This step is essential to receiving gifts from God. This is how I baptised the Holy Spirit:
James 4:8-10 King James Version (KJV)
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
John 14:15-17 King James Version (KJV)
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
If we don’t keep the commandments like cutting out all intentional sins, drawing near to God by cutting off worldly things, reading the bible daily, fasting and praying, then Jesus will not pray to send the Holy Spirit to you.