A Prayer for the New Year 2018
At the start of each year, members of the Western Pennsylvania-East German Conference Partnership offer a Prayer for the New Year.
The prayer is prepared in alternate years by a member of the partnership committee in Western PA or in Germany so that congregations in both areas can unite in prayer on the first Sunday of the year or another Sunday in January. It may also be used by individuals or groups as the Spirit leads.
The 2018 prayer was composed by the Rev. Lutz Bruckner, an East German pastor who toured Western Pennsylvania with the Schmetterlinge children's choir in October.