Q. Can we pray directly to the Holy Spirit? I know that He intercedes for us, as he will “groan” on our behalf for the Lord’s will in our life, but can we pray to Him? Also, when we pray to God the Father, we are to pray “In the name of Jesus”. Correct?
A. The Bible mentions praying to God and to Jesus, but never to the Holy Spirit. Even so, I don’t think there’s any rule against it, especially since when you pray to one you’re praying to all three.
We pray “in the name of Jesus” because He promised to do whatever we ask in His name (John 14:13), not because we’re required to.
It’s important not to get caught up in rules and rituals when praying. Being believers, God is our Father and we have become His children (John 1:12-13) As such, we are permitted to have intimate conversations with Him (Galatians 4:4-7) as a child would have with a loving father.