Prayer to Start Your Ministry

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Prayer to Start Your Ministry | by Jamie Rohrbaugh |

Beloved, is God calling you to start your ministry? If so, have you been waiting and waiting to do it?

Maybe you don’t even know what you’ve been waiting for, or why you’ve been waiting. Maybe you’ve been scared, or just not attentive to your call. But regardless of the reason, if you’re so hungry for the Lord and for ALL He has for you that you are ready to start your ministry, the sample prayer to start your ministry below will help you.

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    So with no further ado …

    Are you ready for God to move in your heart and help you as you start your ministry?

    Then pray this with me:

    “Dear Heavenly Father, I come before You in Jesus’ name.

    Father God, thank You for Your call on my life. Thank You for the good plans You have for me–plans to prosper me, and not to harm me; plans to give me hope and a future. I praise You, for You are kind and good to me. Thank You for Your love and watchcare over me.

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    Abba Father, in Jesus’ name, I am asking for Your help right now.

    Father, I need to start my ministry. I want to start my ministry. I yearn to start my ministry, Father. And I am ready to finally start it.

    But Lord, I can’t do this on my own. I confess that I don’t have the skills, the education, or the training it takes to start my ministry, or even to grow it the way I envision it in my head, and in my heart. I’m going to need You every step of the way.

    But first, Abba Father, I ask in Jesus’ name that You would forgive me.

    I want a clean slate with You regarding my ministry (and everything else). So I choose to repent right now for any ways that I have disobeyed You regarding my ministry in the past.

    Holy Heavenly Father, I ask in Jesus’ name that You would please forgive me for any ways I have been lazy, undedicated, off track, or have gotten my priorities mixed up in the past. I repent for all those things.

    Father, please cover me with the blood of Jesus. Wash me clean with the precious blood of Your Son, and fill me with Your Holy Spirit anew and afresh, especially where all those things were.

    Lord, I need Your help to align everything in my life rightly.

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    From now on, in Jesus’ name, I ask that You would please help my priorities, my use of time, my service to people, and most of all my obedience to You be completely aligned with Your highest, best, and most perfect will for my life. Keep me on a short leash, Father, and convict me if I attempt to stray.

    In the name of Jesus, I also ask that You would send an angel with a flaming sword to turn me back and block the path if I even attempt to go down any road (or to stay on any road!) that is not Your will for me.

    Lord, I am completely dependent on You and Your help.

    And Father, it’s not just that I need You to “help” me as I try to do anything in my flesh. I confess and acknowledge that, without Jesus, I can do nothing!

    Yes: I understand, admit, and realize that I am crucified with Christ, therefore I no longer live; it is Jesus Christ who lives in me–and the life that I now live, I live by faith in the Son of God, Who gave Himself for me! There is nothing in me at all that is even alive except for You!

    So Father, in Jesus’ name, I ask You to literally flow through my brain, my arms, my legs, my hands, and every other part of my body, soul, and spirit to build my ministry. Work through me as I cooperate with You to begin this ministry to which You have called me.

    Abba Father, in Jesus’ name, I ask You to help me manage my time and thought life so I CAN start my ministry:

    • Help me to keep my one-on-one time with You FIRST, which is different from ministry time or even ministry-prep time. Give me wisdom to know the difference.
    • Help me to keep my spouse and children prioritized where they belong ABOVE my ministry. Don’t ever let me be married to ministry or parenting a ministry, instead of giving my spouse and children the time and attention they are due.
    • Please flood me with creative ideas and witty inventions You want me to carry out in my ministry.
    • Help me to know the timing of each creative idea and witty invention. Help me to know what to work on now and what is simply Your vision for a later time, as my ministry grows.
    • Please fill me with the WISDOM, inspiration, motivation, dedication, and diligence that I need to work on starting and building my ministry every single day.
    • Convict me hard if I slack off, or if I am lazy, not diligent, or not dedicated to answering Your call every single day.
    • I ask that You would literally flow through my mind, body, soul, and spirit to accomplish the work of building my ministry.
    • I pray that You would give me a great passion for this ministry You have called me to build.
    • Help me to always seek FIRST Your Kingdom and Your righteousness, not ministry of any kind. And when I do, all these things–including my ministry–will be added unto me, according to Your Word in Matthew 6:33.
    • By Your Spirit, please keep this ministry right where You want it to be in my mind, heart, soul, and spirit.
    • Give me revelation and conviction that it is MY choice to answer You in this call or not–and that it is only ME who can choose to obey you every day and do the work it takes to start my ministry.

    And, Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ name I also ask:

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    • That You would help me learn the technical skills I need to carry out the work of this ministry to which You have called me.
    • Please show me where to go to get training, and how to get the training I need for myself (through internet search, classes, free online videos, et cetera).
    • Flow through me creatively to build any technical or artistic aspects of my ministry through me (logo, business card, brochures, website, et cetera).
    • That You would provide for me and my ministry financially as I undertake this endeavor and stick with it.
    • Help me to learn good business skills, so I can manage the financial stewardship of my ministry well.
    • Teach me how to employ wisdom to monetize my ministry, so that the tools, resources, and services I provide to help people will pay for the costs of the ministry.
    • Since Your Word says that a worker is worthy of their hire, please fund my ministry to such an extent that I am able to do this work full-time and still have all my family’s financial needs provided for.
    • As I start this ministry and grow in it, be for me the Great Door-Opener and the Great Door-Closer.
    • Close every door for me that You desire to close.
    • Help me know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that You have closed a door when You have closed a door.
    • Help me not to try to cling to that door, or to go back to that room, when You have closed a door and are escorting me out.
    • In the name of Jesus, please OPEN every door that You desire me to walk through.
    • When You have opened a door, please help me know that it’s You and know that the door is open.
    • Give me total peace about walking through every door You have opened for me, and give me no peace about walking through any doors that are not Your highest, best, and most perfect will for my life.
    • Grant me favor and opportunities as I grow and show myself favor.
    • Please deliver me from any opportunities that would be premature for me, based on my relationship with You, my character, and where I am in ministry on any given day.

    Abba Father, in Jesus’ name, I ask You for nations for the sake of Christ.

    Please help me to use media and even my own shoe leather to go into all the world and preach the Gospel, making disciples of nations and teaching them to observe all things You have commanded me. Use me to lift up the mighty and matchless name of Jesus over all the world, and every individual in it.

    Lord, I’m ready to start my ministry. I answer Your call right now. Please use me. Help me. Grow me, shape me, and mold me. Use me for Your glory, and to glorify Your own name.

    Thank You, Holy Father. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen and amen.”

    Beloved, did you pray this prayer to start your ministry, and mean what you prayed with all your heart? If so, leave a comment below!


    1. Amen Hallelujah,Thank You Jamie,this prayer came on my email on the right time,May God lead me to His plan and purpose In Jesus Christ name.

    2. Thank you Jamie! It’s time to love God and love them all, love “it” all-whoever He’s called you to be, in your company, first seeking His kingdom and righteousness, productive, joyful, and in the words of Apostle Jennifer Leclare, “walking with the Lord and winning in the warfare.” I also say success at the level you know God has set for you and a joyful balanced life along the way! Received news about my Dad’s health, but God will use this too. Learning to maximize the moments, deal with the messies too, and be joyful and fruitful in the midst.

    3. Wilson Okaka says:

      This is a timely wake-up call for me. It comes especially today after I have made up my mind to pray for the Kingdom of God and to pray for others to repent and focus on the Kingdom of God instead of boasting of their worldly glory above all things. From today onwards, I shall start this prayer repeatedly. Be always blessed by all means.

    4. Flaustina McKinney says:

      Thank Dear Heavenly Father for using me mightily to share your word with others across the nation in humble adoration to you. Lord God bless this Ministry you have put in the bosom of Apostle Jamie and bless it 1000 fold in Jesus Name. Amen.

    5. Jearlene Dixon says:

      Thank you Jamie for sharing this on time word it have blessed me I receive it the called that God has placed on my life been in the ministry for 10 years I have been somewhat discouraged in how I see and recognize how woman in the ministry are treated I Amit that I haven’t been faithful in studying to show myself approve that I have been procrastinating . I pray that I will do better . God Bless You Jamie Thank you for all you do for the kingdom Blessings ❤️🙏🏾

    6. Angela Richardson says:

      Thank you for the prayer I prayed it and I have already started in ministry and doing the work of the Lord but I do appreciate this prayer to finally release me into full time ministry of Jesus Christ. Because God does know what I need when I need it

    7. Wendy Dixon says:

      God is so Good!!! I am lead to start a women’s ministry…. and my first fellowship is coming up soon!!! I’m Grateful that God have chosen me to be used by Him…. I am fearful but I am not going to Allow it to stop me in Jesus Name…. I thank God for using you in so many ways to help his children…. thank you for your hunger to please him… This Prayer is right on Time!!! May God continue to bless your family and His Grace be with you!!!

    8. Amen. This is so timely and powerful. I am launching my ministry soon and this prayer is huge 😍

    9. Deborah Norred says:

      Right on time for a new ministry God is calling me to for middle school girls. Thank you for this prayer , God bless you as you continue to help and bless others in his name and for his glory!

    10. Francie Robertson says:

      You asked…
      “Or, are you in the very beginning stages?”
      I just made a very tentative start today before I received your email!
      I started with a PRAYER REQUEST…
      IS THIS YOUR PATH FOR ME TO START A BLOG ABBA LORD?” which is to a MINISTRY. I first started out in 2017 and found myself with absolutely nothing to say or write or anything! I was somewhat gutted. Then again in DEC 2019 and the GLOBAL PANDEMIC. What a perfect time to start BUT then I signed on to the frontline as an ESSENTIAL WORKER and well the rest is HIStory…
      Then a few days ago I came across a programmer who was offering a free create a Worpress site using AI (?) tools for efficiency etc. I came back to it again and spread it out before the Lord with a prayer request and ending it with the need to WAIT for HIS ANSWER. Most first ports of call is to CHECK with my EMAILS…and HERE YOU ARE!
      That was an ACCELERATED ANSWER if ever I saw one!!!
      John Wayne was famous for saying “when you’re SCARED TO DEATH…SADDLE UP ANYWAY! YEEHAW!!!

    11. Amen and Amen and Amen!

    12. Corina Kostreba says:

      Yes, I have been putting off doing the work of setting up the business. Don’t even know where to begin. Believing that Father will reveal it to me, in Yeshua’s mighty name.

    13. Hi Jamie.
      Thank you for the word. We’ve recently started our Ministry and I must say it is not an easy thing to do but I believe that the One who has called us is faithful and He will be with us every step of the way. I pray that the Lord bless you continually.

      Stay Bless.

    14. Mayenhyira says:

      Amen. Thank you Lord Jes is the I have Sis this prayer you will surely help me to start off in Jesus name.

      Thank you Jamie
      God bless

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