Jordan Tarwater

The Rev. Jordan Tarwater is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently serving as the Executive Director and Minister of the Urban Outreach Center at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in New York City.

Prayer of Confession, Psalm 139.

For Leadership Development Day, Presbytery of New York City, 2018.

Friends, let us confess us our sin before God. Let us pray: 

God of this and every morning,
You have searched us and known us.
You know when we sit down and when we rise up;
you discern our thoughts from far away, 
you know every detail of our conduct.
Even before a word is on our tongue,
Lord, you know it completely.

So examine us, and know our hearts, Merciful God;
Challenge us to dream bigger dreams,
Complicate our easy assumptions, 
 Trouble our well-worn habits,
Help us to pray for a future beyond our imagination. 

See if there is any ill-will in us, any selfish arrogance,
Help us to repent of our stubbornness. 
Lead us with new inspiration, new energy, new hope
 to the leadership of your Church
To the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.