Prayer to the Holy Ghost

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Q. Is prayer to the Holy Ghost a Scriptural thought?
After redemption was accomplished, and the Lord Jesus in heaven-a Man in the glory of God, the Holy Ghost was sent down from Heaven, (Acts The Holy Ghost dwells in the body of the believer individually (1 Cor. 6:1919What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? (1 Corinthians 6:19), &c.), and baptizes all believers collectively, into "one body" here on earth (1 Cor. 12:12-2712For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 14For the body is not one member, but many. 15If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 19And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20But now are they many members, yet but one body. 21And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: 23And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 24For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked: 25That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it. 27Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. (1 Corinthians 12:12‑27)), uniting them to Christ, the Head, in heaven. He is spoken of in Eph. 2:1818For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. (Ephesians 2:18), as the power of our access to the Father, through Jesus, "For through him (Jesus) we both (believers from Jew and Gentile) have access by one Spirit unto the Father." As Christians We "live in the Spirit" (Gal. 5), and "walk in the Spirit" Hence, prayer should be in the Spirit also.
It is not that the Holy Ghost is not worthy of all worship and prayer-He is God. But since redemption has been accomplished, God has been pleased to take a place with us, and in us, through His Spirit, which precludes the thought of the Holy Ghost being made by us the object of our prayers. Hence we find the Apostles addressing, under His inspiration, the saints and assemblies of God; saluting them from the Father and the Son-the Spirit Himself, being the one who, dwelling and acting in the Church, sends the salutation. This is the same in principle. It is, therefore, in Christianity, unintelligent to do so. If done in ignorance, it is one thing, but to do so when we have learned the Lord's mind, and this grand central truth of Christianity, is quite another.