There are seven things we can do to help a person receive the Holy Spirit. First, help the person see that God gave the gift of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. This gift has been available ever since. Help the individual know it is up to him or her to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. He is not to beg God to fill him with the Holy Spirit. Unbelief begs. Faith shouts the victory.
Second, lead the person to see that anyone who is saved is ready to receive the Holy Spirit. ACTS 2:38 – Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.