I’ll start with my question and then give background. I apologize this isn’t very straightforward, I’m more looking for thoughts and inspiration than a quick answer.
How should praise addressed to the Holy Spirit differ from that offered the Son and the Father? Or should it look, feel or sound any differently - for example, can we call the Holy Spirit “Lord” as we call Jesus Lord? Also, is the prayer I wrote to the Holy Spirit at all incorrect to say?
Over the past two years I’ve nurtured a daily devotion to the Holy Trinity, weaving a set of three prayers (the Our Father, Anima Christi, and one I wrote to the Holy Spirit) between intentions for my work, my family, my children, and it has produced great spiritual fruit in my life in the form of greater self-control, more contentment with what I have, and better relationships with others. I also find myself trusting in the Lord more, even while I worry at the increasing depravity of this world.
As Catholics, we believe in the Holy Trinity, and we praise, adore and worship the Lord God in three Divine Persons. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are worshipped as Trinity and also addressed distinctly in our liturgy and in private prayer life. It struck me that, while we pray the Our Father often, and have many prayers addressed to the Son (Jesus Prayer, Anima Christi, Fatima Prayer, etc), I think if we were to take a poll of private prayer life, prayers to the Holy Spirit would be said least often.
So I began offering daily devotion to the Holy Trinity by starting with a Glory Be (to honor the Holy Trinity as Triune), then an Our Father, a slightly-modified Anima Christi (asking, per advice of my confessor, for assistance in combatting personal and specific sins), and my own prayer to the Holy Spirit:
Come, Holy Spirit, and fall fresh upon me this very hour
Enter my heart and make it Your own forever
By the fire of your Divine and Radiant Love, I ask
Burn all that is evil within me
Smash the stones I have set upon myself by my sin
Make my life fertile ground that your Love and Holiness take root in me
Blossom within me, Lord, let me be a fragrant offering to You
Beneath Your wings, may I find comfort
Beneath Your shadow, may I find protection
Never let me be too far from You, Lord, to hear Your small, still voice
Hasten to my aid, I pray, when I call You
I trust in, worship, praise and adore You, Most Holy Spirit
One in Being with the Father and the Son
One God for all eternity. Amen.
I then finish with a second Glory Be, again to Honor the Trinity.