An Army chaplain assigned to the 1st Battalion at Fort Stewart, Ga., is seeking to unite all Americans in prayer to support the men, women and families of the U.S. Armed Services.

Capt. Graham B. Glover, a Lutheran minister, wrote “A Prayer for Our Troops” on July 30, and is asking people of all faith traditions to join in collective prayer by signing their names in support.

“Prayer is a universal language,” Glover said in announcing his prayer. “People of all faiths can add their voice to this prayer to show their support for our troops. Please join us in this important initiative to show all of the brave men and women who are defending our country that we care.”

The chaplain’s goal is to have a million names signed up on his Web site by Sept. 7, the Sunday before Sept. 11. Glover also wants to unite 2 million people in live prayer. He plans to distribute 2 million prayer cards containing the prayer to congregations around the nation.

People may join Glover’s effort at HTTP://

A Prayer for Our Troops

Almighty God, we trust you in every hour of our need. We ask today that you protect the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. Watch over them as they put their lives at risk to defend our liberties. Give them strength and courage, and keep them free from harm until their safe return home. Have compassion on their families as they seek your continued love and support.

Today and every day, our nation honors those Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force, and Coast Guard personnel whose loyalty and courage help ensure that peace reigns throughout the world. Together, we thank them for their service to country and their commitment to protect our freedoms.

Side by side, as American brothers and sisters, we thank you for the many blessings of our land, and pray that all your children on earth may live together in peace and harmony. United as one, we ask this of you. Amen.