Marines Asked to Pray for President

I saw this story on The Agonist: US soldiers in Iraq asked to pray for Bush. It’s really just too weird. According to an embedded journalist, marines have been given a prayer book from a group called In Touch Ministries; the book contains a form to be torn out and mailed to the White House, indicating that the marine in question has indeed been praying for the president. The book provides helpful suggestions on what sort of prayer for the president would be suitable on any given day; today’s suggestion, for example, is: “Pray that the President and his advisers will seek God and his wisdom daily and not rely on their own understanding.”

Hm. That particular prayer actually makes a lot of sense to me. But I confess that the whole idea is confusing. Aren’t the marines already giving enough, what with that whole thing about sacrificing their freedom, their health, and in many cases, their lives? Now they’re supposed to pray for the president, too?

I’m obviously missing something here.

2 Responses to “Marines Asked to Pray for President”

  1. Adam Says:

    I guess some people figure Bush can’t possibly do enough praying to save his own soul. And isn’t that sample prayer basically asking God for military strategy ideas? We live in strange, strange times.

  2. Hoyt Says:

    Ha! Great comment Adam. That is rediculous to have the Marines risk their lives and then pray for the devil himself. F Bush and his holy war. This whole sitation disgusts me from a moral and intellect point, and then add his religious motives into the mix, and it just fires me up. We need an agnostic revolution in this country and we need it now. Bush can see that as each generation passes, less and less people are believing in this BS. Kids dont go to church, their too smart to buy into it. This is just another examples of fanatical Christians trying to regain ground.

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