U.S. troops in Iraq are being urged to pray for that George Bush will have the 'unified support of the American people'.
In a controversial move, which many Christians will feel uneasy about, thousands of Marines have been given a pamphlet called "A Christian's Duty," according to the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
Enclosed with the pamphlet, which acts as a mini prayer book, is a tear-out card "to be mailed to the White House pledging the soldier who sends it in has been praying for Bush," the report said.
The pamphlet's publisher, Atlanta-based In Touch Ministries, said "A Christian's Duty" was not designed specifically for the troops, but apparently someone "shipped a bulk order over," according to spokeswoman Karen Sharp.
She said the pledge card includes prayers for Bush, his family, his staff and U.S. troops for each day of the week.
Monday's suggested prayer reads "Pray that the President and his advisers will be strong and courageous to do what is right regardless of critics".
Tuesday's suggested prayer is that the troops have courage and that "the president and his advisers will have the unified support of the American people as well as that of other countries around the world."