians 12. In that passage we are told that the Father and the Spirit are each involved in the distribution of gifts. So we have Christ baptizing us with the Spirit and all three persons of the Trinity mentioned in the passage. In verses 6, 18, 24, and 28, God the Father is the one who is distributing the gifts and forming the Body. In verse 11, the Spirit is distributing.
So do we pray for these gifts? We are told to seek them. If that is by prayer who should we ask? The model that Jesus gave us in Matthew 6:9 – 13, is to pray to the Father. So shouldn’t our prayer be directed to Him? If He is the one that is deciding the composition of the Body, should not we be seeking the “greater gifts” from Him?
Should our praise also be to Him? If that is the case, why do we pray to the Spirit? Why do we sing to the Spirit?
It seems to me that all that we do in coming to our Lord should align with His Word. Does praying to the Spirit and singing to Him line up? If so, how?